WordPress

I offer professional bespoke WordPress Theme and WordPress Template design and development services.

Why WordPress?

WordPress is an excellent tool to underpin a modern website. It provides content management functionality that is easy for clients to understand and use, and is flexible to design and develop for. It’s also great at SEO and has many third party plugins which extend it’s capabilities without the cost of needing to build that functionality from scratch.

WordPress is open source web software you can use to create a CMS website or blog. WordPress itself is free software at the basic level, which means none of the software licence costs that you’d get with many CMS systems. It has a strong community of users, is regularly updated and has lots of plug-ins available that offer a wide range of functionality that can be easily added to your site.

WordPress is reportedly used on 25% of all websites and I recommend it as my first choice CMS platform (when appropriate to the project requirements) because of the quality and ease-of-use of the user-interface for the client, and it’s scope for design-ability which allows me to effectively translate your brand online.

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Basic WordPress CMS Website

At the starter end you could use an existing WordPress theme, which make its quick to get a site get up-and-running and are fine for entry-level marketing sites and blogs.

They can be quite limited in terms of layout and functionality, and whilst WordPress is very expandable it pays to really think about your needs to get the most cost-efficient result long term.

This approach is great for getting your new presence online very quickly so you can start to engage with your audience.

Advanced WordPress CMS Website

If you want to be seen as a professional organisation and want a website branded and designed for you and tailored to your exact requirements, and those of your audience, then bespoke site development is the approach I’d recommend.

WordPress website design and development

I offer services covering:

  • Complete WordPress CMS website builds to create your company website from scratch, so it does exactly what you need.
  • Bespoke WordPress design and development, either as part of a new build, or to update an existing site (this can cover both Theme and Template development).
  • WordPress website content refresh and updating, i.e. managing and maintaining an existing WordPress website to keep it up-to-date and engaging for your audience.

For a typical website build I’ll consult with you to determine how your website will work (covering objectives and audience) and look (in respect to brand or campaigns) and then I’ll work with you to evolve a web design concept to give you a bespoke site that meets the needs of both you and your audience.

I’ll review what you need in terms of a Theme, how many different Templates are needed, and plan how to best build the site for ease-of-use, in order to create a budget for the development of your project. At this point I’ll also look to extend the software by selecting plug-ins to provide additional functionality that best suit your objectives for the site, or by bespoke development if a suitable plug-in doesn’t already exist. Options here include Search Engine Optimisation (SEO), integration with Email Marketing and CRM systems, integration with Social Media Networks and much more.

I’ll design and develop your website, support you through content population, integration with your other platforms and go live. Then (if desired) I’ll be available to support you with your website moving forward.

Your Next Step

WordPress is a great tool to help you manage your website, but it is just part of the process of creating a great website.

Whatever your WordPress needs, I can help. So to discuss your project requirements please get in touch today.

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