WORDPRESS
DEVELOPMENT




For Websites or Blogs


ARTELABS reccomend the use of WordPress basically for its “Back-Office” CMS functionalities which are elegant, well structured, highly customizable and User-Friendly. It can be used for Blogs, business Websites, and even E-commerce.

The WordPress project, begun in 2003, has grown to be one of the largest hosted Web tools in the world. WordPress has become a mature and stable product that benefits from a substantial developer community. It is an excellent semantic publishing platform tool, combining aesthetics, web standards, and usability. WP is an Open Software delivered under GPLv2+.

For Users not knowing web coding and wishing to remain independent in managing dynamic content, WP can be one solution to have a good result at a reasonable price (compared to custom Web development). Nevertheless, a good Front-End development “à la carte” may require intensive work and good knowledge in programming languages such as PHP / JS / MySQL.

The WP community constantly builds the core software. Many themes and plugins are available online. Nevertheless, like any other Websites, maintenance and monitoring of the software is required to perform regular updates (including security patches).

The WorPress community organise regular WordCamps with well known guests:

Security in WordPress

Security in WordPress is taken very seriously, but as with any other system there are potential security issues that may arise if some basic security precautions aren’t taken. This article will introduce you to basic security concepts and serve as an introductory guide to making your WordPress website more secure:

Since the WP CMS is growing every day, hackers will always try to attack and insert malicious code to corrupt your core files or your database.

The most popular attacks are:

  • SQL Injections.
  • Filesman backdoor.
  • .htaccess Hacking.
  • PHP malicious code injection.
  • Cross-site Scripting (XSS) attacks.
  • And many more.

A WP developer must take into account all these parameters to secure any website at best. Moreover, patches and updates must be applied regularly (Server side and Front side). And old PHP version can become quickly obsolete and have many functionality corrupted. Plugin must be chosen carefully because no sustainability is guaranteed.

ARTELABS offer maintenance and monitoring of your websites.

Our WP Services

Full Installation and configuration

WordPress full install and configuration of all features following security Best Practices. Bugs or problems may occur during installation. It is necessary to have a reliable Serve for speed, availability, security with evolutive technologies.


WordPress SEO

We help WordPress owners enhance their visibility in Search Engines. For this purpose, WP already offer statistical tools and adapted plugins to help webmasters increasing their rank visibility.


Content Ergonomic & Editing

We provide content planning in order to have clear, sober and user-friendly web pages, menus, posts and categories items. Content (text and media) is important to have a successful result on your target audience.


WordPress Security Issues

MAINTENANCE and monitoring of the software is REQUIRED to perform regular updates and patches, especially those related to SECURITY ISSUES which is not an easy task.


Hosting Plans and Maintenance

We can host your Website, E-mails and Databases on our HOSTLABS dedicated server in the Datacenter of Infomaniak Network SA, Geneva, Switzerland, ensuring regular backups, monitoring and maintenance.


Featured or Ad-Hoc Plugins

It is important choose well coded and mature plugins which are not ``gadgets``. You will never know in advance if they will follow sustainability! Updating installed plugins my cause bugs and malfunctions and, even worse, security breaches. ARTELABS provide integration of custom Ad-Hoc plugins extensions programmed according to your business needs.



Issues & Global Knowledge

INTRODUCTION (IMPORTANT NOTICE)

The Webmaster should have a thorough knowledge of WordPress technologies in order to avoid the use of inadequate plugin (“widget”), loss of information during the frequent software core updates (patches and security issues) and server compatibility of PHP / MySQL technologies.

Although the WP CMS  seems easy to implement, a successful and clean  website created with WP must match to Web Standards (W3C) and do not contain major errors which can only be detectable by analyzing the source code. The knowledge of programming languages are necessary in order to quickly debug or customise scripts that are not always “clean” in their design. Many Widget offered by the WP community are simply “Gadgets“!

We prevent and avoid developing “web-factories” full of mismatches!

ADVANTAGES USING WORDPRESS
  • Open-Source Free software and Multi-Platform.
  • Community developers assure better innovation and higher security, making it susceptible to bugs than proprietary systems.
  • Universal access. Users are not locked in to using a single vendor’s system.
  • Developers can modify and adapt the software for their own business requirements.
DISADVANTAGES USING WORDPRESS
  • Because there is no requirement to create a commercial product that will sell and generate money, Plugins (“Widgets”) and Themes can tend to evolve more in line with developers that wish to advertise their work.
  • Some “plugins” may have Embedded-ADS, about the developer or other products, or even tracking scripts for statistical purposes.
  • No guarantee of sustainability of the available Plugins. Some may contain critical vulnerabilities related to security, bugs or malfunctions.
  • Although WordPress software is itself mostly free, there may still be some indirect costs involved, such as need for external support.
  • Although having an open system means there are many people identifying bugs and fixing them, it also means malicious users can potentially view the code and exploit vulnerabilities.
  • Because of the way it has been developed, Open-Source software can require more technical know-how than commercial proprietary systems.

Our WordPress Development Process

Themes Installation

We'll install and setup a Free or Premium WordPress theme at your choice.

Plugins Integration

We'll install known and required featured Plugins ("Widget") according to your business model or needs.

Content Development

We analyse and create a unique content for your website or blog with the latest technologies and a clear and User Friendly ergonomics for your visitors.

SEO & Maintenance

We integrate SEO tools for a good ranking in order to acquire customers and grow profits. Training for Users & Maintenance.


WordPress Customisation

At ARTELABS, we endeavor to offer you WordPress customization services that lets you transform your Front-End or Back-Ent to all-inclusive solutions that are versatile and riveting. While tailoring your website to suit your business requirements, we take every measure to keep it responsive and compatible across all popular platforms and devices.



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We will help you to analyse your project and create your online presence.