Get your new or upgraded website now with 6 or 12 month payment plans for new websites or refreshes.

Wordpress why is it so popularWordPress is a Content Management System (CMS). It can be used for a simple blog, through to complex websites and e-commerce stores. WordPress is the most popular CMS out there with over 50 million websites and it is FREE to install, use and upgrade. There are thousands of plugins and templates available as well.

Here are some other reasons to use WordPress:

  1. It’s the most popular CMS in the world
  2. It is open source with lots of room to expand
  3. It is highly customisable
  4. WordPress is designed for anyone, not just developers and is easy to use
  5. Very low setup cost and minimal maintenance costs
  6. You can create any type of website with WordPress, i.e E-commerce, membership sites, blogs to name a few
  7. SEO friendly, fast, good coding techniques, optimised
  8. Very large community and support group
  9. Secure
  10. Easy integrations
  11. It is only going to get better

So should I be using it or have a developer make me a custom dynamic website? Well the answer is complicated, but here are some questions to ask yourself to help you make the decision:

  • Would you like a fully custom designed theme or use a built in WordPress theme?
  • Would you like custom features that may be specific to your business and not available in WordPress?
  • Do you have specific business requirements?
  • Security concerns with WordPress such as brute force attacks on poor passwords, and holes created by third parties who are not professionals creating plug-ins.
  • Bad Programming by unskilled persons creating third-party plug-ins not created by credited companies or professionals. Optimisation may also be compromised slowing down your website.
  • Control of Source Code if you have your own website custom designed by a professional web developer. The code is yours, where WordPress site themes and plug-ins are not.
  • Updates to WordPress and plug-ins do happen often, it is up to you to test these and implement them or risk being on an un-supported version. A web developer would take care of this for you on a custom designed website.
  • Dedicated Support can be provided quickly and efficiently by your web developer on a custom designed website. Support for WordPress is community driven and you may not get support immediately unless you end up paying for support anyway.

The above are not all the reasons to make a decision between a web developer providing a custom designed website or a WordPress website in a do it yourself fashion.

You could choose to hire a website developer and have them build your website on the WordPress platform, and this is a perfectly satisfactory solution.

At the end of the day, the choice is down to your business plan and online strategy, and most of all supportability as your website is a living system that requires on going management from you, your team or your website developer, or all of the above.

If you need help with your WordPress website, or help with a new website, or support with your current website, contact us on 02 8011 3737 or email hello@chevrontechnologies.com.au and setup a time to connect you with technology today. We are your local Website Support and Development business in the Campbelltown & Macarthur region.

 

Some information from:

Before we perform a single task, our experts complete a backup of your website to ensure that it’s fully protected and can be restored

WordPress Development

Get your websites back-end sorted right. Select from any of the categories below. Each bullet represents one credit. Click here for the full catalogue of services.

Including:

  • Enable logs and/or WordPress debug mode to diagnose the issue.
  • Attempt to resolve the issue if the website or logs reveal a plugin or widget related error.

Install, activate or update a Plugin

  • Install and activate one custom plugin, purchased plugin or plugin from the WordPress catalog
  • Update any number of installed plugin(s) to the current live release using WordPress Dashboard

>> You must specify which plugin(s) to update.

  • Manually update one plugin

>> Example: A specific version provided to us by uploading it to the hosting account

>> If none are specified, we will update the currently active theme

  • Manually update one theme

>> Example: A specific version provided to us by uploading it to the hosting account

Troubleshoot and fix WordPress plugin issues

  • Enable logs and/or WordPress debug mode to diagnose the issue
  • Attempt to resolve the issue if the website or logs reveal a plugin related error

Config file changes

  • Enable a specified PHP module installed on the Hosting
  • Modify the value of a PHP setting
  • Enable or disable debug mode
  • Disable Cache
  • Remove the FTP prompt when installing or updating a plugin
  • Update database connection information in WordPress configuration
  • Reconnect a WordPress database and files

Unable to log in to WordPress

Troubleshoot and fix WordPress image issues

Troubleshoot and fix 404 error, broken links, or redirect issues

Troubleshoot and fix WordPress core file errors

Troubleshoot and fix a WordPress White Screen of Death

Troubleshoot and fix a WordPress internal server error

Troubleshoot and fix a contact form issue

Theme Maintenance

Tasks include making sure your website looks professional. Select from any of the below items. Each one represents 1 monthly credit. Click here for the full catalogue of services.

Install, change or update a theme

  • Install and activate one custom theme, purchased theme or theme from the WordPress store
  • Update any number of installed themes to the current live release of theme using WordPress Dashboard

>> If none are specified, we will update the currently active theme

  • Manually update one theme

>> Example: A specific version provided to us by uploading it to the hosting account

Troubleshoot and fix theme errors

  • Enable logs and/or WordPress debug mode to diagnose the issue
  • Attempt to resolve the issue if the website or logs reveal a theme related error

Create and activate a child theme

  • Create and activate a child theme

Customise a theme

  • Modify one of the following for a theme:

>> Header

>> Sidebar

>> CSS

>> Background

>> Menu

>> (Each modification along with one revision will consume 1 credit.)