Website development

What Is WordPress?

WordPress is a free, open-source website creation platform. On a more technical level, WordPress is a content management system (CMS) written in PHP that uses a MySQL database. In non-geek speak, WordPress is the easiest and most powerful blogging and website builder in existence today.

WordPress is an excellent website platform for a variety of websites. From blogging to e-commerce to business and portfolio websites, WordPress is a versatile CMS. Designed with usability and flexibility in mind, WordPress is a great solution for both large and small websites.

What is a WordPress Website?

A WordPress website is any website that uses WordPress as its content management system (CMS). WordPress powers both the backend of the website (the interface where a user logs in to make changes or add new content) and the frontend (the visible part of the website that your visitors see on the web).

Here are just a few examples of the types of websites you can build with WordPress:

  1. Blog – A blog is a special type of website devoted to sharing thoughts, photos, reviews, tutorials, recipes and so much more. Blogs usually display the most recently-published content first.
  2. E-commerce website – An e-commerce website allows you to sell goods or services online and collect payment via an online payment system. You can download and install a WordPress e-commerce plugin to extend the default functionality of WordPress so you can have an online store on your website.
  3. Business website – Many businesses will benefit from having an online presence in the form of their own website. If your business needs a website for customers to learn about your company and what you have to offer, WordPress is an excellent option. Customers can contact you, ask for a quote, schedule an appointment, and much more.
  4. Membership website – A membership website allows you to put content behind a paywall or an account login. To access pages or posts, users must log in or pay for the content. WordPress can also handle membership websites with additional plugins.
  5. Portfolio website – Show off your artwork, design skills, and more with a portfolio website built on WordPress.
  6. Forum website – A forum website can be a helpful place for users to ask questions or share advice. Believe it or not, many forum websites run on WordPress.
  7. Event website – Hosting an event? WordPress makes it easy for you to share your event details and sell tickets.
  8. E-learning website – Students can take online courses, track their progress, download resources, and much more from an e-learning website. With a special kind of plugin called a WordPress LMS plugin, you can offer online courses from a WordPress website.
  9. Wedding website – Share the details of your big day with a wedding website built on WordPress. With an array of WordPress wedding themes, you can get a website up quickly and easily.

Shopify Web Design

Why choose The Ardor as your Shopify developer

  1. Certified Shopify Partner: Thrive is a part of the Shopify development community.
  2. Customized themes to fit your needs: We provide custom theme designs that will convert visitors into buyers.
  3. Dedicated project manager: We provide a dedicated point of contact at Thrive to guide you through discovery, design, training, and final site launch.
  4. We deliver on time and on a budget: We commit ourselves to deliver what we promise.

Advantages of using Shopify as your eCommerce platform

Shopify is the perfect e-commerce solution for individuals starting a new company or even for established brands. Here are some of the benefits of selecting Shopify as your e-commerce platform.

  1. Affordable: The low price point allows businesses to grow into the platform.
  2. Library of marketing tools: Shopify offers 1500+ apps to extend the functionality of your online store.
  3. Manages the technology: Shopify manages the technology, while you focus on your business.
  4. Managed web hosting: Shopify hosts your site and takes care of server maintenance and upgrades.
  5. Security: Shopify is responsible for securing your site against attacks or threats.
  6. Support: Shopify has excellent customer support that is available 24/7.

Our Shopify web design services

As a full-service web design company, our skilled staff can provide the following services:

  1. Custom Shopify themes
  2. Responsive Shopify theme development
  3. PSD conversion to Shopify theme
  4. Shopify site maintenance & support
  5. Shopify consultant services

Find out more about how Thrive can help your business develop a great online store with our Shopify website design services. With our no-pressure proposal, you will know what to expect every step of the way.