A web design template is a pre-designed web page or set of web pages with a particular layout and set of display features.
The beauty of using a web design template is that we can ‘plug in’ the content and imagery that is unique to your business without having to build the site from scratch. This means that the finished product will have the look and feel of a bespoke website but for a much more affordable price.
Not at all. By using your content and images, as well as drawing on all the unique aspects of your brand personality, we will make sure that your website is exciting and original. We have a range of custom blocks that we can use to build complex layouts for your web pages and make them look unique.
WordPress is the most popular content management system in the world, and it’s great for small businesses. It’s SEO friendly, easy to use and very customisable with plug-ins for all your business requirements. It’s also highly scalable, which means that as your business grows, so can your website, without having to transfer it to a different platform.
Our Sole Trader package starts at just £50 a month, with a £250 sign-up fee.
Yes! We will give you WordPress training so that you can update your website whenever you like with new images, content and blog posts.
A domain, also referred to as a domain name, is simply your main website address – ours is cariadwebdesign.com. Domain names are unique and must be purchased from a domain registrar.
Web hosting is essential for any website, and it is important to choose your hosting wisely. There are many types of hosting such as shared hosting, managed hosting and VPS hosting to name a few. When you host your website on one of our servers, we remove the hassle. Our development team will make sure everything is running smoothly, quickly and securely so your site can flourish online.
Web hosting is a service that allows you to put a web page or website onto the internet. Web hosting can be made up of one or many servers that store websites and deliver them to your browser when you search for a URL or click a hyperlink.
The beauty of buying a template website is that it can be built very quickly. Once we have all the content and images from you and a good understanding of your business objectives, we can have your new website up and running in under two weeks!
Once you have chosen a package, we will arrange an online meeting with you to learn more about your company, business objectives and website requirements. Once we know what sort of layout and style you would like and you have sent us your website copy and images, we will start to build your website and implement all the functionality you’ve ordered. We will then run a final review and test the site on all browsers and devices, before setting up your website hosting and making the site live on your chosen domain.
A small yet powerful professional website for the Sole Trader who wishes to grow their business. The Sole Trader Web Design package includes:
Disclaimer: Please note that your website must be hosted on our server if you’re on a subscription plan. Hosting is free for the first two years. All of our plans expire after 2 years, at which point you will need to pay for hosting and any other add-ons you require.
WordPress is the most popular Content Management System (CMS) in the world, powering 35% of all websites on the internet. More than 500 websites are built each day using WordPress, including ecommerce sites.
WordPress is a fantastic ecommerce solution as it’s easy-to-use, customisable and offers a huge range of plug-ins to create a fully functioning ecommerce website, including shopping carts, payment gateways and analytics. Using WordPress, it’s very simple to create a beautiful online shopfront for your business that will entice potential customers to visit your site and generate sales.
WooCommerce is a free, open-source WordPress plugin. Approximately 30% of all online stores use WooCommerce, and it’s the ecommerce solution that we always recommend for our clients. It’s easy to set up and has many user-friendly features.
The key benefits of using WooCommerce include easy-to-manage product categories, unrestricted customisation and a built-in blog. You can add an unlimited number of products and images, as well as having the option to feature product ratings and reviews.
There are a range of other plugins that can be added alongside WooCommerce to increase functionality, ranging from payments and shipping to analytics, marketing and accounting.
Choosing WordPress for your ecommerce business is a highly cost-effective solution for small businesses. Setting up an online store using a WordPress template is much less time consuming than building a custom-made ecommerce website from scratch, which is more appropriate for larger businesses with more complex needs.
By implementing WooCommerce into your web design template, you can add any additional functionality and design features with ease. This means saving a lot of time and money without compromising the quality of the website. Our template websites start at just £50 a month, and still offer that ‘bespoke’ feel and functionality, aimed at being affordable for micro businesses and startups.
WordPress is by far the easiest CMS to use, and it’s a straightforward process to add new content and functionality. Not only is it easy for you as the business owner to use, it also offers a great user experience. All WordPress sites are responsive, meaning that they work well on mobile, desktop, tablet and laptop.
Security is a vitally important aspect of any website, and ecommerce sites contain personal details and financial information, so you’ll want a particularly extensive solution to protect user data. WordPress offers a range of brilliant security plugins, and the one that we usually recommend is Sucuri. Sucuri comes with hardening features, malware scanning, core integrity check, post-hack features and email alerts, each of which will help to keep your site secure and give you peace of mind. Securi is a vital component for businesses – you don’t want to lose customers if they get a ‘this site may not be secure’ message when they’re looking for something you sell.
One of the key advantages of using WordPress for ecommerce is that it’s super SEO-friendly. There are a wide range of SEO plugins such as Yoast, which can be used to ensure that your site is search engine optimised and that your products stand out in the search results.
WordPress performs well in search engine rankings due to its clean and constant code. It’s also very simple to make small edits to your site to improve your SEO, including adding content, URLs, meta descriptions, alt tags and images.
Now that you know a bit more about the benefits of using WordPress for ecommerce, why not check out our website templates? For ecommerce websites we would recommend taking a look at Coco or Blush, though we’re adding new templates all the time.