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WordPress Design and Development

Specialising in designing and developing websites on the worlds #1 CMS platform.

 


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At DigitalWind, we take WordPress development to a whole other level. We use WordPress as our foundation to create rich bespoke sites with custom themes, plugins and functionality.

WordPress is the most powerful starting block to build your website, your store, or your business on and we love using it.

We’ve grown alongside WordPress since its release in 2003 and have used it through its evolution from a simple blogging platform to the enterprise level platform that one-third of all online e-commerce runs through!

Our team

We are one of the leading WordPress developers, with a decade of experience in building CMS websites as well as designing and building beautiful, custom WordPress themes.

Additionally, to provide you with extra functionality, our WordPress developers work with the latest plug-ins and widgets for your individual needs, often creating some highly bespoke WordPress plugin development where necessary.

As well as building and developing your bespoke website, our WordPress designers will provide you with all the training you need in order to allow you and your team to manage your website effectively.

We also lead in eCommerce development, and provide a plethora of digital services that can help your business thrive.

Experienced WordPress developers

We have delivered dozens of unique website design and development projects over the last 10 years and we pride ourselves in producing well-architected, beautifully designed, robust WordPress websites.

Not only will we design your business a stunning website, but by using the latest framework and coding standards, we will ensure that the core user journeys flow seamlessly and contains all of the required functionality to make sure it converts.

Our team of designers and developers are WordPress specialists who work hard to understand your business to ensure that we deliver you a website that works hard online for your business.


WordPress plugins

As an open-source content management system (CMS) there are tens of thousands of developers in the community who all work together to improve the site, bolster security and add new features.

In addition, there are over 50,000 plugins available to enhance the functionality of your website.  Everything from Yoast to bolster the SEO of your website, WP Rocket to improve the speed, WooCommerce to turn your website into and e-commerce store and WordFence to add an extra layer of security and

Our developers are actively involved with the open-source community and regularly contribute code, checks and input that make it into the official releases from WordPress!

We also specialize in developing custom WordPress plugins to do specific jobs for businesses which take the power of the CMS to the next level.

Flexible content management system

When a user looks at one of our sites made in WordPress, they have no idea what it was built in; which is the idea. For visiting users, WordPress is all about your brand and your image. The advantage you get is when you need to manage and control the content that visiting users will see!

What you as your website administrator get is the ability to log-in to a closed-off back-end area, from which you can manage absolutely everything about your site. From controlling existing and adding completely new pages, to managing users and creating new contact forms.  This CMS area is so intuitive to use that even non-technical users can easily get used to controlling and updating their website.

Despite this level of user take-up, the required level of complexity is there in the back-end to allow our developers to customise the system to meet the needs of your business.



PHP Framework

We take every small detail into account in our projects and look to actively make decisions that will keep your website fresh, relevant and running without a rebuild for as many years as possible.

This is why WordPress and the programming language it is built in (PHP) are an ideal solution, as they aren’t going anywhere soon; with support and knowledge always readily available.

PHP is an extremely popular, open source, general-purpose scripting language that is especially suited to web development.  Fast, flexible and pragmatic, PHP powers everything from small blogs to the most popular websites in the world and our web developers use it daily.

The business case for WordPress

Using WordPress as the CMS for your new website design makes business sense for a number of reasons:

  • Open source technology ensures you free updates for life
  • Unlimited customisation possibilities
  • Cost effective to get up and running
  • Huge community supporting the framework
  • Plethora of plug-ins to quickly add functionality to your website
  • Easy to use CMS
  • Accessible, scalable website
  • Rapid development time
  • Great SEO potential

WordPress development services

We are happy to meet with you, either at our office or at your company HQ, to discuss your specific needs for your WordPress website. We will create you a full service package that delivers a successful website that meets the needs of your business.

As part of our project process, we can:

  • Work with you to identify what your existing site needs, or what a new site needs to do for your business
  • Design and develop custom WordPress themes from scratch
  • Define and deliver the perfect website hosting solution for you based on your site needs and budget
  • Build dedicated WordPress plugins tailored to your specific business needs
  • Manage your website for you (adding content, building new functionality, updating the platform)
  • Improve your websites SEO

Who uses WordPress?

Some huge companies utilise WordPress when they need  a reliable, high quality website without waiting for a year of overly complex development. Companies like AMC have taken advantage of this for the The Walking Dead series site, Rovio for their Angry Birds movie promotions and even Disney for the official Star Wars blog.


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS


1I DON’T KNOW HOW MANY HOURS I NEED
We understand marketing can be a bit of mind boggle which is why we're here to help. After our initial chat, we’ll tell you the perfect package based on your goals. But to give you an indication, we typically recommend our Starter Package for a Facebook/Instagram Advertising Campaign and our Advanced Package for a Google Advertising or SEO Campaign. For those looking for a combination of Facebook/Instagram and Google/SEO, our Elite Package would be best suited. And for a concoction of absolutely everything, our Ultimate Package should do the trick.
2HOW MUCH SHOULD I SPEND ON ADVERTISING?
There is no right or wrong answer to this question. In our opinion, we recommend a minimum of €500 per platform, per month which is separate to our agency fee. But please, do not feel obligated to adhere to this. We want to work around you and whatever you feel best works for your business.
3CAN YOU GUARANTEE RESULTS?
Unfortunately not and if you come across an agency that does, run the other way. Why? Because, we use 3rd party platforms like Facebook which we have no control over. However! We have a very strong track record to which we have consistently delivered exceptional results for our clients.
4WHAT IS A CUSTOMER VALUE MODEL?
Definitely not something to overlook, a customer value model is a data driven representation that requires a number of different statistics like your average purchase value and purchase frequency rate, the average customer value and customer lifespan - you get the drift. With this in mind, it will tell you exactly how much you can afford to pay per website visitor, per customer; pretty nifty right? We cannot emphasise enough how valuable this is to your business. An opportunity to know just how much you can budget? We should be charging millions for this!
5HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE TO SEE RESULTS?
It’s hard to pinpoint an exact amount of time as all of your wonderful businesses are so different! In some instances, we have had clients see results within 48 hours of their campaign going live but it really depends on the service you have decided to use. Take SEO for example. It can take anywhere between 3-6 months for your desired results to appear so don’t panic if you feel like you're not hitting your targets - it just takes time. Please note that most platforms have a learning phase (where the platform’s algorithm learns everything about the campaign, smart huh?) and this can take a couple of days.
6DO WE REALLY NEED A CONTRACT?
It may not feel like it, but contracts are important as they cover all the boring legal aspects like GDPR and confidentiality. Although some of you may see this as red tape, our agreements are fully transparent and are there to spell out the scope so you know exactly what you’re getting for your money. We’re always happy to go over anything you’re unsure of, so think of it as a reference point for any questions that may pop to mind in the future.