From my studio in Cambridgeshire I work as a freelance WordPress developer, partnering with independent designers, design agencies and small to medium businesses. I build bespoke websites tailored to each specific project. I also take great pride in saying I don’t use any off the shelf themes either.
Is this service for you
This service is best suited to those that require both front end and back end development. That being said, I am also able to take supplied front end markup and convert this into a bespoke WordPress theme.
I recommend my Gatsby or Hugo service for those that require a CMS but would prefer the speed and security of a static site.
Note: This service is not suited to those that are looking for a low cost solution by modifying or extending upon an off-the-shelf theme.
A bespoke WordPress theme
Each and every build is unique. Put simply, I never use off the shelf themes! By providing a bespoke service, I can ensure your site functions as intended, is faithful to your designs and fully optimised for SEO and performance.
Fully content managed
Where I can, I ensure all aspects of the site are editable from the admin dashboard. That includes navigation, footer content & contact forms to name a few. If you want to simplify or lock down access to specific users I can also customise the admin area to suit your needs.
WordPress is renowned for its simplicity and ease of use. As part of the service I will provide an introduction to the software and training on how to use and get the most out of your new website.
Pushing your WordPress site live
Included is the migration of your site from my own development server to a host of your choice.
The beauty of WordPress is in its simplicity, the intuitive interface has played a part in its ever growing popularity. If you can use a word processor you’ll be up and running with this content management system in no time! Below you’ll find some other reasons as to why your next website should be powered by this hugely popular software.
The world’s most installed CMS
Established in 2003, it is estimated that this CMS now powers over a third of websites worldwide. Its popularity is huge, driving the sites of many big names including the BBC, ebay and Sony to name a few.
Easy to learn and use
You want to be using your website, not battling to understand it. Fortunately this CMS is arguably one of the most intuitive and user-friendly solutions out there. You’ll find support through thousands of online tutorials and articles including the official support site.
Extendable via plugins
Need to extend your CMS to suit a need or requirement? A vast library of over 50,000 plugins will have you covered. Best of all, many are free and developed by and for this incredible community of users!
Unlike some propriety content management systems, WordPress is open-source, free to use and modify. As such I can avoid costly licensing fees that some other proprietary CMS systems charge and pass these savings back onto you.
How much could it cost
Unlike some, I don’t like to bill by the hour. Instead I’ll review the requirements of your project and provide a flat-rate cost for my freelance WordPress developer service. I find this is much more transparent and beneficial for both parties. The cost of a site will vary depending on the scope and scale, for a quick estimate use my website cost calculator, or for a detailed quotation please get in touch
What my clients say…
James is a superb WordPress developer!
His design experience combined with extensive knowledge of PHP language and the WordPress platform, meant James was able to set out clear guidelines and realistic time frames to complete the job. As such, the project was delivered on time and within budget. James’ communication throughout was excellent and the website pixel perfect, responsive and SEO friendly.
Having project managed numerous web builds, I have to say James’ approach to creating bespoke websites without the use of themes, is refreshing and I look forward to working with James in the future.
James has produced some excellent work on our website, pulling together a difficult brief for creating the gallery - would definitely recommend for anyone needing a WordPress site.