WordPress web design, blog setup, WordPress websites


WordPress Web Design and Blog Setup

Whether you need to set up a brand new website, redesign an existing one, or set up a blog I can help. I specialize in WordPress web design for small businesses and individuals. The majority of my clients own businesses in the pet industry, and I have worked with a number of pet sitters, dog walkers, dog daycares, dog groomers, and others. I enjoy working with a wide variety of people, and also have clients who work in the arts, healthcare, and other businesses.

When we start your new project we’ll spend a little time getting to know each other, I’ll ask about the vision you have for your new website, and ask for samples of websites that you like. All of this helps me design a website that accurately reflects you and the vision you have for your business.

I normally work with the Canvas theme for WordPress, which is responsive, customizable and user-friendly. It’s the platform this website is built on.

Let’s Get Started!
A starter list of questions to ask yourself before we begin.
Set-Up FAQS section
A compilation of answers to questions you may have.

WordPress Web Design and/or Blog Installation and Setup

Pricing will vary depending on the number of pages, design, features, etc.

All websites / blogs will be mobile-friendly (or responsive).

Here’s an example of what may be included:

  • WordPress installation
  • Installation and configuration of the theme for WordPress
  • Basic SEO (Search Engine Optimization)
  • Installing WordPress backup
  • Installation of email subscriber form
  • Google Analytics account setup
  • Sidebar widgets for your social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, Periscope, Pinterest, LinkedIn, etc.)
  • Creation of a blog / website header from your artwork
  • Installation and configuration of plugins
  • A one-hour coaching session on how to make changes on your website.

Hosting and Blog Theme Costs

Website and Domain Hosting (cost varies depending on hosting companies)

My preferred web hosting company is WPEngine. It’s pricier than many hosting companies, but they take security seriously and guarantee to fix your website should it be hacked. Less expensive options include Bluehost and GoDaddy.

Many people host their domains with GoDaddy. I can help set this both of these up for you if you’d like.

Canvas Theme – $99 (+ a yearly renewal fee of $49)
Every blog needs a theme, which controls the visual layout. The theme I recommend is Canvas by Woothemes, which is considered an industry standard. The initial cost is $99. This will include one-year of support and updates. After the first year the cost will be $49 per year, for continued updates and support. Updates are crucial! They provide new features, ensure your website is compatible with WordPress updates, and help guard against vulnerabilities. This will be paid directly to Woothemes.

If you have questions, or if you’re ready to get started, contact me and we’ll get started!