WordPress Web Design
When your website is built on WordPress, you know that you’re using something that has been tested over time and proven to be one of the best options available.
Many small businesses choose to use WordPress for their website because it has been around since 2003.
WordPress powers 39.5% of all websites on the internet and over 60% of websites that are built using a CMS.
Over 500 websites are built every single day using WordPress while only 60-80 are built using a different CMS like Shopify or Squarespace.
Because WordPress is free and open-source, it creates a lot of competition and innovation when it comes to the themes and plugins built for it.
This means plenty of options and a constantly improving ecosystem for your website.
Even if the developers charge for their theme or plugin, the vast majority still offer a ‘Lite‘ version which is absolutely free to use.
Why you need to use WordPress.org and not WordPress.com:
- WordPress.org is free and open-source while WordPress.com is fully for-profit
- WordPress.org is completely customizable while WordPress.com is not
- You get to choose your own hosting company when using WordPress.org and can change at any time
- You can use any theme or plugin you want while using WordPress.org while only using pre-approved on WordPress.com
When we build your website using WordPress, we also take the time and build in SEO from the very beginning.
We know how important Search Engine Optimization is, we do keyword research to know exactly what you should be trying to rank for from day one.
Why make an investment into web design and development and then drop the ball when it comes to SEO?
It doesn’t matter how much money you spent on your website or how good it looks when nobody can find your business.
One of the only drawbacks to using WordPress is that it is a dynamic website that is constantly being updated.
Because of this, the files and scripts need to be loaded every time someone visits your website.
This can lead to hackers trying to use many different variations of trying to hack your website.
When we build your WordPress website, the first plugin that is installed is a security plugin.
This will stop 99.9% of hacking attempts.
No matter what you use to build your website, nothing is 100% secure.
There are many principles when it comes to Modern Design, it’s not just one thing, it’s multiple concepts added together to produce a final product.
If you’ve spent more than a few hours online, you can immediately tell the difference between something built in the early 2000’s versus this year.
Your potential customers expect you to have a website, but they also want it to be modern, updated regularly, and easy to navigate.
People can tell when your website was built and whether you update it or just let it sit there.
WordPress makes it easy to update your website and keep up with the times.
Whether you call it Mobile Responsive or Mobile Friendly, the concept remains the same.
When you’re viewing a website, it should look good no matter what device or browser you’re using.
Over 60% of internet users are doing so on a mobile device and this number continues to increase.
The vast majority of users will bounce from your website when they realize that it’s not Mobile Friendly.
A Mobile Responsive website not only provides a better user experience for your customer but it’s also a Google Ranking Factor.
There are many times where you would need to have a complete backup of your website.
However, too often, small business owners need them and don’t have them, costing them time and money.
All of which could have been easily solved for free if the website was backed up to begin with.
We always set up automatic backups because you never know when you will need it.