WordPress Development

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Wordpress: Simple, Quick and User Friendly

What is WordPress?

WordPress is one of the most commonly used blogging platforms in the world. But its capabilities now far exceed merely blogging. Today, WordPress is an incredible website builder too and a great CMS (content management system). So much so that 25% of all websites globally are built using WordPress.

So why do people lowordpress logove WP so much?

It’s cost effective. And it’s flexible. But one of the main reasons is the overall design of the platform and how simple the back end is to use. WordPress allows you to have complete control over your site, and lets you edit content, add pages and upload media as and when it suits. Even the most technologically-averse users manage to upload copy and images easily.

Most WordPress themes are also fully responsive. So whether your site is being viewed on a desktop, laptop or handheld device, your visitor’s experience is a positive one.

A choice of themes

Another exciting factor about WordPress is the number of themes available – some free and some paid for – and for specific industries too. From simple and minimal themes to all-singing themes with bells and whistles: each one can be fine tuned in terms of colours, images and layout to reflect your branding and your organisation.

The power of plugins

And there’s more. Something else that makes WordPress so popular are plugins and widgets. Made by the WordPress community – a group of developers and all round web wizards – these little add-ons can make a massive difference to your website’s capabilities and can do everything from displaying weather, to tracking the age and location of each visitor to your website. Each plugin is also subject to a voting system. So the more popular the plugin, the higher the rating. This means that popular plugins have been tried and tested by thousands of users and are safe to use on your site. What’s more, they’re regularly updated too.

Should I choose WordPress as my website platform?

At Datadial we’ve worked with hundreds of WordPress sites in the past. As a result, we know what works and what doesn’t.

WordPress does have its limitations – or rather its own idiosyncrasies – and that means it’s not always the best platform for certain projects. This is why we still have our own bespoke CMS for more intricate and high functioning sites, or we use  CMS like Umbraco.

Talk to us about what you need for your website and we’ll always advise you on the best platform to use.

Where do we do it?

All our WordPress development work is carried out in-house at our Hammersmith office in West London, W6.  We do not outsource our work. We are a team of about 15, geared towards building our clients’ businesses and brands online.

 

WordPress Development - Featured Case Studies:

Navigator Gas
Navigator Gas

Wordpress

Navigator Gas are a global leader in seaborne transportation of liquefied gases.

Their old site was based on a template and had little design flair, nor was it easy to update.

Our objective was to make the site more commercially focused.  The old site was just an information dump with no focus on what services Navigator Gas actually provided.

We redesigned and rebuilt the site in WordPress distilling the information to core values and expanding services to relate to what clients actually search for.

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Navigator Gas - before

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Navigator Gas - after

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Responsive presence for direct marketing company
Romax

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Unusual WordPress Website for Danish Crown
Danish Crown

Meat Meat Meat

You can usually tell a WordPress site a mile off. They tend to be templated and samey.

This is why this project is so unusual as it has a very original design with beautiful long pages of richly photographed meat and various animals, but is still updateable.

You would be hard pressed to tell this is a WordPress site and it demonstrates the skills of our development team when provided with great designs by Medicine Man

Below is a snapshot of the designs.

 

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The Poke – Responsive WordPress Build – 4 million visitors per month
The Poke

Wordpress, Responsive Rebuild - 4 million visitors per month

Most companies choose WordPress for its out of the box templated tools which enable rapid website design and development.

Well I guess its ease of use is one reason that WordPress was chosen for The Poke originally but this is far from a templated website.

When we took it over it had been built on and build on over the years and was falling apart.  We decided to redo the html css from scratch to make the site responsive and to introduce a cleaner more modern layout.

With revenue being generated from click-throughs and advertising it was important to make sure that users saw and were encouraged to click through to as many stories on the site as possible.  The interface that we came up with and the subtle integration of 3rd party sponsored advertising have helped increase page views by over 200%.

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Really happy with the site redesign and all the effort that you have put in and  your patience with the integrating all the 3rd party scripts.

So a ruddy big thank you and well done!

Re Poke Rebuild
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