WordPress is a highly accessible open source content management system that is used on millions of websites every day. It is fully customisable meaning it can be used to meet a wide range requirements. The CMS is easy to use layout gives control of the day to day running of a site to anyone, including those with no programming knowledge.
WordPress is a great option for smaller sites that don't need any complex integrations or bespoke functionality. But, as an open source CMS there are new features being created every day which we can take advantage of.
It is a really flexible platform which gives you a huge amount of control from within the content management system...
- Create new pages with images, video and links
- Preview pages before publishing, to check your formatting is spot on
- Blog articles can be set to automatically publish and remove on any given date
- Create simple data capture forms
- Manage the permissions each of your team members has
While it is a more simple option than some other CMS options, Wordpress is still capable of creating really beautiful, user-friendly websites. So don't think you need a huge budget to have a great site!
Plus, if you have a small ecommerce element to your site, then WooCommerce can be a great option. It comes with all the flexibility you'd expect from WordPress, and there are a whole host of off-the-shelf integrations to make things even easier, such as payment or email service providers.
It's also incredibly user-friendly for your shoppers, with easy check-out processes and helpful product filters as standard.
Take a look below at just a few examples of recent Wordpress projects we have completed, or head over to our Portfolio for even more - Heath & Heather and Monty Bojangles are two of our favourite examples.
Got several sites?
You've no doubt heard of WordPress's wide range of templates that can be used as a starting point for your website. But why not make your own? That's exactly what we did for our long-standing client Upham Pub Company.
The company has a portfolio of 15 pubs across the south of England, many with rooms and dining. We designed and developed their first website, The Bunk Inn, from scratch, taking care to get it exactly right. Once it was spot on, we used it as a template for all the other pubs in the group.
The advantages of this are twofold. Firstly, the group gets a distinctive and unique look and feel, but one which is consistent across their whole portfolio. Secondly, all the subsequent sites were produced quickly, as the lion's share of the development work was already done.
We have a reputation to uphold
Lucky for us, our clients do that so we don't need to. Check out what our happy clients have been saying about us...
At The Daffodil Hotel & Spa we have a strong brand direction and we knew what we wanted from our site with Fat Media. Working with the team to design such an impressive, CTA focused site has been a great experience.Laura Wolstenholme, Head of Sales & Marketing, Daffodil Hotel & Spa
I’ve been delighted with Fat Media’s web development skills and their flexibility in meeting our requirements. With their help we updated our website presentation layer, added responsive mobile, added a new Content Management System, changed our Airport Property management System and migrated across to a new hosting environment. All without any major hitches.Fergus Boyd, IT Director, Yotel
We had the pleasure of working with the team at Fat Media in the development of our new recruitment website. They made the whole project very easy for us and nothing was too much trouble. We were on time and on-budget but most importantly they delivered a really creative solution in keeping with our brand - we were thrilled with the results. We have a clean contemporary recruitment website which makes learning more about life at Lakeland very accessible to applicants.Suzanne Allen, People & Business Support Manager, Lakeland
Working with Fat Media has been a pleasure from start to finish – their enthusiasm for creating a brilliant new website starts in the initial briefing and runs throughout the project. They are always on hand to provide guidance and provide solutions quickly. They have a friendly yet professional approach and deliver to expectations and time scales. Looking forward to working with them on the next project!Emily McCoid, Marketing Manager, Bells of Lazonby
The Digital Advertising team at Fat Media did a highly professional and intuitive job from start to finish, and are a pleasure to work with. They took the time to understand what we wanted to achieve, develop detailed analysis which was then evolved based on the data emerging throughout our campaign, and, by them continuously optimising the mix of channels, formats and styles, the results far surpassed our expectations – so much so that we have already set a higher budget for our next campaign.Iain Corby, Director of Operations & Development, Gamble Aware
Having worked with Fat Media on various projects over the last 18 months, I have been delighted with not just the quality of the finished work but also the innovative and creative approach taken in response to any brief. They have really helped us to bring the Lancaster University brand to life.Clare Riding, Head of Marketing, Lancaster University
Fat Media have done excellent work designing and building our new retail website in Magento. Throughout the process all of their staff have proven to be helpful, informed and proactive. A great experience all round!David Lindsay, IT Manager, Royal Mile Whiskies
We've worked with Fat Media for many years now and have always found that they'll go above and beyond to accommodate our requests. As our teams have grown together we've developed a strong working relationship based on a great deal of trust and the team have gone to great lengths to understand the market in which we operate to find ways that they can best meet our needs.Annabel Arrowsmith, Marketing Manager, Foresight
We appointed Fat Media to work with us on the rebranding and positioning of Atlantic Geomatics, as well as to develop for us a website that would support business growth as one of the leading Geospatial Companies in the North of England and Scotland.
The quality of work delivered by Fat Media across all aspects of our brief, has provided Atlantic Geomatics with the confidence and support needed to help us grow as a business and meet our marketing and commercial objectives.
We look forward to continuing to work with Fat Media as our marketing partner.Oliver Viney, Business Manager, Atlantic Geomatics
We worked very closely with Fat Media to make sure all key elements of the site were quickly accessible and found the perfect balance between design elements and user experience.Gareth O'Rourke, E-marketing Manager, Pure Leisure
It was as pleasure to work with Fat Media on developing our new website this year. They were proactive, creative and very practical with their proposals and working approach to meet our needs. We also launched on time – no mean feat with a school website, where approvals are often down to a number of people. They also created our new whole school Prospectus which perfectly complements the website and has given us a fresher, more contemporary feel for all our materials. They remain supportive and helpful and I know that I can always call them up for advice or help.Alison Miles, Marketing Manager, Sydenham High School
We wanted a professional and affordable option to promote and produce a unique patient story here at the Spire Bristol Hospital. The staff at Fat Media managed to compile a fantastic article in what was a relatively short deadline. We would like to thank them all for the personal service which was provided throughoutSam Harrison, Marketing Executive, Spire Bristol Hospital