WordPress CMS

WordPress is a full Content Management System (CMS) that allows you to edit and update your website. Text, images, videos, PDFs, news items and pages can all be added to your site through the CMS.

    User-friendly content editing

    Unlimited content and pages

     News management

    Video streaming

    Image gallery

     Automatic image resizing

       Secure roles and permissions

     Website search



  Enquiry forms

      Location map

    Social networking links

   Sitemap generation

      Website SEO

    Calendar and events

    Plugin extensions

    User comments



WordPress is the most popular CMS and powers 50% of the world’s websites and its popularity is still growing. The key to this is its functionality and usability. Functionality is in the thousands of plugins available, from SEO to ecommerce to Social Media integration. Usability is its ease of use, now even non-techie users can update their own site.

The reasons we use WordPress for our CMS:

  • It is open source software so it’s open to all users and can be updated by any web developer. Using a bespoke content management system, as opposed to open source, means the system is owned by the developer.
  • It has thousands of pre-built plug-ins to improve the website’s functionality, these range from ecommerce to event management to SEO.
  • It is user-friendly, one client described updating their website as easy as sending an email. We also offer try before you buy so users can trial WordPress.
  • It is adaptable, we’ve built many WordPress sites to serve a variety of purposes. Membership database, online booking, ecommerce and mapping are all examples of how we’ve taken the WordPress platform and developed it.

If you want to experience WordPress first-hand, you can visit our demo site. Simply contact us and we’ll provide you with login details and a PDF user-guide to introduce you to the world’s most popular CMS.

If you are interested in finding out about a WordPress theme, bespoke design or converting your existing website to WordPress then contact us.


What our clients say

Designworks are always our first choice when it comes to designing and printing new publicity materials. They are always very welcoming, creative and efficient, even if we go to them with a last-minute request!

Sarah Rose, Cumbria Woodlands

We had a fantastic response to the newsletter that Designworks created. The brief was to produce something a little different from the norm. The finished design increased sales significantly over the same time the previous year.

Jeremy Hall, Peter Hall & Son

I have found Designworks a pleasure to work with – patient, creative and dependable. They have overhauled our website – we were really impressed with the effort and skill they put in to devising solutions to some really demanding functionality.

Isobel Stoddart, Electric Bicycle Network

The quick, efficient service, quality creative input and attention to detail make Designworks a pleasure to work with.

Gemma Procter, Cumbria Tourism

We were really impressed by the clean professional brochures that Designworks produced. The fresh look has opened up new market places and generated new business.

John Eatough, Stand & Deliver

Designworks have been helpful, quick and efficient from the first day we started using their services. Regardless of the demands we have made of them at times, they have always been professional, extremely creative and all with smiles on their faces.

Eamonn Hennessy, Macbeth Scott

I have worked with Designworks for many years and have no hesitation in recommending them. Designworks have never let me down – and I actually enjoy the process of working with them.

Jennifer Collard, Monkhouse Hill Holidays

I have used Designworks to design and print a leaflet as well as design a company logo for us and I can honestly say their ideas, attention to detail and end product were first class.

Robert Crawford, Different Strokes

We were very happy with our newly designed annual report which had been given a makeover with a fresh and vibrant feel and has received a lot of positive feedback.

Julie Beaman, Lancaster City Council

It is always a pleasure to deal with the Designworks team…We have always found them to exceed expectations without exceeding our limited budget for branding. Many have commented on their design work!

Iain Scott Bainbridge, Scott Bainbridge Property Sales and Lettings

Designworks were fast, supremely professional and the end results are just great. I’d always go to them first now, and would recommend them to anyone looking for quality, affordable, effective design. THANK YOU!!

Kate Rawles, Outdoor Philosophy

Designworks made me a beautiful, simple website. Most importantly for me, it is very simple to update, as the WordPress system is easy to use for a non-techy like me. Great team, great product.

Rebecca Willis, Independent Researcher on Environment and Sustainability

Designworks provide me with affordable, great looking websites and, more importantly, they use a user-friendly Content Management System. I have worked with websites for 13 years and have used a number of CMSs. I find WordPress the simplest and most intuitive to use by far.

Justin Grammer, PS Business Matters

Designworks were the third company we’d used over the years for our web site design. We found them fantastically easy to deal with from start to finish and the whole process of building a complete new web site worked seamlessly from start to finish.

Simon Cleasby, Holiday Cottages Cumbria

I have really enjoyed working with Designworks to come up with a new concept and a new approach for my website which had become outdated. They are a very patient as well as extremely creative team!

Laura Rosenzweig, Laura’s Loom

We needed a new look for our brochure so we asked Designworks to assist us in producing it. We are very happy with the end result and consider it an essential part of the hotel’s developing marketing strategy. Thanks for a great working partnership.

Stephen Broughton, Lindeth Howe

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