We rate WordPress very highly, in fact since 2011 it is has been our choice of software for all new web sites.
Regardless of the type of web site you want to establish, or the functionality you require, WordPress offers an unlimited range of creatives, themes and plugins to achieve every outcome.
In case you haven’t heard of WordPress or don’t know what it is.. WordPress is software that acts as a framework for any website, providing an online CMS (content management system) to manage the web site, style the web site, add new pages, content, pictures and functionality using plugins.
WordPress is free, open source software used by millions of web sites since its introduction in 2003. As recently as 2015, WordPress was used by 22% of the world’s top web sites and is the most popular blogging platform powering over 60 million web sites.
View this simple but excellent video that explains what WordPress is.
How do you get WordPress?
- wordpress.org is free to download and install OR
- WordPress & Theme installed
1. Ready for content (your hosting) See Below
2. Ready for content (our hosting) Free
We can install themes and plugins on request (hourly rate).
There are many themes (paid & free) available, with the top theme designers;
- Elegant Themes – very graphically appealing.
- Studiopress.com* – tried and tested, secure. Our web site is a StudioPress* design
- ThemeForest – Theme marketplace
- Woo Themes – good for ecommerce (WooCommerce)
A word of warning when choosing a theme. Beware of free and no-name brand designs known for looking good but insecure and buggy.
After WordPress is installed, plugins enable functionality like forms, galleries, security, seo, functionality, etc.
- WordPress SEO by Joost
- WebsiteDefender WordPress Security
- Contact Form 7 – Any type of form
- Simple Social Icons – Social Media made easy
- WordPress Database Backup – Schedule automatic backups of your site
The list of plugins is endless. Most are free, easy to install and configure.
Installation & Set-Up
WordPress & Theme fully installed and ready for content
Installation time: Within 24 hours of payment.
Support: 7 Days
What next: Pay (Buy Now button) and we do the rest.
Ripefruit Web Design & Publishing runs on the Genesis framework
Genesis empowers you to quickly and easily build incredible websites with WordPress. Whether you're a novice or advanced developer, Genesis provides the secure and search-engine-optimized foundation that takes WordPress to places you never thought it could go. It's that simple - start using Genesis now!