Updated: A Boise WordPress Developer Gives Some Practical Advice

by | Dec 20, 2023 | Newsletter

This post was originally written in January of 2020 by Boise WordPress Developer, Amy Cole, and updated in December of 2023.

Are you grappling with the complexities of managing your WordPress site? If so, as a dedicated Boise WordPress developer, I’ve assisted numerous clients, both local and remote, in streamlining their websites. While it’s tempting to opt for the cheapest developer available, it’s essential to exercise caution.

Beware of the Pitfalls of Automatic Website Builders

Automatic website builders are becoming more and more popular. So, what’s the catch? Can anyone really build a website for free?

Well, these website builders may work for a while when you’re first starting out, but they have some pretty significant limits that you may soon outgrow. For instance, many of them come with very limited access to the code. While this may not be a problem when you’re doing everything yourself, it can prove to be costly later when you need to add some functionality that is not available and you end up painted in a corner where your only option is to rebuild your website on another platform.

Some of them are free to start, but the costs of the add-ons and premium domain names, etc. can add up quickly and can be hard to separate from in the future.

Not to mention the fact that not all people have a good eye for design. That often comes from years of experience and understanding the latest trends in web design. Many people end up working many long hours on their website only to find that it’s as amateur looking as a self-done haircut. Believe me, that’s disappointing.

How to Safeguard Your Website

To safeguard your website’s future, it’s crucial to communicate with your developer and encourage them to utilize theme settings and the customizer for code additions. This approach ensures that changes remain compatible with future updates.

While there are various themes available, I often recommend Divi by Elegant Themes. Its extensive range of settings minimizes the need for custom code, fostering a more robust foundation for your site. However, it’s worth noting that for some projects, a lighter option, such as oxygen builder, may provide the best balance of performance and flexibility.

The Importance of Regular Updates

Ignoring updates may seem like a viable option to avoid potential issues. However, this neglect can expose your site to security threats, making it more susceptible to hacking attempts. Regular updates are crucial to fortifying your website’s defenses and ensuring a smooth, secure online presence.

Words of Advice from a Boise WordPress Developer

As a Boise WordPress developer, I strongly advise you to choose your developer wisely. Stick with someone who understands your site, providing cleaner and more efficient modifications over time. Seek referrals, read reviews, and don’t shy away from higher prices—they often reflect expertise and a quicker turnaround, saving you money in the long run.

If you’re considering my services, take the time to peruse my reviews and portfolio. Then, let’s schedule a consultation to delve into your business needs and explore how I can assist you in achieving your goals.

Why Choose Me?

With a passion for web development that stretches back to 2008, I bring a wealth of experience to the table. Over the years, I’ve honed my skills, specializing in a range of services designed to elevate your online presence.

Services Tailored for You

  • Consultations: Let’s sit down and discuss your vision. Your goals become my goals, and together, we’ll outline a roadmap for your online success.
  • Logo Design: Your brand is your identity. I craft logos that resonate with your audience and leave a lasting impression.
  • Landing Page Design: First impressions matter. I create landing pages that captivate and convert, ensuring a seamless user experience.
  • SEO & Marketing: Boost your online visibility with strategic SEO and marketing techniques, tailored to your unique business.
  • Page Speed Optimization: In the fast-paced digital world, speed is key. I optimize your website for peak performance, ensuring swift and smooth user interactions.
  • Social Media Business Page Design: Your social media presence matters. I design eye-catching pages that align with your brand and engage your audience.
  • WordPress Websites: From concept to reality, I build WordPress websites that not only look great but also function flawlessly.
  • Website Maintenance: Keep your site running smoothly with my maintenance services. Regular updates, security checks, and troubleshooting ensure a worry-free online presence.

A Boise WordPress Developer Building Trust Through Expertise

I understand the challenges of finding a trustworthy developer. With my extensive background and commitment to your success, I strive to be the partner you can rely on. From consultations to ongoing maintenance, I prioritize clear communication and transparent processes.

Let’s Get Started

If you’re looking for a friendly, trustworthy Boise WordPress developer with a track record of success, your search ends here. Take a moment to explore my reviews and portfolio. When you’re ready, let’s schedule a consultation. Your online journey begins now.

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