Custom WordPress websites seem to be all the rage right now…but why? While you may be familiar with WordPress as a blog, you can now have a custom website built into the WordPress system. iDesigns is currently developing many of our clients’ websites into WordPress and even migrating websites from other content management systems to WordPress. iDesigns’ custom WordPress websites offer many features, including:
- Design flexibility;
- An easy-to-use content management system to update the site yourself;
- A variety of plug-ins such as e-commerce, calendars, video, MP3 players, photo galleries, social media and, of course, blogs;
- Organized layout with custom widget sections;
- Cross-browser compatibility; and
- SEO-friendly design and development.
Several years ago, you could probably spot a WordPress site immediately. Now, a professional WordPress design is harder to detect. For example, iDesigns recently launched a new design for SudsCarwash.net. This six-page website has a unique homepage design and two custom pages for their services menus. We decided to build the site in WordPress for the flexibility it offers in page layout and design.
For instance, the Gallery page is a full NextGEN photo gallery plug-in. The NextGEN Gallery is a fully-integrated image gallery plug-in for WordPress with a slideshow option.
We used the same NextGEN photo gallery plug-in on the Cadence Corner page of the site to display images of the retail items sold. This shows how easy it is to customize the WordPress plug-ins to your website needs.
Suds Car Wash & Detail was voted best car wash in El Dorado Hills. Now, we hope their new website design gives them the professional look and feel they desired.