It’s no secret that we at Fresh Eyes love WordPress as a CMS for building our clients’ websites, and this very website (our own). It’s come a long way from its days as a blogging platform.
WHAT IS WORDPRESS?
Simply put, it’s an open source CMS platform boasts thousands of plugins for almost every functionality imaginable, some free, some paid, it’s truely a Swiss-army knife of website platforms.
SO WHAT IS A CMS AND WHY DO I NEED ONE?
CMS is short for Content Management System. In other words, once the website is all set up, it allows the site admins (you and your staff) to add content to the website without knowing a single line of HTML.
Other CMS systems include: Magento, Shopify, Squarespace – they all have various business models but the other advantages of WordPress it’s open source and there is an unequalled number of plug-ins to choose from that add specific functions to your site.
Recently we had a client who was expending a lot of time and energy taking manual product hire bookings, product sales and courier quotes over the phone. On a very tight budget we’ve been able to streamline and automate these 3 major processes by using some of wordpress’s incredibly powerful plug-ins saving them countless man hours.
OUR FAVOURITE PLUG-INS ARE:
Improve your WordPress SEO: Write better content and have a fully optimised WordPress site using the WordPress SEO plugin.
An e-commerce toolkit that helps you sell anything. Beautifully.
Firewall, malware scan, blocking, live traffic, login security & more.
The Events Calendar
A fully featured event management system.
A powerful (free) membership plugin for WordPress. Protect/secure members only content with roles/capabilities.
Feed Them Social
Custom feeds for Facebook pages, groups, events, album photos, videos & covers, Twitter, Vine, Instagram, Pinterest & YouTube on pages and posts.
WooCommerce Rental & Booking System + Extended Support
We at Fresh Eyes Studio can create a cost effective fully branded website to suit most budgets. For large budgets we can build a custom theme from scratch just for you and or if you’re on a tight budgets we can start with a pre-existing template and edit it so it’s branded and customised for you. Contact us for a free quote and consultation.