Webdesinz North Shore is a small web design company who builds low cost responsive websites for small businesses. Perfect if you are in a hurry because we use the latest pre-made themes. We are a ONE-STOP-SHOP for all things WordPress!
Site Reviews and Improvements
You may already have a website, but is it out of date? Don't have the time to do it yourself?
Whatever updates or improvements need doing, as Virtual Assistants, we can step in and help at any stage. Tell me more...
Webdesinz can train you how to manage your website. Save money in the long run, by learning how to edit and update your own website. Tell me more...
Why build in WordPress?
WordPress is easy to use, and that is why it is the most popular CMS in the world - used by nearly 455 million websites. According to statistics, it powers more than 35% of the world's websites. And here's a few more reasons... Its a free, open source platform, easy to install, and has free themes, or premium themes that can be purchased at an affordable cost. Themeforest.net has over 49,000 Premium WordPress themes to choose from. You don't have to know how to code it. WordPress is stable, robust, and anyone can learn to manage pages. So what are you waiting for? Call us to get you started now!
How to build and manage your own website
For busy folk who are not tech experts and just want a good quality website built.
If you want to self-manage your own site for a cheaper yearly cost, then you should get a developer like myself to initially build your site for a one-off fee, on a WordPress Platform, with a view to you taking over and self-managing the editing and updates by yourselves, thereafter.
Advantages of WordPress are: Its a free open source platform, and has lots more options with design and functionality than competitor platforms.
Savings: That means you only pay for a one-off build or install fee. Then repeating yearly fixed costs are hosting and domain name. With me, hosting costs are less than $12 per month. This is cheaper than SquareSpace or Wix platform, in the long run, if your site needs are simple. However I must say, do your homework; it really all depends on your website requirements, and what features and promotions you plan to put in place and manage after publishing the site. Wix and SquareSpace have Marketing and promotion add ons that can make your job simpler. But, 1)they have their own platforms, not WordPress, and 2) they cost a lot more to have the addons.
Get the right type of WordPress Platform: Choose WordPress.org. (not WordPress.com).
The right type of Hosting account: Purchase a WordPress Managed Hosting account. (Not Unmanaged)
In my opinion,Siteground.com are the best Hosting Company around, as they are reasonably priced, have the latest site tools, provide automated backups, and have one of the best 24/7 helpdesks in the world. You don't need to know anything technical, they will help fix anything that crops up. You can purchase a domain name from them too, and helpdesk will set it up for your account.
Theme: Best Free Theme is Astra Theme - I found them to be the most adaptable and generous with functions in their free version, and have lots of free template starter packs within the theme. They also have so much more in their Pro Version.
This will help if you have complex needs to fulfill, or you could purchase a Premium theme like Avada, from themeforest.net.
Content Builder Tools: These come packaged as Plugins which you add to your theme. The Free Builder I like best is Elementor. It works perfectly with Free Astra.
Both Astra and Elementor tools are regularly updated and maintained by their authors, therefore reliable. They also both have Pro Versions, which you will have to pay a premium each year to keep it, and you would get the benefit of a lot more added features and functionality.
If you would like help with your web project or would like to engage me as a web manager to maintain your site, then do not hesitate to get in touch with me to assist you.
Webdesinz helps you to plan your project, gather content, and publish your site.
We help you to get hosting and a domain name.