The tools we use to build your site
Ten+ years of experience has led to our choice of tools for building websites.
WordPress is the world’s most popular website building platform. Over 43% of all websites on the internet are powered by WordPress.
We use WordPress because of its popularity, powerful features, scalability, and the fact that it is a free and open source website builder.
- You may ask “why popularity”? Technology that isn’t widely used can soon fall by the wayside, losing both new development and ongoing support.
- Some powerful features of WordPress include media management, flexibility and customization, e-commerce capabilities, integration with social media.
- WordPress can handle your website, whether it’s a simple one-page information site, a blog, or a more complex on-line store with many products.
- WordPress is a free and open source website builder. This means that you have maximum control over your website. You have full ownership of your website without any third-party control, so it gives you maximum privacy. Though we usually stay within the official code of WordPress, we can, if needed, revise it to suit your needs.
This is why many popular websites like WhiteHouse.gov, CNN, The New York Times, Microsoft, Disney Books, and countless small businesses use WordPress as their website builder.
Divi Theme Builder
The first websites we built with WordPress made use of themes created by theme developers, usually designed for a specific type of website. We began to use themes from Elegant Themes, because we were able to customize their themes and make them useful for more than one type of site.
Elegant Themes then developed Divi, their theme builder tool. This allows us to create from scratch using their great drag and drop tools, or start with a template which can then be greatly customized.
We transitioned to using Divi exclusively as it offered the most flexibility of any theme or theme builder out there.
And again, due to its popularity and the success of Elegant Themes, we believe it will be fully supported for the life of your website.
Plugins are apps installed on your WordPress site that add additional features and functionality to your website such as automatic backups, cookie compliance, Google maps, shopping carts, contact forms, live chat.
WordPress plugins also make it easy for you to connect & integrate your website with popular business tools, so you can automate and streamline your daily operations.
We always choose plugins with excellent support and a high number of users, to ensure that the functions added to your site will continue to be useful.