WordPress Theme Development

With over 100 custom WordPress & Genesis sites under my belt I’ve developed a streamlined workflow that allows me to develop your site in an extremely efficient, cost-effective manner without sacrificing quality. All custom WordPress sites are created from a blank canvas, allowing me to create a lean site that includes only features you need. Your site will be tailored specifically for you, which means your site will be quick to load and easy to manage, without all the fluff that many themes and plugins come packaged with.

I develop with the very stable and well supported Genesis Framework and use well-known, stable plugins like Gravity Forms, Advanced Custom Fields and Easy Digital Downloads to create simple to manage and easy to update sites.

We can work with one of my preferred designers, work with a designer of your choice, or simply base the site of some examples you provide. I’m extremely flexible and will work diligently to create the site that you envision. I encourage you to take a look at my Portfolio to see some great examples of sites I’ve done.

Also, be sure to checkout my Premium WordPress Themes. All themes are Genesis Child Themes.

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The Development Process

1. The Discovery Phase

The discovery phase is typically done with a phone call or via email and helps us get to know each other and the project scope. Included in the discover phase are the following items:

  • Discussion of the goal of your site and business
  • Discussion of any special functionality needs (eCommerce, affiliate programs, online payments, forms, etc..)
  • Budgetary and payment discussion
  • Basic sitemap and page needs
  • Overall scope of project
  • Project timeframes
  • Overall expectations from all parties

2. The Design Phase

The design phase helps us decide if we'd like to work with a recommended designer or go with an 'in-browser' design approach. This phase includes:

  • Discussion of whether to use a designer or design 'in-browser' (during development)
  • If using a designer, complete design will be completed for review prior to development
  • Multiple revision rounds with designer, complete style-guide and site map provided
  • Client approval must be complete before development begins

3. The Development Phase

  • If using a designer, I will now develop your site based on the design provided
  • If designing 'in-browser' we will work together throughout the build process based on your suggestions and examples combined with my recommendations to develop the site
  • All sites are mobile and SEO friendly
  • Development is always done in a staging environment on my servers, except new sites will be built on the live URL

4. Go-Live

After the development process is complete and approved by the client, we will complete the final payment transactions and I will push your site live and handle any DNS changes that may be needed. I will ensure all links are working properly and if requested make a backup of the old site and provide files to client.

I work very closely with all of my clients so expect consistent email communication throughout the entire process and after to ensure you are happy with the end product. I welcome all feedback throughout the entire process so don't hesitate to email me as needed!

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