Our Durban based WordPress website design team are often asked questions when we submit proposals. Here are a few answers which will help you to understand more about our WordPress Website design proposals.
WHY WORDPRESS WEBSITE DESIGN INSTEAD OF OTHER TYPES OF WEBSITES?
WordPress is open source content management software and currently powers more than 25% of all websites on the Internet. The project is contributed to by tens of thousands of developers all over the world and is growing from strength to strength. By offering you a WordPress website design, this allows us to develop flexible and customizable websites to modern standards and observes web development best practices. Furthermore the community of web developers that use WordPress reaches far and wide and allows us to tap into this collective intelligence and bring that wealth of experience to your project.
WHAT IS A SITEMAP?
A sitemap is a visual tool designed to communicate how the different pages of a website are related to each other. Here is an example of a sitemap.
DO YOU HOST WEBSITES?
We use a preferred hosting company, Hetzner, and can assist you to organise hosting for your website.
WHO DO I CALL IF SOMETHING GOES WRONG WITH THE WEBSITE OR I CAN’T FIGURE SOMETHING OUT?
Provided you subscribe to one of our ongoing website care plans, we will be your first point of call should something go wrong with your website. We will determine whether it is something the hosting company needs to fix or something that is covered by your website care plan. We highly recommend a website care plan, as this will save you more in the long run.
WHAT HAPPENS AFTER THE WEBSITE IS LAUNCHED?
Once your website is launched, we will provide 30 days of support to make sure any bugs have been ironed out and that you are confident using your new website. After this you will need to subscribe to one of our ongoing website care plans to make sure your website is looked after and maintained. These website care plans include updating your software, regular backups, security checks and making sure your website is online and open for business 24/7/365. More information on our website care plans is available upon request. If you make changes to the website which fall out of the care plan scope (adding plugins, changing structure etc) then maintenance to those sections will be quoted for separately. If your changes “break” the website, this will fall outside of the website care plan scope.
HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE TO APPEAR AT THE TOP OF GOOGLE?
The time it takes for your website to appear on page 1 of Google depends on a number of factors. It depends on the search phrase people are using to find your website and the number of other websites that are also available for those search phrases. Nobody can truly say how long it will take for your website to appear at the top of search engine results pages (including people who actually work for Google), however there are a number of factors that can improve your chances. A WordPress website design is a good start as WordPress has some great Search Engine Optimization fundamentals built-in. Creating unique and interesting content on a regular basis for your website is also critical to increase your visibility amongst search engines. Launching your website and then forgetting about it is a surefire way to get lost amongst the noise. We are happy to talk to you more about your search engine strategy.
HOW WILL I KNOW IF ANYONE IS VISITING MY WEBSITE?
We will install Google analytics software on your new website and show you how to log into your Google analytics account where you can see a wide range of statistics about your website including number of visits, page views and the amount of time people are spending on your website. Once you subscribe to one of our website care plans you will also receive more detailed analysis about your website performance and recommendations on how to improve it.
WHAT HAPPENS IF I WANT TO ADD SOME FEATURES TO THE WEBSITE WHILE YOU’RE BUILDING IT?
Whilst we like to be flexible and responsive to your needs, we also like to deliver what we promise within the time frames and budgets we have allowed. If you ask us to add new features to your website while we are building it, we will treat this as a separate request and discuss accordingly.
WHY ARE THE FRAMEWORK AND THEMES UPDATED SO OFTEN?
Technology moves faster than you can blink. Websites that don’t stay current may be penalised by Google and are open to security threats.
WHY DO WE WORRY ABOUT SECURITY?
Well, we’re continually surprised by the number of bots, viruses, malware, spiders and other nasty hackers who target websites. We’ve been on the receiving end of one such hack and eventually we had to rebuild our entire website, as to untangle the issues would have been too long and expensive. Thus, we spend a bit of time each month ensuring that our sites are secure. Are they impenetrable? No. A hardened hacker could get in there. But our systems warn us if someone is trying. The level of security we use now is higher than average. If you’d prefer, however, we can look at additional security measures and can discuss them with you.
If you are looking for a WordPress website design, then get in touch with us to discuss your needs.