What Is WordPress?
WordPress is a CMS – a content management system – and is the most widely used platform for building websites in the world. It provides the underlying infrastructure for building almost any type of website, both large and small.
It is also open source which means it’s free. In addition, the WordPress platform makes it possible for website owners to update the pages on their site without any knowledge of website design.
What Are the Benefits of Using WordPress?
WordPress provides a powerful range of features that a talented website developer can then use as building blocks to create your website. The WordPress platform is also backed up by a large and active community. This means the platform itself is constantly updated with new features and enhancements. There is also an extensive library of plugins available.
In other words, WordPress provides website developers with everything they need to create fantastic websites.
When it comes to using WordPress to make updates to your site after it goes live, you will find it very easy to use.
Why Is Bespoke WordPress Website Design Important?
Many websites that are built using WordPress are built with themes. A theme provides the basic design of the website and some features. Theme developers sell their themes, with the best bought and used on thousands of websites.
Some website designers use themes to create the websites they build. They do this for a variety of reasons including to speed up the development process and because they have limited technical capabilities.
There are several downsides to using themes, however, particularly in relation to website owners.
Firstly, theme developers create one-size-fits-all solutions, something which makes websites clunky, bloated, and difficult to fully customise. This results in websites that don’t quite look or function how you want them to. Websites built with themes are also often slow and are more prone to developing problems.
Also, if your website is built with a theme, it will look similar to all other websites built with that theme. Depending on the theme, this could involve thousands of websites.
Bespoke WordPress website design is the best option for your website.
With bespoke design, you get a site that looks exactly how you want it to and has all the features you need. Your developer will also be able to fully optimise the code to ensure it works smoothly and loads fast, plus your website will be truly unique.
At Outsource NZ, all the WordPress websites that we design and develop are fully bespoke.
What About Plugins as well as the Features I Need?
Yep, we’ll customise everything according to your requirements. We’ll do this by writing unique code, customising an existing WordPress plugin, or even developing a new plugin if required.
Plugins enhance the core functionality of WordPress and add new features to websites.
What Is Your WordPress Design and Development Process?
We have a 10-step WordPress design and development process:
- Initial online consultation so we can find out more about your business and objectives
- We’ll then send a proposal as well as an agreement for you to complete
- You’ll then take part in a creative briefing session with our project manager
- Our designers will create design concepts for the homepage and inner pages
- This design concept stage is iterative with unlimited revisions until we get your approval
- Our developers will then start building the site
- The first draft of the site will be sent to you for review
- We’ll finalise the site’s content
- The developers will make any revisions you request
- The site goes live!