Do you want to design a new WordPress website?
Developing a new WordPress website or redesigning an existing site can be an overwhelming project for any business to undertake. But it doesn’t have to be.
Preparation is key to saving you time and money. So, we have highlighted some useful suggestions to keep in mind before getting started. Review our twelve must-see tips before getting started to maximize your investment.
Choose the right developer.
Hire a website developer with multiple in-house divisions, request customer reviews and a portfolio of recent websites built.
Have a budget.
Know your budget range from high to low and get bids from multiple vendors before you hire a developer.
Own your web hosting.
Purchase high-quality hosting services that are made for WordPress, and make sure you own the account vs. a third-party vendor.
Understand your warranty.
Review your service agreement with the vendor to understand your responsibilities so you don’t risk voiding the workmanship warranty.
Design the site for multiple browser types and make it mobile-friendly. More than half of web traffic is from mobile devices.
Install minimal plugins.
Only install plug-ins that are vetted and updated frequently. Avoid do-it-all plugins to prevent performance and security issues.
Include metadata to enhance SEO.
Include metadata on main landing pages with industry-specific keywords in the page title, meta description, and image ALT tags for every page you want to be crawled by search engines.
An ADA-compliant website makes your content accessible to all and can protect your business from lawsuits and fines.
Establish a timeline.
The average time to develop a new site is between 60 and 90 days.
Optimize content for the web.
36% of visors will leave your site if it does not load within 3 seconds. Boost speed and performance using code optimization strategies.
Track your website performance.
Install Google and Bing Analytics and Webmaster Tools on your site with automatic reporting to track performance.
Perform monthly maintenance.
This includes daily backups to your site along with updating WordPress, website theme, and plugins monthly to ensure your site performs optimally without security issues.
Why 3Bird Creative?
Not only are the Birds experts in their fields but they also provide impeccable service and unrivalled quality. This bright-coloured, well-rounded team comes with high-soaring expectations and matching workmanship for sophisticated and premium websites.
You can reach out to ThreeBird Creative anytime to answer any questions or just chat in general! We’re happy to talk about your website so don’t be shy. Contact us today!