During an initial meeting with a new client, they spoke about the frustrations they had with their current site, the main one being they couldn’t update the content themselves. Their current ‘web designer’ is actually a large communications company. Essentially the company had built the website on their own platform, using one of their templates, and if their customers want to update their site they need to send any changes to them and they will update it for them. This guaranteed the communications company a rather large monthly retainer but sadly left their customers very little control over their website.
We use WordPress to build websites. WordPress is one of the leading Opensource Content Management Systems (sorry for the jargon!). Basically, it gives us the scope to build some great sites that are capable of some great things, including e-commerce so you can sell products or courses online. It also puts our clients in control of their website. As part of every website we build we produce a ‘Step-by-Step’ guide to updating pages and publishing blog posts. The WordPress dashboard is really simple to navigate through, but just to ensure our clients don’t get lost we give each client some training on how to use their new site, as well as their Step-by-Step guide. Apart from that, we’re always just one phone call or an e-mail away!