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USA-Based WordPress Website Experts

You can use WordPress for a simple informational website, or add plugins for event management, membership subscriptions, ecommerce, and much more! For those looking for simplicity and plenty of growth options, WordPress is the way to go.

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Experienced WordPress Agency

WordPress is the most popular content management system on the Internet. As you can imagine, we've worked on countless WordPress websites over the years.

In fact, years ago we made the decision to build out our own custom WordPress base theme with the help of the Understrap theme framework. This allows our web developers to build out custom WordPress websites using best practices and minimal code, providing faster page loads and full support for the native Gutenberg editor.

Here are some of our web designers' capabilities, visible in our portfolio, within the WordPress platform:

  • Creation of custom post types for unique functionality.
  • Integration with Vue.js for dynamic web applications.
  • Intimate understanding of WordPress database structure for speed improvements.
  • Ability to help websites pass Google's Core Web Vitals.
Clutch - Top WordPress Developers
Forbes Agency Council Member
Clutch - Top WooCommerce Developers
Top Web Designer on UpCity
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UpCity National Excellence Winner

Starting a New WordPress Website

If you're beginning a new business venture, we'd love to be part of your journey! We'll walk you through all the best parts of WordPress, from its history as a leading content management system, to configuring your website, adding new pages, updating the menu, and much more!

The WordPress platform is great for new websites, but before settling on WordPress it would be wise to discuss your project's requirements and goals with our team. This isn't to say WordPress can't handle your project scope, but if your functionality or data requirements are far outside the default capabilities of WordPress it would be prudent to discover that now.

Our web developers are highly skilled in WordPress, Laravel and multiple JavaScript frameworks, allowing us to provide an unbiased opinion on the best CMS platform for your business.

When you start a new WordPress development project with WebCitz, you can rest assured we'll have options to help you from start to finish on your new website design project!

Let's explore the two options that exist for designing a new WordPress website:

Using a Third-Party WordPress Theme

While it may seem tempting to use a third-party WordPress theme, this is not the way we develop custom websites in the WordPress platform. We've simply had too many issues improving page speed, debugging page builder issues, and integrating complex functionality into third-party themes.

Developing a Custom WordPress Theme

For new WooCommerce projects, we suggest allowing our team to design a custom website for your business. We develop WordPress websites within our own custom theme, based on the Understrap theme framework, which follows WordPress best practices.

Migrating into WordPress from a Different Platform

We have extensive experience migrating websites from Joomla, Drupal, Squarespace, GoDaddy and other platforms into WordPress. That said, the most challenging type of web development project is the migration of a client's existing website into a new platform.

There are numerous factors to consider, including:

  • How many pages need to be migrated into the new website?
  • What functionality does your existing website have that is missing from WordPress?
  • How prepared are you for URL changes and 301 redirects?
  • Do you have experience utilizing the WordPress admin area?
  • How will the launch of your new website be coordinated, and will you need access to the old website?

These are all great questions to consider, and are often brought up by our team during the discovery process. We would enjoy the opportunity to discuss your project with you when you have time!

Redesigning Your Existing WordPress Website

There is nothing better than refreshing the design of an outdated website! This is the perfect opportunity for you to improve the look and feel of your website, fix user experience issues, and potentially even increase lead generation in the process!

For WordPress redesign projects, we utilize our own internal theme that we've been improving upon for many years. This theme is based on the Understrap theme framework, which follows best practices and has a minimal code footprint. Taking this direction for your WordPress web design project allows us to utilize the native Gutenberg page builder, provide you faster page load times, and deliver an easier-to-maintain website.

Extending the WordPress Platform

We have considerable experience extending the core functionality of WordPress. As long as you can clearly explain the functionality you require, it doesn't matter how complex it is to develop. Our in-house WordPress designers and web programming experts are ready to help you.

Here are some of the ways we've extended WordPress in the past:

  • We've built custom product builders using Vue.js and native WordPress functionality.
  • We've greatly improved page speed on databases with enormous wp_posts tables.
  • We've built out API integrations to handle data transfers.
  • We've designed custom themes and developed custom plugins.

WordPress Performance Experts

We have a lot of experience improving the page speed of WordPress websites. This especially applies to those websites with incredibly large databases due to wp_posts table sizes getting out of hand. Our web developers can review your entire website architecture, from your WordPress theme and plugin choices, to the configuration of your web hosting service.

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Questions to Ask a WordPress Agency

Before selecting a WordPress agency, be sure to ask the following questions:

  • How familiar are you with developing custom WordPress functionality?
  • Do you have experience consuming the WordPress API?
  • What is your policy for maintenance and support after the website launches?

You should gauge the level of knowledge and experience the developers have within the WordPress platform. We recommend you choose a WordPress agency based on the depth of experience they have manipulating the platform, not just on how many low-end WordPress websites they've tossed on the web.

Issues to Avoid When Developing a WordPress Website

We want you to be happy with your WordPress website, regardless of the development company you choose to handle your project. Here are a few suggestions we have to help improve your WordPress experience.

  • Request a mockup of the website before the developer starts the project.
  • Ask if the design will support the native Gutenberg page builder.
  • For migration projects, ask how page content will be migrated and if it will be updated for the new page builder.
  • Check if your web developer plans to outsource any of the work.
  • For migration projects, request 301 redirects for ALL existing page URLs.
  • Ask for training in how to manage your website before it launches.
  • Verify Google Analytics is recording data after the new site is launched.
  • Ask for training in how to manage your website before it launches.

If you do you due diligence before selecting an web developer, you will likely find yourself launching a professional website within your anticipated timeframe and budget.

Why Choose our WordPress Development Services

WebCitz has more than 17 years of experience developing lead-generation websites. We've launched hundreds of websites in that time, using platforms like Joomla, Drupal, Laravel, and WordPress. You won't easily find another web agency with such extensive development experience.

  • We don't outsource WordPress web design projects.
  • We have our own in-house team of WordPress developers.
  • We take on complex projects other developers can't handle.
  • We are highly experienced with the native Gutenberg page builder.
  • We are intimately familiar with the WordPress API.
  • We make ourselves available for phone calls when you have questions.
  • We don't give up on our clients!

Reach out to our team to get started on your WordPress project today by filling out our online contact form, by chatting with us in our live chat, or by giving us a call directly at (800) 796-8263. We look forward to working with you!

A Few of Our Web Developers

WebCitz is a USA-based web agency with 18+ dedicated team members. WebCitz does not outsource projects!

Micah S Micah S
Taylor D Taylor D
Emily L Emily L
Justin F Justin F
Drew P Drew P
Matt H Matt H

Our WordPress Development Process

We apply our standard web design process to all WooCommerce projects. Let's go through some of the basic points:

When you start a WordPress project with us, our web designers will create mockups that reflect the initial design concept before we begin any development work. Beginning the project this way ensures everyone is on the same page, and you are fully satisfied with the design direction, before development gets too far along to allow for changes in design direction.

These mockups are designed in Adobe XD to reflect your company's vision and brand. To ensure the design mockups are helpful to your understanding of the design direction, they'll include concepts of your header, footer, navigation, typography, form styling, and other vital website elements. Once you are happy with the custom mockups, our developers will begin integrating your design into a responsive WordPress design framework.

Throughout the entire WordPress development process, we'll keep you updated on our progress and reach out to you with questions as they arise. Once the development website is ready for your review, we'll send you a link to view our progress. From there, our WordPress development team will work with you to fine tune your website until it is ready to launch – a process which can take anywhere from a few weeks to several months, depending on the scope of your project.

WordPress Website Design Cost Calculator

You should expect to see quotes from $5,000 to $10,000 for entry-level WordPress development projects. For highly complex projects it shouldn't come as a surprise that you may receive quotes between $20,000 and $50,000. When we quote a project, it is always based on the scope of the work and not the size of your bank account.

You are in complete control of your WordPress website design budget. Answer a few simple questions about your project and our WordPress website cost calculator will recommend a budget range for your WordPress website development. To receive a more accurate quote, simply reach out to our team to discuss the details of your project. We have plenty of affordable web design options available. This WordPress website design cost calculator helps you understand the factors involved in quoting a WordPress website development service.

Hear What Clients Are Saying About Our WordPress Services

Carissa Giebel

Carissa Giebel

They are great to work with. Always quick to respond to my questions and assist when needed! They have been working with me at Legacy Law Group, LLC for many years.
April 14, 2020
Tara Candland

Tara Candland

Incredibly responsive, fast, and professional. They quickly understood the issue we were having with our site, which was fairly complicated, and were able to resolve it. They kept us updated in lay terms along the way so that we could understand how the issue was progressing.
October 21, 2021
Joe Simmons

Joe Simmons

David Wurst and WebCitz have been a great hosting company to work with for over 10 years. They provide exceptional service and knowledge with their customers and always get it done immediately. I will never work with any other company.
July 11, 2020
George Ormond

George Ormond

Corey was extremely helpful and spent a considerable amount of time going over my difficulties with a newly created website put together by someone else. I was under a very stressful deadline and he was extremely considerate and helpful. He managed to fix the problems that I was experiencing with my website. I had reached out to a number of website developers for help but only heard back from Webcity and Corey got back to me within minutes!
August 11, 2020

Frequently Asked Questions

What Kinds Of Websites Can WordPress Make?

WordPress was primarily used to create blogs many years ago, rather than more traditional websites. That has not been the case for a long time. Nowadays, thanks to updates to the core code, as well as WordPress' extensive ecosystem of plugins and themes, any type of website can be created using WordPress.

WordPress, for instance, not only powers a large number of business sites and blogs, but it is also the most popular platform for developing ecommerce stores as well. WordPress allows you to create:

  • Business websites
  • ecommerce stores
  • Blogs
  • Portfolios
  • Message boards
  • Social networks
  • Membership sites
  • and much more!

What's The Difference Between WordPress.org And WordPress.com?

Here is a brief rundown on the difference between WordPress.org and WordPress.com:

  • WordPress.org, also known as self-hosted WordPress, is open-source WordPress software that you can install on your own web host to create a website that is wholly yours.
  • WordPress.com is a for-profit, paid service that is based upon the WordPress.org software. It is easy to use, but lacks much of the flexibility of self-hosted WordPress.

When people refer to "WordPress", they usually refer to the self-hosted version available at WordPress.org. It is almost always best to use self-hosted WordPress.org if you wish to truly own your website.

Who Made WordPress And How Long Has It Been Around?

In 2003, WordPress was created as an independent project as an offshoot of another project called b2/cafelog.

Due to its open-source nature, WordPress is nowadays developed by a large community of contributors. However, if we were to trace WordPress' origins back to its beginnings, it was created as a result of a collaboration between Matt Mullenweg and Mike Little.

Matt Mullenweg has been the face of WordPress ever since. Furthermore, he is the founder of Automattic, the company behind the for-profit WordPress.com service.

Who Uses WordPress?

Individuals, small businesses, and large corporations all use WordPress. There are a lot of other well-known organizations that use WordPress too, including WhiteHouse.gov, Microsoft and The Rolling Stones.

Why Should I Use WordPress?

There are many good reasons why you should choose to use WordPress. To save you time, we're going to condense them down to a few main points. First of all, WordPress is a popular platform with more than 40% of the websites you find online using it. Additionally, it offers the following benefits:

  • Free and open-source software: Other than web hosting, you don't need to worry about licensing fees to use WordPress.org.
  • Easy to install: It only takes a few clicks to install and most hosting companies include free installation and updates as part of a managing WordPress hosting solution.
  • Extensible: There are many options available that allow you to change how your website looks and functions. You can install plugins and themes, or hire people to create custom plugins and themes.
  • Extensive support: Due to the number of websites that use WordPress, it's easy to get help within blogs, forums, tutorials and even Facebook groups.

What Is A Custom WordPress Plugin?

Plugins are pieces of software that contain a collection of functions and can be installed on a WordPress website in order to accomplish particular tasks. By adding different features to the website, plugins enhance the functionality of the website. WordPress plugins are typically written in PHP, but may include HTML, CSS and Javascript as well.

How Much Does A Custom WordPress Plugin Cost To Develop?

We develop each custom WordPress plugin exclusively for the individual customer, so the cost can vary based on the following factors:

Complexity

This is, without a doubt, the most important factor. You should realize that a plugin that displays your recent posts in the sidebar is entirely different from a plugin that provides you with a complete booking system. The first one might take a day to complete, whereas the other will take weeks. The more complicated and involved your plugin is, the more it will cost to develop.

Time Frame

Is this a project that requires immediate attention? Do you have a deadline that cannot be missed? If so, this will likely require additional staff to be assigned to your project, which will pull them from other commitments or require overtime. Both of which will impact the cost of the project.

Change Requests

You should expect to pay a higher amount if you decide to change the scope of your project halfway. It is not uncommon for a customer to decide to add some additional feature, and it is fine, but if the changes are significant, change-order fees will apply.

Maintenance and Support

Typically, maintenance and support are not included in the service after the project has been completed. However, they can be provided at an additional charge through blocks of time, which we make available on our website.

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