WordPress Web Design

WordPress web design

WordPress is the most popular content management system (CMS) platform in the world, boasting more than 37 percent of websites running it worldwide. That roughly adds up to more than 455 million websites. This data is as of 2021.

Built entirely on PHP and MySQL, this CMS platform allows you to easily upload, edit and post to your site with easy-to-use tools and features.

No more messing around with the HTML, CSS and Js of your website, because with WordPress you will be able to customize using its user-friendly dashboard.
And if that’s not enough, you can find thousands of themes and templates created specifically for WordPress to further simplify your website building experience.

Most Hosting companies provide WordPress for free through C Panel. 
WordPress has two sites, wordpress.com and wordpress.org.  Wordpres.com is the service that helps you build a website using the software while wordpress.org is the software itself.  With the .com, you can have WordPress with your own domain and it starts at $5 to $59 depending on your needs are. It also has a free version, the only difference is that,  if you go for this option, your website will be a wordpress.com subdomain. Which isn’t professional. 

What is a Website Builder (WSB)

To fully understand what WordPress is, we need to know what Website builders are. Website Builders are software that help you create a website with ease.

To use one, all you have to do is sign up for an account, add your personal information and the details of your business, then choose from hundreds of templates.

Blogs, contact forms and social media links are often included as well. Website builders usually offer you two ways to generate and publish content:

  1. A WYSIWYG (what you see is what you get)
  2.  Visual editor and an HTML editor.

    Webpage builders are programs that have been created to help with the creation of websites at a faster pace than writing HTML, CSS, and JS code, all in the bid to create an interactive and attractive website.

    They are drag and drop systems that make it simple to add images, text, and buttons to your pages.

As such, they have become increasingly popular with business owners since they allow anyone to create a website without knowing complex coding languages or understanding the actual workings of CSS.

 

Examples of Website Builders

Building a website can be a hassle, and sometimes a complicated process that could potentially end up being cost-prohibitive for your business.

With a plethora of platforms to work with and specific websites to create, it’s hard to choose the best one for the job. Do you go with a website builder like Wix, WordPress.com or WordPress.org?

A popular question most people as, is
Which is best for small businesses looking to get their foot in the door?  The answer to that question, is that it depends on the business and what you are trying to achieve with your website.

Below are some of the best website builders out there:

WordPress web design

this platform is a lot more than just a blogging platform. It can be used to create simple static websites, or even complex e-commerce stores. There are millions of unique WordPress themes available, which is why there’s a plugin or theme for literally any use case you can think of.



Wix Website Builder

is a popular freemium website builder that offers an easy and in some ways free way to get your website online.

While Wix has many limitations and is lacking many of the advanced features of competitors it does have some good SEO built into the system, mobile friendly and customizable interface.


Shopify

is an online platform that allows you to design your own e-commerce site, set up a storefront, and build a following out of the box.

It’s eCommerce stores easily integrates with social media platforms such as Facebook and Instagram, thus making it easy to create ads and shoppable posts.

What makes Shopify stand out from the other website builders is the high level of customization, mobile responsiveness and integration that it offers.

Squarespace Website Builder

is an all-in-one solution for your website needs.

 You can use Squarespace to create a professional style web presence complete with your own personalized domain or you can use their integrated ecommerce platform to create a storefront for products and services you offer.

Either way, this platform takes website building to the next level by providing quality design and analytics along with a shopping cart.

Weebly Web Builder

Get access to customizable webpage designs, domains, and marketing tools that are vital to building your ideal website. Easily build a beautiful website to help you get discovered and grow your customer base!

Do you know that most web design companies in Perth use WordPress as their content management system?

Perth in Western Australia is home to more than 2,000,000 people. Small businesses in WA represent 97% of all businesses, that’s approximately 224000+ small enterprises.

Most of those businesses that have websites their website has been built on WordPress. Perth-based websites are famous for their simple design and elegance, which make them perfect not only for business landing pages but also for eCommerce sites.

WordPress is widely used as a content management system – CMS – to build these stunning landing pages.

 The WP community describes WordPress as “a state-of-the-art semantic personal publishing platform with a focus on aesthetics, web standards and usability.”

The open-source software enables the creation of small to large websites. 

A WordPress theme is a group of files comprising style sheets, code, renderable markup and graphics that dictates the overall appearance and layout of your blog or website.

 

Themes determine how the look of your site and its layout are presented for visitors, but extremely flexible as you can customize virtually any aspect of your site’s design and layout by using CSS.

 

Although every WordPress blog or website has a theme, no one theme can be applied to every site’s purpose.

 

Most themes have varying levels of customization options while others have very few since they are meant to simply change the way your site looks.

 

As with most things WordPress, there is a theme out there perfect for almost every conceivable site use, depending on how you want your blog or website to look and function.

With so many options available to the savvy WordPress user it can be difficult to know where to start when you begin looking for new themes.

 

Should you stick with the theme that came with your self-hosted WordPress blog? Or would it make more sense to search through all of the currently available themes at WordPress.org?

 

 Or maybe use a premium theme marketplace like Theme Forest or Elegant Themes? Plus, if you wanted to buy a premium theme, then how do you make sure that the theme is compatible with your current version of WordPress?

 

In all honesty, provided you know what you are doing, WordPress free themes will just be fine for you.

But if you are not technically savvy or have the required skills to make changes to a WordPress website, then it’s best to look for a premium theme that meets your website needs and use it.

Usually if you are time constraint and do not know how to fully use WordPress, it’s better to ask a web designer to do it for you.


Hello Elementor Theme By WordPress

Free Themes that most people use include themes such as WordPress twenty-ten theme. It is a popular theme used by many site owners due to its updated and clean design. The biggest feature of this theme is probably its layout versatility.

This them is highly recommended for those who want to display an array of contents such as images, videos, audios and document files in a balanced way. In most cases, it comes with a grid layout at the home page and masonry layout for blog pages.

Hello is another theme that’s recommended by many digital marketers. Some say that it is the best responsive landing page WordPress theme, while others say that it is the best WordPress one-page parallax theme.

It’s can be downloaded for free and has been as plain vanilla or a blank canvas for most web designers.

Such reviews are not unfounded as Hello has really gained popularity among many web designers.

That’s because this theme offers both flexibility and simplicity at the same time, which apparently a large number of webmasters really need in order to create their websites.

This theme is built by Elementor and works well with the Elementor plugin. Hello Elementor theme plus The Elemntor Pro Plugin, help in building websites that are aesthetically pleasing.  The theme is based on Bootstrap technology that helps in creating responsive websites. The theme provides a flexible layout for using it for creating websites for blogs, eCommerce sites, product pages, and more.

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  2. Ocean Wp
  3. Neve
  4. Simple
  5. Hestia
  6. Sydney
Where to find free WordPress themes

WordPress themes are the templates that determine how your site will look.

A lot of people are confused by the technical aspects of choosing a theme and often just go for the first one they find, which isn’t always best. This post will explain what makes a good WordPress theme and where to find the best free ones.

Finding a free WordPress theme is easy, especially if you are familiar with WordPress. When you login to your dashboard, on the left side of your dashboard there will be an option that says appearances. Hover on this and then a popup menu with themes, customize menu, and them editor will pop up. Click on themes then the theme that you are currently using will be shown. On the top click add new. This will give you a list of all the themes available. If you are looking for a specific one click on add new button.

You can even buy premium WordPress themes from reputable sites like ThemeForest or Envato Marketplaces.

There are also free premium WordPress themes in these marketplaces as well.
A good free WordPress theme should have

1)         The ability to easily modify colors and fonts

2)         Search engine optimization

3)         Unlimited homepage layouts

4)         A blog page template

OUR ADVICE.

If you are trying to make a website for a business that you are serious and passionate about, Hire an expert web designer. One that fits your budget.

Most people who try building their own websites end up wasting too much time building or build mediocre websites which end up not converting.

But if you are doing it for fun and learning. Then have a go at it mate. Read our articles on what to do before you build a business, domains and hosting to get a clear picture of what you are getting into and what you ought to do.

Question

Are you going to be building a WordPress Website soon?
Will you be engaging an expert or you will have a go at it yourself.
Call us if you need any help regarding websites.

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