WordPress, as you may have guessed is our preferred website development platform.
Here are the some of the features that we like:
- Keeps your website upto date – When Google issue a new algorithm update, there is always a plugin to bring the website bang up to date.
- Great security – you have to keep your website secure and guess what – there are loads of plugins to choose from.
- Social Media – you can install plugins that allow you to tweet your latest blog posts.
You may wonder – why not just create a website that is good enough in the first place? This is like mothballing a website – create it and forget about it. This was the norm in the past, but is no longer.
And here is why:
Because the search engines control which information they return for a search term, it is vital to keep abreast of how they ‘make the decision’ to return one website over and above another. This changes from year to year and even more frequently. Google is always tweaking here and there as well as making huge changes to how it indexes websites.
This is the reason you should have a website that can respond to the changes.
A once and for always website will not last you or help you get ranked. In fact this approach to your website and internet presence will actually result in your website being dropped in the rankings.
Here we list some of the great functions that you can add once the website has been created. Adding plugins is how you add functions to the website:
WPtouch Mobile Plugin
Firstly, it is vital for the website to be mobile/smartphone optimised.
Yet Another Related Posts Plugin (YARPP)
Create a blog with useful information so that your website has more interest and encourage people.
Create a forum on the website – this will keep users coming back to the website.
Simple Page Sidebars
Create interest with different sidebars on each of the pages.
WP Super Cache
Speed up the pages.
Social networking for the site for e.g. a club or school.
WordPress SEO by Yoast
Optimise the website with.
Create a Twitter account and keep it active.
Google XML Sitemaps
Create a sitemap for the search engines (not if you are using Yoast as you will not need it).
Create a gallery on a page of its own or within a page.
Analyse traffic to and from your website.
Really Simply Captcha
Really Simple CAPTCHA is a CAPTCHA module intended to be called from other plugins. It was originally created for my Contact Form 7 plugin.
Anti Spam Bee
Another popular solution to fight spam is Antispam Bee.
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Adds breadcrumb navigation showing the visitor’s path to their current location.