Web host 1&1
has announced the launch of enhanced WordPress options with “optimized workflow” and an improved user experience. The UK-based company with headquarters in Slough, UK, made the announcement at this year’s HostingCon event in Miami, USA. The enhancements also include a new user interface and a “simplified installation process” as well as a WordPress plugin that helps “guide users through the setup process to achieve various goals”. A number of premium themes have also been discounted and made available to customers.
WordPress is an Open Source blogging tool which has over the years morphed into a powerful PHP and MySQL-based Content Management System (CMS). 22% of the top 10 million websites were reported to use the solution in August 2013. 1&1’s enhancements to its WordPress options help users manage key installation milestones like choosing a name for a project and allowing users a level of administration that “optimally fits their needs and schedule”. Once installed users can utilize 1&1’s WordPress Setup Plugin that was developed as a response to customer demand to be able to customize sites.
1&1 is currently offering a 20% discount on WordPress themes designed by third parties. All themes are available through the company’s new control panel. Its 1&1 WP Unlimited Plus package offers 2GB of RAM and is priced at £6.99 ($11.85) per month plus Value Added Tax. However, the company’s range of WordPress packages opens with a special offer of £0.99 ($11.85) plus Value Added Tax for the first year.
“Around one in four websites built using a content management system employ WordPress,” explained 1&1 Internet’s CEO, Robert Hoffmann. “Therefore, it is important to support this market with a targeted focus on usability and functionality within the platform. These new solutions, partnered with 1&1’s reliable hosting environment and guaranteed performance, offer heightened opportunities for users to achieve rapid online success.”Are you familiar with any other WordPress options worthy of note? Let us know the details. Add your comments below.