A quick introduction to Hellosquare
Hellosquare is a website design and development company based in Durban, South Africa. We pride ourselves in offering the most up to date website development standards and website designs.
Two of our many high quality skills include wordpress blog development and wordpress cms development.
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Static Websites; Blogs? CMS’s? What is this strange lingo being used?
If you are a company or individual looking for a company to do your website, and you are either new to the market or unfamiliar with what all the latest hype about blogs and CMS’, take a quick read through this blog entry. I am going to highlight the different types of websites you can choose from.
If you just want a normal website where the content always stays the same then you want a static website. You as a website owner have no control over the content on that website once it is up and live. You will always need to go through a website company to do changes to your website.
So what other options are there?
These days website owners would like a little more control over the information on their website. Luckily wordpress now allows us to offer that. You now have the ability to update content, or add information on a regular basis without needing to learn any website development languages.
What is wordpress?
Think of wordpress as the man behind the curtain that can take a website and make it do things that in its static form it cannot. WordPress provides you with a friendly admin area to update and change blog entries or website content depending on the type of wordpress implementation you choose. You can now choose from either a simple wordpress blog to a more complex wordpress cms.
A wordpress blog?
What you are reading now, is a blog entry. A blog, derived from the term “web log”, is a structure that allows you to add content to a website on a regular basis. The idea behind a blog is to allow the website owner to add blog entries to their website. You do not have control over all the content of the website. However it is still a friendly convenient medium by which to update the website with new information.
Blog entries are added to the website, and do not replace each other. This allows your website to become a rich environment of information that viewers of your website can read through to keep up to date with latest news from you or your company.
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Why add a wordpress blog to your website?
As mentioned above, a blog helps you add content to your website, not just replace content. This means your website becomes a growing source of information. This helps with SEO and in turn helps you reach a wider viewer base.
What is a wordpress CMS
CMS stands for Content Management System. A wordpress CMS allows you to change your website content right down to the type of images you choose to use, the text you want added and the colours you want displayed.
You no longer have to learn website development to change your own website content. Hellosquare’s well developed wordpress CMS structures allow you to take your website in your own hands and keep it up to date at your pace.
Best of both worlds
If blogging sounds great and having a CMS sounds great, then I have great news for you; you can have both.
Your website does not have to just have a wordpress blog or a wordpress cms, it can have both. You can have control over all the content of the website as well as keep adding information to it.
So to summarise, static websites are basic websites that cannot be changed without directly changing the code.
A wordpress blog gives you the ability to add new information to your site using a friendly interface that you can log in to and add and edit entries.
A wordpress CMS also allows you to log in to a friendly backend interface that gives you the ability to add and change content to your whole website as you please.
You can have both a blog and a CMS for the best control over your entire website.