7 Things You Need To Know About WordPress

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With over 62% of the world’s population using the internet in 2022, the amount of people who are hosting websites is more than ever before. Almost every business has a website! WordPress is the leading Content Management System and Website Design platform and has a huge market share. Get to know more about the platform by reading this blog!

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What is WordPress?

WordPress is a way to create websites in an open-source system, meaning you’re able to develop your site using any coding skills. It’s also known as a Content Management System (CMS), which means you get an intuitive way to create and manage your posts and pages of your website.

There are two main features included in the software;

  • Themes – These help to transform the look of your site, from different layouts to different styles.
  • Plugins – This is how you extend the functionality of your site. There are thousands of plugins to choose from including Google Analytics, Yoast SEO optimisation, Learning Systems, drag and drop editors like Elementor, WooCommerce and much more!

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Keep reading to find out the 7 most important things to know about WordPress…

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1. It’s Free!

The core software is free forever, as are thousands of plugins and themes which can be easily downloaded onto your WordPress. Although, you’ll still need to pay for a domain if not purchased already, premium themes and plugins if necessary. There can also be a few other elements to run a website, including hosting and ongoing maintenance of the site if this is not something you can do in-house.

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2. Site Structure & Ease of Use

WordPress is known to be one of the simplest CMS in terms of usability and structure. Not only is being able to design the website from the bottom a very important aspect, but the ability to manage the content and layout of the site going forward is also crucial. Both of these stages can be done with ease by using this platform.

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3. Integration & Plugins

WordPress has hundreds of Plugins available to download. From WooCommerce to YoastSEO, your business can download and also integrate software that will help you not only optimise your website but also to perfect the user’s journey.

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4. Speed & Browser Compatibility

Ensuring the fast-loading and compatibility with Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Safari and Firefox is something that is easily achievable with WordPress. At Qlic, we recommend the use of a semantic HTML5-based theme, this allows the site to be easily crawled and indexed by popular search engines.

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5. Themes

Themes are something that WordPress is not shy of! To put it simply, they control the front-end design of your site. WordPress themes don’t change your underlying website content, it simply enhances the look of the site without affecting any text. Picking the perfect theme which suits your brand image and identity is very important as this will be how the readers will recognise your brand

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6. Security & Firewalls

A WordPress firewall plugin acts as a shield between your website and all incoming traffic. These firewalls monitor your website traffic and blocks many common security threats before they reach your WordPress site. The firewall plugin is super easy to download and means your mind can be at ease when it comes to the security of your website content.

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7. Last But Not Least… Drag & Drop Editors

A drag-and-drop website builder will make the whole process of creating and managing a website both much easier and faster. Elementor brings a new set of tools to your WordPress website. Elementor is a drag and drop editor plugin for WordPress where you can simply design the look and feel of your pages without having to worry about any of the tricky coding! It also allows you to view your creations in real-time and allows for version history, making it easy to review and manage your page edits.

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See Some Examples

At Qlic, we’ve had the opportunity to create lots of websites for businesses and charities using WordPress. Not only did we create them, but we also hosted the websites, provided ongoing maintenance and installed the desired plugins and themes needed to perfect their website. Take a look at some of our website portfolios here.

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Contact Us

If you wish to find out more about the capabilities of WordPress, or even wish to move over to or build a WordPress site, our Website Design team would be more than happy to help! Contact us using the details before.

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Our Website Brochure

Find out more about WordPress and website platforms by downloading our website brochure!

Click here to download! (When you follow the link you can find the brochure download just underneath our website portfolios)

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