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What is the typical timeline of a WordPress project?
The timeline of a WordPress website project depends upon the size, complexity and web design revisions required. Brochureware websites typically last 6 to 8 weeks and more complex projects such as WooCommerce or WordPress membership websites take from 8 to 16 weeks.
Thorough quotations are created breaking down each stage of the project and are run in 2-week sprints. These consist of:
- Research & planning
- Website design
- PSD to HTML responsive conversion
- WordPress development and testing.
Additional time from larger WordPress projects may be required for more web design revision or WordPress theme and plugins development. These will be outlined in our quotation and quoted as a fixed price for the WordPress project.
Can you maintain and update our WordPress website?
The WordPress websites we design and develop are simple to add new content and images however we can update and produce content for your WordPress website on an ongoing monthly retainer for SEO purposes or to increase visitors interest in your services and products.
We provide basic training on how to update your WordPress website but can provide in-depth training for your staff members either at your office or through a webinar.
WordPress & plugins updates, hosting & security patches are offered on our monthly retainers that are tailored to your needs. Our specialised WordPress hosting is backed up daily with advanced security. We set up all WordPress websites hosted with us using a CDN which typically loads web pages under a second. This in turn increases the number of pages your visitors view and has a positive impact on your search engine ranking.
Will my WordPress website look the same to all users?
We encourage all of our clients to invest in responsive WordPress web design in order to provide users with a consistent experience across all platforms. Responsive WordPress web design is not only considered best practice by our team of web designers, but also search engines like Google. Your WordPress website will automatically resize to the viewer’s device, whether that be a desktop computer, tablet or a mobile.
We use ‘Bootstrap 3’ as a framework for responsive WordPress development which is now the industry standard ensuring your website is coded to the latest standards.
What is WordPress design & development?
WordPress is a website content management system that is designed to make it easy for you to upload new content to your website and manage your existing content. Using WordPress will mean that you can update information on your website without having to worry about code.
WordPress development is undertaken by our experience team to ensure the website is allows easy addition of content without coding knowledge by utilising a WordPress page builder plugin. This allows WordPress website owner to move content blocks about as well as add images and text easily to the website.
WordPress web design for your website may be custom designed or predesigned using a WordPress Theme. These may be adjusted to incorporate new images and the text will be added to give information on your products and services, but the core of the websites design will be used.
Do you have project managers?
We start by creating a comprehensive specification breaking down each area of the website design and build, with predicted hours required for each stage in order to provide you with an accurate quotation and planning.
Typically, web design projects take from 8 to 12 weeks, which includes stages such as research; wireframing; web design; HTML conversion; WordPress development; content creation and quality assurance.
Our approach to project management also allows us to track the progress of projects and remedy issues early to ensure the website is delivered on time and budget.
We create websites from scratch, which prevents code bloat and allows us to create products tailored specifically to our clients’ needs. Websites are coded in HTML5 and WordPress specified standards, which are thoroughly peer tested by our developers.
Who are WP Design & where are you located?
WP design are a WordPress web design & development agency based in Farringdon, London. We design and develop WordPress websites including WordPress theme and plug-in development for a variety of business niches. our web design portfolio includes financial services, construction, health, Education, property and recruitment.
What is your WordPress web design & development process?
Projects follow an agile process broken down into 2-week sprints:
Sprint 1 – Planning and design
We start projects with a creative brief which allows clients to express what they are looking to achieve with their website. We discuss design ideas based on this along with our research and experience in order to establish a design style and plan the websites sitemap.
Wireframes are created to allow planning of content and functionality before creating desktop and mobile designs using Photoshop.
Sprint 2 – Design to HTML conversion
Design files are converted to HTML code ready for integration into WordPress. Responsive HTML files are developed using the bootstrap framework to ensure content resizes to mobile and tablet devices.
HTML files are thoroughly tested for errors and alignment issues before they are integrated into WordPress.
Sprint 3 – WordPress development
Development starts with planning and a risk assessment. Potential coding issues such as plugin conflicts are highlighted and solutions found early in the development phase to ensure the project is delivered on time.
Websites elements are tested throughout the development sprint. Daily meetings between our technical director, developer and project manager ensure projects run smoothly.
Sprint 4 – Content, testing and launch
Content such as images, copywriting and video collected throughout the project is added to the website during this sprint. Websites are tested on a wide range of devices and browsers using the latest software to highlight alignment issues.
Websites are launched on clients servers or hosted with WP Design. We offer enterprise-class hosting with maintenance agreements if required.
Can you work on an existing WordPress website?
We are able to work on an existing WordPress website after our initial evaluation to ensure the existing code is in a state that doesn’t require significant recoding. Often WordPress websites code has been created several years ago and will not work effectively with the latest version of WordPress and WordPress plugins.
We can provide a quotation to recode the website to bring it up to modern WordPress standards if required.