Every website is run on a server (a computer). When we type a web address into our browser a request is sent to the server for the files required to display the website. Whilst a developer builds your site they’ll create a local server on their own computer. This allows them to develop the site in a faster and more controlled environment, and MAMP Pro is an industry leading local sever application that does just that.
PHP is a server side scripting programming language, and arguably the most popular used web programming language in use today. It’s the core scripting language used to drive many of the popular content management systems, including WordPress and WooCommerce. Along with the many benefits of having your site built on WordPress, PHP is also open source. This means no licensing fees, unlike some other propriety CMS systems.
WordPress is a feature rich, open-source CMS (content management system). It allows you to create and edit your sites content without the need of a developer and its popularity is huge. It’s currently estimated that WordPress powers over 60 million sites including many big names. Its heritage is as a blogging platform, but is now a mature and respected CMS amongst both developers and web masters worldwide.
Advanced Custom Fields Pro
Advanced Custom Fields is a WordPress plugin that allows the creation of content fields within a WordPress theme. By default WordPress allows a default set of content fields – a title, some body text and a featured image. ACF allows a developer to extend these default content fields to suit the needs of the client’s website content. Every site I build is powered by this excellent plugin.
WooCommerce is an open-source eCommerce solution. It’s built to integrate into WordPress with easy to use features to allow its users to sell, manage and market their online store. Unlike other proprietary or licensed systems WooCommerce’s core is totally free and extendable. This allows the software to adapt and scale to any technical requirement.
Gzip & browser caching