You may well be super-busy right now, you might be starting a brand-new business venture, whether that’s a coffee shop in the middle of town, or let’s say your starting a new insurance business, and plan on employing thousands of people, most businesses, regardless of size will need a quality website built.
Yet, when business owners start to look for web designers here in Wales, one of the very first questions that the agency will ask is, which CMS do you want the website built on, that’s to say, do you want to opt for WordPress, or perhaps another well-known CMS.
Now for those that don’t know what CMS means, well, it basically is the short way of saying, content management.
Now, one of the most popular CMS not just among businesses in Cardiff, but right the way around the whole world, is WordPress, its popularity is due to many things, yet our web designers would say some of the main reasons would be, its very easy to use Dashboard, and also the fact that really great websites can be built, that’s whether you own a car dealership, or you run say a business selling expensive running trainers and clothing, this means, that WordPress is used by many businesses, to build great looking websites.
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So, here’s the thing, lets put ourselves in your shoes, your about to start a business, or perhaps you’ve had a website built, and you want it totally redesigned, well, when you visit a web design company, some may rail-road you into one CMS, so think of it like this, you need a new car, so you go and have a look at some new cars.
Now, obviously if you set foot in a car dealership, that only sells one brand of car, well, they are going to want to sell you that brand, however, what you might benefit from, is going to say a car dealership that has a wide selection of cars, made by many different manufactures, so you can take your pick, and pick the car that you like the most.
Well, we think you should take this concept when hiring a website developer, don’t just let them say well, we only build this CMS, instead pick an agency, or yes, a freelancer which offers many different options, for example, offers say WordPress web design, Joomla web design and other options.
Is it there only type of CMS?
No, so lets say you call various web designers for a quote, they may send you a fixed price, say for building a 10 page site, which includes say logo design, a mobile version of the site, all of the text written, stock images, and lets say also they include hosting, and a domain name, yet within the quote, they may presume, any CMS is okay, for example a CMS the web design agency has built, but as a business, what you really need, is to make sure, that whichever CMS you choose, you choose the right one, one that’s suited to your business.
Why is WordPress so popular?
Well, from our years of experience, meeting with various business owners, often they want a well-designed site, but for someone within their company, that has no coding knowledge, to be able to say add a new company news article.
What the company often wants, is say they want to publish a “May newsletter” say on the blog section of the website, to tell the companies customers what the business has been doing, they don’t always want to e-mail the web design company to make this change, they rather log-in, say to a WordPress Dashboard, add the text, and do this with no coding knowledge, so no knowledge of HTML or PHP, and this is what WordPress allows, that’s to say a user, which is often called an admin, can log-in, click “add post” use the in-built “editor” and add the article.
So, are you saying a lot of businesses, here in Cardiff have opted for a WordPress website?
Yes, most definitely, from local coffee shops, to builders, through to large companies, say for example a large online retailer of bathroom items, a lot use WordPress, as WordPress is popular not just with companies here in the great city of Cardiff, Wales, but all over the globe, a lot of businesses therefore use WordPress.
Do you have WordPress web designers working for you?
Yes, we have some very experienced web designers, our web designers, are in Cardiff, and we have been building WordPress CMS websites for a long time.
What is the “The Dashboard”?
Within this article, you may have heard us mention “WordPress Dashboard” quite a few times, and you might be thinking, well, what is the Dashboard, well, it’s a panel, that when you log in, the admin can see, from the Dashboard, you can add a blog post, add a page, use the editor to change some of the wording, you add a plugin, update a plugin, you can do many other things, such as change the WordPress site title.
What are plugins?
Okay, so owners of WordPress sites may not know how to code, so for example, lets say, they want to reword the meta title, and meta description on every page, they don’t know how to edit the “source code” they haven’t a clue what PHP coding language is, but they do know how to log into the WordPress Dashboard, how to add a plugin, such as Yoast, that’s a plugin, they can then, without any coding knowledge, so for example, knowledge of PHP, can start to rewrite meta titles, and meta descriptions, simply because, Yoast, makes it easy to do, there are other plugins, but you see what we mean, plugins can help website owners, to make the edits they want, and they don’t need to learn a coding language to do it.
Can you build e-commerce websites using WordPress?
Yes, our web design company builds e-commerce websites, using WordPress.
Are you able to build an brochure website using WordPress?
Yes, the vast majority of websites, that we build, are built using WordPress, so for example, you might run a car dealership, or you may sell double glazing, we can use WordPress to build a website for you.
Can you build a responsive, mobile version of my company website?
What you should make sure is, if your having a new website built, to make sure, that within the quote, the company has quoted, to build also a “responsive CMS website” or a “mobile version of the website” or your business, may have opted also for a AMP version, of the company website to be built, we recommend that you do have a mobile version, of the company website built, simply because, if you don’t, then the website may not work on smartphones, and for example, some tablets, so, if you haven’t got a mobile version built, you could be losing out on customers.
What does my web developer mean, when they say there’s an inbuilt editor?
Well, lets say that you sell coffee, and you run a coffee shop, your coffee shop is in Cardiff, in South Wales, yet you want to hire a web developer to now add a shop, onto your WordPress CMS, so that you can start to sell coffee online, you want to use Woocommerce, and WordPress, you want to take payments, and you want to sell luxury coffee.
Yet, you no longer, sell, one type of coffee, and instead, you want to remove that page, you also want to change the wording, on another page, so that the coffee is now described as “caramel flavoured coffee”- now with some CMS, that’s content management systems, the backend of the website, the person may need with some CMS to have coding knowledge to even change the wording, but with WordPress, there’s an inbuilt word editor, so for example, you can change the titles, meta title, meta description, the main page wording, on most WordPress sites, using the editor, so most of the time, with most WordPress, company websites, you can change say the wording of a product description, sometimes without any coding knowledge at all.
How can your web design agency help?
Whether you run a large business, or a small company here in Wales, many companies, call us, as we are a digital marketing agency, we can build websites, offer organic seo, we can build WordPress websites, we have copywriters, WordPress developers, website designers, that work for our agency, for a no-obligation quote, why not give us a ring?