I have three approaches when it comes to websites. I either install a blank base template, and use a ‘Page Builder' to build your site on top of it, or I work closely with Genesis or Divi – two different website frameworks.
Each approach has its own merits, but they all come to the same end product – a responsive and functional website.
Custom WordPress websites
I welcome new website projects. I have access to a wide variety of high quality WordPress templates; however, if it is a truly custom website that you are after, please do get in touch detailing your requirements, what kind of business you are, whether you would need an eCommerce solution to sell products via website and anything else that could help me to see the big picture. The more information you can give me, the better job I can do for you.
Almost all websites that I am building at the moment combine Genesis with Divi or Elementor to get the of both worlds. The sturdiness, security and adaptability of Genesis with the simplicity of the Divi Visual Builder or Elementor Builder. The latter two help enable you to easily edit your own website going forward if you wanted to take the reigns instead of having the team and I manage your website for you.
Make sure to check out my portfolio to see a selection of my past work.
Genesis is a very sturdy and widely used WordPress framework. At its most basic, it is a WordPress theme. 99% of people then install what is called a ‘child theme' on top of it. These child themes use everything that Genesis has set up for them, allowing them to simply change the way parts of the design look.
I like to think of Genesis as a car…
WordPress is your engine. It is what powers the website.
Genesis is the basic chassis. This makes the car sturdy and driveable.
A car without a few doors and bumpers would be pretty offensive to the eyes wouldn't it? The Genesis child themes add all of the doors, bumpers and pretty much everything else that you need to make sure your website looks great.
Genesis was created by StudioPress with clean code in mind. As well as loading fast, it is also designed to display beautifully on any device.
If you wanted to purchase a Genesis licence to use yourself, you can do so for as little as £40. On top of this, though, you would need to purchase a theme.
With the correct use of schema in most themes, Google can see the structured data in your website and figure what links to show your visitors in the Google search.
The community and StudioPress have built a number of plugins that let the users easily adapt your theme and amend the Genesis layout and functionality.
Genesis has a great community behind it – official Slack channels, Facebook Groups and Forums. There's also community driven websites with tutorials all over the web.
Range of themes available
StudioPress have 30+ themes for sale on their website. There are also hundreds of websites on the web that are selling their own custom themes.
Below are the prices for a website based on a set of third party Divi templates. These templates are developed by the creators of Divi Framework – Elegant Themes – and are updated regularly. My team and I will load these templates on to your website and customise them to suit your needs. We'll then optimise the security and speed of the website. These templates provide you with a fantastic and quick way to get your website updated whilst not paying over the odds.
If you just want the template set up with five hours of customisation, with no ongoing maintenance or hosting, the cost is £250.