26 February, 2007

Building a corporate Web site using WordPress

It’s nice to get some attention around the blogsphere after playing under the media radar for so long. It’s especially nice to have our site mentioned on WordPress.org. Thanks to Donncha at WordPress for the mention :)

screen shot of blog post about segala on wordpress

My motivation to write this post isn’t purely driven by ego. I want to highlight yet again to the yet-to-be converted, that WordPress is a compelling content management system (CMS) and not just a platform for blogs. So, if you don’t use WordPress for your blog, change now. If you use WordPress for your blog but haven’t thought about using it for your corporate Web site, then do it. It doesn’t take long and I’ll gladly allow a member of my team to put you in the right direction.

Not only is it simple and cheap to update and maintain, but your site will be automatically optimised for search engines to pick up your content.

Watch out for Kamrul’s post which will talk about all the plugins we use. He will explain how to implement them in plain English and the advantages of each one. He’ll also discuss the issues we experienced with accessibility and how to overcome them (we’re still making improvements to make the site more accessible).

You may notice that we make small tweaks every day as we strive to make our content as accessible as possible. Please feel free to provide feedback to help us make the site easier to use.


12 Responses to “Building a corporate Web site using WordPress”

  1. Robin Blandford 26 February 2007 at 3:35 pm #

    Add http://www.imagefile.ie to that list.

  2. Paul Walsh 26 February 2007 at 5:48 pm #

    Wish I had teeth like that ;)

  3. Manoj Ranaweera 27 February 2007 at 8:42 am #

    I am interested in exploring this. ebdex website need lot more flexibility.

  4. Tom Johnson 25 April 2007 at 9:07 pm #

    I want to use WordPress as a CMS, but I noticed a load issue with a high number of pages. After creating about 50 pages, it started taking 20-30 seconds to edit each one. The system got really slow on the back end with the high number of pages. Is this typical, or was there another reason for the slowness?



  5. Toolbe Webmaster Seo Search Engine 24 January 2008 at 9:18 pm #

    somebody asked the same here http://rawstylus.wordpress.com/2008/01/14/wordpress-for-a-corporate-site/#comment-10129

  6. Shafaat awan 4 November 2008 at 6:48 pm #

    I love wordpress, for blogging wordpress is great but I have started wordpress for creating business websites. Also planning to covert my own website in wordpress.

  7. ADS Team 11 November 2008 at 7:45 am #

    Clients come to us for customized wordpress theme for their small business website. Its always good for client to manage. But when their website grows to about 50 pages, manytimes system get slow.

    …”link removed”…

  8. Kamrul 25 November 2008 at 8:37 am #

    That 50 Pages slow down case reported by “ADS Team” & “Tom Johnson” can be easily avoided by using wp-cache or wp super cache and reducing the theme/template page weight are too much. Usually high res. Graphics can be blamed for the frontend slowness.

    For backend speed up use/activate only the plugin you downloaded from wordpress and you really need. For customize plugin please make sure the SQL queries are optimized. One messy coded plugin is all it take to make your whole backend crawling.

  9. [...] a corporate website, and so far i’ve found a lot of “yeah!  do it!” style posts (here and here), but not a lot of explanations to go along with the success stories.  i’m more [...]

  10. Online Jewelry Store 23 May 2009 at 7:10 am #

    I have tried drupal, joomla, mambo, and word press, and so far I like wordpress best.

    The others are to convoluted, and don’t give me the flexibility I need

  11. mike verbeeck 2 March 2010 at 6:53 pm #

    I am thinking of moving from joomla to wordpress but I thing worries me joomla has a very nice module to handle different laguages of my webpage easly. Has wordpress something similar?

  12. Eric Krock 20 September 2010 at 9:37 pm #

    We’re considering using WordPress to power our corporate site long-term, not just our blog (and pre-launch page placeholders) as we are now. Appreciate the nudge in this direction. Can you point us to any docs that explain how people commonly configure WordPress to power a corporate site? e.g. “Top 10 Things You Need to Do to Power a Corporate Site,” etc.? Probably includes more sophisticated menuing, pulldowns, different sidebars on different sections of the site, etc. All pointers welcome, thanks!

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