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WordPress Agency London

WordPress

Starting as a Blogging platform in 2003 and rapidly expanding into the most widely used Content Management System (CMS) in the world today, WordPress is – for good reason – the go to place when building and developing your own website today.

With a user-interface that gives you complete control of your site — allowing efficiency, flexibility and ease of use — many world-leading brands have successfully grown an online presence through WordPress.

One of the principal reasons WordPress websites have garnered such global appeal is its intuitive nature. From choosing the layout to inserting images or video and finally, optimising your content so that it ranks highly in search engines, WordPress walks you through every step of the way. Thanks to the vast amount of diverse template designs on standard and premium plans, as well as the third-party plugins, there is very little you cannot do.

However with so much choice available at ones fingertips, it is hard to narrow down exactly what would best suit your brand or ethos.

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This is where Diffusion Digital comes in.

Diffusion Digital is a WordPress design agency in London specialising in designing websites — either redesigning an existing site, or building a new one –from the ground up. We will help you boost your online performance without compromising brand identity.

From the discovery phase, to delivery and beyond, we have the knowledge and expertise that will help drive your online business to success.

Your business and core values are at the forefront of our mind. We will listen to you and establish what your key business objectives are and only when we are sure of the direction you are heading — whilst taking into account any concerns you may have – we’ll begin the design and development process.  We believe communication is at the centre of every successful design our clients can have as much or as little input as they desire.

Are aim is to allow your brand to breathe by bringing together creative and refreshing designs with unparalleled User Experience. As a WordPress and Ecommerce design agency, it is our job to make sure your online presence fits your brands character and philosophy so that it lives up to its full potential further down the line.

In order to take advantage of the true power of WordPress you have to take advantage of the endless accessories that are available. Our team has specialised knowledge on the best and most up-to-date plugins that will dramatically enhance the usability and appearance of your website, giving your visitors a unique and memorable experience.

Besides brand identity, intuition is at the heart of any website design. Whether you are looking to redesign an existing website, or build one from scratch, the user experience should be at the core of any business model. Visitors and customers alike should be able to navigate easily around your site.

As leading WordPress design and development experts in London, Diffusion Digital’s team of design specialists ensure the design of your is optimised; not only in a manner that enhances your brand, but also in a way that encourages engagement and ultimately; conversion.

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Search Engine Optimisation (SEO)

Creating a successful brand online is an iterative process that requires a certain degree of trial and error. As leading WordPress design and development experts in London, we will structure your site so that it ranks highly in search engines ensuring you stay ahead of your competitors. After launching your website we can provide the data analysis and advice that will help you stay there.

Ensuring your website is seamless across all platforms is critical.  At Digital Diffusion we ensure that your whichever platform your visitor is using — be it mobile, tablet or desktop — is smooth and error free. We understand the importance of first impressions and as such we take the greatest care to ensure that the content of your pages is delivered to your customer in the in the most engaging way possible.

At Digital Diffusion we pride ourselves on building strong relationship with our clients and we take pride in the sites that we design and develop.

WooCommerce

Whilst WordPress is predominantly known as being a Content Management System, thanks to the WooCommerce plugin, it is now a world leading eCommerce site.

There are pros and cons to any platform you use, largely defined by what your business objectives are, and whilst the line between CMS and eCommerce sites is being blurred, our London based web design company will be able to give you expert advice as to which platform will suit your business best.

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WordPress Security… should you be worried?

The simple answer is yes. WordPress thrives because it is an open source platform meaning anyone is able to modify the source code. Whilst this is advantageous when it comes to developing new features for your site, it makes the websites that use the platform vulnerable.

Given that WordPress plays host to almost a quarter of the sites on the web, it is an obvious place for hackers and criminals to target. Some of the biggest drivers behind WordPress’ success are the third-party plugins, of which there are tens of thousands, and whilst they give WordPress the diversity that makes it so popular as a CMS, they are also one of its biggest weaknesses as they simply add more channels for criminals to gain access your site.

Having said this, everything that is connected to the web is at risk of attack and the fact that WordPress hosts some of the world’s biggest brands, like Virgin and Sony, it is testament to the fact that all these risks can be mitigated.

There are relatively simple ways of mitigating the risk of attack such as keeping your plugins up-to-date as updates often contain corrections to any errors the developers have found which will help improve the security. Additionally removing any plugins that you are not using decreases exposure and shuts the door on anyone looking to exploit them.

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WordPress Support And Retained Time

Digital Diffusion is a specialised WordPress agency made up of experienced developers, we lessen the risk of attack on your website by ensuring the plugins used are reliable and, should there prove to be a problem, we have the infrastructure in place to quickly iron out any problems. Should it be necessary, we can also provide a failsafe backup of all your data in the event of an attack, allowing you to reboot your website in very little time. It is impossible to be 100% secure owing to the open source nature of the platform, indeed no website on the internet is completely secure, however we put the checks in place in order to minimise any risk there might be.

Once Digital Diffusion has built and launched your website, our post build hosting and maintenance offering is designed to give you peace of mind. As with all things that are evolving; cracks will inevitably appear. However, it is our aim to ensure that these problems are overcome in the most timely and efficient manner, allowing our client to concentrate on what is most important to them.

By allowing us to remain part of your team post build, we will provide you with the following services:

  • Daily backups of your database and all of the content on your website.
  • 24/7 protection of your website for malware, viruses and hackers
  • Quick fixes to site bugs and other glitches
  • Hosting on our secure server
  • Content management
  • Updates of your plugins and WordPress core files, ensuring there are no vulnerabilities and guaranteeing that performance is maintained.

FAQs

Depending on the complexity of your design this can vary. However Shopify is a very intuitive platform and as a result the simple themed designs are very quick to set up. A simple design can be completed in 8 weeks with more complex designs taking up to 3 months.

  • Are you looking for a platform and Content Management System to cater for a content rich site? Yes… WordPress is suited to you
  • WordPress is widely regarded as one of the best content management systems in the world with an estimated 28% of all websites using it as a platform.
  • If you are looking to sell products online then the WooCommerce plugin will easily allow you to make your site transactional.
  • Thanks to the open-source nature of WordPress, and to tens of thousands of third-party plugins; it is possible fully customise your site in order to fit your brands identity.
  • WordPress software is free, including some basic templates and themes. However this gives you very limited scope. A standard premium fee is $99/year with additional costs for domain names and web hosting.
  • Plugins are typically one-off payments and vary in cost. They range from as little as £5 to £80 but this charge is dependent on the developer so prices may vary.
  • When it comes to our fees, they vary enormously from project to project. We are looking to bring big agency expertise to smaller clients and as such we understand your financial constraints.
  • Typically a build will range from £10k – £30k, depending on your requirements.
    • £10k will give you a basic customised website with no external integrations.
    • 30k will give you a fully customised website with enhanced functionality including design and content.
  • If you are looking to make your WordPress site transactional using a plugin such as WooCommerce, prices typically hover around the 40k mark.
  • Discovery Phase
    • Maintaining your brand identity is at the heart of our methodology. Before we start designing or developing anything, our team will sit down with you to go over your business and objectives and particularly; to get a strong understanding of your brand. Once we are satisfied that we understand the direction you are heading and what it is you want to achieve, we will start creating some template designs.
  • Proposal / Quote
    • We will issue you with a quote for the whole project, from design to delivery. Details each phase of the project and includes our recommendation of the design and UX, front end development and eCommerce configuration
  • Contract
  • UX / Wireframing
    • We’ll put together a skeleton design (wireframe) of your website so you can approve the site structure.
  • Creative Brief
    • You will constantly be in touch with our creative team in order to design a concept that will really bring your brand or products to life online. It is important to us that you are able to have as much or as little input, into the design as you wish. Developing a website is an iterative process and we are only happy if we achieve what our client envisaged.
    • Once we agree the final design with our client, we will roll the design out across all of the pages, detailing each one so that it is seamless for your customer. Once the design concepts have been agreed we role out the look and feel across all other page templates and we go through more back forth between the client in order to ensure….
    • Once the brief is reached on desktop, we will roll out the designs across all platforms including tablet and mobile.
  • Front End / Back End
    • Our team of developers are well versed in all the latest technologies (e.g. html, CSS styling, JS and Ajax framework). Our front-end developers cover what the user sees and interacts with. Following this back-end configuration of the platform onto CMS allows you to manage and process your orders, products and other eCommerce processes allowing the site owner to not require further developers down the line.
  • Retained services
    • We take enormous pride in the business’ and brands that we work with. We want to see them continually develop and grow and in order to guarantee this, we offer a retained service whereby we set aside an agreed amount of time per week or month to ensure everything associated with your website, from content to code, is as up-to-date as possible. This service gives our clients complete peace of mind and enables them to concentrate on making their brand or products as good as they can be.
    • The service includes:
      • Daily backups of your database and all of the content on your website.
      • 24/7 protection of your website for malware, viruses and hackers
      • Updates of your plugins and WordPress core files, ensuring there are no vulnerabilities and guaranteeing that performance is maintained.
      • Quick fixes to site bugs and other glitches
      • Hosting on our secure server
      • Content management