Whether you’re on the fence and skeptical about why moving to a WordPress-based website would be beneficial to you or if you’re ready to make the leap and just want to see what we can offer you, we will start with a consultation either in person, on the phone or via Skype. We’ll chat about your current website (if you have one), what you do and don’t like about it, what you do and don’t like about some other websites in the same category as yours, and then we’ll chat about your vision for the new website. You’ll want to have browsed around a bit and picked out a handful of web designs that you like – or at least elements of these web designs that you like – so we will know what we’re going for and what to look for in our searches.
Now that we’ve got an idea of what the design will look like, we will begin searching through our resources for WordPress themes that can be modified to provide you what you need. We’ll send you some links to demo sites so you can test them out and tell us if we’re getting warmer or if we need to keep fishing for that perfect design. Once we’ve found the keeper and we’ve chatted about what we can do for you, we give you time to mull it over and decide if you would like to accept our design proposal – all before ever spending a dime.
*Please note that we do not do from-scratch themes. Every design must start on a ready-made theme that will then be customized and modified in design and coding.
Then we move right into the big stuff – installing WordPress on your hosting server, linking it to your domain, installing the new theme, and beginning the skeleton layout of the site. We’ll have a lot of communication in the beginning while we put together the basic layout, color scheme and navigation for your site so that you can take a peek at the progress and ask for adjustments where needed. We’ll work together to create the copy for the pages and get everything set to go – all while your current website stays up and live so as to not lose any visitors.
Once the design is all set, you’ll need to know how to update your website on your own, so we’ll spend a little bit of time going over where to go and how to do the things you need to do. We promise – it’ll be so simple, you’ll be baking apple pies while you do it in a week (we would love it if you sent us one of those extra pies…).
And voila – your new and improved, easy-to-update and fully-functional website has arrived!