Web design and SEO using WordPress
Of lately we have been requested by a lot of clients to provide them with a content management system for their websites that is easy to use, is SEO friendly, having a lot of features to manage content, layout, images and videos. While it is not a big deal with big companies who have trained employees to manage their websites after we hand them their sparkling new designs and high end CMS systems, a normal individual usually faces issues with using such solutions. Due to this reason we started looking for a solution that is easy to use, has a powerful back-end and does not require technical knowledge. What we found was a surprise and right under our nose.
The solution for this was WordPress. From a simple blogging software WordPress has emerged and evolved to be a very powerful tool today. It supports great designs and themes, can be used as a shopping cart, a stunning blog, a review based website, a job board, even a project management system. With the availability of great themes and easy customization of the design part it is has become a every day tool for web design and development. The developers save a great amount of time developing powerful websites for individuals, small business owners and personal websites. We are able create customized themes to cater to the needs of each client and are able to provide them with numerous features with a variety of plugins and widgets that make development a fun process for both the client and the developers.
We at Felix Labs have taken seriously to WordPress and since most of our team is fully versed with WordPress for a long time they are finding new methods of implementing this resource to make our clients smile when they update their websites keeping their website search engine friendly at the same time.
Below are listed a few resources to look at if you plan to develop your website using WordPress:
1. www.wordpress.org : The home of WordPress, gives you detailed information on what it is all about, installation instructions, forums and documentation, plugins, extensions etc
2. www.themeforest.net: Looking for a ready made theme, go to this website. They have a wide variety of premium themes that can be purchased and used for your website.
3. www.felixlabs.com: Alright this may be cheating but we provide custom web design for your WordPress installation. We not only provide you with custom themes but can also work with any theme that you have purchased and customize it exactly as per your requirements. We also work with plugins and plugin customizations so that you get the desired features and functionality for your website.
Also I found a great article while researching on what plugins are a must for every WordPress based websites. Make sure that these are present when you go in for a WordPress based website so that it is secure, SEO friendly and fun to manage:
2. All in One SEO Pack
3. Contact Form 7
4. Google XML Sitemaps
5. Secure WordPress
6. Secure Admin
7. WordPress Database Backup
8. WP Google Analytics
9. WP No Category Base
10. White Label CMS
To know more you can read the complete article by Kevin Stanley as to how and why these plugins are necessary by going to the link below:
In all. WordPress has evolved and is becoming a highly popular and preferred system with a majority of developers around the world and many web design companies. Some companies have completely diversified to providing premium WordPress themes with individual and developer licenses. A small list of positives why to use WordPress for your website:
1. Ease of use for non technical people.
2. Highly customizable as per design and functionality
3. Supported by a huge community of developers
4. SEO friendly architecture
5. Faster development time and cost effective
We hope that this article helps out those in search of a simple content management system to manage their websites without any external help.
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