Web 2.0 – WordPress Customization Services
by Matt Vaden
I really enjoy working with WordPress and its the only content management system I use nowadays! I use it to build all of my personal and customer websites. I can’t think of any reason why there would be need to use a different type of CMS, when WordPress is so completely versatile (unless it was a highly specialized corporate intranet site with specific requirements of some kind).
WordPress has been a passion of mine since I first heard about it! Matter-of-fact, I used Movable Type blogging software extensively, and built several websites with it back when it first got started, but very quickly after hearing about WordPress.org I jumped on-board and I’ve been loving it ever since.
WordPress Installation & Configuration
WordPress, even though it is very easy to install, the entire process of selecting the proper WordPress Hosting, getting WordPress setup and configured securely, and determining which plugins you will need to make your new WordPress powered site run the way you need it to, can be very confusing to say the least. The following is a list of the services I currently provide. If you don’t see something you need listed here, please click on the “Get In Touch” button below and we can discuss your project’s requirements in-depth.
- Selecting a reputable WordPress host
- Setup domain name & install WordPress
- Choose and install all required plugins
- Perform routine maintenance on your site
- Run regular backups for you
- Configure WordPress Security to harden your installation
This is where I come in… and provide you with the expertise you need, to get your new site up and running with the shortest time-to-market possible.
Genesis Theme Installation and Customization
Even though WordPress can be utilized without any type of theme, I don’t recommend it. It makes much more sense to choose a premium theme that’s responsive, well coded, and beautifully designed. I do not recommend free WordPress themes because many times they lack the customer and community support you’ll need, plus a lot of free themes have malicious code buried deep in the theme which could result in either your website being hacked in the future, or worse, your site could be used to hack other sites and/or personal computers.
StudioPress has created an awesome theme framework (Genesis), and they’ve created a lot of different child themes. Choose from over 40 turnkey “mobile optimized” HTML5 designs that provide beautiful frames for your content. Genesis is the only theme framework I’ll ever use or sell to! I won’t sell you anything else!! However, if you have another type or brand of theme you need some maintenance performed on, or if you need something repaired / fixed, I’ll be more than happy to take a look to see if I can fix it for you.
I really do recommend Genesis based child themes over any other theme or theme framework that’s out there. They are simply the best! They’re faster, more secure, a whole lot easier to customize, and their designs are downright stunning!