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WordPress web designers in Fargo North Dakota. We offer custom WordPress website design, SEO, and custom wordpress plugin development services for small to large businesses since 2004.

WordPress web design Frequently asked questions

WordPress website design Questions - Our designers have answers!

WordPress is an open source software that's free. WordPress is a great content management system that that allows developers to create free or paid themes, and also free and paid plugins. WordPress is by far the most used content management system for publishing content and websites online. While WordPress has many upsides, it also has it's downsides.

Some local WordPress developers will tell you it takes six weeks or more to develop a website built with WordPress. An average developer with three to four years experience might take a month to develop your WordPress website. It can takes us two weeks or more depending on when we receive your content. Advanced wordpress websites that require more functionality might take longer. It just depends on the amount of work and level of complexity. It takes our web developers half the time to develop a WordPress website then it does any other type of website that uses normal html, php or asp code.

90% of all Fargo web agencies use and rely on WordPress 100% of the time. The other 10% of local web companies are capable of writing their own code to create non WordPress websites. 50% of these are non-developers selling $50 themes as "custom" and at custome development rates. We believe this is unethical and wrong. You should know if you are getting a paid theme or a real custome website and pay what each is really worth. Now, the average person or non-techie business owner would not know the difference, but unfortunately it's more common than you might think. WordPress software powers more than 30% of the web. We are one of the few local web design companies that have the skill to develop original source code, themes, and non WordPress websites.

A WordPress theme is a collection of templates and stylesheets used to define the appearance and display of a WordPress website. There are many free and paid WordPress Themes available online by third party developers. Most non developers use paid themes to build your website knowing that you don't will never know the difference. These types of WordPress websites are simple copy and paste or drag and drop builders and are not custom. Every WordPress website or theme we build is not a paid theme and is fully custom to only your business. Some WordPress themes use old code and you are taking a big risk by uploading vulnerable and outdated code that could be easily compromised by hackers or negatively impact your website. Choose your themes carefully!

A WordPress plugin uses specific PHP programming language or code usually written by third party developers for WordPress Software that extends the functionality and adds more features to WordPress and your website. There are tons of free and paid WordPress plugins available online. However, some of them are old and are not supported by their developers. This means you takea big risk by uploading outdtaed vulnerable code that could be easily compromised by hackers that can negatively impact your website. Choose your plugins carefully! Yes, we develop and write custom WordPress plugins.

The main upside to using WordPress as your content management system is that it's easy for just about anyone to make changes without being a developer. It's easy to learn to use WordPress. If you are a business owner that wants to take control of their own content you might have a few things to learn but there are many quality tutorials on the internet that can help you.

There aren't many downsides to using WordPress as long as understand how to use and keep it up-to-date. One downside is the many third party plugins and themes developed that are not updated or supported by the developer. When your plugins, theme, scripts, or WordPress core are unsecure and not updated often it creates vulnerabilities within your website. You must implement updates often along with creating backups of your website to minimize any bugs, or potential hacks that may cause issues.

A WordPress web designer is someone who is creative and should have the skills to work on the front end of a website to redesign it using WordPress. Most WordPress designers have very basic programming skills and use pre made design options like drag and drop tools to create a website. Not all designers are developers as most designers are not able to write or debug programming languages like PHP, HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript. We have mastered web design with WordPress without the aid of drag and drop builders.

WordPress developers are responsible for both back-end and front-end development, including creating custom WordPress themes and plugins. WordPress developers should be technical and tactically proficient in many have different programming languages like PHP, HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript. Also, have a well rounded skills with MySql or database management. In general, WordPress developers should have five or more years for them to fully understand WordPress and should be able to demonstrate moderate level programming tasks. We have been working with WordPress for the past fourteen years and have mastered web developemnt for more advanced development projects.

We have been working with WordPress for fourteen years and love what we do. We are WordPress designers and developers that have turned WordPress inside out for just about any size web project. So, we know a thing or two about WordPress.

We have worked about 300 WordPress website design projects for local and national clients. This includes PWA Progressive Web Apps that use WordPress CMS, web development, html, php, css, javascript, custom code, custom WordPress plugins, e-commerce, and many small to large WordPress business websites. You name it, we have developed it for just about any device.

Absolutely! We love it when clients to take control of their website and learn to manage their own content. There are also many free online tutorials that will help you manage your new website. This saves time and money but if you are busy running your business we can also edit it for you.

Yes, we can! We provide on-going support for many of our clients. Ask us about our Support Packages.

Absolutely! A mobile-friendly website is very important to people on mobile devices. We work hard to ensure your website looks great on browsers and a variety of mobile devices.

If it takes 1000 hours to learn a basic skill, and 10,000 hours to be an expert. We have more than 26,000 hours of web design experience. This means we have mastered WordPress web design and website SEO. The skills you need.

We can code your website in just about any programming language. We can use WordPress for some websites because it's a great content management system that now powers more than 30% of the web. Its huge market share is due to it’s flexibility and ease of use.

Quite a bit! Your input is crucial to the design and development process. We ask quite a few questions about your goals and needs and work with you to develop just the right look and functionality to fit your business.

Here are a list of basic things you will need to start a web project. You can email this or we can send a dropbox file for you to add your content.

  • A quality logo normally in a .ai print ready format.
  • You need a good quality set of 10-15 photos or images.
  • Quality content. Each page should have 300-400 words of text.
  • You will need to have a business domain name.
  • A custom WordPress website and off-the-shelf WordPress theme is different. Should you care? If you are concerned with how much a website will cost to build then the answer is, yes! Off-the-shelf means it's a theme developed once and sold to many. Your "developer" buys this Themeforest WordPress theme for $59 and resells it to you for $5000 or more because you will never know the difference. This is not custom website design, but more like basic customization. This is why:


      Off-the-shelf Themeforest thems allow you to select colors, add your logo, beautiful photography, and content. Then you can launch it in about twenty hours.

    • 95% of the code has been developed by a third party developer - not your developer.
    • 80% of your website is drag and drop. This means the design or style (the look and feel) is already coded for the "designer" to just add your content.
    • It takes 65% less time to upload and launch this type of WordPress website.
    • Theme forest themes are developed once and sold to many. So you don't really own the source code. The original developer on Theme forest does.