WordPress and designing content management systems



At Flipside, we design 90% of our responsive websites using WordPress. This happens once we’ve created a considered site map and user journey and, of course, some cracking branding and design solutions!

Easy to manage CMS
We design bespoke front-end responsive websites with a WordPress backend, allowing clients the option to edit the site themselves, or for us to manage the content more easily.

Why WordPress?
WordPress is over ten years old, and has evolved into a world-class web publishing system. It’s trusted by Fortune 100 companies (including Time.com, Forbes.com and CNN) as well as government organisations, who all run their businesses and services on the platform.

WordPress began as a blogging system, and over the years has evolved into a full-featured web content management system (CMS). It’s the most popular CMS the world, making it easy to publish articles and update content.

WordPress is open-source and has many plugins. Opensource means the code is made available with a license in which the copyright holder provides the rights to study, change, and distribute the software to anyone and for any purpose, free from commercial restrictions and limitations. Thousands of WordPress developers all around the world work day and night to improve the system.


What is a plugin?
A plug-in is a component of code that adds a specific feature to an existing computer program. When a program supports plug-ins, it enables customisation. Thousands of professional quality WordPress plugins add functionality to the core system.

These can bought at an additional cost, and are created by developers for many applications such as image galleries, Instagram feeds or bookingsystems. The plug-ins available are growing every day, catering for all development needs.

Don’t forget the SEO
The greatest benefit of WordPress is that it’s search engine friendly. It has a free Yoast SEO plugin which, when optimised properly, solves many SEO issues. Combined with good SEO friendly copy on your website – plus marketing and Social Media Optimisation (SMO) – it ticks many boxes.

Talk to us about your next website, and visit some of the great sites we’ve built using WordPress with bespoke front ends: