WordPress Design, Consulting, Hosting, Themes, and Plugins
Whether you want to tackle WordPress entirely on your own, or with varying degrees of support, we have extensively utilized the providers and products below, and recommend them all with confidence. If you’re not sure where to begin, feel free to contact us for a free consultation.
Consulting, Design, and Hosting
If you’re not sure where to begin, Cassandra Consulting of Ann Arbor offers a broad array of packages and pricing to get your WordPress site up and running. Whether you need complete WordPress development and design, or just want a little extra support with your web hosting service.
One-Click WordPress Hosting
For an affordable, turnkey approach with hosting support only, A2 Hosting of Ann Arbor offers one-click WordPress hosting, and state-of-the-art servers. Get a domain name, and WordPress pre-installed, all for the same price of a standard hosting account with many other providers.
Especially if you’re developing multiple sites, choosing a reliable framework rather than a standalone custom theme may be the right choice. If you’ve done some WordPress development and become frustrated with the inconsistent methods used by freelance developers of standalone themes, choosing a solid framework will radically speed up and simplify your work for clients.
We sometimes joke that we love them because of our fondness for monkeys and bananas, but the fact is that the REAL reason we love working with CyberChimps’ responsive framework is because it is brilliantly conceived and highly customizable. In fact, we used one of their themes to build this site! Fully responsive, SEO-ready, and easy to customize – what more could you ask for in a WordPress framework?
Why the Genesis Framework by StudioPress? It should be enought to say that Genesis is endorsed by Matt Mullengweg himself – the founder of WordPress, and highly secure, thanks to the work of security expert and core WordPress developer Mark Jaquith. But it’s also HTML5 compliant, fully responsive, SEO-ready out-of-the box, and offers dozens of attractive, highly customizable themes to work with.
Themes and Plugins
If you’re only building a single site and don’t need a platform for development, the Envato Network offers thousands of affordable themes and plugins that are certain to meet your needs, whatever they may be.
ThemeForest is a massive marketplace of custom WordPress themes created to suit any need, from eCommerce, to art and photo folio sites, to basic content sites and blogs. Some come bundled with plugins or special features built right in.
Plugins and Code
Whether you’re using a free theme from WordPress.org or a commercial theme, you’ll inevitably find you’ll want a feature that’s not available for free, or need some custom code to make the site do what you want. CodeCanyon to the rescue!