Hire an experienced Web Developer to look after your website, keep it updated, secure and be on hand to fix any errors that arise. We specialise in WordPress, WooCommerce and OpenCart ecommerce platforms and can provide an on-going maintenance, testing & optimisation service.
WordPress is the most popular Content Management System (CMS) in the world and we have been developing websites for over 10 years using the wordpress.org open source software.
Clients find it easy to update their sites using the back-end admin system and if you need extra functionality “there’s always a plugin for that”. WordPress makes it easy to add a blog to your site or extend it to selling products and services using the WooCommerce plugin.
WordPress is free to install with no license fees but needs regular maintenance, backups, software & plugin updates.
WooCommerce is a free plugin for WordPress that turns your website into an online store.
It comes with many features as standard including category & product pages, customer accounts and sales reports. There are also hundreds of paid plugins to add more functionality including memberships, subscriptions and digital downloads.
Websites that use WooCommerce need better hosting and maintenance, it’s good practice to create a duplicate ‘staging’ site for testing any updates before making changes to the live site.
OpenCart is a more dedicated ecommerce solution than WooCommerce, more suited to businesses that need to upload lots of products and variations. Like WordPress it is open source software which is free to install.
It’s a light-weight and cheaper alternative to ecommerce software such as Magento and doesn’t need a dedicated server to run on.
It’s not a hosted solution like Shopify and doesn’t need as much maintenance as WordPress, OpenCart can give you more control of your site and can be easily moved from server to server.