Let us start with Wordpress:
WordPress’ market share is 30.0% of all websites and 60.2% market share for content management systems.
I have been using Wordpress for over 10 years, prior to that I hand coded websites using simple HTML - but technology and skills march on and so have mine.
Wordpress now has over 2,500 themes for you to choose from - so you can imagine the opportunities for design.
Individual landing pages / banners / emails / HTML5 newsletters can also be hand coded by me and then linked to a wordpress site - Click here to see an example.
I am experienced with many of the most popular wordpress themes and plugins. I am familiar wiith the free plugins and premium themes and plugin upgrades. I sometimes find I can hand code what the premium site offers and this saves the client money, but most digital agencies will take the safer and quicker route - and you can't blame them, they are in it for the money - and time is money.
Digital agencies often use premium templates for their own websites:
You can see they are not expensive, however, you can pay a lot more for more bespoke themes.
I host domains as well:
I am reseller for unlimited web hosting and I purchase domains, upload websites and documents etc on a daily basis. I am very familiar with CPanel and Plesk and SSL Certificates.
I can do most things with wordpress, however, apps and plugins are changing and new one's created every day - so let's be honest, and accept that we all have to continue learning and 'asking questions'.
Get to the top with Wordpress SEO
Yoast is the most popular wordpress SEO tool in the world, and the one I am most familiar with.
The premium version is better if SEO is crucial and you value quality. The key advantages of the premium plugin are:
- Optimize every page for up to 5 keywords
- Internal linking suggestions - helps search engines to understand your site structure.
- Preview of your page in Google and social media
- Readability check - using the Flesch Reading Ease score.
- No duplicate content
- Full control over your breadcrumbs
- Redirect manager: your visitors don’t get stuck on a 404 Not Found page
- Plus it is always updated to google's algorithm
Ok I have a Masters Degree in E-Commerce, gained at Huddersfield University in 2004 - WOW.
This shows I am capable of learning and applying myself at a very high level - that'e all - things have moved on, and almost everything they taught then has been updated.
Great News - I have kept up to date with most aspects.
For example - I can insert the code provided by paypal into hand coded websites or wordpress websites or even emails. I can do this with buy now buttons, shopping cart systems, subscription and membership payments.
I am also familiar with software such as Actinic, Magento, Shopify, 1 and 1, Shopify and Ekm Powershop etc etc.
These have come down in price, but perhaps your biggest consideration is the ROI -
Is there any more - of course, but let's do this face to face, over a nice coffee and custard cream and see what you really need and want.