WordPress

From e-commerce to a one-pager, WordPress is a solid solution

WordPress has come a long way in the past few years. Originally a platform for blogging, WordPress has expanded its milieu and now a full 26% of the internet is built with WordPress. 40% of content management systems are based on WordPress. Large sites like CNN, EBay and the Wall Street Journal are run with the powerful WordPress content management engine. Now WordPress is often used for editing pages, setting up menus, processing forms, and performing important business functions on websites. We at Watermelon have used WordPress for everything from one-page “Coming Soon” sites to complex e-commerce sites built with WooCommerce (acquired by WordPress itself in 2015), database-intensive sites, and sites that access multiple sources of data from different repositories.

WordPress has the largest repository of plugins of all content management systems, so they reduce development time significantly. That saves you money.

And of course WordPress is a blog for many people as well. It is still (in our opinion) the best blogging tool around.

Watermelon Web Works develops custom WordPress solutions for complex directories, custom e-commerce solutions, and just good-looking and functional websites. Our WordPress maintenance and SEO package has been getting lots of compliments. We’d love an opportunity to serve your business needs.

Check out a few of our recent WordPress websites in our web design portfolio.


Pre-Launch Testing for WordPress: The Devil is in the Details

Pre-Launch Testing for WordPress: The Devil is in the Details

You have spent several months having an agency create a WordPress website for you, and it is almost time to launch. More than likely your eagerness is very high to get your fantastic site out to the public. Before you do so, it will serve you well to take the time to go over the site with a fine-tooth comb with a pre-launch testing procedure. It is much harder to correct any issues once the site is live. Below are some points to consider as you are about to launch.read more →
Squarespace vs. WordPress – Which should you pick?

Squarespace vs. WordPress – Which should you pick?

Squarespace is like a paint-by-numbers kit, and WordPress is like an entire art store (including the paint-by-number kits, if that's what you want). As long as the picture on the box is exactly what you want, the paint-by-numbers approach might be perfect for you. But if you want a platform with unlimited room to grow, and expand, and develop your site, then WordPress is a better fit.read more →
WordPress Categories vs Tags: What’s the Difference?

WordPress Categories vs Tags: What’s the Difference?

WordPress is the most popular content management system on the internet, but it wasn't always that way. Back when it was first created, WordPress was just a blogging platform rather than a fully-fledged CMS. Blogging is still at the heart of WordPress; any Posts created in WordPress are by default displayed in chronological order in your site's blog feed. But keep blogging long enough, and soon your main blog feed will get unruly, and your readers may have to dig through pages and pages of posts before finding the article they're looking for. How do you organize a blog with hundreds of posts?read more →