Whether you are a developer or a content writer, WordPress offers a multitude of ways in which to update your site. The question is are you utilising them all?
The first way your site can be extended is through content. WordPress allows you to create multiple pages of content with text and images. Of course if you want to have a blog, you can also add content as posts. The difference between a page and a post, is pages are single individual pieces of content, and usually have their own navigation button on the site navigation. Whereas a single page can then have multiple posts nested inside itself, as you would see on a blog. Posts can also be dropped into categories, so that you can have certain categories of posts displayed on certain pages. This allows posts to be separated.
Another great way the site can be exteneded is through widgets. These appear in your ‘sidebar’, which is basically a column that can be positioned on the left or right of the site. WordPress allows you to include different sidebars on different pages, which is pretty useful. For example on our site, on the hire us page we have the address in the sidebar, but on the blog we have a ‘tag cloud’ and ‘recent posts’. These are 2 different sidebars.
Within the sidebar we have little blocks which do stuff (Widgets). In the WordPress backend you can edit, add and remove these Widgets under ‘Appearance’.
There are many different Widgets to choose from, so it is worth getting in there and adding and removing them, to see which ones are useful for your site!
WordPress is created in such a way that allows other developers to create useful ‘tools’ that can be literally plugged into your WordPress installation. There are so many plugins available now that almost everything you could imagine has been done in one form or another.
You can actually browse and install plugins directly from your WordPress installation, just login find the ‘Plugins’ tab on the left hand navigation, click ‘Add New’ and do a search from there.
If you have some knowledge of HTML, CSS or even PHP, you can also start to change the appearance of your WordPress site, by using the ‘Editor’ function under the ‘Appearance’ tab.
The power of having your website running on WordPress, is that you can do SO much in extending your website yourself. Whether it is adding new pages or extending it through plugins, there are unlimited ways available to work on your site!
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Eggplant Digital helped us focus on exactly what we wanted the website to do and how we wanted people to interact with it. Then they built a site that exceeded all our expectations. They met every deadline, even when we missed a few ourselves. These guys are the best in the region without a doubt. They will be my first call next time around and the last call.
Since the site went live, a year ago, we’ve seen a significant rise in enquiries for work through the website. This has been a fantastic boost for the growth of our business. Thanks to the Eggplant team!
Andrew Clark, Group Creative Director/DP
Woo hoo! Looks awesome. I am very pleased to say the least. Everyone at Eggplant, great job and thanks for the hard work.
Eggplant have been fantastic – not only do we have a great website for a reasonable price, but their technology and marketing tools for our company have exceeded my expectations.
Mark Varley CEO
From their input on the initial design to their meticulous care in continuing to tweak the websites until they were exactly what we needed, I couldn’t have been more pleased with the job they did. Both their design work and back-end programming have had a profound impact on our work in China.
Gabriel Suk - Founder
The site looks great and will be the envy of our industry. Thanks for being so patient with us. We can proudly say we have created the best website for a film company in China.
From the concept phase through to deployment I have been very impressed by the quality of the service delivered by Eggplant and the end result speaks for itself.Their patience in dealing with my constant queries and changes was also admirable!
Colin Saunders - Sales and Business Development Manager
Thank you for all your help in creating our website, we had a great experience and we are really happy with the end result! In just a few weeks since we went live, we have already had a lot of praise from our customers about the new website!Â