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What are WordPress Custom Post Types?

Post types tell you what type of content you are posting to your WordPress website. There are two default types of content available – posts and pages. Posts are normally used for blog posts and dynamic content, and that means that when you post your initial blog post, it changes when the second one is posted. Pages are normally used for static content, which means that they are not specific to a certain time. Of course, sometimes you may have content that isn’t specific to what you need, but you should know that it is possible for you to create your own type of content using WordPress Custom Post Types and it is actually easier than ever to do.

WordPress Custom Post Types

Custom post types are defined by the user and they are one of the features that make WordPress so flexible. You can create as many of these as you want and each one is like a box that you can put your content in. You can also find them being used in conjunction with various plugins, take news plugins as an example. If you had your own coffee shop and you wanted a way in which you could post about the types of coffee that you sell, you would be able to create a custom type for this. This would help you to make sure that all of your content stays separate and it also helps you to make sure that you can distinguish them for your users as well.

Of course, you can do this in any way that you want and you can also customise it as much or as little as you need to so there are always plenty of options available when you choose to create custom posts as opposed to pages and posts as standard.

We’ll let you know if we think a custom post type is right for your website, but if you have something in mind don’t hesitate to contact us.
Importance of responsive web design Spotlight Studios Ltd

Importance of Responsive Web Design

Getting your website designed by a professional may seem like an easy task but in reality, you need to think about how responsive your site is going to be as well as how user-friendly it is as well. Responsive web design refers to how easy it is for someone to view your site, and it also refers to how often the site resizes across computer monitors, tablets, phones and more. With the mobile market booming and more and more people using tablets and phones to view websites, there has never been a better time for you to upgrade your site to a responsive design and you’d be surprised at what a difference it can make to you and your customers.

Google’s Recommendation

Another thing that you need to think about when it comes to responsive web design is the new initiative from Google. They have a new tester page, which can be found here, and it shows you how responsive your site is. It also shows you how your site looks when it is on a mobile phone, so as you can see, it really has never been easier for you to get your site looking great across all platforms.

Important for SEO

If that wasn’t enough for you to see the need to make your site responsive, you also need to take note that the responsiveness of your site also contributes to your SEO standing. If your site isn’t optimised for mobile devices then you may not see the same benefits as a website which does have a great responsive experience so this is something that you need to think about when talking with your web designer.

Of course, with the algorithm always changing, it can be difficult to keep up with the latest requirements but by making your site responsive, you can be sure to reap the benefits in no time at all.

Spotlight’s Approach

We build all of our websites with responsive design in mind, but contact us if you think we can help your current website work better on mobile.