Custom WordPress Development
WordPress is the most popular open source content management system (CMS), with thousands of plugins, widgets, and themes. The WordPress framework can be customized to create many different types of websites. E Host Solution builds, hosts and maintains custom WordPress sites for business owners, entrepreneurs, e-commerce shops and non-profits.
Plugins extend the functionality of WordPress, and are installed directly from the WordPress Dashboard. Minimal use of plugins is recommended, and selecting the best fit requires research, installation and testing in a development environment. Updating plugins, themes and WordPress core software is necessary to preserve functionality, performance and keep your website secure. Outdated, insecure or abandoned plugins are the primary cause of compromised WordPress sites.
We offer managed WordPress hosting to our development clients, which includes securing your site, automated backups, performance monitoring and timely updates of WordPress core software, plugins and themes. Major updates are tested in a development environment prior to installation on production sites to guarantee optimal security and performance.
Search Optimization (SEO)
WordPress SEO plugins include Rank Math SEO, Yoast SEO and All in One SEO Pack. These plugins have millions of downloads, and offer premium (paid) versions. The free version of Rank Math provides many tools to optimize organic search rankings.
WooCommerce is the #1 e-commerce extension for WordPress, to add an online catalog and ordering to your website. Key features of WooCommerce include payment and shipping integration, sales reports, multiple product options, flexible coupon codes and easy inventory management. Choose a WordPress theme that specifically supports WooCommerce when planning to build your online store.
Contact Forms: Popular and free WordPress contact form plugins include Contact Form 7. and Caldera. Unfortunately, support for Caldera was phased out in 2022. The user interface for both plugins is relatively intuitive, however can be difficult for beginners.