We have written a few blogs about website themes verses custom websites and the downside of using themes when your building them on your own. Using a developer to guide you with your WordPress theme purchase will ensure it is done correctly, will function, will look beautiful and be the right representation for your Connecticut business.
Why working with a WordPress developer is a good idea when using a WordPress theme for your Connecticut business
The WordPress platform is one of the web’s most popular Content Management System (CMS)—it now powers about 40% of users and many developers choose WordPress for its ease of use. At Wieting Design based in Fairfield County CT we build our websites from scratch and use WordPress themes when budgets call for it as they are faster to build and less expensive to execute. WordPress themes can work if you work with a developer.
One of the reasons WordPress has taken off in popularity is the vast popularity of themes and plugins it offers. WordPress users can choose from various functionalities for their sites and make them look beautiful and functional. With the right combination of themes and plugins you can have yourself a great website for your Connecticut business, but working with a developer is important. Trying to use a theme on your own can be overwhelming if your unsure of what to look for within the theme structure itself.
A developer will help you choose the right themes and plugins for your Connecticut business website
Choosing the right themes and plugins is critical and can be difficult if you don’t know what to look for. If you decide this is the route you want to take its always a good choice to work with a developer who knows WordPress and can guide you to where you need to be.
Using prebuilt templates (especially WordPress themes) come with a lot of overhead like bells and whistles you don’t need, want or will ever use Searching through the more than 10,000 WordPress themes that are available today can be confusing so it’s a good idea to make a list of the features you want; the size of your site, the look and feel your after and the purpose of your website. When working with a developer the more information you can give him or her will help you save on expenses, save on time and most important will ensure you going to get what you want. A couple of baselines you should have; search-engine optimization (SEO) and fast page loading times (regardless of device), and make sure the theme you select is responsive. Using a theme that has these features will make for a much better end-user experience on your site.
If you decide on a theme it is still best to work with a good developer, trying to build it yourself regardless of what you read will cause a lot of frustration. In some cases, you might need a feature that’s not available in the theme you choose. Maybe you’re looking for something original that’s crucial for your business to operate. Or something that simply has a differentiating factor compared to what your competition has. If that’s your situation, you need a developer to build that feature for you. Working with a developer that has the experience will be able to troubleshoot and accomplish that goal for you.
Often times we get calls from business owners that have started there own website, but come upon many stumbling blocks and don’t know how to fix them. They always ask if we can help, but that takes time as we have to go back to square one and look to see what has been done and what and how we need to fix. This in turn will cost the client extra money that could have been saved if they started out with an experienced WordPress developer at the beginning of the project. Having an experienced website developer on your side that will guide you in the right direction will get your Connecticut business where it should be. You will have a website that functions well, and have a website that represents your company in a professional manner. See some of our website work and give us call or email us if you have questions or think you might want to work with us.
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We are committed to sharing our experience and expertise in website development, website design, graphic design, social media marketing, search engine marketing (SEM & SEO), and video production to help build powerful tools that work for your Connecticut business. Whether your objective is to grow your reputation, create client loyalty, drive traffic to your website, or set up a marketing strategy, we will adapt our approach to get you the results you need with the services we provide. View our services here or Contact us to learn more.