New Bird and Co WordPress Plugin Overcomes Common Issues Faced by Web Development Teams

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Bird and Co has developed a new WordPress plugin to streamline the transition of websites between different web servers.

At Bird and Co we really embrace the open source community and the benefits it brings to both ourselves and our clients

The web development agency Bird and Co (http://www.birdandcocreative.co.uk/) has developed a new plugin for the popular blog tool and publishing platform WordPress. WordPress has a rich plugin architecture which allows users and developers to extend the functionality beyond the standard features which come with the basic download. The Bird and Co plugin ‘WP Deploy’ has been designed to overcome some of the difficulties faced by developers when working in teams using version control software and multiple stages of deployment.

The new plugin, created by the business web design (http://www.birdandcocreative.co.uk/web/business-web-design-birmingham/) company Bird and Co, streamlines the process of moving a website from the development server onto the live server. It also ensures the same up to date version of code is available to access both locally and remotely. Prior to the introduction of WP Deploy, developers would be faced with the issue of carrying out this process manually, the downside being the time taken and increased risk of errors.

Nick Downton, Web Development Manger at Bird and Co, adds “At Bird and Co we really embrace the open source community and the benefits it brings to both ourselves and our clients, by giving us access to high quality, peer reviewed code that would otherwise put complex software systems out of the budget of the majority of businesses when having a website developed. We also realise that for the Open Source idea to continue providing these benefits, we must reinvest by releasing our code when we think it will benefit others. We hope that other teams will find this WordPress plugin useful , and submit ideas and features to keep improving it.”

The latest version of WordPress, which was released in February this year, has been downloaded well over 30 million times with many users going on to download plugins. Web Development teams using WordPress as their Content Management System should download WP Deploy and experience the numerous benefits. Visit http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wordpressdeploy/ for further information and to download.

About Bird and Co Creative Design
Bird and Co Creative is a graphic design and web design company (http://www.birdandcocreative.co.uk/web/) in Worcestershire. The agency designs for print, web and multimedia. They have an in-house web development team and SEO expertise. More information can be found at http://www.birdandcocreative.co.uk.

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