WordPress web design
WordPress is the web publishing system that runs about a third of the world’s websites.
- WordPress powers 35% of the internet.
- Over 400 million people visit WordPress sites each month
- In 2016, nearly 118 billion words were published on WordPress
- Nearly 28% of online commerce goes through WooCommerce – the WordPress e-commerce plugin
- 661 new WordPress sites and 281 new WordPress shops appear every day
What is WordPress?
WordPress is a Content Management System (CMS). It means that the content of a site can be accessed and altered directly on the site; no software is needed on the user’s computer. It originated as a simple blogging platform but has evolved into a
At its most basic level WordPress is simple, and it is easy to add simple content such as news items and edit page content. However, it is also very powerful and flexible and there are many features that can be added, both to build and administrate the site. Our usual policy is that we provide enough access to clients so that they can add and edit content, but they do not see the more complex, technical controls.
Importance of WordPress site updates
WordPress is constantly evolving and if a site is running an out-of-date version it may be insecure. It is therefore important to update the site’s WordPress installation regularly. As with any popular platform, it is also important to ensure that good security software is in place and up to date. Longbow can undertake this work as a regular maintenance arrangement.
WordPress uses high-quality, standards-compliant code and produces semantic markup, so Google and other search engines love it. For the user, there are some great add-ons (‘plugins’) that help to manage Search Engine Optimisation (SEO).