- Highly flexible and powerful
- No licencing fees
- SEO and Google friendly
- Simple to setup
- Easy to extend and customise
- Inherently secure
- User friendly for non-technical content managers
- Mobile Friendly
- Easy to upload integrate multimedia files
- Easy integration with other services and technologies
- Easy to host
- Multi-user capability
- Regularly updated
- Huge community of likeminded people
- Consistent admin interface between sites – easy to learn
- Countless online tutorials and forums
- Social – Twitter and Facebook integration
WordPress sits at the smaller end of our set of professional content management services. It’s really very good for start-ups and entrepreneurs who want a low-cost, low risk site that looks a million dollars. WordPress is also the mainstay for smaller businesses that simply don’t need a technically sophisticated website or a web application. This is not to say that WordPress can’t be a sophisticated tool, it’s just super easy to setup and work with and great for smaller sites. This ease of use allows us to offer lower costs and faster timelines.
The web development team at Rouge look at each client, brief and business problem with fresh eyes. We use other tools and technologies to apply the most appropriate solution. We are also big fans of the award winning content management system, Drupal, which sits in the middle ground of our offering. Drupal is a content manage platform and starting point for more heavyweight websites and web applications. Like WordPress, Drupal is an open source (PHP based technology) and benefits from a huge community of contributors and contributed modules to extend its functionality. When it comes to database connectivity or big business integration, Drupal really makes things fly.
If your project is so specialised that an existing CMS (like WordPress or Drupal) can’t be made to work for your particular requirements, then we’ll custom code your website or application. This is where our developer’s juices really get flowing.
Whatever your need, we’ll always work with you to suggest the appropriate solution for your business both now and with the future in mind.
Five SEO mistakes not to make in WordPress
At Rouge we understand the appeal of WordPress, some of our clients even going so far as to specify that we must build their site using this free, open source software. We are quite happy to do this, but in some cases it is not the right course and we always tell our clients if this is the case. Read more >>
WordPress vs Drupal for ecommerce
If you are interested in having an ecommerce website for your business, you have several options. Many people opt for a third party service, such as BigCartel, to host their websites during the early days, but the lack of control that these third party services offer is problematic for any company that wants to run a more fully featured website. If you want to be able to add content, run advertising, or customise your website extensively, then you would be better off using a self-hosted ecommerce solution. Read more >>