WordPress is web software you can use to create a beautiful website or blog. We like to say that WordPress is both free and priceless at the same time.
We love how simple WordPress is. For writers who just want to get on with typing, to serious coders who want to build something unique… you can do almost anything with it. We also love that WordPress is an open-source platform which means that there are thousands of developers helping to improve it all the time. The theme options are endless if you are not building something from scratch and once you get that far, there are plugins available to cover just about any requirement you might have on your site. For anyone wanting to get started on the web, we also say WordPress first. There are lots of other great options of course but we trust WordPress. As well as it being our main foundation on Ballymena Today, here are a couple of essential blocks of our site that we could not do without.
We use a Studiopress theme to run the site. Over the last few years we have worked with quite a few WordPress themes and Studiopress is among the every best and most reliable option we know of. Check out the features you get with them here.
Jetpack is a single plugin that gives you the most powerful WordPress.com features, hooking your self-hosted WordPress site to WordPress.com’s infrastructure to take advantage of robust stats, easy social sharing, and a whole lot more. Find out about all the Jetpack features here. If you want to auto-share your blog content to Facebook or Twitter, if you want to display images/galleries differently, if you want simple on-site stats… these are a few of the neat features you get with Jetpack. We love it and it is easy to use.
We can help
The options are seemingly endless with WordPress and sometimes this kind of thing appears daunting. The more you want your website to do, the more questions you will need answered but, why not get in touch with us? If you are in Ballymena and are not online or need your web presence updated or rejuvenated, we would love to help you.
Get in touch with us today using the Contact form in the sidebar. We love WordPress and we love using it to help people get moving on the web.