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WordPress for the Win

The BENEFITS OF INTEGRATION STYLE WEBSITE DEVELOPMENT WITH WORD PRESS

WordPress began almost 20 years ago as an open-source content management system for web development. WordPress now powers 39.6% of websites in 2021, up 5% from 2020. The advantages of WordPress grow every day with expanding functions by contributors worldwide. With this comprehensive platform, there is little need to reinvent the wheel for most website development projects.

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WordPress now powers 39.6% of websites

Creating your site with a pre-developed function allows developers to offer an enhanced focus on design and user experience (UX) while also maintaining site health and security. Your site’s visual display and flow are where the magic happens for your online customers, so it is a wise area to invest a considerable portion of your budget. While custom code development (creating your site code from scratch) has certain occasional benefits, in most cases it is not the most efficient or cost-effective solution. Market research and years of website design experience confirm site-performance benefits of creativity and user-centered development, ultimately leading to a well-developed flow with higher conversions and sales.
Creating your site with a pre-developed function allows developers to offer an enhanced focus on design and user experience (UX) while also maintaining site health and security. Your site’s visual display and flow are where the magic happens for your online customers, so it is a wise area to invest a considerable portion of your budget. While custom code development (creating your site code from scratch) has certain occasional benefits, in most cases it is not the most efficient or cost-effective solution. Market research and years of website design experience confirm site-performance benefits of creativity and user-centered development, ultimately leading to a well-developed flow with higher conversions and sales:

Longevity:

Has the developing company been in business for several years?

Updates:

The plugin and theme repository will list the date of the last update to the software. Has the theme or plugin been updated over the previous two months or less?

Focus:

Does the company have a specific theme or plugin that is a flagship item?

Recommendations:

Are other developers recommending the theme or plugin?

Here are a few plugin and theme recommendations for themes and plugins from your Woodchuck Arts team:

Theme: Divi by Elegant Themes
Theme: Elementor
Form Creation Plugin: Gravity Forms
Image Optimization Plugin: Smush Pro by WPMUDEV
Site Security Plugin: Defender Pro by WPMUDEV
Site Speed Plugin: WP Rocket
Backup and Restore Plugin: UpdraftPlus
Search Engine Optimization Plugin: Yoast SEO Premium

All of the themes and plugins listed above are premium (paid) options, but we have found they are well worth the return on investment. πŸ™‚

If you have questions about WordPress development or need assistance with your site, we’re here to help – send us an email below!

FREE SOCIAL MEDIA IMAGES!

Get access to our social media freebie portal! We have sized images for Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn, & Twitter. You can brand any of these images for your business or use them for your personal social media platforms. This portal will always be available, and we will continually add fresh new content.

Samples below, and there are more in the image portal. πŸ™‚

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Access our free image portal by signing up for free design and marketing tips! If you decide our suggestions are not for you, unsubscribe with no hard feelings, and you can still use the images. Give it a try; we think you'll be pleasantly surprised! πŸ™‚

GET IN TOUCH

The incredible thing about the internet is that we can work anywhere!
Woodchuck Arts is geo-located in Newark, Ohio, Caledonia, MI and Galena, OH.
We serve clients from Seattle, Washington, to Washington D.C.

Email Erin at erin@woodchuckarts.com or call 616-528-2747

Email Heather at heather@woodchuckarts.com or call 724-910-1871