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I am Savy Nacion, working as a technology specialist in HTML To Wordpress Service Providers company, based in Rochester, New York. With over 10 years of experience in the technology domain, I aim at bringing new and innovative technology solutions to the company to help it keep thriving in the industry.
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5 Ways To Achieve Remarkable Website via Theme Conversion

Jul 24th 2015 at 5:06 AM

With 61 percent share, WordPress has become the most dominating CMS compared to other content management systems. This clearly suggests that the increasing adoption rate of the WordPress platform. But, it's obvious, you can't just rely upon the market statistics to choose a CMS. However, there are several factors that make WordPress one of the most commendable and widely-used CMS.

There are plenty of amazing themes available online that can be used to modify the look and feel of your WordPress site, or can be used to put up a site from scratch. In addition, there are thousands of plug-ins that help add extra features and functions to a WordPress powered website. Not to mention, the simple and intuitive admin panel of WordPress makes the task of performing edits a breeze (especially for non-tech savvy users, also referred to as technophobes) and so on.

So, once you've made up your mind in building a WP powered site, perhaps you'll be thinking how you begin the development process. One best way to do so requires choosing to convert common static html templates to responsive wordpress conversion sites. Thankfully, there are many web development companies that offer result-oriented markup conversion services. You can choose any one of the company that best suit your development needs. But, you shouldn't merely rely on your hired service provider to achieve success in your endeavor.

Simply put, many WordPress users today leave the task of converting their designs to a WordPress themed site for professionals. While you may receive a functional WP converted site as a result, but you cannot assure the long term success of that site. Remember that to turn your Photoshop design into a WordPress site that guarantees long-term success requires focusing on several aspects.

Even though, you may not be technically sound, but having familiarity with such aspects can help you keep a tab on the performance of your website. Through this post, I'll be discussing about some of the most important ways that help turn your wordpress in a manner, ensuring long-lasting success.

1. Use the Updated WordPress Version

As a WordPress user, you'll likely be aware of the fact that new WordPress versions are rolled out quite frequently. It is important that your converted site should run on the latest version of the WordPress platform. That's because, each version come with security patches to fix security vulnerabilities found in the previous versions of WordPress. Additionally, they come shipped with many new and/or updated features.

For example, the latest WordPress version is 4.2.2, that addresses two of the most critical security issues. Most importantly, the 4.2.2 version contains 13 fixes to the bugs that were found in previous WordPress version 4.2. So, make sure to host your WordPress converted site on the most current WordPress version.

2. Setup Pretty Permalinks

Permalinks are basically the URLs that gets published on a WordPress site, and help differentiate between all the pages on your website. Also, they help you easily find the page that needs to be viewed or edited. They're also what the search engine crawlers use to rank your pages.

As soon as your WordPress site gets installed, the default permalink structure will be enabled on your site automatically. Unfortunately, the default permalink structure isn't wieldy. Moreover, it is important that your converted site permalink structure must follow Google recommendation: according to which, your website URL structure need to be structured using keywords, as it makes crawling your pages easier.

In a nutshell, you must use an SEO-friendly permalink structure that are occasionally referred to as “pretty permalinks” as well. It is recommended that, you should use “%postname%” or “%post_id%” as your permalink structure, as they will help in making the URLs of your WordPress converted website unique.

3. Check Compatibility of Your Converted Site

Running a site that is accessible across all of the mobile devices like Smartphones and tablets have become inevitable to achieve success in today's online marketplace. So, make sure that your service provider adopt methodologies and techniques that help make your WP converted website compatible with mobile devices and modern browsers.

4. Integrate Google Analytics

You can't just simply rely upon a good design to ensure the success of your converted site, analyzing its performance on a regular basis is equally important to succeed in your endeavor. This is where the Google Analytics tool comes in handy. It lets you evaluate your site performance, by providing statistics as listed below:

  • Total Number of Visitors

  • Number of New Visitors

  • Number of Returning Visitors

  • Bounce Rate

  • Page Views and more.


Wrapping Up!

You may choose a reliable markup specialist to turn your designs into a WordPress site, however, there are several factors that also need to be considered to make sure its long term success. Right from using the updated WordPress version, to setting up pretty permalinks and several factors, can help turn your converted site guarantee success in the long run. Reading this post will help you get a fair understanding of all such factors.

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