WordPress is a very popular Content Management System (CMS) that is used by millions of people around the world. We use it to build simple websites for clients who want a CMS but who don't need their website to have the range of functionality that we can provide through SilverStripe.
I use WordPress themes as the basis for the build, and go from there. Some of my WordPress sites, such as the one I built for Wellington Batucada, bear no resemblance to the original theme once I've finished with it, and others, such as Te Rito Wellington or Save Radio New Zealand, still carry echoes of the theme within them. It really depends on time, budget, and what you want your website to be able to do.
Hi Ali, it's all looking great! I had a quick look last night and it's looking fantastic! Nice work on the gallery. Nice work with the content written so far as well...Tim Cooke - Wellington Batucada Musical Director and website designer (Wellington Batucada website, 2011 onwards)
I find that the most important stage with WordPress is choosing a theme that does everything we need it to do. It's much easier to change the look and feel of a WordPress website than it is to change the functionality. Unless there's a good reason not to, I generally choose a responsive theme these days.
Our WordPress sites are mostly hosted by WPEngine in the States, and because I build them as standalone sites rather than WordPress-hosted, you can use your own Domain name for the website, just as you would with a full SilverStripe site.
See my WordPress case studies for an overview of what we can do for you with WordPress.
Hi team NZSQ! I wanted to take this opportunity to say how much I appreciate you all, what a great, substantial and consistent contribution to our work you make and what fun it’s been working with such clever, talented, professional, user-friendly and collegial people - and I look forward to keep in touch with all of you somehow! My thanks and very best wishes to you all.Elizabeth Kerr, Manager, New Zealand String Quartet Trust (NZSQ website, 2007-2008 and 2011-2014)