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Washington Graphic Services is a Washington DC area Graphic Design Communications Company. We specialize in the design and development of marketing materials, brochures, annual reports, logos, customized graphics, web sites and website maintenance, ecommerce solutions, custom web applications, content management websites and branding.




Getting WordPress up and Running

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During the early stages of the internet, most sites were created with a simple HTML file. These sites essentially operated as a document that a visitor could view remotely. Most individuals and businesses today expect quite a bit more functionality from their sites. Increasingly, websites are using WordPress as a way to achieve that functionality.

WordPress is a Content Management System that, once setup, provides a very easy to use dashboard for a user to add and edit content on their site. What makes WordPress so powerful, and popular, is its use of a database and page templates to create pages dynamically. This means that your content (blog posts, etc.) is stored in a database, and your page templates are kept separate from your content. This allows your site to have a handful of different page templates, but be able to generate an essentially unlimited number of specific pages by inserting the content that lives in your site’s database into those templates.

In order to get a WordPress site up and running, WordPress must be installed, a database must be setup, then the WordPress theme and its template files must be configured to look and behave the way a website’s owner intends. Compared to a single HTML file, this process is quite a bit more complex, and typically requires knowledge of several more programming languages.

Washington Graphic Services has extensive experience with a variety of Content Management Systems, including WordPress. In order to achieve the design and functionality you desire, WGS can help you select a WordPress theme, set it up on your server, configure a database, handle all of the required customization, and have your site up and ready for visitors. Once completed, you are able to add and edit content on your site using a simple, user-friendly dashboard.

If you’d like to know more about what your site can do with WordPress, contact Washington Graphic Services today!