If your site hasn’t changed in decades, it’s probably time for a facelift. For starters, it needs be responsive – to work nicely on a cellphone or other device as well as a full size computer. Best to start with a free consultation after you have filled in my enquiry form, then I make recommendations based on what you want, and give you the best options and a proposal. You aren’t restricted to selecting from a few templates with minimal customizations. I specialize in making a unique site that isn’t going to be out of fashion in a few years.
WordPress continues to be one of the most widely used platforms for building websites and blogs. As a result, WordPress sites are under continual attack by hackers. Keeping WordPress current with the latest releases is important for the security of your site and your server. Plugins also need to be updated to keep up with new developments and improvements to WordPress.
Perhaps you’ve installed WordPress, picked a theme, but just can’t quite get it to do exactly what you want it to! That’s because theme builders cannot account for every scenario or user.
Some things innate to WordPress simply don’t work the way they should – for instance, you cannot, out of the box, have a graphical logo (let’s say it is not a logotype, but a mark) AND your site name (not part of the graphic logo) plus a tagline in text on your site without customizing the header file. Revealing your site’s name in search results is easier when it’s generated with text.
WordPress image handling can be tricky. Large images slow site speed. The default image option is to link to itself. If the image appears the way you want, why should it link to itself? It doesn’t have to!
The Avada theme, which this site uses, is one of the most popular WordPress themes used, and for good reason. It has some great options. So many, though, that it can be overwhelming. I have designed dozens of sites with Avada and can make it look and work however you want.
Theme customization starts at $80/hour.
House or office visits begin at $60/hour, one hour minimum. I will travel up to 25 miles from Bellingham, WA. I will show you how to update your site, how WordPress works, blogging tools, and anything else you want to learn about your website or social media pages.
Whether your site is in HTML, Drupal, WordPress or Joomla! or some other system, I can assist with updates. Perhaps you want to add a new section, have a change of staff, moved offices.. no worries! Don’t wait another day to get your site meeting your needs.
If you don’t have an SEO plugin to help your site’s rankings, now’s the time to add one. Each page needs to have a title and description. A one-page site cannot be optimized this way. I can help integrate these into your website, as well as a few other tricks of the trade.
I can also set up Google Analytics tracking; that way you know which pages are getting the most visits, and where the traffic is coming from. You can log into your account any time and get valuable information.
SEO customization starts at $80/hour. For guaranteed front page Google results, I refer my clients to an SEO expert.
Get fast, secure, reliable hosting for around $15/month with free email accounts. If you’re hosted with GoDaddy, they charge you for email, and their servers are really slow, especially for WordPress hosting.