Looking for help with WordPress?
What is WordPress?
Find out about the services I offer…
WordPress is a world-class open source content management system used by millions of people and businesses.
Basically, it makes it really easy to update and maintain your website using a web-based interface. If you can fill in a form online the you can probably update your WordPress site.
The range of plugins, themes, tips and tutorials created by the WordPress community makes it possible to build most kinds of website using WordPress as a framework. Its not perfect for everything, but I have found it can cover most of what people need to keep their sites up to date.
To find out more visit wordpress.org.
Installation of WordPress, plugins and themes
WordPress has a famously easy “5minute install” , but if you don’t want to know the ins and outs of setting up databases and configuring the basic settings I can do it all for you*. I’ll also install the theme of your choice from the WordPress theme repository and any plugins and check that they are all working nicely together. There is a one-off cost of £50 for this service.
*Some hosting services and packages may not work with WordPress or may limit some of the features. If that is the case, I’ll let you know before continuing.
Customisation of bought and free themes to suit your needs
There are literally thousands of free WordPress themes available. If you are on a tight budget I can find a handful of themes which suit your needs and then install and configure the theme of your choice on your existing site.
Bespoke WordPress theme development
If you are really looking to make your site stand out from the crowd, you will probably want a bespoke theme with a unique look that fits with whatever content your site contains.
By working with you to identify your ambitions for the site and your business, I will create a custom design that will continue working for you long after launch.
Custom WordPress plugin development
Plugins are extra bits of code which extend the capabilities of the basic WordPress system. They are thousands available and for most needs there is already a plugin out there which solves the problem – if there is I will find it and set it up for you.
Sometimes however you might find there is a specific need which an existing plugin cannot fulfil. In these situations I can work with you to develop a custom plugin that suits your specific needs.
Maintenance and troubleshooting
Problem with your theme, a new plugin or some inexplicable error? Just get in touch with the details and I’ll do my best to help.
Conversion of existing site to WordPress
Got an existing static website that you want to add WordPress’ content management magic to? I can take the existing design and re-work it as a theme, retaining the look and feel so it can continue to work for you into the future.