How we leverage WordPress to build secured, easy to maintain, scalable websites
As technology continues to evolve, the need for businesses to have a strong online presence becomes increasingly important. A website is often the first point of contact between a business and its potential customers, and it's essential that it makes a good impression.
At Looming Tech, we understand the importance of a well-designed and functional website. That's why we choose to use WordPress as our go-to platform for developing websites.
One of the main reasons we use WordPress is its flexibility. WordPress is an open-source content management system (CMS), which means that it's freely available for anyone to use and customize. This allows us to tailor the platform to the specific needs of our clients, creating a unique and personalized experience for their users.
Another benefit of using WordPress is its scalability. Whether a client needs a small brochure website or a complex e-commerce platform, WordPress can handle it. It's a powerful and robust platform that can handle a large number of pages and features, making it perfect for businesses of all sizes.
WordPress also has a vast community of developers and users. This means that there are a plethora of themes, plugins, and extensions available, which we can use to add functionality and improve the overall user experience. This also means that if we encounter any technical issues, there is a large community available to assist us in solving them.
Additionally, WordPress is also incredibly user-friendly. It's easy for our clients to update and manage their own website, saving them time and money in the long run. They can easily add new pages, update content, and manage their online presence without the need for technical expertise.
But is it secure technology approach?
Yes it is a secure technology for websites, but like any platform, it is not immune to security threats. Here are a few key points we always consider when it comes to the security of WordPress websites we build:
WordPress itself is a secure platform that receives regular updates to address any known vulnerabilities.
The security of a WordPress website also depends on the hosting provider, which should have appropriate security measures in place to protect the site from hacking attempts and other malicious activities.
The third-party plugins and themes that are used to add functionality and design to a WordPress website can also pose a security risk if they are not kept up to date or are of poor quality.
The security of a WordPress website also depends on the user's own security practices, such as keeping strong passwords, updating the website regularly, and backing up the website regularly.
It's important to note that no website is completely immune to security threats, but because Looming Tech engineers are following the best practices and keeping the website and its components up to date, the risk is greatly reduced.
Why engineers at Looming Tech prefer the custom theme approach in building websites?
Building a website with WordPress using a custom theme can have several advantages over using plugins:
Greater control over design and functionality: When building a website with a custom theme, you have greater control over the design and functionality of the website. You can tailor the design to match your brand and create a unique user experience. You can also add custom functionality specific to your business needs, which may not be available in a plugin.
Increased performance: Plugins can add extra code and scripts to a website, which can slow down the website's performance. A custom theme can be optimized for performance, resulting in a faster and more responsive website.
Better compatibility: Plugins can be developed by different developers and may not always be compatible with other plugins or themes. A custom theme can be developed to work seamlessly with other components of the website, resulting in a more stable and reliable website.
Better security: Plugins can be developed by different developers and may not always be secure. A custom theme can be developed with security in mind, making it less likely to be exploited by hackers.
Better SEO: A custom theme can be optimized for SEO, resulting in better visibility for the website on search engines.
Better scalability: A custom theme can be developed to be scalable, meaning it can handle a large number of pages and features, making it perfect for businesses of all sizes.
Having said that makes it clear why our approach is to go with custom theme development. To do that, of course, a web developer must have a deep understanding of WordPress and web development to create a custom theme that meets customers business needs. That is why we invest in our engineers to learn the appropriate technologies and techniques in order to be able to develop good quality WordPress themes.
Here are few examples of websites we built with WordPress in the recent months:
https://www.teximbank.bg/ - Texim Bank is a banking company and we are proud that we built the best performing banking website in Bulgaria (according to Google Lighthouse scoring)
https://brokerito.bg - Brokerito is a online insurer selling multiple types of insurances via their website.
https://www.meuspractice.com/ MEUS is an amazing fitness and wellbeing platform with over a million combinations of unique five-minute sessions built around our method of moving, connecting and reflecting.
https://velocity-eu.com/ Velocity’s range of specially selected, fully integrated hardware devices. Suitable for mobile workers, shared office spaces, education, medical and industrial installations.