Industrial Hypertext builds and manages many WordPress sites for Perth businesses and organisations. We develop fully functional, modern responsive websites that look and work great on desktop browsers, and mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets.
Many of our clients hire us to customise and modify WordPress themes and templates to match their corporate design and their business requirements. For example, a Perth educational institution wanted their student alumni blog section to include a photo and biography of each student at the start of each blog post. This was achieved by creating a custom WordPress template and using WordPress' Template Tags and Functions. The theme was then customised over time to make the user interface easier to use.
Outdated WordPress sites are a common source of security vulnerabilites, and are unfortunately a target for hackers as the widespread use of WordPress means that hackers can easily target thousands of WordPress sites that are outdated.
Industrial Hypertext has upgraded many old, legacy sites, using old outdated versions of WordPress, into the latest installations of WordPress.
Once a site has been imported into WordPress organisational admins can easily create and edit pages on the site, even from their mobile devices using the WordPress apps from the app store.
WordPress offers an enormous marketplace of themes and plugins to add new designs and features to your site. We have helped an educational institution install plugins for event booking, to collect data from users via custom forms, and to build and publish a database of other organisations.
Should one of the many available WordPress plugins not suit a client's needs we can develop custom WordPress plugins. For example, a Perth retail client had a large MYOB database containing thousands of products, photos, stock levels, pricing, and customer account details. We developed a set of WordPress plugins to integrate this product database into their WordPress site, so that all the products in MYOB were available on the website, with real time pricing and stock levels.
This WordPress site was then made to be responsive, so that their thousands of products were available to order from a customer's mobile phone.
Another resource client in the mining industry required the location of their articles on economic development around the world to be placed on a map. We developed a WordPress plugin that used the Google Maps API to allow users to view all the locations on a map. When the map was zoomed out we used a common GIS technique of marker clustering so that a single marker would be shown on a country, with a count of how many markers were in that country. Zooming in on that country would reveal all the markers.
A Perth agricultural products company commissioned us to integrate a new GIS customer portal into their existing WordPress site, which integrated via the WordPress plugin/shortcode API.
Occasionally a client has lost access to their site due to lost WordPress passwords, or an expired domain name or hosting account. We have helped clients recover access when they have lost access, and even restored deleted sites by recovering the pages from Google Cache or the Internet Archive WayBack Machine.
WordPress' popularity and its PHP heritage makes it a frequent target of hackers. An out of date WordPress installation or WordPress plugin or theme can make it all too easy for hackers to take control of your site, deface pages, or even steal customer data. We have cleaned and secured many WordPress sites to restore them after hackers have gained access, and then ensured they don't get hacked again by upgrading WordPress, increasing the security and keeping the WordPress installation up to date, and enabling WordPress' automatic update system.