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?
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. This means you can add new functionality when your needs change or grow. This is one of the many reasons WordPress Web Design has become the most obvious choice for leading companies in Ireland and around the globe. Another reason why the growth options for your website are endless is that it is open source. This means that the code behind it is freely accessible to edit and share. 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 so that the WordPress content management platform is capable of handling anything from large enterprise sites to high-traffic e-commerce websites. In this way, you can say WordPress is future-proof.
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 can be customised by your web designer or developer, plus there are so many plugin options for adding functionality. For this reason, the WordPress platform is less costly than a completely bespoke website.
Meet Your WordPress Developer
Hi, my name is Chris and I am a Dublin based web developer and designer, who specialises in WordPress Web Design and Development in Ireland. With over 15 years of experience and a never ending love of learning the best practices in web design and development, I will help you create a competitive online WordPress site that is dynamic, functional, optimised and easy to use.
Why do I need a WordPress Web Developer?
- WordPress is open-source. This means that web developers can reprogram or customise your website to match your website goals and objectives.
- Your website needs and functionality may be more complicated than simply installing a theme and adding your logo and content. It is not simply click and go! It still requires a bit of technical know-how. For example, a Web Developer will take care of the back-end technical aspects of your website, including site speed and security.
- Hiring a web developer is also your best way forward if you need any customisations or special features. It will still be less costly than a bespoke website designed from scratch.
- A WordPress Web Developer will also ensure your website performs well, which is essential if you want your site to rank well in Google SERPs.
- A web designer or web developer can help you to customise your theme to reflect your brand identity.
- Often you will need the experience of a good web developer to help you plan your user journey. An experienced Web Developer will understand UX/UI design principles.
- If you need a plugin for extra functionality, or maybe you need to integrate WordPress with your existing software or IT system, then I would recommend you work with a WordPress Web Developer.
Improving our customer’s experience along their entire WordPress web design process is important to us.
At Chris Flynn Design I design websites for small to medium size businesses in Ireland including sole traders and start-ups. I design WordPress for Bloggers, Artists, Government Agencies, E-Commerce Stores, Schools and Colleges. My WordPress websites deliver highly focused search engine optimisations (SEO), and cross-device functionality, and are a synch to navigate.
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Here are some of the WordPress services I provide:
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.
I also offer online consultancy services to businesses in Dublin, Ireland and further afield which help to guide you and allow you to make the right choices for your online presence.
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, page structure and best practices in WordPress website design
We like to see your WordPress website ranked highly!
What is SEO?
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 can 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, SEO design is 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 user experience.
I can also set up pay-per-click campaigns if you wish to advertise with Google.
WordPress Content Creation
Do you need a website but are struggling to figure out what content you need to drive your business forward?
I am research crazy, so leave it to me.
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 to 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. 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.
Like everything in technology today, you need to keep on top of maintenance updates and especially your security. Clicking on the update button is easy, but understanding the process and being able to deal with unpredictable results such as plugin conflicts or database connection errors are not so easy.
You need to update your plugins and themes regularly to protect yourself against pre-identified loopholes and exploits that hackers can use to gain access to your site. 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.
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.
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. Below are only two great reasons why I recommend my clients to choose this web platform.
1. WordPress Plugin Development
It will provide your company with a platform that is highly extendable as your company or business grows. It comes complete with a host of plugins which 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. These are just some of the benefits of using WordPress.
Pretty much everything your website needs can be plugged into the WordPress platform.
2. Easy to Update and Manage
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.
For instance, you will have an Admin Area or Dashboard where you can simply schedule posts, 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