WordPress is a complex system of parts. These parts must work in unity to reach the desired result. Most of the time the WordPress core, plugins and themes work great together first time out.
There are those instances, however, when they do not. This means that CharlesWorks web developers must research and try different combinations of plugins (mostly) to accomplish the desired specific functionality and aesthetics. Here, within the CharlesWorks testing domains, CharlesWorks web developers are able to perform that process behind the scenes.
The phrase “WordPress CMS” generally refers to the software used “behind the scenes” in all the WordPress components. That software operates what’s called a content management system (CMS). WordPress is very powerful and complex. It consists of the WordPress core itself, themes, plugins and possibly other software created for a specific purpose. The WordPress CMS has evolved through development on a worldwide scale by thousands of people volunteering to do so.
WordPress itself along with many plugins and themes are themselves free software. Free software simply refers to the fact that one does not have to pay a fee to use WordPress and its free plugins and themes. What costs money are things like the customization involved in development and design, the search engine optimization and turning the WordPress site into a unique representation of your business, the domain name and the website hosting.
We at CharlesWorks don’t want – and we’re certain you don’t really want – your website to look like numerous others out there on the web. We strive toward a combination of aesthetics and functionality to deliver as unique as possible representation of your business on the web.
At CharlesWorks we like to use what could be called “sandbox sites” similar like this one. This allows us to research, develop and test various specialized functions for your website out of the public eye.
This WordPress site is kept up to date running the latest software. Your development site is also kept updated to the latest software so when your site “goes live” it has the latest and greatest online. “Goes live” just means the site will be shown to the rest of the world using your domain name instead of the development address.
WordPress is an incredibly wonderful platform to build your website on. It is composed of the WordPress core, plugins and themes. As we’ve said before, there are numerous developers who work on various components of the overall platform.
WordPress’s popularity has grown immensely since it’s inception.
As of January 2018, nearly one third of all websites on the Internet are operating on the WordPress platform.
CharlesWorks is unique in the Monadnock area in having its own infrastructure right in Peterborough, New Hampshire. Additionally, CharlesWorks has backups spread about in other locations of the United States.
CharlesWorks is operated and manned by believers in the local economy. Every dollar sent off somewhere else lessens the local economic strength.
While CharlesWorks has clients on four continents, the bulk of its client base is in the northeastern United States. This allows CharlesWorks to connect its clients to each other. CharlesWorks associates also refer business to CharlesWorks web clients – another unique quality this company. In that regard, three of CharlesWorks associates are involved in BNI, an international referral organization. They make referrals to businesses and help other businesses grow.
Charles Oropallo, founder of CharlesWorks, has been quoted as saying, “If I can’t find a CharlesWorks web client that provides a particular product or service, I probably don’t need it.”