We’ve been doing this for a lot of years now and have our process is pretty much down to a science. Below are the basic steps for building a WordPress website, from start to finish. For a custom website, the process is much the same, the design stage is just a little more custom.
Don’t worry if you don’t know what some of the terms mean, that’s why we’re here. We walk you through each step of the way, making sure your website project stays on time and on budget. If you ever have any questions along the way, just ask and we will make sure the process is as clear as possible.
Our consultation process begins with a phone call or video conference where we discuss your website needs, ideas and goals. We don't just find out what you want, we also dig until we know exactly what you truly need to achieve your goals. We've been doing this for a lot of years and we're experts
Based on our initial consultation, we present you with a selection of great WordPress themes we believe will suit your goals and needs. This step also includes sourcing any free or premium WordPress plugins necessary to complete the website. We're WordPress experts and this is where our expertise really shines.
Our team takes your selected WordPress theme and begins building a website using your content, your supplied images, and amazing stock photos that best suit your website's look. Quality is our first goal, so if an image isn't high enough quality, it is replaced, or if your logo isn't in the proper format, we will rebuild it.
TEST (AND TEST AGAIN)
All work is completed on our test web server - if you have a current active website you don't have to worry about it being interrupted. We thoroughly test every element of your website, using different devices, web browsers and computer systems. Only when everything works perfectly, and you are happy with the results, will the website go live.
Once all of the content has been added, images inserted and testing completed, your new website is deployed on our primary web server and it is officially live. We test everything again, ensuring nothing was lost in the transfer. We really love testing! We also install back-up software to ensure that there's a back-up copy of your website in case anything goes wrong.
Once your website goes live, we don't take off and run. Each and every month we ensure that the back-ups are running, software updates are completed, and any bugs are resolved in a timely manner. We also train you on how to make your own website updates, but only if you want to - we're happy to make any changes you need if you don't have the time.