How to Create a Website with WordPress

For Small Businesses

Creating a website with WordPress is a smart move for small business owners and digital marketing enthusiasts. WordPress offers flexibility, ease of use, and a plethora of plugins and themes to customize your site. This guide will walk you through three popular methods: using plain WordPress, the Divi theme, and the Elementor page builder.

Creating a Website with Plain WordPress

 

WordPress offers the possibility of creating a website with more than 12,000 free themes. It is an option if you have the time and skills to combine these themes with the editor that WordPress uses by default.

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Setting Up Your WordPress Site

To start, you’ll need a domain name and a hosting provider. Once you have these, you can install WordPress with just a few clicks. Many hosting providers offer one-click WordPress installation. After installation, you’ll access your new WordPress site through the admin dashboard.

Choosing a Theme

WordPress offers thousands of free and premium themes. In the dashboard, navigate to Appearance > Themes and click Add New. Here, you can browse, preview, and activate themes. Choose one that fits your business’s style and needs.

Adding Essential Plugins

Plugins enhance your site’s functionality. Key plugins include Yoast SEO for search engine optimization, WooCommerce for e-commerce, and Contact Form 7 for creating contact forms. Install plugins by going to Plugins > Add New in your dashboard.

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Creating a Website with Divi

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Divi is one of the favorite editors for WordPress website developers. It offers a large number of themes, with a very intuitive editor that makes designs easy.

Installing Divi

Divi is a premium WordPress theme and visual page builder. After purchasing Divi from Elegant Themes, download the theme and upload it via Appearance > Themes > Add New. Activate the theme to start building.

Using the Divi Builder

Divi’s visual builder allows you to design your site in real-time. Create pages by going to Pages > Add New and clicking on “Use The Divi Builder.” You can then drag and drop elements to build your layout.

Customizing with Divi Modules

Divi includes various modules for adding content like text, images, sliders, and forms. Customize each module through the intuitive interface to match your branding. Save your layout as a template to use on other pages.

 

 

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Creating a Website with Elementor

Like DIVI, Elementor is a very famous editor, characterized by its intuitive interface, ease of incorporating effects and creating amazing websites.

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Installing Elementor

Elementor is a powerful page builder plugin for WordPress. Install it by going to Plugins > Add New and searching for “Elementor.” Install and activate the plugin to start using the page builder.

Creating Pages with Elementor

To create a page, go to Pages > Add New and click “Edit with Elementor.” This opens the drag-and-drop editor where you can design your page layout by adding sections, columns, and widgets.

Leveraging Elementor Templates

Elementor offers a library of pre-designed templates that you can import and customize. This is especially useful for creating professional-looking pages quickly. Access templates from the Elementor panel under Templates > Add New.

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What we offer

Web design for small business

Web Design packages for Small Businesses.

Your Website, Made Simple,” isn’t just a catchy phrase. It’s our promise to you.

We understand the hurdles small businesses face in getting online – from budget constraints to the technical maze of website design. That’s why we’ve tailored our services to ensure your journey from concept to live website is smooth, quick, and effective.

Advantages and Disadvantages of Divi and Elementor

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Installing Elementor

Elementor is a powerful page builder plugin for WordPress. Install it by going to Plugins > Add New and searching for “Elementor.” Install and activate the plugin to start using the page builder.

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Advantages:

  1. Comprehensive Design Tools:

    • Visual Builder: Divi’s drag-and-drop visual builder allows for real-time design changes, making it intuitive and user-friendly.
    • Modules and Layouts: It offers a wide range of modules (e.g., sliders, galleries, forms) and pre-made layouts which can speed up the design process​.
  2. Customization:

    • Advanced Styling Options: Divi provides extensive customization options, including advanced CSS editing, allowing for precise control over the design.
    • Global Elements and Styles: You can save elements and styles globally, making it easy to maintain a consistent look across your site​.
  3. Support and Community:

    • Customer Support: Divi comes with excellent customer support and comprehensive documentation.
    • Active Community: There is a large and active community of users, providing a wealth of tutorials, plugins, and third-party resources​ (Unsplash)​.

Disadvantages:

  1. Learning Curve:

    • Complexity: Due to its extensive features, Divi can have a steeper learning curve for beginners compared to simpler page builders​.
  2. Performance Issues:

    • Potential Slowdowns: The rich feature set can sometimes lead to performance issues, such as slower load times if not optimized properly​.
  3. Lock-In Effect:

    • Shortcodes Dependency: Divi heavily uses shortcodes, which can make switching themes or builders challenging as it may leave behind a lot of shortcodes in your content​
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Everything Your Website Needs

Whether you’re after a simple, elegant one-pager or a comprehensive site with all the bells and whistles, our approach is designed to be as straightforward as it is effective. 

From customisable templates to fully original designs, we offer scalable solutions that grow with your business.

We are also a small business and understand the importance of a digital presence that aligns with your brand and budget.

Mobile friendly website

Responsive
(Mobile Friendly)

Your website will look great and work perfectly on any device (mobile, tablet, laptop, etc.)

Secure website SSL certificate

Favicon &

SSL Security

For that browser professional touch and peace of mind for your clients and visitors.

Social Media Integration

Social media Integration & Forms

Let your visitors contact you and conncet with you easily.

SEO

SEO Setup
Homepage

Your website will be easy to find by search engines like Google. And will be seen by those who matter most to your business.

Edit your website

Easy to Edit & Total Ownership

Your business, your website. You can edit and update the content as your business change.

Advantages and Disadvantages of Divi and Elementor

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Elementor

Advantages:

  1. Ease of Use:

    • User-Friendly Interface: Elementor is known for its intuitive drag-and-drop interface, which is easy to use even for beginners.
    • Inline Editing: Real-time inline text editing allows you to see changes as you make them, simplifying the design process​.
  2. Flexibility and Features:

    • Widgets and Templates: Elementor offers a large library of widgets and templates, making it easy to create complex layouts quickly.
    • Theme Builder: The theme builder feature allows you to design every part of your site, including headers, footers, and archive pages, providing complete design flexibility​.
  3. Performance:

    • Optimized for Speed: Elementor is optimized for performance, ensuring faster page load times compared to some other builders​.

Disadvantages:

  1. Limited Free Version:

    • Pro Features: Many of Elementor’s best features are only available in the Pro version, which requires a subscription​​.
  2. Design Consistency:

    • Complexity with Custom Themes: Achieving design consistency across custom themes can sometimes be challenging and may require additional tweaking and custom CSS​.
  3. Add-On Dependency:

    • Reliance on Add-Ons: While Elementor itself is powerful, achieving certain advanced functionalities often requires third-party add-ons, which can lead to compatibility issues.
Divi Advantages

Customisation at Its Core

Choose from two distinct paths based on your needs and budget.

In both options we use WordPress which allows you to easily edit the content of your website as your business changes.

Premium Template Layouts

Customised to fit your brand, offering speed and affordability without sacrificing uniqueness.

Bespoke Design

Tailored from scratch to meet your every specification for those seeking the ultimate personalisation.

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How it works

Our Simple 3-Step Process

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Discover

We dive deep into your business goals, desired features, and content needs.

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Design

Turning insights into a stunning website draft within 48 hours, ready for your feedback.

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Deliver

With your final input, we launch your website to the world, in your chosen domain.

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Additional Services

CONTENT CREATION FOR WEBSITE

Content Creation

We create the content for your website that speaks to your audience and Google

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SEO SERVICES

SEO
Services

For organic and sustainable growth for your business.
Our tailored SEO services are designed to meet your unique business needs and drive lasting results.

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GOOGLE MY BUSINESS

Google My Business Setup

Get found by local customers, fast.

If you are a local business, we help you on making it present and visible for your clients in Google Maps

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By implementing these strategies, you can maximise your online presence in the UK, attract more organic customers, and grow your small business. Stay consistent, monitor your progress, and adapt to the ever-changing digital landscape to ensure continued success.

                               

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