WordPress is one of the biggest website hosts on the web. We follow trends, so it was inevitable to start developing websites on WordPress. Some examples:
It seemed simple in the beginning but by the end we had to master specific ways that WordPress deals with many development and production issues:
- Managing a large number of attached brochures as the case is here http://www.comgen.com.au/download-files/. It actually proved to be quite a challenge as if not used properly, this tends to drastically slow down the system
- Making the website visible on Google by implementing proper SEO add-ins. We configured Google Analytics and Webmaster Tools to control access to the website. We also created a sitemap for Google and users.
- Making it work efficiently by managing memory size and caching, etc
- Making on-line forms, like this one: http://steadfast-irs.com.au/liability-form/. In the process of created this, we learned that add-ins for making forms are made for simple, line-by-line forms. They were not powerful enough for complex and professional on-line forms like the ones that our clients had. So, we had to heavily modify the existing add-ins in order to make several big forms. In the end, we concluded that it was better to make the forms outside of WordPress and just call them from there. Hence our new product for creating and hosting complex professional forms www.form-host.com
- Add videos like here: http://steadfast-irs.com.au/about-us/steadfast-group/
- Provide links to social media
- Putting magazines on the page like this one: http://steadfast-irs.com.au/about-us/steadfast-group/
- Making internal content search work properly
- Implementing on-line payment on the website
The websites will evolve with changes in technology and business. WordPress igives us a powerful platform to follow changes and implement new features.