WordPress isn’t just a blogging platform; it’s the most widely used content management systems (CMS) in the world. A CMS is a type of software that allows you to change or delete the content of your website without altering its structure. WordPress is an extremely flexible platform that makes it easy for you to change almost anything on your site with little or no technical skills.
Part of what makes WordPress so great is that there are thousands of free plugins and themes. Plugins add advanced functionality without the need to write complicated code, and themes let you customize the look of your website without design experience.
But some people still feel overwhelmed by the vast array of settings and customizations. Finding the right theme or plugin can be time-consuming, especially if you’re not sure what you’re looking for.
At Hungry Ghost Consulting, we extend WordPress’ native capabilities to make it even easier for non-technical folks to manage their own content and SEO. By using frontend forms to upload new content and drag-and-drop page builders to change the layout, we take the guesswork out of managing your site.
One of the coolest things about WordPress is that it’s open-source. That means you’re free to change its code and extend its capabilities in any way you want. We build custom and semi-custom themes that are easy to manage and look awesome.
There’s almost no end to what you can do with WordPress. If you have a vision for how you want your site to look and what you want it to do, we’ll make it a reality.
Here are a few examples of what we can do:
- Inventory management
- Automated invoicing
- Artist / Musician portfolios
- Real Estate sites
- Directory sites
- Sell goods and services online
- Membership sites
- Custom plugins
- Online restaurant ordering
- Complex forms
WordPress and SEO
Search engine optimization (SEO) is as important as the look and feel of your site. Your prospective clients/customers are searching for you, even if they don’t know it. Is it easy for them to find you? Are you on the first page of Google or Bing? If not you’re losing business. If your site isn’t visible to search engines, or don’t have local listings, you’re missing out on revenue that’s going into your competitor’s pockets instead.
WordPress is tailor-made for Search engine optimization. We know how to optimize WordPress for search. Since your autonomy is our goal, we’ll teach you how to keep your content current, and your SEO up-to-date — all with little or no hassle on your part.
The characteristics of a good WordPress website:
- Visible – Your website shows up on the first page of the major search engines.
- Responsive – Your website is readable and easy to use on phones, tablets, laptops, and desktops
- Secure – Your site has a properly installed SSL certificate and is hardened against malicious attacks
- Fast – Your website loads in less than 3 seconds and visitors never have to stare at a blank screen
- Optimized for user experience – Your homepage or landing pages is compelling and offers visitors instant insight about you and your products/services
- Optimized for functionality – Your site does exactly what you want it to do without crashes or bugs
We know you have a lot of choices when it comes to web development companies, so why choose Hungry Ghost Design? Because your website should be working for you, not the other way around. We specialize in custom, sales-driving WordPress solutions. Our work ranges from customized, enterprise-level applications to affordable WordPress websites for small businesses.
No matter who you are or how big or small your budget is, we’ll work with you to find a solution that works and won’t put you in the red.
Best of all, you’ll be able to manage your content without waiting around for your “web guy.”
Check out our development packages or give us a call @ (413) 376-5947