From design to delivery
Most people have very simple needs when it comes to a website – a simple place where they can describe what they do, list what they sell, and keep their customers informed with news. WordPress provides an easy and effective way to deliver those aims.
WordPress is arguably the most popular content management system on the Web today, with it’s own figures claiming almost 1 in every 3 websites runs on it. What started out as a simple blogging platform has grown into the foundation of more and more complex sites, with plugins available to handle everything from shopping carts to streaming video.
Tell your story
WordPress makes it easy to create and edit new web pages, allowing you to showcase particular items of interest. Whether it’s a product you wish to highlight, a tutorial you’ve created, an article you want to share, or even just a simple information page, WordPress provides all the tools needed to build and extend your website.
Keep your customers informed
As it started life as a blogging platform, one of the fundamental features of WordPress is a news feed. Creating a new post to the feed is easy, and the built-in category and tagging system allows you to organise your posts to make them easy to find.
The news feed is not just text – you can add images and videos to posts, making them an ideal way of showcasing new products or features. Encourage engagement by letting your customers know what is happening behind the scenes. Keep your customers informed on the latest developments in your area, and how you are using them to improve your own service. A good quality news feed will keep your customers coming back to you.
Selling made simple
One of the most popular WordPress plugins in use today is WooCommerce, a plugin which adds a simple Internet shop to an existing WordPress website. WooCommerce allows you to create products and services (both physical, and virtual), take orders and payment, and keep track of past sales. For those just starting out selling online, WooCommerce is a good first step in establishing an Internet presence.
Do it yourself
The WordPress interface, although daunting at first, provides the ability for even quite new users to produce their own professional looking content, without needing to hire developers to make changes. By placing you in control, your website can quickly be updated with the latest news and products.
How we can help
Birmingham Open Source Solutions can help you with your WordPress site, from setup to maintenance. If you already have a design in mind, we can build a custom WordPress theme for you, making your site truly unique. If your requirements push the boundaries of the basic WordPress system, we can find the right plugins for you, or even develop custom plugins to deliver exactly what you need.
If you already have a WordPress website, we can help with the maintenance – ensuring the latest WordPress and plugins are installed, updating themes as browsers shift and change, providing technical support if things go wrong.