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 delivery 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

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
NovaSource Power Screenshot
NovaSource

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

Nick Gannon - Outback Deals
I have had Matt work on a website of mine on several occasions. Even though I live in Australia, and Matt in the US, there was no trouble and all work was done quickly and with great results. I would highly recommend Matthew to others as he provides quality work,…
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I’ve produced some rather massive, and complex projects, and working with Matt was a fantastic experience that resulted in a superb site. Matt is supremely skilled, and is also that rare breed of coder/designer that is an excellent communicator and very well organized. He is a true pro. He is…
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.…
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…
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…
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Matt is THE MAN… He is absolutely great at what he does and will always be the man I go to when it comes to building/maintaining my website. From the get go, Matt knew exactly what questions to ask/ what to clarify which really smoothed out the process. He always…
I’ve worked with Matt on various projects over the last few years and his expertise, ability to offer solutions, attention to detail and professional approach has been an incredible asset to my projects. If you’re looking for a developer that offers excellent service and will go above and beyond and…
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.
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…
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I love Whitely Designs ! Matt is efficient, creative and easy to work with and my new website is absolutely AWESOME!
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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I have had the pleasure of working with Matthew on a few web projects and have always walked away from our working experience impressed and grateful! His ability to effortless manage his time and projects, and always hit deadlines is noteworthy. His patience with complex projects that have multiple working…

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