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WordPress is, by far, the most popular open source Content Management System, used by approximately 75 Million  + Web Designers and Websites, and growing each day

What is WordPress?

WordPress is an online, open source website creation tool written in PHP. But in non-geek speak, it’s probably the easiest and most powerful blogging and website content management system (or CMS) in existence today. WordPress is an excellent website platform for a variety of websites. From blogging to e-commerce to business and portfolio websites.

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Why use WordPress?

It’s relatively easy to find WordPress designers and developers if more customization or development is necessary in the future. You don’t get locked down by a static website or proprietary CMS that is costly to tweak after initial development. Plugins are one of the best and easiest ways to customize your website. There are more than 50,000 WordPress plugins (often free) that include slideshows, contact forms, SEO optimization, etc. But with so many plugin options available, it can be hard to know which ones to choose.

Is WordPress SEO Friendly?

Search engines remain one of the best sources of online traffic. A high-ranking page can bring in thousands of visitors to any web presence. WordPress comes with the ability to use so-called “pretty permalinks.” That means links to posts and pages can contain keywords so search engines and visitors understand what they are about. Of course, you can control the content of the link which is the new standard setting in WordPress. The title of a page is one of the most important parts of on-page SEO. Together with other heading tags, it informs Google and other search engines about the information in your content and gives it the right structure. WordPress allows you to set all of this up without manually writing the necessary tags. By now, it is well known that Google cares about how long websites take to load. Especially for mobile sites, more on that below, the time it takes for sites to appear on screen is an important indicator of quality. As anyone who has ever set up a WordPress website will attest, they tend to load rather quickly in their standard configuration.

What we do with WordPress

We do our best to make sure your website is fully optimized for specific keywords, and we make sure sure your site loads as quickly as possible by optimizing the content. Web Designers Cape Town

Is it safe & secure?

One of the best ways to bleed search rankings is for your website to be suspected of spamming, infecting others with viruses or being harmful in some other way. Your site can still land itself on spam lists if it gets hacked. A lot of shady individuals out there are just looking to compromise your website and use it for their own purposes. If that happens, you might find yourself on the receiving end of a Google penalty. WordPress is itself is very secure and its safety constantly monitored and improved. The WordPress security team does its best to stay on top of things and, should a vulnerability be detected, will send out a security update immediately.

Easy to use

WordPress is so user-friendly, pretty much anyone can implement the best features available through the long list of Plug-ins. Most things that are important for SEO can be configured with a few mouse clicks and need absolutely no coding knowledge. This makes your website searchable from the start. With search engines continuing to be the most important source of traffic for most websites, SEO stays an important discipline and topic. For that reason, if you want to rank high in the search results, your best bet is to base your site on a platform that can help you do so. WordPress plays nice with Google and other search engines, has loads of themes and plugins for advanced SEO optimization, is fast and mobile friendly. Web Designers Cape Town

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Web designers refers to the design of websites that are displayed on the internet. It usually refers to the user experience aspects of website development rather than software development. Web design used to be focused on designing websites for desktop browsers; however, since the mid-2010s, design for mobile and tablet browsers has become ever-increasingly important. Affordable Website Packages

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A web designer works on the appearance, layout, and, in some cases, content of a website. Appearance, for instance, relates to the colors, font, and images used. Layout refers to how information is structured and categorized. A good web design is easy to use, aesthetically pleasing, and suits the user group and brand of the website. Many webpages are designed with a focus on simplicity, so that no extraneous information and functionality that might distract or confuse users appears. As the keystone of a web designer’s output is a site that wins and fosters the trust of the target audience, removing as many potential points of user frustration as possible is a critical consideration. Office Renovations Cape Town

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Two of the most common methods for designing websites that work well both on desktop and mobile are responsive and adaptive design. In responsive design, content moves dynamically depending on screen size; in adaptive design, the website content is fixed in layout sizes that match common screen sizes. Preserving a layout that is as consistent as possible between devices is crucial to maintaining user trust and engagement. As responsive design can present difficulties in this regard, designers must be careful in relinquishing control of how their work will appear. If they are responsible for the content as well, while they may need to broaden their skillset, they will enjoy having the advantage of full control of the finished product.