WordPress Custom Installs

Animated Science is now pleased to be able to offer a “Wordpress Content Management System” installation service to small businesses or schools and provide some customised features which are optimised for school use.

After a decade of teaching Physics, Science and leading in eLearning in several UK Secondary Schools I feel that this platform addresses the needs of an eLearning solution and portal for schools or science orientated sites. Animated Science has a good track record supporting various providers including; Ashfield School, Mill Hill School, Nisai Education & Waingroves Primary School. I decided that many other schools and pupils can benefit through this platform but the site is very complex to install for a first time user.

If you are interested in us creating a website site please contact us through the secure contact form and we will get back to you. All payments are taken through Paypal and part payment is required before any work is undertaken. Also money taken through this process will be invested back into this site to keep the site free and provide new features for students across the UK. Animated Science is looking to expand and encompass more editors and content in coming years.

 

Why WordPress? 

One of the principle advantages of WordPress is that you are in control. Unlike remote-hosted scripts such as Blogger and LiveJournal, you host WordPress on your own server. Installation is very simple, as is the configuration. Unlike other software programs, there are not a million files to change nor are there dozens of templates to edit just to get your site set up and looking the way you want. Also, Blog pages in WordPress are generated on the fly whenever a page is requested, so you do not have multiple archive pages clogging up your web space.

WordPress is built following W3C standards for XHTML and CSS, ensuring that your site is more easily rendered across standards-compliant browsers. Other browsers are supported with a few hacks; it’s a reality of the web we weave that hacks are necessary. Aggregator support is built-in with a number of standard RSS configurations already done for you. Following the standards makes your WordPress site easier to manage, increases its longevity for future Internet technology adoption, and helps to give your site the widest audience possible.

Once you have installed the site sit back and allow developers across the world to freely update the site for you in one click and keep things up to date. There should be no expensive revisits where your site ended up in a cul-de-sac.

 

Installation Options.

We can install wordpress on your own website if it has the right scripts installed. You will need to speak to your hosts and make sure you have PHP (5.2.4 or newer) and MySQL (5.020 or newer) installed. If you are with an education authority then most have this already. If not you simply need to check with your hosting company and give us the login details to complete a custom install or if you need a hosting package or domain name they usually start from about £5 per month which includes a MySQL database and the PHP needed to run your dynamic site. WordPress can be installed on a windows based server but Linux based is better and tends to be a smoother install. We can assist you with choosing your hosting package but it is easier if you complete any registrations so that the site is completely in your name and control. The main issue is to make sure that you have a linux based server as it runs so much better, windows based needs a bit more customisation.

 

Simple Linux Based Packages

You are currently able to select from three main packages or for a different price point select other options.

 

Bronze Package

Silver Package

Gold Package

Install of Word press Codex

 Free Template theme of your choice

9 Plugins Installed

Twitter / Facebook Links

Content Posts/Pages**

5

15

20

Custom* Header/Footer

960 × 198 pixels

 

Fully mobile enabled Site

 

 

 

£99

£149

£249

 

*Basic inclusion of images to form a site design using Photoshop and source images. 1 hour max (Gold), 2 hours max (Platinum).

** This is the number of posts or pages added to site to start you off. Each post may include an image or post with text and images. All content should be ready formatted to be added to the site. Any conversions will cost extra based on an hourly rate of £25. These options are flexible if the each post is very small.

 

Plugin Options Ready Installed

What makes this service worth the money is the plugins which are already configured ready to go. This saves a lot of time and effort and also makes sure that you site is fully secured.

  • Spam Filter (prevents lots of spam contacts)
  • Secure Contact Form (with CAPTCHA)
  • Global Password (protect content for group of users)
  • Grand Flash Image Gallery (creates spectacular image galleries)
  • FLV player  (embed FLV files on your own server)
  • Video Gallery  (embed flv galleries)
  • Post2Page Converter  (lets you swap content easily)
  • Advanced Editing tools (allows complex posts)
  • Database Backup (backs up your datbase daily to an email address)

 

Fully Mobile Site

This feature involves the purchase and setup of a special extra theme which means that any smart phone or tablet can render your site on the fly and show all the context perfectly to the mobile user. It is a fantastic option  and you can see the results if you view this site in mobile form. If you want traffic on your site from any device this is the only way to go.

 

Additional Services

After the initial setup and work any extra work you require on the site will be charged at £25 per hour. We can offer a range of items from image work to animation work in the SWF format.

 

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