With the popularity of WordPress new ‘website designers’ are coming out of the woodwork. It’s true, the WordPress CMS framework is ideal for business websites as well as easy to work with in comparison to flash and html websites. That doesn’t mean that just anyone can create a well designed, professional website that is uniquely fit to your business.
The truth of the matter is that some of the so-called designers are totally reliant on pre-fabricated WordPress theme designs and plugins. Don’t get me wrong, part of the beauty of WordPress lies in plugins and themes, but there should be a lot more to building your business website than adding a custom header to a theme and installing a bunch of plugins.
A good WordPress website designer is going to have skills that allow them to go beyond themes and templates. They will understand the theme they use as well as its capabilities and know how to use them to get the look and functions you need. A really good designer should also know how to use CSS, HTML and PHP coding to do things like position elements uniquely and add functionality. And a great WordPress designer is also going to understand the possibility of conflicts when it comes to plugins and know how to troubleshoot, find the cause of conflicts and repair a ‘broken’ website.