If you want to learn about web design and specially WordPress web design, then you have come to the right place. We are WordPress fans having worked with this platform for almost a decade. And let’s face it, when it comes to any digital marketing platform, a decade is a really long time.
Along the way we have written quite a few posts on the platform itself, some of our favorite plugins, tips and tricks. Rather than make you scroll through the thousands of posts on our blog, here just a few we think will help you start your WordPress journey.
We Love WordPress
From a design perspective, we love it because it is so easy to work with as we build cool, interesting and unique websites for our clients. But as Peter points out, it is also easy to update, gets along well with SEO and grows with you as your business grows.
User Roles Made Simple
One of the other things I really love about WordPress is the ability to create user roles. This allows you to let multiple people add content to your website without putting the entire design at risk:
- The administrator role is reserved for a limited number of people who have been trained to update the site.
- Editors can change text, add new pages and update existing content.
- Authors and contributors can add blog posts and images to keep the site interesting and fresh without changing content created by others.
Emily, our former intern, shares how easy it is to add or change your user roles.
Plugins – So Much To Love
If WordPress is your engine, plugins are the accessories which make it run. Because WordPress is open source code, there are literally thousands of plugins to add features and function to your website. With so many choices, where do you start?
Peter created a terrific review of 14 of the most popular WordPress Plugins.
Pop Ups – Love or Hate Them?
One of the most controversial features of websites right now are the pop ups. You know, those annoying things which show up just as you are getting engaged in an article. Yes, they are annoying, but if you use them well they work. To get a popup to work well on a WordPress website, you need a good plugin. In this post, Peter shares his thoughts on one of the best plugins available right now.
While there are lots of themes out there, we discovered that using a framework, rather than a theme, gave us more freedom to build exactly what our clients wanted. We were already using Elegant Themes for many of our sites, so it was an easy transition to their Divi framework. It contained many of the elements we loved best in one simple drag and drop tool.
If you would like to know more, check out Peter’s guide to Divi.
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