Blogging to CMS
When WordPress came out, it was built mainly for blogging. This meant that everything that drove WordPress came from “posts” which were articles of information that appeared in a blogroll.
Then individuals and companies started using WordPress to build their site on. “Posts” didn’t make sense for everything. So, “Pages” were built into the core. The distinction is this:
- “Posts” are time-sensitive pieces of information that often appear in a blogroll and are in reverse order by date
- “Pages” are posts that are not time-sensitive and could be ordered by a numerical or alphabetical system
Content Management System
WordPress has become a content management system… but what exactly is that? A content management system is an application that allows an individual to interact with a database without having to understand programming languages.
The images, text, links, and other functions are stored in a database. Then, WordPress, takes these and displays on a web page for people to see. A theme allows the content to look professional and match the unique brand of a company. Plugins extend functionality of WordPress.
We are happy to develop themes and plugins for your site that allow you to do what you do best: generate content and interact with your market. WordPress allows us, the ones who know HTML and other computer languages to build a site, and then allows our client to maintain the content of the site.
Databases… in layman’s terms
Databases are, in the simplest form, a way to store information. In today’s world, information is money. Collecting information from potential or current customers is stored in a database. Online learning and volunteer management uses a database. And WordPress does databases well. So whatever information you have or wish to collect, we will find a way for you to easily present or collect such.