For those looking for simplicity and plenty of growth options, WordPress is the way to go. Let us help design your next content-based website!
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:
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, creating landing 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.
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!
Looking for inspiration for the start of your new WordPress website? Check out this blog article featuring our top-ranked WordPress websites of the year!
Let's explore the two options that exist for designing a new WordPress website:
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.
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.
We have extensive experience migrating websites from Drupal, Squarespace, GoDaddy and other platforms into WordPress. In fact, our most common type of web design migration is from Joomla to 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:
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!
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 website 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.
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:
Not everyone needs to extend WordPress though! If you are happy using it for your blog without customizations, go for it! Maybe check out this helpful article on the best blog website designs of the year for inspiration on the design though!
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.
Before selecting a WordPress agency, be sure to ask the following questions:
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.
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.
If you do you due diligence before selecting a web designer, you will likely find yourself launching a professional website within your anticipated timeframe and budget.
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.
WebCitz has more than 18 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.
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!
We are a full-service WordPress web design company with a large staff of in-house WordPress experts. Our website design team is separated into two groups, each focusing on either custom or template web design services in WordPress.
As a custom WordPress web design agency, we prefer to start every website project from scratch.
This allows our team to design custom mockups specific to your branding requirements, to show you the look and feel of your future website before web designers start their work. Best of all, those mockups can be revised until you're happy with the design concept and are ready to move forward with your WordPress site.
After you approve the custom WordPress web design mockup, our development team will integrate it into a completely custom WP theme. There are many benefits to a custom theme, including a simplified codebase that often has better page speed and usability since it was developed specifically for your WordPress installation.
If the cost of a custom WordPress website isn't within your budget, we offer template-based WordPress sites that can save you money!
Instead of creating design mockups and developing your website in a from-scratch WordPress theme, we'll hand-pick several website templates that closely match your desired look and feel. Don't worry though, you'll be able to select your desired template for us to install on your WordPress development site. From there, we'll customize the template to match your color scheme and load your content into the theme's layout options.
For a WordPress site using a customized 3rd party theme, our starting price is $3,750 with a 2-3 week turnaround.
For a custom WordPress site with design mockups, our starting price is $9,500 with a 8-12 week turnaround.
You should expect to see quotes from $4,000 to $10,000 for most WordPress development projects. For highly complex projects it shouldn't come as a surprise that you may receive even higher quotes. 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.
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:
Here is a brief rundown on the difference between WordPress.org and WordPress.com:
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.
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.
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.
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:
We develop each custom WordPress plugin exclusively for the individual customer, so the cost can vary based on the following factors:
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.
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.
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.
When looking online for the most experienced web designers, it is important to review each agency for UI & UX skills, design creativity, past work portfolio and client satisfaction. This will help ensure your future web design, website redesign, accessibility, or landing page project is completed without issues. To help you come up with inspiration for your next website design, we've assembled helpful lists of our most recommended designs across various business industries.
When searching for the best web designers in the United States, it is important to review each agency for UI & UX skills, design creativity, past work portfolio and client satisfaction. This will help ensure your future web design, website redesign, accessibility, or landing page project is completed without issues. You will find WebCitz to be one of the highest rated web design agencies in the United States! Look at how we've been able to help businesses and organizations throughout the United States with their web design projects.