Agumdoo recommend WordPress for building web sites for shools and colleges as is simple to use and can have more than one editor, allowing different departments to update their own content.
WordPress is a free and open source dynamic content management system (CMS) and blogging tool based on PHP and MySQL. It has many features including over a thousand free plug-ins (apps) making it ideal for web sites for Highland Council Schools.
WordPress is currently the most popular website system in use on the Internet and it is estimated that 15% of the web sites on the internet use WordPress and 22% of new websites are built on WordPress. If you are allready familiar with another Open Source CMS – Joomla, Drupal etc. we can use this for you site.
WordPress has two versions both of which are free: WordPress.com is hosted for free and would have a URL like www.ourschool.wordpress.com. It is ideal for blogging, but has its limitations i.e., you are not able to add your own custom themes and have access to only the few ready installed plug-ins it comes with, but it is completely free!
Agumdoo design recommend that schools and businesses host their own WordPress based site and their URL would be www.ourschool.co.uk. This is where we would install the full version of WordPress and your unique customised theme, with access to all plug-ins and limitless design scope.
The WordPress download is free, but the hosting and domain name would have an on going cost. Your own domain would give you free sub-domains where you could run other WordPress sites like www.parentcouncil.ourschool.co.uk . Maybe sharing hosting costs?
All WordPress Web sites for schools come with a powerfull easy to update blog. A School blog is a good a way to boost school ethos, with the use of video clips and images to keep your school website upto the minute.
Your school need not be local or even in Scotland, we can do your training by Skype screen share.
These are some Highland Council School sites we designed with WordPress.
No 10 is a WordPress site.
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