If you’re looking for WordPress in Oxford, you’ve come to the right place. We have been developing websites since 1998, and have a strong background with WordPress, and is our recommend CMS system for the majority of businesses. It’s as easy to use as it is powerful.
We develop all of our sites from scratch with exceptionally clean and fast code, they aren’t drag and drop websites, and it will sit on top of some of the most advanced, secure and trusted website functionality there is.
WordPress is a content management system (CMS) that allows you to easily maintain a website, even if you have no coding or design skills. f you can use a Microsoft Word or Google Docs, you can use WordPress (and all of our websites come standard with training on how to use your new WordPress website).
It’s estimated to power 40% of the world’s websites. And because of that, there is a rich set of tools and plugins (nearly 60,000 in total), allowing you to do anything from advanced SEO to translating pages. What’s more, it’s regularly updated with new tools and protection against security issues, so it is a robust and safe system. And if there is something custom that you would like your website to do, and the functionality doesn’t exist in a plugin exactly how you would like, we can create it from scratch as we have guru level programmers on our team.
Our experienced developers, based in Oxford, create unique, tailor made websites based on your brand and goals – and then we apply it to WordPress to build a fast, responsive website built with SEO and based on solid marketing principles. We do not make anything off of templates or horrible drag and drop web builders. Everything we make is custom and from scratch, so your WordPress website is as unique as you are.
We make sure that you have access to all of the tools that WordPress provides – and we provide full training in how to use them. We also provide safe, secure hosting that on servers that we run and manage ourselves. We’ve been doing this for companies in Oxford since 1998, so you can be secure that we will be here when you need us.
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As an agency, we have decades of experience in WordPress development. But it’s not just in custom web design. We also offer:
WordPress plugin development – if there’s functionality you need and there isn’t a plugin that offers it, we can build it.
API integrations – if you have a third party API, you want to integrate, such as a supplier data feed or a way for website visitors to upload information, we can seamlessly import that data.
Payment gateways – if you want to take money but don’t want a full ecommerce solution, we can integrate PayPal, Stripe, Apple Pay and others.
WooCommerce integration – if you do want a full ecommerce solution, read how WooCommerce can help you.
Standalone themes or full hosting – we can either host the WordPress website we design for you or supply it as a packaged website you can take to an existing hosting arrangement.
Migration to WordPress – if you already have a website, and we think WordPress is a better choice, we’ll explain why and handle the move if you want to go ahead.
SEO – if you want to rank on Google, you need SEO built into the website. SEO is baked into every WordPress website we design. If you want ongoing SEO support we offer that as an ongoing aftercare service.
There are several options for designing and setting up an ecommerce website. The two we most commonly deal with are Shopify and WordPress with the WooCommerce plugin:
Shopify – a standalone ecommerce platform, we can create a bespoke design for your Shopify store so you aren’t locked into one of their boring themes. Shopify is an easy solution for handling stock, payments etc.
WooCommerce – this is a plugin for WordPress that extends the content platform to become a fully fledged ecommerce store and has much of the same functionality as Shopify.
We tend to recommend WooCommerce because we think it has several advantages over Shopify (and WooCommerce powers more online stores that Shopify does). Read more on our ecommerce page.
WordPress is the largest and most widely recognised content management system (CMS) platform for making websites. Used by start-ups all the way to Fortune companies, WordPress can be developed for any sized business or organisation. WordPress is fantastic for many reasons, but one is that it is highly adaptable to most website applications, and custom development means we can create whatever you can dream.
We think WooCommerce is better than Shopify for most of our clients, because its cheaper to build and run, and because you get the power of WordPress for content creation as well. We still build Shopify sites when it’s a better option.
The answer depends very much upon the website needed and the client. Since all our WordPress websites are bespoke, there is no one size fits all answer to this question. The quickest we have delivered a site was in a single day, though it was a special set of circumstances (not least of which that it was a single page site where the client left all design decisions to us).
To give a rough idea, the average turnaround for one of our sites is 6-12 weeks from the initial website workshop meeting in our Oxford office. The actual time spent on any site is dictated mainly by how complex the site is and the quality of communication with the client.
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