As a developer of WordPress Solutions since the software arrived on the scene in the mid 2000’s I have seen many developments go through our Sydney, Melbourne Boston and Miami studios and the one thing that is always a constant is the need for the business owner to take responsibility for the continued success of the website.
The Ginga Website is proudly powered by the worlds most product content management system. Previously Ginga used an inferior CMS developed locally that did not offer a large community and upgrades were scarce – in fact in 5 years they never actually occurred. Ginga decided to abandon this approach and move to a more flexible environment. It took some time but we are happy, our clients are wrapped – it shows in the new developments which are 50% faster and are 100% standards compliant and the systems are updated at least 6 times annually.
A Little About WordPress (from WordPress.org)
WordPress started in 2003 with a single bit of code to enhance the typography of everyday writing and with fewer users than you can count on your fingers and toes. Since then it has grown to be the largest self-hosted blogging tool in the world, used on hundreds of thousands of sites and seen by tens of millions of people every day.
Everything you see here, from the documentation to the code itself, was created by and for the community. WordPress is an Open Source project, which means there are hundreds of people all over the world working on it. (More than most commercial platforms.) It also means you are free to use it for anything from your cat’s home page to a Fortune 5 web site without paying anyone a license fee.
On this site you can download and install a software script called WordPress. To do this you need a web host who meets the minimum requirements and a little time. WordPress is completely customizable and can be used for almost anything. There is also a service called WordPress.com which lets you get started with a new and free WordPress-based blog in seconds, but varies in several ways and is less flexible than the WordPress you download and install yourself.