Web Design and WordPress Development
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Web Design and WordPress Development
Can you have quality web design and WordPress development in one? The answer is a resounding “Yes”. Building websites with WordPress is like having your cake and eating it, too.
Since its inception in 2003, the requirements for website design solutions that allow customers to audit, manage, and update their own websites after completion of the web design process has been growing with overwhelming demand (see below for some little-known WordPress facts).
HOW MUCH WILL A WORDPRESS WEBSITE COST?
WordPress is positioned to provide some of the best, highest-quality websites the web has ever known. Some of the biggest companies you know have used WordPress along with a website developer to create unequaled user experiences.
That said, you may not need the best of the best, or you may want the best, but be willing to settle for something a little more realistic. The topic of pricing can be, well, cumbersome and convoluted, to say the least. If you’re just looking for a ballpark number, we estimate anywhere from $500 – $10,000, depending on your needs. If you want to peek behind the curtain about how WordPress web design is often calculated, you can have a look here at a very detailed article that explains the process to the point that you might be able to give yourself a quote (we jest, of course).
SHOULD YOU SHARE YOUR BUDGET NUMBERS?
With web design and WordPress development, there are any number of variables that go into building the site (or any website). When a developer talks to you about your budget, they want to know how many of those variables can be used, and which can be set aside for the initial build. When you share your budget with and indicate $5,000 and then describe a $2,000 site, a reputable developer won’t charge you $5K simply because there is a budget for it. A seasoned developer will provide you with a fair quote, and perhaps make some suggestions for website growth later that you may want to consider, and will ultimately have the budget for.
Knowing your overall budget helps the developer to identify the approach that will best suit your needs within those parameters.
WHY WORDPRESS INSTEAD OF STANDARD HTML?
WordPress started as a simple Blog platform and has morphed into the number one Content Management System on the market. With WordPress, you and your team can manage all of the parts, pieces and content that make your website tick. You may not want to get your hands dirty updating plugins or changing layouts, but you may very well want to jump in every now and again and simply update your verbiage. With standard HTML websites, customers must contact their website developer each time they need an update, whether it is simple or complex in nature.
TRANSITIONING YOUR EXISTING SITE TO WORDPRESS
If you’re looking to update your standard website, considering the transition to WordPress is a wise one. We can work behind the scenes creating a new WordPress site while your other site lives out the rest of its days in peace, or we can create a “Coming Soon” or “Under Construction” page for you. Depending on the complexity of the new site, or the time anticipated to launch the new site, or the importance your website role plays in your overall business, you can decide which approach works best for you.
LITTLE KNOWN FACTS ABOUT WORDPRESS
Did you know, that as of March 2016, WordPress is powering approximately 26.4% of the web and continues to gain market share! That makes WordPress the most used Content Management System on the market.
Did you know that the largest journalist data breach in history was because someone didn’t update their Revolution Slider plugin – “Panama Papers Leak”? Not lyin’. Check it out here if you want a little light reading. If this article doesn’t encourage you to have a WordPress maintenance plan in place, then you just might be someone who is certified to Live On the Edge.
READY TO GET STARTED?
When you’re ready to get started on your new web design and WordPress development project, let’s see if we are a good fit. Check out our WordPress website application, or call us at (843) 501-0851, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.