Before hiring a WordPress website designer or web developer, you should first get clear on what you want.
Do you want an attractive, functional, responsive and easy to manage website, or one that just “gets you by”, or is all you could afford? Do you want a website that you can update, blog from and add news and announcements yourself, or one that you need to hire a web developer to keep up to date? Do you want a website that will withstand the test of time in technology, preserving your investment, or do you want one that will be obsolete in 2 years, that’s on some proprietary platform that who’ll disappear next year or prevents you from being found on the top pages of Google’s search result rankings?
Your website design solution is WordPress
What is WordPress? WordPress is an open source content management system developed and supported by a global community of developers that is constantly getting better, and is being used by some of the world’s leading websites, while everyone from small businesses to large scale institutions move their sites over to this gleaming platform.
Businesses looking for a WordPress website designer or developer hit the web and sometimes end up with a freelance website developer or other times outsourcing overseas. What many don’t know is that the website’s design is a fundamental component, that, when backed by solid, standards-based coding, can make or break a new website.
An online marketing firm like Chump Change, that also specializes in affordable WordPress website design can bring the project vision together in a website design that is compelling, well structured and built in accordance with the way the search engines prefer the content. Whether starting from scratch or looking to migrate your existing website to improve it’s performance, we can coordinate every aspect of the WordPress website development with you or your in-house web development team that ensures the website is coded in optimally with the design.
WordPress website development benefits include:
Usability – This is the biggest advantage of a WordPress website. If you can use Word, you can update your WordPress website. You can edit your pages, blog on the run and manage every aspect of your content using a web-based login.
Scalability – Scalability and growth is an important facet of your businesses online presence. A WordPress website allows you to keep your website in sync with the latest trends in your industry and needs of your customers. You can release news and announcements that hits the internet quicker than your competitors and stay on top of market changes.
Customization – You won’t need your designer or developer, although it’s good to keep them handy for when you’re ready to expand or make structural changes, as you can customize your wordpress website to meet all the requirements of your business. There are thousands of trusted third-party plugins provided by a global developer community to allow you to add features and functionality to your website.
SEO Friendly – WordPress was built on a blogging platform, so it is very SEO friendly, and with a little content strategy and coaching from your web design and development team, will help your website hit the top of search engines quicker. WordPress generates clean codes which are easily indexed by search engines, Google especially. Most professional WordPress developers hand code using semantic techniques that increase the online visibility of the website.
Cost Effective – Last but not the least WordPress is open source, it provides an affordable web design solution; and updating and keeping the site managed and moving forward is a cost effective solution when compared to its benefits. To gain the competitive edge with WordPress web development, you may want to hire a professional that specializes in WordPress development who have a proven track record of satisfied clients and successful projects. They should have expertise with all types of designs and layouts that render well from smartphone to tablet, and provide ongoing support as you need it.
One of the first exclusively search engine optimizers in the Northwest, migrating and building full websites using the WordPress platform was foremost on our clients minds, so we adapted. What evolved is a number of well designed, local search optimally coded WordPress websites designed and developed by people right here in the Central Oregon, and that are happy to assist your WordPress web design needs, WordPress website development or even point you in the right direction when you need additional WordPress support.