WordPress Developer in London
I’m Barry Reynolds, an experienced Freelance WordPress developer based in London with over 12 years of experience in the industry. I developer custom WordPress themes and plugins to create websites with a range of functionality including lead generation, membership, recruitment agencies, news & blogging sites.
WordPress theme development projects follow the below process
WordPress development will start once the web design files have been completed unless it is a development only project. I create a list of all the required WordPress plugins and choose the WordPress theme that will be customised to suit the design.
A staging server environment is created with the hosting provider WP Engine. The WordPress theme and plugins are installed and existing web pages and images are imported from an existing website if required. A link is sent to my client to view the website development progress and to allow discussion and feedback.
The WordPress website is populated with content including text and resized images, video content and illustrations. My client can add their own content if required. Content can also be imported from provided content in CSV format.
SEO, Content & Speed Optimisation
The website will be optimised to a basic level for SEO including meta titles and meta descriptions. Content can be adjusted if needed to fit the design and the website is optimised for speed by compressing images and removing unneeded code. There are a wide range of optimisation options which are offered in addition to this basic setup.
The WordPress website is passed over for client review and feedback where final amendments to the content can be made. Additional development and design requirements are often recognised during the development process. These can be quoted on and added at this stage if required.
Website Testing & Launch
The final WordPress website is tested for cross browser compatibility, speed performance, technical SEO and security. Once these test have been completed and approved by my client, the website is deployed to the clients production server with WP Engine or the hosting provider of their choice.
WordPress plugins I often install into a clients’ website
Hosting & Support
Secure & fast hosting with daily backups
Security is of utmost importance to our clients so I ensure WordPress installations are secured on multiple levels. I use enterprise-level hosting from WP Engine which has several security features inbuilt along with plugins to enhance security further.
Spam from comments and contact forms are filtered out, quarantined and automatically deleted using Akismet, a leading anti-spam WordPress plugins.
As a website becomes larger with more pages, text, images and code, the website slows down due to the increased number of files and file size that needs to be downloaded to the website visitor’s browser.
Slower websites are held back in the back in the search engine rankings which reduces visitor numbers and effects the user experience which results in fewer sales leads and product sales from the website.
Barry’s speed optimisation service focuses on clean and combined files, optimised WordPress themes, image file size reduction and faster delivery, secure hosting with optimised caching along with many other tweaks to get the most out of your website.
Optimising your website for search engines and digital marketing integrations are key factors in the WordPress development stages.
Barry ensures the correct implementation of meta title, meta descriptions, image ALT and title tags, structured data, optimised URL’s and image file names and many other technical factors to enhance your website’s SEO.
He installs Google tag manager which can then be setup to connect with Google analytics, Facebook, Google ads and tracks events on your website for reporting on pay-per-click, SEO and social media campaigns.
I’m an experienced Freelance WordPress developer who creates websites for businesses in London for industries including finance, medical, recruitment, trades and education.
I develop WordPress and WooCommerce websites using Elementor, WP Bakery or Divi page builders along with custom WordPress themes and plugin development.
I have experience installing and customising over 100 WordPress plugins with functionality including job boards, booking systems, paid membership, e-commerce, forums and advanced multi-page forms.
I optimise WordPress websites for speed, marketing campaign integration, page indexing issues, structured data and google penalty mitigation and recovery.
I manage several website hosting, maintenance, SEO & Google Ads campaigns with daily monitoring and weekly reporting provided to enhance their online marketing strategy.
I have worked in the digital industry for over 13 years as a freelance design & WordPress developer including several years as a director of a digital agency in London.
Please contact me using my email or contact form to discuss your WordPress theme and plugin development project further and provide you with a quotation.
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