Accommodating Florida Small Business Owners With WordPress Website Design Services
Some years ago we began to accommodate our customer’s demand for WordPress websites. As a Tampa, Florida website designer who for years developed websites the “old way” we quickly became aware of the perks and the problems of WordPress and wanted to make sure our customers were well informed about their choices. This was especially important to us because many expressed their desire to use WordPress simply so they could perform their own edits. The thoughts of “DIY” website updates, web maintenance and marketing was an attractive perk for business owners who believed they could save money by self-managing their sites. Many found that the alternative do it yourself website options were restrictive, unattractive and horrible for ranking. So they looked to WordPress as a great alternative and we sought to accommodate those needs.
What Our Clients Learned About WordPress Websites
Like just about everything, WordPress had it’s “quirks.” Customers found that the technical side of WordPress could be mind–numbingly confusing. From theme choices, data-bases and plugins, widgets and security, the DIY WordPress option appeared to keep business owners fairly reliant on Website Developers. However, we sought out to help minimize that reliance. Small business owners who wanted to learn the basics found our help. And we still help those who have the time to learn the in’s and outs of some of the most crucial things they need to know about their WordPress websites.
Starting with The WordPress Theme
If we design your WordPress website, the first thing we’ll ask you to do is to choose a WordPress Theme. For most small business owners, having a custom theme designed is just not in their budgets. However, finding and choosing a theme isn’t as simple as “Oh, that looks nice.” There are a host of criteria that one should examine before purchasing a WordPress theme and an experienced Web Designer will help you learn what those are. Choosing the wrong theme can be the first bad choice you can make–and it can cost you. When applicable, we show our clients what to look for and why it matters and do so without lengthy dissertations or too much “techy” verbiage. Why? Because if and when a customer needs or wants to cut ties with us or other designers, we want them to be equipped with knowledge that will help them manage their sites properly. Switching themes “Willy-Nilly” editing theme files or even using the wrong plugin can be a recipe for disaster and that’s never good for business.
Self Managing Your WordPress Website
We offer a second bit of advice— If you’re going to manage your own WordPress website, be sure you completely understand and implement security on your site. You should learn how to back up your website, both the content and database and update WordPress, Themes and Plugins regularly. Guiding our clients so they understand the basics of WordPress helps them to fully understand the depth of self-managing. Learn more about updating your WordPress website or contact us for help.
Who Really Has Time to Update Their WordPress Website?
Often, customers hoping to save money and who have chosen WordPress as their CMS realize fairly quickly that they don’t have the time to maintain their website properly. It doesn’t take very long for a website to become problematic, meaning; updates are not performed, security is a mess, and marketing simply went by the wayside. And that’s nothing to be ashamed of. Who really has time to do it all?
What WordPress Site Owners Learned
The root of the problem for most small business owners is finding affordable WordPress web design and website maintenance services. Bay Area Graphics & Marketing understands this and has made it easy and affordable for Tampa Bay business owners to obtain affordable website updating services, website maintenance, SEO and marketing services. We actually work with clients to offer them what they need, when they need it and at a price they can afford.
If you’re a small business owner who just can’t find the time to do everything, reach out to Bay Area Graphics & Marketing for friendly, reliable WordPress website maintenance and marketing services.