May 10 2012

WordPress™ Web Publishing Platform

WordPress logo

This website demonstrates some of the website management abilities of the WordPress™ Web Publishing Platform. I have added some carefully selected optional extras called ‘plugins’ to customise WordPress for extra functionality -

  • advanced Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) features
  • multi-product eCommerce system with easy to use drag-n-drop shopping bag
  • full-featured blog management system with comment anti-spam
  • a mathematics calculation system
  • language translation on the fly
  • alternate mobile platform version
  • high level security functions to prevent hacker attacks
  • visitor statistics and analytics by Google
  • easy sharing on the web with social media buttons
  • easy setup online forms
  • and much more…

WordPress is a search engine friendly, ‘What You See is What You Get’ Content Management System (CMS) – which very importantly provides a massive amount of customisation in design and functionality. WordPress is also the world’s most popular and highly supported blog system.

With WordPress we can design and manage websites of many types: online brochure sites small or large, eCommerce Shopping Cart sites, blogs, forums, galleries, social media, customer support systems, ticketing; its all possible with WordPress.

We create attractive and highly functioning websites using the WordPress CMS – so give us a call on Lichfield 01543-415423 or visit our main website Roxbourne – The Marketing Designers. WordPress Designers Lichfield and Birmingham.

May 5 2012

What is a Blog?

Introduction to Blogging

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What is a “blog”?

“Blog” is an abbreviated version of “weblog,” which is a term used to describe web sites that maintain an ongoing chronicle of information. A blog is a frequently updated, personal website featuring diary-type commentary and links to articles on other Web sites.

Blogs range from the personal to the political, and can focus on one narrow subject or a whole range of subjects.  Many blogs focus on a particular topic, such as news, web design, travel, sports, or mobile technology.

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May 1 2012

The key features of a typical blog website

Key features of a blog for owners :

  • Allows multiple user logins
  • Easy for users to write and upload posts and edit them later if needed
  • Allows users to save drafts prior to final posting – so a post doesn’t have to be completed in one go
  • Easy for users to embed images and videos and provide optimised alt text
  • Allows full coding rather than just plain text so that posts can have hyperlinks to other pages in the main website or to other posts, or to another website or blog, etc
  • Looks and works the same in all popular browsers
  • All posts mentioned in the sitemap.xml … Continue reading