What is WordPress?
WordPress was created to be a platform for creating very good blogs but WordPress has evolved to become one of the most useful content management systems for websites. You can host your own website with WordPress running it. You do not need to do any of the technical work because most web hosting companies can install WordPress on your website automatically and some have a feature that can make you install WordPress on your website with just a click of your mouse.
My Work with WordPress
WordPress makes it possible to change the look and features of a website by simply changing the theme. Most of the times, users of WordPress have to look for themes to buy for their websites or settle for any features a theme they find has.
I can help this situation by creating themes that can meet the specific needs of the WordPress user. I can also create a WordPress theme for an existing website. The website remains the same but I am able to create a WordPress theme version of the client’s website.
I can also develop WordPress plugins where the need arises for extra functionality. This makes it possible to manage an entire web service or portal with a WordPress back-end. This website you are visiting and all it’s content and functionality is managed by a WordPress installation.
Some of the websites and web services I have created to be managed with WordPress include:
- Safe Haven Microfinance Bank Limited (www.safehavenmfb.com): This website is for a Microfinance Bank. The website not only has forms for loan applications but also has a custom plugin built in it to allow the customer care staff of the bank, view entries to these forms by the public. The customer care representative receives an email notification when the form has been filled and can view the entry by logging into the WordPress Admin and using my custom plugin.
- Pelfaco Limited (www.pelfaco.com): Pelfaco Limited is an engineering services company. This is a regular website but I coded widgets that allow the company staff make changes to the theme and modify their social media links on the website.
Other standard websites created with WordPress as a Content Management System, include:
- Osato Works (www.osatoworks.com): Yes, this website you are visiting is a WordPress blog website.
- Central Emirates International Academy (www.ceia.com.ng): A website for a School.
- Builder’s Stop Center (www.buildersstopcenter.com): A website for a building supplies company.