Are you considering a new website design for your business or startup?
Or maybe you are considering a website update?
Have you considered using the WordPress framework?
Meet Your WordPress Developer
Hi, my name is Chris and I am a Dublin based web developer and designer specialising in WordPress Web Design and Development in Ireland.
With over 15 years of experience and a never-ending love of learning the best web design and development practices, I will help you create a competitive online WordPress site that is dynamic, functional, and optimised on all devices.
My user experience (UX) designs mean your WordPress website will be easy to use for you and your clients or customers in order to drive more leads and more conversions for your growing business.
Some of the WordPress services I provide:
With a thriving tech scene and a rapidly growing startup culture, Dublin has become a leading destination for web design and development. At Chris Flynn Design I design websites for small to medium size businesses throughout Ireland including sole traders and start-ups. Whether you are looking to launch a new business or revamp your existing website, a well-designed website can help you stand out in a crowded market and reach your target audience effectively.
I design WordPress for Artists, Architects, Bloggers, Government Agencies, E-Commerce Stores, Schools and Colleges. My WordPress website designs deliver highly focused search engine optimisations (SEO), and cross-device functionality, and are a synch to navigate.
Get online Fast
The simplest and probably the most effective way to get your website or blog online is to use the WordPress platform. WordPress is by far the most popular Content Management System (CMS) on the market today. In fact, it has totally dominated the market ever since its release in May 2003. It is certainly one of the most user-friendly in terms of updating and managing your content yourself. It is a fully responsive platform which means it works beautifully on your desktop, tablet or mobile phone.
WordPress is built for Growth
Creating a website with WordPress allows for easy scalability for your business. It comes complete with a host of plugins which means you can easily add the functionality you need as and when your needs change or grow. Combined with its ability to integrate with other services or platforms it is not hard to see why WordPress Web Design has become the most obvious choice for leading companies in Ireland and around the globe.
Another reason your website’s growth options are endless is that WordPress is Open Source. This means the code behind it is freely accessible to edit and share which encourages open collaboration. Because of this, it has built up a community of over 50K developers globally who readily update, improve and debug the platform, making it even more efficient and easy to use as each new version is released. It also ensures your web platform is always up to date and employs the latest in web technologies. This WordPress content management platform is therefore capable of handling anything from large enterprise sites to high-traffic e-commerce websites. In this way, you can say WordPress is future-proof.
It’s Cost Effective
WordPress content management is free to use. You can choose to download it and set up your own hosting and domain or there are plenty of hosts who now have one-click installs on their servers for an even simpler way to get started. Putting together a WordPress website has become so much easier over the years, which means you don’t necessarily have to have coding skills to get your website online. WordPress has thousands of pre-designed themes and plugins, some of which are free to download. It comes packaged with a standard theme that your web designer or developer can customise, plus there are so many plugin options for adding functionality. For this reason, the WordPress platform is less costly than a completely bespoke website.
Do I need a WordPress Web Developer?
Not always is the short answer. This of course depends on how technically minded you are and the overall goals of your website. The WordPress interphase has become much more user friendly over time however there are a lot of backend elements such as web security and performance that need to be addressed. If you are a business it is imperative you operate in a secure environment for the safety of your visitors and to build trust while generating leads for your business.
6 Good Reasons to Hire a Professional WordPress Web Developer
Improving our customer’s experience along their entire WordPress web design process is important to us.
WordPress Design & Build
A prebuilt professional theme or WordPress blog template is a great choice to get you online fast. This option is very suitable for small to medium websites and especially for start-ups. Larger companies, however, should consider a more advanced solution such as a bespoke package that is tailored specifically for your niche or market.
Maybe you already have a design in mind? In this case, Chris Flynn Design will convert your PSD files to your own unique WordPress theme.
Do you have an existing website that is not converting or getting you the results you need? I will perform a WordPress health check or site audit to see precisely where I can make improvements to your online visibility and conversion rate.
1. Customised WordPress Themes.
Keeping it simple! The WordPress platform is centred around themes. These WordPress themes are basically pre-built templates that you simply add your content to.
WordPress comes packaged with very basic pre-built themes which can be customised or you can choose to have a premier theme customised to your liking. This is probably the most cost-effective way to create your online presence.
2. Bespoke WordPress Themes.
If your budget allows, choose a fully bespoke theme, built from scratch. This means you get a website that does exactly what you need it to do without the need for too many unnecessary files or plugins. This is a much leaner option in terms of code and your overall WordPress website design. Bonus! … a bespoke WordPress theme can have a direct effect on your website speed.
You can check out our bespoke web design process here.
WordPress Training and Consultancy based in Dublin.
What better and more efficient way to run your business or services than to have direct access and full control over your website or blog?
I train my clients to understand their WordPress websites. As a result, this gives you the ability to update your website or blog as often as you wish without any additional costs.
With training and support, you can be up and running in no time. For clients who purchase our platinum WordPress design package, you will also receive a bespoke reference manual. This is created specifically and uniquely for your WordPress Web Design package. It will help guide you through the web maintenance and updates process by delivering key knowledge when and where it is needed.
WordPress Consultancy Services
I also offer online consultancy services to businesses in Dublin and throughout Ireland. This service is designed to guide you and allow you to make the right choices for your online presence. It involves understanding your business requirements, target audience, brand values, and other key factors that influence the design of your website and meet the evolving needs of your business and your users.
Our consultancy plans also include recommendations for the development stage, such as the choice of CMS, recommended third-party tools and plugins, and guidelines for optimising your website for search engines. This can serve as a valuable guide for clients who want to implement the design themselves, or who want to work with a web design agency to execute the plan.
WordPress SEO – Maximising your organic SEO
I can help you boost interactions and grow your business online. This involves using built-in SEO tools, targeted keywords that match intent, page structure and best practices in WordPress website design.
We like to see your WordPress website ranked highly!
Search Engine Optimisation
The process of increasing your website visitors by ranking your webpage high in the search results, (also known as the SERPS) is called SEO or Search Engine Optimisation. The most favourable level for growth for your business or personal blog is, of course, Page One. It’s important to remember that SEO should be implemented from the early stages of your web design process right through to your internet marketing campaigns (SEM). A well thought out SEO plan is essential for building website traffic, acquiring new customers, and developing your brand awareness.
I work closely with Irish businesses here in Dublin to create highly focused search engine friendly websites. We like to see your WordPress website ranked highly so you can achieve your online marketing goals!
Search engines are somewhat restricted in how they crawl your website and interpret its content. Your webpage does not look the same to you and me as it does to a search engine. For this reason, it is important to consider page structure, hierarchy and navigation elements as a crucial part of our WordPress Web Design Process. My WordPress websites are designed for on-page optimisation along with engaging design and a great (UX) User Experience.
WordPress Content Creation
Do you need a WordPress Web Design but are struggling to figure out what content you need to drive your business forward?
To get the best out of your new WordPress web design, and rank well in Google searches I can create content, work on your on-page SEO, build links, integrate social media, create campaigns and deliver analytics reports.
My website content plans include evaluating your current copy and determining your target audience. I can also provide copywriting for business, blog posts or social media.
I make all your copy action-oriented and create a unique visual appeal using my graphic design expertise.
Simply send me an outline of your business and I will help you create optimised content that targets your audience and creates real conversions.
My content creation is not only limited to words and images! I source or create videos, audio, illustrations, infographics and social media-sharing content right here in our studio. I can even create your entire branding if you are a start-up or looking to update your brand. If it’s just a logo you need, check out my Logo Design post which explains the process in step-by-step detail.
WordPress Maintenance and Updates
A website is a continuous process. I find a lot of companies simply don’t have the time or resources to keep up with their web maintenance and updates. Let me take control of this aspect for you helping you to concentrate on what you do best.
I cannot stress enough how important it is to keep your WordPress website secure and performing well. Monitoring your website performance includes checking your website’s load time, uptime, and error logs to ensure that it is running smoothly and efficiently. Maintenance services are typically offered as a subscription or monthly service after your site has been successfully launched. We offer Monthly and Yearly Maintenance Plans to keep all your software and plugins up to date along with an effective site security and backup strategy. Email me and I will send you a brochure detailing how much your website maintenance will cost. (I will post a downloadable link here soon so bookmark this page for future reference)
Like everything in technology today, you need to keep on top of maintenance updates, most importantly your security.
Plugins and themes need to be updated regularly to protect yourself against pre-identified loopholes and exploits that hackers can use to gain access to your site. Clicking on the update button is easy. However, understanding the process behind it and dealing with unpredictable results such as plugin conflicts or database connection errors are not so easy.
Hard Coded Features
I use WordPress best practices and hard code security features on your Web Server, along with top-rated third-party plugins.
I can guide you in this process or you can take the hassle out of it completely by purchasing one of my web maintenance plans.
Get in touch and I will send you a brochure with all costs listed. I can also tailor a bespoke plan to suit your budget.
WordPress Tech Support
Last but not least, I make a promise to you, my clients, not to disappear after your site goes live.
I offer dedicated client support so if you get stuck on any aspect of your new WordPress website just get in touch and I will put you back on the right track.
So Why Choose WordPress Web Design?
The answer is simple! WordPress powers over 43% per cent of the web, with a market share of 65.3% according to data from the web technology survey firm W3Techs. It has evolved from a simple blogging platform to a Content Management System (CMS), an eCommerce platform, a Website Builder and much more. It also has the capability of supporting 208 languages to date.
WordPress is open source which means it is constantly under development by the very best in the web developer community. This is one of the reasons why I recommend my clients choose this web platform.
With the help of WordPress Plugin Developers, WordPress will always provide your company with a highly extendable platform as your company or business grows. The host of plugins available can easily add the functionality you need. For example, if you are a photographer you can plug in a gallery. If you are a hotel you can plug in booking forms and calendars. WordPress provides membership plugins, listing directories, chat facilities and eCommerce plugins, the list is endless. This greatly reduces your development time and ultimately your costs.
There are numerous integrations also available for your WordPress Web Design project, some of which include:
Pretty much everything your website needs can be plugged into the WordPress platform.
It’s also good to know that WordPress is designed with the user in mind. It works hard to simplify the backend so you don’t need to understand a single line of code in order to update and add new pages and posts. And don’t forget the many AI-powered tools that can interact with your website visitors and provide them with information or assistance and improve their overall user experience.
A professional WordPress Web Design with the right integrations can help website owners to automate routine tasks, schedule posts simply, create new pages or add products to your WooCommerce shop. This has the added benefit of giving you complete control and ownership over your online presence.
What type of website can I build using WordPress?
Did you know that WordPress powers some of the biggest websites in the world?
Companies such as The Next Web, Top Gear, Vogue and our very own from Dublin, Ireland (AKA “the best technology conference on the planet”) Web Summit employs the power of the WordPress platform. This is because WordPress is such a versatile CMS and an excellent platform for a variety of different websites. From e-commerce to business to product landing pages and portfolio websites.
Below is just a few examples of the types of websites you can build on the WordPress platform:
- Blog or Personal Website
- Business Websites
- Online Community Websites
- Web Directories
- Jobs Boards
- NonProfit Website
- Portfolio Website
- Photography Website
- Music Website
- Podcasting Websites
- Product Landing Pages
- Knowledgebase / Wiki Websites
- Niche Affiliate Websites
- School or College Websites
- Sales and Marketing Website
July 9, 2019 @ 4:13 am
Thanks for sharing this information.
September 1, 2019 @ 8:36 am
It’s the functionality that actually counts, however good website design do count in attracting user attention.
February 27, 2022 @ 7:37 pm
Yes functionality is key, but its also important to have your design aesthetic in line with your branding. Thanks for your input.