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Fed up with WordPress?

Posted on August 19, 2016 by

WordPress is the world’s most popular content management system (CMS), powering over 25% of the world’s ten million largest websites and almost 60% of all websites using a CMS – but that doesn’t mean it is the best. We’ve had a few people come in with concerns over WordPress’ security and reliability – so in this post we’ll discuss some of the common problems with WordPress and show your our solution – Coaster.

Fed up with WordPress?

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A Beginner’s Guide To Content Management Systems

Posted on April 27, 2016 by

A content management system is vital for ensuring your website runs smoothly and is easy to maintain – so it’s vital you choose the CMS best suited to your business. There are endless different platforms available, so here we will go through some of the most popular and explain the basics, to help you make the right choice.

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Proximity Marketing.

Posted on April 13, 2016 by

What is Proximity Marketing you may ask, well let us explain…

Proximity Marketing is the localised wireless delivery of Marketing content associated with a particular place or offer. Communications can be received by consumers within the targeted location that chooses to receive them and have the necessary apps/settings to do so.

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CMS Menu System

Posted on July 16, 2015 by

Our CMS menu system is easy to understand as it’s all based on pages. When creating or editing pages you can select which if any menus they will appear in, however there is a whole menu section in the admin which gives more options for organizing menus.

The menu section shows all the menus on the site, depending on the design this might just be the Main Menu though some sites may have extra footer or side menus.

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Each of these menus then contains a list of pages currently added:

  • Pages can be added to a menu by clicking the orange button and then selecting one from a simple drop-down list of all pages in the site.
  • Pages can be sorted by a simple drag and drop system.
  • Pages can be removed by clicking on the delete (trash can) icon.

There is also a sub level setting, this controls how many levels of sub menu will be shown. How many sub levels can be selected will depend on the design. Sub menus are based on sub pages, and sub pages of those pages, and so on. If these sub pages don’t exist the sub menus won’t be created no matter the setting.


Why we use WordPress, but only for blogs…

Posted on October 30, 2014 by

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I am writing this in WordPress, at the same time our website is built on our very own CMS where we edit content for the pages there. Why? You may ask. Well we believe that WordPress is brilliant for what it is, a blogging platform. Yes, you can extend it and yes you can add pages and create menus but the primary purpose of WordPress was always as a platform for bloggers. WordPress is also favoured by google in the search results as Google knows and understands the structure of WordPress sites, so it creawls them more specifically.

So we took a decision to use WordPress for blogs for that reason, it’s great for blogs and combined with the Yoast SEO plugin, our clients and ourselves can use it to target specific audiences and drive traffic to the rest of the site. This way we can let our CMS be great at what it does; clever templates, quick editing of content and pages, easy video search, simple file management and page linking and brilliant features like a comprehensive search and news articles without the additional features of a blog). Our CMS also means we can create some custom features in the admin system, like dropdowns for content specific to our clients and linking between sections and pages.

We think that WordPress is great and we think our CMS great, and we’re constantly thinking of ways to make them work better together and of how we can imporve our offering to our clients who want to edit and add content as simply as possible.


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