With over 20 million installations worldwide, WordPress has become the most popular software solution for building sophisticated business web sites as well as blogs. WordPress has evolved into a feature-rich content management system (CMS) that allows site owners to organize, edit and control their own web site without paying a designer or developer every time a new web page or change to the content is needed.
Top Rank Solutions has been building custom WordPress web sites since 2005. We have developed a wide range of different types of web sites that have been customized to meet the needs of our clients.
Part of the beauty of working with WordPress is that is has one of the most active and involved software development teams in the world. They are almost continually adding new capabilities to the underlying code as well as updating the code’s security to help assure that WordPress sites are not hacked by the many malicious denizens of the web.
WordPress software is open source software, which means it is free, as in “no cost to you.” Features are added using plugins, most of which are also free. There are literally thousands of free plugins that each add a unique feature or set of features to a WordPress installation. Most plugins only take a few minutes to install and configure.
In WordPress lexicon, the design for a website is called a theme. The theme is a set of images and PHP files that form the design layout, or the “look” of a website. There are lots of free themes available, but many are poorly coded and some may have malicious code embedded in the scripts. We can put together your web site project whether you desire a custom theme or a free off-the-shelf theme.
So What is the cost For WordPress website development when WordPress itself is free?
We only charge you for the time it takes to put together your web site based upon your requirements. We also give you an estimate up front so that you will know what your costs will be. We offer a free training guide to our customers or we can provide the training that you feel you may need. SEO training is included. Managing a WordPress site is easy to learn. Millions of people with no technical skills from all around the world run successful websites.
A WordPress site should be installed on a Unix or Linux web server. It does not operate the same on a Microsoft server. There are hosting companies that we can recommend or we can install a website at the hosting company of your choice–provided that they meet the requirements for a WordPress installation.
Here are just a few of the custom WordPress sites we have developed.
This site was built for a criminal defense attorney in St. Charles, Missouri. The attorney has a similar site that was build by a company in India. The current plan is to introduce a series of sites using the same theme. That was not feasible with original theme built by the developers in India. The menus with that site were hard-coded and could not take advantage of the custom menu features built into WordPress. The theme also had 53 HTML coding errors on the home page and an embedded PHP error that was filling up an error log on the web server. The new theme is HTML 5 compatible and resolved all of the issues.
Shippingmasters is one of the largest motorcycle shippers in the USA. They are a licensed shipping broker and can ship a motorcycle from anywhere to anywhere in the USA. We converted an old web site originally built using Microsoft’s now outdated ASP to a full WordPress design. The client can now manage the site himself and no longer has to pay a designer or developer whenever changes need to be made.
Home Defense HQ is a site focused on emergency preparedness and family survival in tough times. It was build from the ground up using WordPress and utilizes special customization that we developed, such as the Today’s Top Selling Emergency Gear at Amazon.com feature, which is fully automated.
Best Gadget Gifts is gift ideas web site that earns income through affiliate marketing. Affiliate marketing promotes products for online merchants for which the site owner earns a commission on every sale. This started out as a dynamic PHP site that was converted to WordPress. The conversion made it much easier to add new pages and build the site.
How To headquarters is a how-to do almost anything site that provides solutions to everyday problems. How To Headquarters was originally built using WordPress. We have updated the theme to take advantage of new features.
If you are looking a web site that is easy to manage and easy to work with, contact us for a free consultation to discuss your project requirements.