WordPress web design
WordPress web design makes it much simpler for you to maintain and update your WordPress website with minimal effort and maximum impact. Also the modular approach to the development of a WordPress website means it takes less time for a website to be designed in the first place – thus saving you money!!
The front-facing part of a WordPress website can be designed and branded exactly how you need and there is really no limit to what a WordPress web design can look like. However, when you log in to edit and manage content on your WordPress website, there is always a familiar and consistent interface which gives you access to all areas of your WordPress website.
Depending on exactly what functionality you require in your WordPress web design there may be additional sections available to you (e.g. ecommerce, homepage sliders, forums etc), however below are some of the key sections to managing any WordPress web design.
This is the landing page everytime you log in to your WordPress website and displays a lot of useful information about your WordPress website (such as the number of comments and the amount of storage space your website is currently using). The dashboard can be configured to show any other information that you require, such as analytics as to who is accessing your website, latest posts from other websites and anything else you find useful.
You can quickly type and style text (bold, italics, center, lists etc) by clicking buttons as well as inserting images and linking to other websites. There are also more sophisticated options such as setting up columns and changing layouts.
This section allows you to upload and manage images, video and sound and any other media you require. Once uploaded and stored online, you can quickly insert them into Posts or Pages or anywhere else on your WordPress website.
Similar to Posts, Pages are normally for content that won’t change as often. So for instance, on duncanarrow.com, About, Portfolio, Services and Contact are all Pages as they form part of the basic navigation.
However, its still exactly the same process to create and modify text and images, by simply clicking buttons.
With a WordPress web design, its very easy to allow anyone browsing your website to leave comments on Posts and Pages. This level of interaction helps to engage your audience in ways which have never been possible before.
This section therefore allows you to quickly and easily moderate (approve, deny and delete) any comments accordingly.
A WordPress web design is controlled through the use of Themes, Plugins and Widgets and all three of these sections are accessible here.
Without getting too technical, Themes determine the overall look and feel of a WordPress web design. Plugins add extra functionality (such as ecommerce, forums, image galleries etc) and Widgets add extra visual and interactive options for your customers, often in conjunction with Plugins (such as shopping carts for instance).
All three of these sections can be customised to suit your own specific requirements.
A WordPress web design allows many users (members of staff for instance) to create and maintain content on a website. This is done through this section and simply involves adding a new user with their email address.
You can then assign different permissions to different users so some can create but not publish Posts, whereas others can publish Posts and approve comments for instance.