Web Development Using WordPress
WordPress is considered as the best content management system for developing websites. The websites using WordPress have the better way of management of the contents. The visitors to the site can search for the information by a category. The traditional websites may take a lot of time to search for the content. With traditional websites, the search may not give the intended search results. Moreover, the WordPress websites have an efficient navigation tool to pass through different pages, giving clarity for the user. The WordPress also helps in dynamically updating data from different user logins, without needing a separate server.
- Other WordPress Characteristics
- It is free open source software available for every individual.
- It has SEO features that make your site visible in search engine searches.
- It provides an opportunity to avail customized themes to make sites attractive.
The process of web development using WordPress can be classified into three phases. They are discussed below.
Installation and Customization
The first phase involves the installation and customization of the WordPress framework. It can be downloaded from the web as a zipped and executable file. It is then installed carefully at the client location. After learning the customer requirements, the installed site is carefully customized to reflect the suggested changes. After the first phase, the actual website development and designing happens.
Development and Design
In this phase, expert developers and designers develop the site according to the expectations of the client after interacting with him. It may involve the migration of the existing website to the WordPress framework. If the website has to be developed afresh, that also could be done by suitably configuring the WordPress site with the help of expert programmers. They install suitable plug-ins to bring the required functionality to the site. The designers work on themes and develop a brand for the site as per the given specifications. It may involve the development of logos that match the theme of the site. Finally, the site is equipped with suitable Meta tags to make it search engine friendly.
Site Maintenance and Trouble Shooting
On the trial basis, the site is installed at the client site. The trial will throw up all the issues that are bound to come. It may involve non-functional plug-ins, erratic themes, etc. These need to be carefully configured to make them work in the client network. If required, the training needs to be given to the people at the client site to make them operate the site.