Wonderful WordPress: How you can Optimise Your Web Design with Nifty New WordPress Plugins…

Wonderful WordPress: How you can Optimise Your Web Design with Nifty New WordPress Plugins…

As web developers who build all of our websites in WordPress; we’re pleased to acknowledge that WordPress is slowly cleaning up in the world of contemporary web design with its elegant ease of access, cutting edge visual composition tools and warehouse of custom themes to generate unique and professional websites; for any type of enterprise. These are just a few of the perks of using WordPress for exclusive web design.

If you’re not familiar with this lead-generation online software, go and check it out now at WordPress.

We want to cut to the chase and draw your attention to 5 of our favourite WordPress features at Noo Stuff Design Studio:

NUMBER ONE

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Joost de Valk and his team at Yoast have created this nifty little ‘all-in-one’ SEO package which “goes the extra mile to take care of all the technical optimization… and helps you write better content.” Improve your rankings with a one-stop shop plugin.

 

NUMBER TWO

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Tired of constant trips back and forth between the front and back ends of your website? Have you resorted to opening two separate chrome tabs and bouncing between them? Can’t wait for the front end to pick up your back end edits?

WordPress has resolved this crisis with their new Live Composer Front-end WordPress Page Builder Plugin. Now you can edit from the front of your creations.

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WooCommerce  is a powerful, extendable eCommerce plugin that helps you sell anything. Beautifully…”

This is a plugin that gives both store owners and developers complete control over a website’s eCommerce and has been specifically designed for WordPress. It not only offers extensive payment options but gives you the freedom to ship anything, anywhere. Currently running 30% of all online stores – WooCommerce shows no sign of slowing down that cash dollar roll-in.

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“Parallax seems to be in vogue at the moment,” claims Shaun Quarton, freelance WordPress Blogger.

Indeed, motion graphics and animations have relocated to the field of web design where the quality of the nifty Parallax Scrolling Effect on the homepage determines the credibility of the business it represents.

Check out 50 Great Parallax Scrolling Websites.

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Many of spend hours trolling theme forest for top rated packages, with at least 600 sales, before downloading a theme; only to discover that there are some nasty snags and bumps in the road to ideal customization.

Behold: “a simple and easy way to test your theme for all the latest WordPress standards and practices. Theme Check is “a great theme development tool” where results are produced instantaneously through a simple yet highly efficient admin interface. Gone be the days of dollars spent on disappointing themes!

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Of course, these are just a few of our favourite little gadgets. Thousands more can be found at WordPress Plugins.

Visit our official website to see how we’ve used plugins to customize our own look, feel and efficiency: Noo Stuff Design Studio.

Better yet: we can help you improve your current website using these incredible tools.

Contact us.

Why you should use WordPress to build your website

Why you should use WordPress to build your website

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There are many platforms to build websites today.  Joomla, WordPress and Drupal are among a few of them.

25% of all website and blogs are built using the WordPress platform.  We know the true power of WordPress and what it can do for your business. We believe WordPress is the best option and the way of the future, which is why we urge all existing clients to move across to this platform. Let us explain the why?

Firstly, WordPress has a user-friendly admin interface allowing you to easily learn how to work on your own website. Basic changes and edits can be done quickly and easily either by us, or we can train you to manage the site yourself.  This means your visitors get the most current information possible, encouraging repeat visitors who will know content on your site is recent and. The addition of content also helps your sites Google ranking. Also, you can save money on designer costs.

Unlike other CMS (Content Management Systems) there are no stringent design constraints as WordPress works on a system of templates that can be updated independent of your site’s content. By swapping themes, you can change the layout and appearance of your site without changing any of the information on the site.

WordPress templates are stylish, creative and have a wide range of colours and layouts. They are effective, offer easy navigation for the user and they look professional.

WordPress has the biggest library of applications (plug-ins) that we will configure to manage your site. Plug-ins are small add on programs which enhance the capability of the website software. WordPress is open source software. Simplified, this means thousands of developers are continually creating themes and plugins to enhance the usability and visual aesthetics of  the WordPress product at no charge.  If (and its not often considering the WordPress network) the plug-ins does not exist, our skilled team will build one for you.

WordPress automatically recognises if a person is viewing your site through a Web browser or mobile device and configures the content to be viewed appropriately on either, so there is no need to set up a second website just for mobile users.

All software upgrades on WordPress are free unlike traditional website software such as Dreamweaver, Photoshop or Flash. With constant updating, your site never grows old and will simply evolve, as it needs to and will stay up to date with the trends of the World Wide Web

We are know that search engine optimisation is a crucial element to any website 80% of the mechanics of search engine optimisation are taken care of within the creation of your website when you use the WordPress Admin Interface.

Ultimately WordPress provides you with a beautiful, easy to use and fully functional website.

Once your site is built there are five imperative online marketing areas to look at. After all would you open a shop and just hope people would just find you?  Online Marketing creates awareness of your business and products.

  1. Search engine optimisation, is the process where the volume or quality of traffic to your website is improved through search results. The higher the site appears on a search results list, the more visitors it will receive. We focus on converting as much of your traffic as possible to leads and customers.
  2. Blog writing  – It is important to blog on your own domain as this enables you to build a reputation with search engines and clients ; to build your build and get greater exposure on your services and products, events etc.
  3. Social Media management which include Facebook, Twitter, pintrest, linked in, google plus and youtube. Social media accounts for one out of every six minutes spent online.  US Internet users spend 3X more time on blogs and social media than they do on email.  It is vital to expand your presence in the social mediasphere. We integrate your blog posts with social to improve your reach and ensure you engage in relevant conversations with the correct audience.
  4. Email marketing – sending out newletters to clients.
  5. Analytics.  We take pride in delivering results and use various applications to supply you with detailed metrics of all online marketing efforts. We measure the metrics as a trend and keep track of how they change over time because we understand that the real value is not only seeing where you are but also knowing if you are moving forward successfully or not.