Need Wordpress Themmes or Plugins?
WordPress is "modular", which means things can be "plugged-in" at almost any stage in the overall functions of a WordPress Website. This actually can include the entire look and feel of the end-user interface, basically the webpages themselves. As you might already know, a "theme" is all that cool stuff the end-user of the website sees and uses.
WordPress Theme- A WordPress Theme is a collection of files that work together to produce a graphical interface with an underlying unifying design for a weblog. These files are called template files. A Theme modifies the way the site is displayed, without modifying the underlying software. ~ Using Themes « WordPress Codex
There are two types of potential themes: Parent or Child.
A Parent Theme is one that stands on it's own, it's an independent theme of sorts. Basically, it's a theme that has all of it's own defined parameters, functionality, and look... hence a "theme".
A Child Theme is, as the name implies, a theme that is dependent on a Parent theme. This is a theme that is made based on an existing Parent theme and is customized to some degree or another.
WordPress Plugins are a way to tap into, add, and change, almost any aspect of WordPress. Given the modularity of WordPress, it means there is almost no limits, aside from one's own imagination, as to what can be done with WordPress.
As we covered in brief in the PHP/MySQL section of the website, we are able to create new WordPress Plugins or alter existing ones to suit your needs. Not only are we able to create one for you, there are already thousands upon thousands of plugins that are readily available, both FREE and Premium (for purchase). Almost any time you need extra functionality, unless your needs are highly custom, which does happen with many companies, there is probably already a plugin out there you can use.
A few things:
1. If Verilucis installs a third-party plugin (or theme), it will be actively supported in almost every case, although there are some instances where the plugin is so simple and straightforward, provides a basic functionality, and was designed for a specific reason, there will be no need of continual support. There are many reasons for this, but mainly there are times when the core of WordPress itself changes or there is a WordPress update, which might change some of the functionality and 'break' (prevent from working as expected) a plugin. If the plugin is actively supported, the chances of things breaking are lessened to a greater degree. Which brings us to...
2. Always keep your plugins (or theme) up-to-date! This is important. In fact, it's important to keep your entire site up-to-date, and we will always discuss a plan with you on how Verilucis can help assist you with this ongoing need. If you choose it yourself, we can easily explain how to go about it, so no worries, we are always big on helping you provide the Liberty you want with your website.
Whenever and wherever you might need help, if we can, we will gladly do so!