Website Development

Website Design & Development is so much more than just creating a nice looking site. Your site has to deliver your message while ranking well in search engines to ensure you are moving towards accomplishing your online goals. I specialize in WordPress which gives you the power to manage and edit your site with ease.

There are so many things that go into designing and developing a website that it can be overwhelming. My goal is to make the process as smooth as possible while delivering a website that you are proud of that helps your business thrive.

WordPress Development Services I Offer

I offer a variety of development services with a focus on delivering quality code and exceptional performance. From small businesses to agencies to eCommerce, I’ve done it all.

Website Development for Small Businesses

I’ve developed a streamlined workflow that allows me to create high-quality custom websites efficiently and affordably.

Website Development for Agencies

Over the past 10 years I have developed amazing relationships with agencies who rely on me to bring their clients’ website designs to life.

WordPress Development for eCommerce

I have deep experience with WooCommerce & Easy Digital Downloads; two of the top WordPress-based eCommerce solutions.

Recent Projects

Encore Dance Center 2021
Encore Dance Center
Fredericksburg Chiropractic Screenshot
Blue Mountain Wellness
Firelight Yoga Hero
Firelight Yoga
TM3 Wealth Screenshot
TM3 Wealth
Because It's Better Screenshot
Because It’s Better

What to look for in a WordPress developer

There are endless freelancers and agencies offering WordPress web design and development services. It is difficult to know which ones are reputable, so I encourage you to check out my testimonials and view my portfolio to get a feel for some of the work I’ve done and what my clients think about working with me. Below are a few key things to look for when choosing a developer.

Experience


Ensuring you work with an experienced developer is important. Having been through over 150 builds, I know the ins-and-outs of WordPress website design and development and can help guide you through the process.

A Great Portfolio


A designer or developer who is unwilling to provide a current portfolio is a red flag. Being able to review past projects helps you ensure you are working with someone who can get the job done.

Testimonials


Word of mouth is everything these days. Do your research and make sure your developer has solid testimonials. These could be Google Reviews, LinkedIn Recommendations, Yelp Reviews or website testimonials.

SEO Knowledge


A developer without any SEO (Search Engine Optimization) knowledge can possibly do more harm than good when developing a site. Having at least a basic understanding of things like meta titles, meta descriptions, 301 redirects, content quality and semantic markup can go a long way.

A Great Website


I’ve seen a few developer sites with messages that they are “so busy working on client sites that they can’t keep up with their own”. I don’t buy it. If you’re selling web development services, you should have a great looking website to show off what you can do!

Communication


Communication, in my opinion, is the most vital part of a website design and development project. Being able to give a clear vision of what you are looking for and in return receiving a clear layout of expectations, costs, roles and more will help make everyone’s job easier.

Compatibility


While it may seem silly, I believe it important to be compatible with the people you are working with. Clashing personalities can cause a lot of issues during a website project, so making sure you have a good report with your developer is very important.

Transparency


Being transparent about expectations and delivery is vital. If you come across a developer who says “yes” or “sure” to all your questions without delving deeper with additional questions, that may be a red flag.

Happy Clients

Mike Julian - The Duckbill Group
Through several recommendations from colleagues, I hired Matt to take a website design we had in Sketch and make it a reality. We had a short timeline and Matt was able to deliver ahead of schedule–and it looked GREAT. Communication-wise, he’s wonderful to work with–I particularly loved the daily video…
Joe Meglio of Gamechanger Gym
Before I hired Matt, editing our website was always a struggle. We hired Matt to build a custom website and it surpassed my expectations. Not only is it easier then ever to make changes but it looks great too (we’ve also gotten more website leads then ever before). I’d recommend…
Christina Entenmann - Apprenticeday.org
I very much appreciate Matt Whiteley’s efforts in coding work over these past months for several websites. It’s not only a pleasure to see my latest project (an online deals website) become a reality, but seeing it make big results fast. Thank you Matt for all your support and assistance.…
Melissa Harrison of Allee Creative
I enjoy partnering with Matt on WordPress projects for our clients. He is super responsive and timely and has a great philosophy on what clients can and should expect from WordPress developers/programmers. Matt makes good recommendations (but yet rolls with the punches when clients might override). He has assisted on…
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Matt is as friendly and responsive as he is talented and professional…and that’s saying a lot, on both ends! He was a joy to work with and kept our project moving, and we now have a beautiful and bug-free website that went live on schedule and is helping us do…
Louis Tanguay - Circle Marketing
Matt is one of those people you wish you could find. He’s intelligent, focused, committed, organized, and never complains. No matter what the situation is, or how challenging, he’s always looking for solutions, never loses his focus or cool, and keeps putting out the same excellent work time after time.
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Throughout the years of our production company, Two Stories Media we have had 2 websites, plus the newest one done just completed by Matt. This site build and the entire process ALREADY has been far superior than the last ones. Matt was incredibly responsive, professional, gave amazing insight and answered…
Alyssa Gay Consulting
I’ve worked with a number of other website designers who left me and my clients more than disappointed. Enter Matt. No words are adequate enough to describe Matt’s expertise & the pleasure it was to work with him. He recently completed a website build for my company and worked with…
Sara Dunn Testimonial
Hiring a contracted developer to work on a client project with you comes with some risk and trepidation. From the very first small project I hired Matt for to the larger full WordPress custom theme I hired him for shortly after, he has calmed all of my fears. Working with…
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I highly recommend partnering with Matt for your web development needs. Not only is he incredibly proficient and knowledgeable, he is also extremely responsive, detailed, and dedicated to your project. I had a fantastic experience and happy to continue working with Matt with his monthly and annual web hosting and…
There are very few people in the business world that can somehow perfectly blend creativity while maintaining true professionalism- that person is Matthew Whiteley. For me, he was able to blaze a path to very a complex website when others before him failed miserably. His responsiveness, patience, effectiveness, and solution…
Barbara Greenberg - RediscoveringU
It was a joy to work with Matt! He was professional, patient, handling any issues quickly and efficiently, and he created an amazing website!

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