In order to allow the most independence for its site owners, our designers use a “content management system”. The CMS as it’s called, allows that the owner can also log on and make updates to certain areas of the site, such as a news or issues blog.

The CMS of choice is WordPress.

After a database is created, the software is installed directly onto the server along with the selected theme. There are thousands of themes to choose from, but we have a few favorites.

A good server backs up the database frequently, in case of any unforseen failures of the hardware — somewhere other than the actual machine on which the files are stored and where they are accessed by the public. This ensures fast replacement for any mishaps.

There is a lot more to making websites than one might imagine and we hope to continue to explain some of the mysteries of it right here.