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WordPress is an open source content management system (CMS) that allows websites to be managed via a secure and easy to use administrative panel.

Who owns Wordpress?

Everyone, including you. WordPress is an open source publishing platform. It was created by a dedicated team of developers specifically for anyone looking for a website platform focused on aesthetics, web standards, and usability.

How many websites use WordPress?

Approximately 65 millions websites. That means that about 22% of all new websites created on the Internet are powered by WordPress. Wow.

Why WordPress and not a different CMS?

The team at ROI Media Works raves about WordPress. Here's why:
  • Customization, customization, customization
  • Ease-of-use for novice website owners
  • Regular platform updates, ensuring security and latest technology integrations
  • A large community backing for tips and tricks
  • Wide selection of plug-ins to enhance your website
  • A rich and well documented public API to customize websites
  • Guaranteed longevity and continuation
  • Compatibility with search engine optimization

How 'easy' is it to edit my website — really?

Super easy. If you can edit a Microsoft Word document, you'll be able to edit your website's content using WordPress. This is partly why we rave about it - WordPress uses familiar formatting buttons like Microsoft Word. Unlike other CMS options (like Drupal, Joomla), WordPress is designed with novice computer users in mind and of course ease-of-use. Plus, don't worry - all our website packages include one-on-one training to teach you the ins and outs of WordPress.

Is it true that WordPress is for blogging and not websites?

WordPress originated as a blogging platform and just can't seem to shake that label. In 2010, WordPress released version 3.0 and expanded its platform to become a full-fledged CMS, with all the bells and whistles of a website. Blogging is an optional feature of our WordPress websites.

How secure is Wordpress?

You may have heard rumblings, even rumours that WordPress is not secure. We can firmly assert this is not true. WordPress is regularly updated and the team of developers is adamant to keep up with the latest sneaky internet tricks. With the popularity and open source nature of WordPress, dubious internet users have attempted to target the platform. This is not unusual for any platform out there, but we at ROI Media Works go above and beyond with WordPress installations to ensure your website is secure.

In the early spring of 2013, there was a large attack on WordPress sites around the world. This was an attempt to hack into any website that had an ill-suited password. We can't stress the importance of having a strong password. Rest assured that because of our security precautions, including mandatory strong passwords none of the websites we host and maintain were attacked.

Who has access to my WordPress website?

Just you. With WordPress there is an option to have individual access or even provide access to your team members. You're in control of who can log in, and what they can see and do once they've logged in.

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I'm tech savvy — speak in terms of geek about WordPress?

WordPress is a well supported, free open source server-side web application. Specifically, it's a content management system written in PHP and MySQL. It offers an extensive API, and a wide pool of functions. WordPress is a great foundation for plug-ins, documentation and resources for expanding and customizing websites.

At ROI Media Works, we write custom WordPress themes for our clients. We build off of a base skeleton theme we've developed and perfected over the past three years. This enables us to create a well refined, custom website that is specific to client needs.

We fine tune WordPress installations, making them secure and safe by always utilizing strong passwords and installing custom written plug-ins that have WordPress-specific server-side firewalls. We use multiple methods of security that hardens WordPress to an unprecedented level and prevents against injections and brute force attacks.

ROI Media Works regularly updates WordPress and maintains the various plug-ins, keeping a keen eye on all the latest WordPress news to ensure we're up to date and using the best plug-ins and practices. The popularity of WordPress and its well developed community support means that changes according to design trends can be done easily. The foundation and database of the entire website would not need to be changed, only the design "coat of paint" of the website.


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