18th July 2017

WordPress: A tailored admin experience

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WordPress. A CMS (content management system) we have all heard of and one you’ve probably had the pleasure, or displeasure of working with.

WordPress counts for over 27% of the web, which is equivalent to a mind-numbing 75,000,000 sites and is trusted as the backend solution for some industry-leading companies’ online content. And for good reason.

WordPress is and has been trusted by worldwide organisations including Spotify, TED, CNN, BBC, Sony Music, MTV, Playstation, eBay Inc., METRO.co.uk, Xerox, The Rolling Stones, The Wall Street Journal and so many more…

Love or hate WordPress — it’s undeniably a popular solution for managing your website thanks to its’ incredible community support, expandability and huge library of free (and premium) plugins built to enhance your website even further.

It truly is a remarkable CMS with a lot of capabilities and enough flexibility to make it adaptable to almost any industry, while remaining simple enough to maintain. But so many Developers and Agencies are doing it wrong. Which is affecting you, the customer.

So in this article I want to talk about “a tailored admin experience”. Why? Because so many businesses settle for less than they should, and I want to set a new standard MVP (minimum viable product) for WordPress sites. It’s what you the customer deserves. Right? I want to make you fall in love with WordPress — if you haven’t already.

I believe that thus far, most Content Editors and site admins find it difficult and time-consuming to update simple content on their websites, resulting in calls to Developers, which in turn send invoices for simple bug-fixes. Fixes for issues that should’ve never been there in the first place. Because of this, companies often resort to switching to other Developers only to have the same problem.

This isn’t the way it should be.

A website should be headache-free, easy to edit and maintain in the long run. A website is a crucial investment in creating an online identity for your business and should result in more sales or larger brand awareness with the right consultancy and guidance by your Web Developer or Agency. But if Content Editors are too scared to access the admin area to update and edit content, where is the benefit in that? Note that this applies to all CMS platforms, not just WordPress.

Have a look at this screenshot below ↓