About WordPress

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Design TLC uses WordPress, the world's leading website platform, because it is an outstanding platform - especially for those in the nonprofit and education arenas. We love WordPress because it is flexible, easy to manage, and supported by an amazing community of designers, developers, and content marketers. Our involvement in the community gives us access to special resources and keeps us in-the-know about what’s happening so we can deliver solutions directly to our clients.

We Love WordPress.

Whether we’re designing a new nonprofit website, or developing a private school website, WordPress allows us all of the affordability, ease of use, ownership, extendability, and community components for success.

What is WordPress?

WordPress was launched in 2003 as an open source (free) blogging tool. It’s grown to be the most popular content management system (CMS) on the web, powering over 40% of all websites around the world. WordPress is used by global brands, leading companies, newspapers and magazines. Because it is free and so widely used, it is also in continual development and always enhancing and increasing its functionality.

Why WordPress for schools and nonprofits?

WordPress is relatively easy to learn and therefore eliminates the need for on-staff web developers to make updates or post blog content. Website redesigns can be relatively quick and easy as well, and even with a major redesign, the back-end interface remains the same. The default installation of WordPress is already very search engine-friendly. In addition, developers around the world are constantly releasing plug-ins that extend WordPress’s already impressive functionality into new areas. Design TLC can help your staff feel at home in a WordPress website.

WordPress Community Network

Relationships come first, and that’s the primary reason why we choose WordPress. Design TLC is tapped into the vast global network of WordPress designers and developers - and so are our clients.

WordPress has a fantastic network of support from web designers, WordPress experts, and folks just figuring out the WordPress platform themselves. There are hundreds of WordPress communities online, and WordPress hosts global meetups and conferences called WordCamps. (We all love a camp!) Read more about this on our blog entitled, “Why WordPress Is The Best Platform for Your School Website.”

Tara Claeys at WordCamp Lancaster, 2019

Tara is an active member of the WordPress community. On the podcast, Hallway Chats, from 2017-2021, she and co-host Liam Dempsey shared stories of people who use WordPress all over the world.

Tara speaks at several events each year, covering both technical and business topics for WordPress users and business owners. Before COVID, she was an organizer of the WordPressDC Meetup.

Being connected to the WordPress community helps Design TLC stay on top of the latest developments in the web, and has created relationships that create resources for advanced problem-solving and unique web development challenges.

Tara Claeys discusses her role in the WordPress community on the Women in WordPress podcast.

Want more WordPress knowledge?

Start with these blogs dedicated to the topic:

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2022 School and Nonprofit Website Wrap Up – Our Year in Review

By Tara Claeys | December 22, 2022

It is hard to believe, but 2022 is coming to a close— happy holidays and happy New Year! What a whirlwind this year has been. While we can’t wait to see what next year holds, the holiday season gives an opportunity to look back and reflect on this past year and highlight some of our…

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Is Your Website Accessible?

By Tara Claeys | March 1, 2022

Website accessibility is a hot topic right now. Since 1990, the Americans with Disability Act (ADA) has prohibited discrimination based on disability. Originally focused on accessibility to brick and mortar buildings, it has expanded to include virtual spaces, as well. This means that your website (a virtual space) should allow users of all abilities to…

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Does your school website design need a refresh in 2022?

By Emily Hannah | December 18, 2021

Is your school website design looking a bit dated? The year is winding down, the holiday season is upon us! At this point in the year, students are preparing to be released for holiday break and your team is tying off projects and prepping for the next semester.  As you dig into your Winter 2022…

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