WordPress is a content management system, or CMS, that enables you to easily edit your sites content – regardless of your coding experience or knowledge! We find that if offers the perfect mix between development elements that we can use to build you the perfect site, and usability that allows you to edit site pages and produce quality content.
Do I need my own domain for a WordPress website?
We specialise in WordPress.org sites as these give you greater freedom when it comes to designing and developing a bespoke site. This means that you will need a domain and a company, such as us, to host the site for you. If you already have a domain that’s great, but don’t worry if you don’t. Contact us and we can help you choose and purchase the perfect domain for your business.
Can I run an e-commerce site on WordPress?
Yes! You can absolutely run an e-commerce site on the WordPress platform. We recommend WooCommerce which is an addon that converts your WordPress site into a full ecommerce platform. Our standard ecommerce package includes all of the addons you’ll require for a standard WooCommerce site, but if you’re looking for something more complex contact us and we can recommend the best solution for you.
Can I run a multilingual site on WordPress?
Yes! WordPress makes it easy to translate your site into as many languages as you need. We recommend WPML which is a leading WordPress addon for managing translations. Our standard multilingual package includes all of the addons you need to configure your website for different languages. You can then either provide the translations yourselves or you can take a contract with WPML for them to translate your site for you. If you’re interested in running a multilingual site contact us and we can talk you through the process.
WordPress core software is centred around security and they are constantly evaluating the system and releasing updates to ensure it is always as secure as possible, much like the operating system on your PC, Mac or phone. To help ensure your WordPress site is secure we only use plugins/ addons from reputable providers, we ensure all sites have an SSL certificate enabled, use strong passwords and two-factor authentication and host your sites in our tier 3 datacentre on servers protected by enterprise grade firewalls with IDS and IPS.
Will IT3000 host my WordPress website?
Yes, we offer a standard hosting package that is optimised for WordPress and can offer bespoke hosting options for those with larger or more complex sites. Our standard hosting package provides you with 512MB of memory, 10GB diskspace on SSD storage, a 250MB database and support for all major versions of PHP. For more information on hosting your site with IT3000 check out our hosting site.
Can I have a custom WordPress functionality?
Our packages are designed to make ordering a WordPress site as easy and hassle free as possible. They offer the standard addons that are required to get you up and running with an eye caching, optimised website with standard functionality. However the possibility of what can be achieved with a WordPress website is endless! Which is why we love working with our clients to produce bespoke sites with custom functionality and integrations. The sky really is the limit, so if you have some out of the box ideas or are looking to integrate your site with your existing business applications, we’d love to hear from you.
How much will it cost to create my WordPress website?
All WordPress sites require our standard plugin package which provides you with licenses and continual updates for the main elements of your WordPress and includes your sites custom theme builder, page builder, slider, contact form and caching functionality. The cost for this is £120 + VAT per annum to ensure you get continual support and updates for any third party addons. You will also need hosting (our standard is £120 + VAT per annum and bespoke pricing depends on your requirements) and we also recommend our basic support package so that your site is backed up, updated and monitored. The cost for this is £120 + VAT per annum. For the development itself we work on a day rate of £395 + VAT per day and would provide you with an estimate based on your requirements.
How long will it take to create my WordPress website?
The question everyone wants answering is perhaps the hardest to answer! It depends on many factors including the amount of content your site will have, the complexity of the functionality and your availability for reviewing the site. On average a standard WordPress site with no additional functionality, such as ecommerce or translations, could be up and running in a couple of weeks as long as you have the sites content, such as text and images. To get a better idea of how long it will take us to realise your dream give us a call, we’d love to chat through it with you.
What do I need to get started?
In simple terms to get started all you need is an idea! We can then work with you to produce a project brief for your WordPress website. However, if you’re looking to get your website up and running as quickly as possible then we recommend you have the content, such as the sites text and images, either ready before we meet to discuss your requirements or that you at least have the time planned in to gather this content. Gathering/ writing content can be the hardest part of any web project and if the idea of writing pages of content fills you with dread do not worry, we can provide you with excellent copywriters who can work with you to product quality content specific to your business and industry.