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Whether you’re thinking of designing a brand new website or redesigning an old one, WordPress is one of the most powerful platforms available to achieve fantastic results!
What is WordPress?
WordPress is an online platform that was used only for blogging in the past. In 2013, it has celebrated its 10th anniversary and is now powering roughly 20% of the World Wide Web!!!
With more than 60 million users and over 25,000 plugins available, it is now a fully developed platform capable of running some of the most wonderful websites on the web.
Check out some of the notable WordPress users and discover how popular and trusted this platform is!
What can WordPress do for me?
There are 2 types of WordPress that are available:
This is where you would create your own website if you felt like experimenting with it and learning along the way. Your website’s URL will be something like yourbusiness.wordpress.com and it will be hosted on WordPress servers for you. This is a great way to get started but is very limited in terms of future growth and use of fantastic features.
This is what a professional WordPress designer would use to design your website.
This time, the WordPress platform is downloaded as a package of files and installed on a server with a reputable host.
Now your web designer can fully customize your website and your URL can be your own domain name like yourbusiness.com.
Investing in a great website solution from a reputable web designer can go a long way to succeed online.
What are themes?
Themes are to your website what the underground foundation is to your home. A great, well developed theme can become a solid and powerful foundation for your website and support you as a long-term strategy.
Reputable WordPress designers constantly work at improving and optimizing their themes which, in turn, help your website always benefit from latest technologies and code standards.
How about plugins, what are they for?
Plugins are little pieces of code that “plug” into your WordPress website to enable a new feature. Some are very small and simple such as adding a Google map to your website and other fully developed e-commerce solutions to help you sell your products online.
Although most plugins are free, be prepared to pay for some that will bring you significant value.
Can I update my own website?
Yes indeed! WordPress is designed as a CMS (Content Management System) which allows users to update their own content. There are different levels of permissions available and depending on your needs and the complexity of the website, your web designer will offer suggestions on how to efficiently setup a CMS strategy.
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Here’s what our clients say that makes us blush…
Aurelien designed a superior website, exceeding our expectations, in time, and at a reasonable cost. He is very proficient and well organized. We have no hesitation in recommending him.
I had been looking for somebody to create a new website for quite some time, but most people were to “techie” for me and I could not relate to them. When I met Aurelien I right away sensed that he had a holistic approach and had an understanding of the service industry. I am very happy with my website. It is alive and vibrant. I love my new logo and I especially appreciated the process of creating the new logo together with Aurelien, the graphic artist, my husband Willem and myself. I appreciate Aurelien’s patience during the creative process because I needed time to become crystal clear what I wanted. Thank you.
I have been a PC user for years, and when I decided to get an iPad, I worked with Aurélien to learn the most effective ways to use it. He is an excellent teacher: knowledgeable and encouraging. He challenges me to think about how to solve problems on my own. Aurélien has also been proactive in introducing me to several new apps that will make my life easier. I most strongly recommend him.
Aurelien has taken a homemade, amateur video and transformed it into a video that is interesting and easy to watch. He really listens to what you, the customer, would like to portray to your audience and also offers new ideas and advice. A creative, talented and intuitive young man! Thank you Aurelien for making my business more accessible!
Aurelien is a highly-focussed professional who delivers superb customer service. He went beyond my expectations with a technical challenge that I had and I highly recommend him to assist any person or organization in need of sharp, fast, reliable results. Thank you Aurelien.
My husband found Aurelien after googling for Apple training to help us understand and effectively use all of our products, and specifically clean-up the mess we’d made of all of our music and photos. When I was able to play a song sung by my father (long since deceased) on my iPhone and share with people, that was the moment it become clear that what Aurelien provides goes far beyond technology training. I then continued working with him for support in developing my new business, and have made many processes more efficient and professional. As a “mature” couple who’ve stumbled our way through the world of computerized-everything, it’s great to know there’s someone out there that can patiently and effectively answer all of our questions. We have a common tagline in our house now – “just ask Aurelien”!
Aurelien has been a terrific in helping me implement different ideas into my teaching. The one on one training is excellent and allows me to work at my own pace. Aurelien was instrumental in helping me develop my personal and classroom blog. Developing the blog not only will help my students, but has helped me reflect as a teacher as well. Take a look at my class website: http://missvidotto.edublogs.org/. The blog looks professional and Aurelien was always willing to answer questions or concerns that I had when I arrived for training. In addition, I recently began using a Mac computer. Aurelien spent time teaching me commands that would allow me to work at a more efficient pace. Introducing me to key chain has been terrific as a way to remember my forgotten passwords. In addition, Aurelien has spent time showing me how to use iMovie and different apps such as Over can be implemented in the classroom. This a terrific way to engage my students and have them find ways of applying what they have learned more into the real world. Aurelien is flexible with his time and was willing to work around my busy schedule as I live in Lethbridge and was commuting to Calgary for training. He is also willing to setup Skype sessions which is great. Aurelien’s training has helped me learn new and engaging things I can incoporate into my classroom. This is turn creates happy and engaged students! I would highly recommend Aurelien if you are looking for training in setting up a blog, website, or Apple training.
After some extensive travelling, and having taken some wonderful photos we wanted to make into books, we called upon Aurelien, from Creative Elements, to teach us how to use Aperture. His expertise, and his patience with us, during our one-on-one appointments was so appreciated. We went off topic several times to ask questions and he was happy to assist us in all areas, ie: organizing our pictures in iphoto, backing up our Macs, tips on how to layout a book, how to fine tune our photos in Aperture and the list goes on. We ended up with a beautiful book from our Africa trip that Aurelien sat with us and helped lay out. Learning in the comfort of our own home and having Aurelien there was excellent. His expertise and calm demeanour is invaluable…… I would not hesitate to recommend him.
I was referred to Aurelien by a good friend. He had done an amazing website for her, and I wanted to update my practice website as well. From the beginning Aurelien was very thorough and made sure all of our requirements were met. He spent a lot of time with me one on one designing the website, the colors, and a new logo. I am very happy with the final result, we have received so many compliments from patients and colleagues on the user friendliness and the look and feel of the website. Thank you Aurelien, your hard work and attention to detail has really made a difference for our practice.
We have recently opened a guest house. We knew that the success of our project depended mainly on the quality of the website. Calling upon Aurelien’s skills and professionalism through his company “Creative Elements”, we haven’t been disappointed. The website is performing really well, it is praised and loved by our guests who find it attractive, beautiful and easy to use. Thank you for your professionalism and your availability that contributed to a very good start of our project.