Software Packages

Installed Software Packages

Webdesigna currently use a number of open source packages as a basis for new web site projects, the choice of which being dependent on the customer’s immediate and long term requirements. As part of our hosting packages one or more of these can be pre-installed with or without sample data giving you a working web site within minutes of your order.


WordPress started life and was originally used primarily as open source blogging software. Over time it’s potential has been realised and it is now widely used as a CMS. It offers the site owner and designer/developer powerful control of the content. At the same time it offers an administration interface that allows easy creation and modification of both static pages and news bulletins/blogs.

It offers an extremely versatile basis for any web site that consists primarily of static pages. Forum software and picture gallery software can very easily be added to your pages, as can e-commerce facilities.


For customers requiring complex Digital Asset Management facilities, Webdesigna can support and develop the ResourceSpace DAM system. This is a specialised area and is ideally suited for anyone that needs to catalogue, retrieve and distribute Digital Assets.

Capable of handling video, images and document files, automatic conversion of colour spaces and resizing of images makes this a very powerful tool.

A perfect workflow system for advertising agencies and publishers for both internal and external use within your business.

Zen Cart

Webdesigna can still support and maintain ZenCart sites but in most cases a migration to a WordPress or, possibly, Magento based e-commerce solution gives better flexibility.


Joomla is a full featured CMS (Content Management System) that is ideal for collabarative projects such as community groups, clubs, organisations where multiple end users can be given the rights and web based tools to amend and create content, news articles and reports.

Like WordPress, the built in template system allows the user generated information to be instantly formatted into a finished web page.


phpBB is a powerful and flexible forum system that allows you to build a community around your business or, in the case of clubs and community organisations, provide a focus for your members. All the features you’ll need to manage your users and their posts are available through an easy to use web interface.

Extensive free plugin libraries allow the forum software to be expanded  and customised to suit your needs and the templating system allows you complete control over the appearance.

phpBB3 can be integrated into WordPress or Joomla.

WordPress and Joomla can be integrated with other packages to provide functions such as forum facilities, image galleries, Wiki pages and blogs. Webdesigna can advise you on the best software to provide the foundation for your web site.