I’m an avid WordPress user. I love WordPress development. I’ve designed dozens of original, custom themes and released one for public use. I am very comfortable building new themes, updating existing ones, debugging WP errors, and configuring the whole system.
Do you need help configuring or customizing your WordPress CMS & theme? Contact me
WordPress’ simple & powerful CMS
WordPress is a great CMS option for most businesses and groups. It’s free, it’s extendable, and it’s VERY easy to use. Its admin interface allows users
to write, publish, edit, and customize without writing a line of code or opening Photoshop.
Basically, the system lets WordPress developers create two types of content: posts and pages. Pages are for static content, like About me and posts are for timely updates, like How to Download a Brightcove Video. After that, it’s all just extra features.
What’s a WordPress “theme?”
Short answer: it’s your website’s design. Long answer:
Fundamentally, the WordPress Theme system is a way to “skin” your weblog. Yet, it is more than just a “skin.”…WordPress Themes
can provide much more control over the look and presentation of the material on your website. A WordPress Theme is a collection of files that work together to produce a graphical interface with an underlying unifying design for a weblog. (source)
Some themes are available for out-of-the-box install. Many are free, some are premium. But in my experience, the best WordPress themes are custom-built, tailored to the needs of one organization.
Easy on the plugins, folks
Too many plugins can slow the system down. They’re convenient and useful, but WordPresser beware: there’s a line.
What are plugins? In short, plugins are add-ons which extend WordPress’ functionality. In detail:
Plugins are tools to extend the functionality of WordPress…The core of WordPress is designed to be lean, to maximize flexibility and minimize code bloat. Plugins offer custom functions and features so that each user can tailor their site to their specific needs. (source)
In my 6+ years of working with WordPress, I have mastered the art of fine-tuning a WordPress install to run quickly and efficiently.
Further reading on WordPress development
To learn more about my use of WordPress and its themes, please check out these blog posts.
- My Favorite WordPress Plugins, published on August 30, 2011.
- A WordPress Theme from Scratch, published on March 20, 2010.
- On WordPress as a CMS, published on March 18, 2009.
Are you considering using WordPress as a CMS on your project? Let’s chat. Contact me