We’ve been asked many times, why is WordPress the best fit for your business?

When it comes to CMS choices, one program stands apart from the others. WordPress is the leading CMS platform for good reason.

Why do we advocate the use of the leading CMS choice? A few highlights are below. If you have questions, of course, we’re happy to discuss your specific situation with you.

 

WordPress Advantages

Many web developers find it a little ironic that much of the general public thinks of WordPress as “just” a blogging platform. In fact, it’s a full-fledged (and very robust) Content Management System (CMS) and web development platform. Some of the system’s greatest strengths:

 

WordPress: Unparalleled Ease of Use

WordPress is truly easy to use. An intuitive and forgiving program, even the back end functions of WordPress are easier to learn and use than, for example, Drupal.

Its WYSIWYG editor, along with other features, is so easy for multiple users to learn to manage a website developed in WordPress, it gives businesses the distinct advantage of training multiple employees to help keep the company website up-to-date.

 

WordPress: A Robust Platform with Add-on Capabilities

In addition to being a very feature-rich program, countless add-ons are available to WordPress developers. From cataloging features and shopping carts to inventory modules and employee scheduling features and more, there are literally available add-on programs for nearly every application imaginable.

 

WordPress Supports Multiple Business Models

The power of WordPress is evident, too, when considering the very different types of sites and business objectives that the platform supports. For example, we’ve used it to develop a variety of sites, including:

 

– Atlas Farms, owned by Atlas Egypt Company, a vast land project that has many features like security, solar systems, space to raise farm animals, and more. The site’s purpose was to brand Atlas Farms and to inform users about the company’s many features in an engaging, informative way. To make the site more attractive, it incorporates a plugin map features. Clear and easy navigation keeps visitors on the site by allowing them to quickly find what they need from within the home page.

 

– In & Out Furniture, one of the most reputable furniture companies in Egypt, employs over 800 associates in 8 stores across the nation. The website had to offer furniture shoppers intuitive navigation, and attractive visuals that load quickly. The site was also designed with on-the-go shoppers in mind, so visitors could see the latest arrivals on their mobile phones.

 

– Happy Unwrappy is a new solution to a common problem that we all have – Unwanted Gifts. Happy Unwrappy needed a trendy, eye-catching design and interface that immediately engaged visitors and encouraged them to download the application – all accomplished in a simple, one-page (WordPress-designed) website.

 

WordPress: Upgrades Without Headaches

While virtually every program requires frequent upgrades, WordPress manages the upgrade process for users. Drupal, on the other hand, requires coding behind the scenes for every upgrade. And, unlike other CMS platforms, we’ve never had to redesign a feature to keep its functionality in a WordPress website.

 

Good News When You Do Need a Developer

When you need a developer or designer and your site is designed with WordPress, you’ll find a veritable smorgasbord of experts who can help you out. While this is more a practical consideration than a technical one, it’s important.

 

How Does WordPress Handle SEO?

This is a bit of a trick question. The fact is, SEO is not a function of the CMS, but CMS performance can affect SEO. While the more complicated CMS platforms offer specific coding options to ensure that pages load quickly and files are displayed correctly – performance issues that can affect SEO – that doesn’t mean WordPress is lacking. If your site is built on WordPress, however, it is important to make sure each feature is functioning to give your users the best experience – and maximizing SEO for your site.

 

What About Security?

If you’ve heard WordPress is lacking in the security department, that’s not exactly true. However, it is true that other platforms offer more detailed security reports. It’s also true – sad, but true – that because of WordPress’s incredible popularity, it’s a more likely target for hackers.

What to do? Again, while WordPress sites are generally easy enough for non-developers to manage, it may be a good idea to have a WordPress developer review your site for security issues every so often. You can also check our post about how to secure your WordPress website.

 

Will WordPress Fit My Business?

If you’re looking for a website management system, you know it’s not a one-size-fits-all situation. While we’re advocates for what works – and WordPress certainly works for most businesses – we understand there are unique circumstances in every website development project. We encourage you to contact us with your questions.

Sketch2Code logo with the slogan 'More than Just PSD to HTML'

Here in Creiden, and since the beginning, We always look to the clients’ perspective. Not just to get a full understanding of their needs and demands, but to provide and cover all the services they require. That is what drove us to launching one of our greatest projects; Sketch2Code. Sketch2Code is our newest project, created to end the headache of website development by making it easily possible, and affordable for anyone between a freelancer, agency, or a small-medium enterprise to have a fully customized website.

This is more than a PSD to HTML service.

Sketch2Code covers a wide spectrum of services that gives you the choice between the different ways websites can be developed. You can choose between the following services:

PSD to HTML/WordPress Conversions: Offering Pixel-Perfect conversions, with a clean code structure. You can choose between three different packages, starting at $99. We also offer designs in case you don’t have your own design.

WordPress or HTML Theme Customization: Pick the theme that you would like us to customize for your website. You can choose between our themes and get a 10% discount on the service fees, or any other WordPress theme.

Website Customization: Have a general website that needs customization?. No problem at all. Our professional team can also handle your request In addition to all the basic features, like W3C validation, embracing all HTML5 features, cross browser compatibility, SEO compatibility, and more…..etc., Sketch2Code offers RTL support service in three different ways. You can either have your website in RTL languages, Create Multilingual websites, or include WPML plugin within your add-on features. We see Sketch2Code as a core unit in Creiden that will definitely comfort many clients through a wide field of services to cover all needs and demands, in addition to a Milestone payment policy that requires only 30% upfront payment. In other words, you won’t pay all costs until we deliver a part of the job, so take a quick visit to see of our work examples, and use the “SpringBreak ” coupon to get 20% discount.

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3 images showing the different hovers offered in this free plugin and the WordPress logo

Following on with the previous post: 9 Free Hover Effects with CSS3 Transitions , I developed this Free WordPress image hover plugin. Simply, install it through an easy to use shortcode, as described below. Go ahead and download this freebie to give your WordPress images a unique style.

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Shortcode:
[cr_image]

 

Parameters:
src:  Add your image link , preffered images to be square  --- {default: ""} 

size:  Write number to be the width and height for this image  --- {default: "250"}

overlay  style1 , style2 , none  --- {default: style1}

center_link  Add link for center icon  --- {default: ""}

center_animation  slide , scale  --- {default: slide}

center_icon  link , share  --- {default: link}

top_left_link  Add link for top left icon  --- {default: ""}

prettyphoto  Add image link or leave empty to be off  --- {default: off}

 

Examples:
[cr_image src="http://creiden.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/8.jpg" overlay="style1" center_link="themes.creiden.com/circleflip/" center_animation="slide" center_icon="link"]

[cr_image src="http://creiden.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/8.jpg" overlay="style1" center_link="themes.creiden.com/circleflip/" center_animation="scale" center_icon="link"]

[cr_image src="http://creiden.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/8.jpg" overlay="style2" center_link="themes.creiden.com/circleflip/" center_animation="scale" center_icon="share" prettyphoto="http://creiden.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/8.jpg" top_left_link="themes.creiden.com/circleflip/"]
Win Circle Flip for free

If you’ve read our latest blog article, then you’ve heard all about our latest wordpress theme on Themeforest. Circle Flip is our newest piece of creativity that gives you an exclusive opportunity to full demo access before buying the theme. Today we celebrate 100+ happy sales and an update that provides one click installation feature, and more of what will make you forget the headache of building a website through a clean website builder. As a result, we thought we should shift our enthusiasm to you. Join our competition to win a FREE version of Circle Flip Theme. All you have to do is click on the tweet button below and tweet the text as it appears to you.

This competition ended and the winner was announced on September 22nd. Congratulations to @DietrichMichael