During the consultation, we will work with you to establish your requirement in-depth. We agree on the pages you need, the functionality, and what you’d like to communicate via your website. The consultation is free. Our ‘Bespoke WordPress Design and Development’ can be used as an add on to an existing package, as additional specialist development. Or, designed entirely from scratch to meet your requirements. Of course, you can start with a packaged solution and add additional functionality at a later date. The beauty of WordPress as a development application is its flexibility. Unlike some off-the-peg solutions, WordPress is far less restrictive and more capable of future expansion. It has great SEO options through the Yoast plugin. Once we’ve established the brief we will provide an estimate for design and development for your approval.
SITE LAYOUT & DESIGN
Through ‘Figma’ software we create flat visuals for your bespoke WordPress website design. Figma is an online collaborative tool that allows us to share the design with you to walk you through concepts over the internet. We annotate the site functionality so you have a plan of how we will build your site before we commit to the development stage. This allows you to review design and content prior to signing off the site to build. Initially, we will show you the desktop version of the site to check the design with you. Once the desktop site version is in good shape we move onto the tablet and mobile versions of your site so you can assess how it works responsively as part of our package. During the design process, we will add the key elements of what is captured at the consultation stage into your design. The visuals will be designed with your content hierarchy and visual communication in mind. We move back and forth between site design and visual revisions to get your final agreement to build the live site on a test space. You can view this prior to going live.
We share design visuals in stages to get your approval on each key aspect of your site design. We will show you samples of web pages for the desktop site version first for review. Then, adjust this as necessary and move on to show you all the master pages on your site. We will also provide the mobile and tablet visuals of your site for your approval during this process. We break this into stages so we can ensure we are providing exactly what you need and are able to change elements to meet your satisfaction.
WEBSITE BUILD & LAUNCH
Once our flat ‘Figma’ designs are signed off for approval we then build your WordPress website on a live test space. We’ll add your brand colours and logos to the site and fully test the site on all major browsers and platforms to ensure it is functioning as it should. We add in the site structure as signed off in the previous stages. We then start the handover process to allow you to take control of your site and populate your content via the content management system. We provide you with a user guide (pdf) and walkthrough videos so you can easily familiarise yourself with WordPress and our page builder structure. We maintain the site in test mode whilst you add in your content until you are ready to go live. If you wish we can provide content population as an additional cost option and this can be quoted into our initial estimate.
We can host your site on our own servers or transfer it to your own hosting provider as required. Our hosting runs from January to January and costs £10 per month to renew. We won’t charge you for hosting until January if you wish to use our service. This means if your site is built after January you have those remaining months free until the following January when we will ask you if you wish to renew. Payment is then required in advance of the year at £120 for the year if you wish to continue hosting with us.