Wordpress

Wordpress Content Management System for Blogs

Wordpress is ideal if you are looking for a simple-to-use blogging system

If you are looking for a popular, simple to use blogging system, then you need Wordpress. Gold Coast Media can quickly and easily set up a website blog for you using Wordpress, and provide you with complete support at every stage to get you up and running and blogging about your business in no time at all. If you have ever used Microsoft Word, you can use Wordpress.

Wordpress is a package known as a Content Management System, it is open source software programmed in PHP which relies on a database to deliver content to your website visitors. Gold Coast Media offer you Wordpress web hosting services in Devon, with a primary focus on setting up Wordpress in its original role as a blogging system.

Wordpress Admin Screenshot
Wordpress Admin Screen

Why You Want A WordPress Blog

Whilst it can be used to host your entire site, the Gold Coast Media web developers generally recommend you only use Wordpress for blogging, as that is what it is designed for. If you are looking for a CMS which provides control over all content of a website, we recommend you talk to Gold Coast media about a system like MODx or Drupal which are better suited to your requirements, and are just as simple for you to use as Wordpress. As with all major Content Management Systems, Wordpress is configured to allow you to have multiple users access the control panel of your blog and you, as the site administrator, have complete control over what “rights” your users have, allowing or disallowing them control over such things as Plugin installation, contenting editing, theme selection etc.

Customising Wordpress For Your Blog

Wordpress is one of the most popular content management systems available on the web with a huge following of devoted users and developers. These developers provide some of the most useful tools, known as plugins, available for your Wordpress blog. The plugins provide you with a wide variety of functions, such as creating interactive slideshows, automatic page caching and Search Engine Optimisation tools. The plugins make it simple for you to control the layout, look, feel and performance of your website and they are installed by simply using the in-built Plugin search and selecting the “install” button - should you require it, Gold Coast Media will support you in the installation of any additional plugins that you would like to have accessible for your blog.

Creating a Wordpress blog entry will be very simple if you have ever used a word processor such as Microsoft Word. Wordpress has a built in text “wysiwyg” editor which makes it very quick and easy for you to format and apply styling to the content with familiar controls and buttons. As with aspects of website design and creation with Gold Coast Media, you will never be left on your own, there is always a member of the team available to support and advise you should you ever need it.

WYSIWYG Editor Tools
What You See Is What You Get (WYSIWYG) Editor Tools

How Your Wordpress Blog Works

Wordpress is programmed in PHP and uses MySQL for content management. The database is responsible for storing all of the content for your Wordpress blog, including your users, blog entries and comments. This database-driven system makes it simple for Gold Coast Media to provide a robust backup mechanism for your Wordpress blog, compromising of daily, weekly and monthly backups to ensure a completely fail-safe system.

As web developers, Gold Coast Media will be responsible for the installation and setup of your Wordpress system as well as professionally theming your blog to keep the styling in-line with the rest of your website. We will create as many users as you require, granting the privileges as requested by you. Once your Wordpress blog is up and running, we won’t leave you to it, we offer guidance and support at every step of the way, and we have a Wordpress quick start guide which aims to get you started with creating and publishing your first blog entry.

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