WordPress Websites

WordPress, first and foremost, was a blogging platform that has evolved into a complete CMS that carries a huge following of community and user support.

WordPress has become the #1 CMS in the world.

WordPress is an open-source Content Management System (CMS) that over 60 million websites are developed in! WordPress, first and foremost, was a blogging platform that has evolved into a complete CMS that carries a huge following of community and user support.

WordPress allows you to update most parts of the website yourself. Layout changes and more involved changes may still have to be done by a qualified, local web company like WebTek though. Because the WordPress CMS framework is web based, you can update the website from anywhere there is Internet access and there is no hardware or software to install. However, if you want to make graphics and edit photos, that is done in graphics software, not WordPress.

WebTek can develop your website in WordPress if that seems to be the best fit for your project. WordPress should be considered if you would like to do frequent updates to the website yourself, want to populate your site with content or have a blog.

There can sometimes be cyber attacks on WordPress sites as they are typically easy targets because of their popularity and free open source code. Strong security settings and anti-spam bot settings must be in place to keep your website secure and operating smoothly.

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WebTek was recently voted as a top WordPress design firm by Clutch; a leading digital research company based out of Washington D.C. They ranked and graded companies nationwide, and after many months of research they published their list of the top WordPress design firms of which WebTek was honored. National recognition like that should speak volumes to you if you are doing your own due diligence in finding a leading WordPress company to develop your website. If you are doing your own due diligence in finding a leading WordPress company to develop your website, check out our 5 star profile at Clutch.

WordPress Templates

But did you know there are two distinct ways in WordPress to develop sites?

One way is by purchasing a premade template (theme) that someone else built and swapping out content and pictures as needed. The other way is to have it professionally custom built from the ground up. At WebTek, we always choose the later. Below are some of the differences between the two methods which should help you understand why we do this.

Using a WordPress Premade Theme

  • You are limited to what the theme can to do
  • Most themes pack in a bunch of settings, bloating the code
  • Editing the prewritten code gets messy, quickly
  • Your web developer will often say “no” or “can’t do that” to your requests
  • Hundreds or thousands of others are using your same theme
  • All future development is still confined to the theme you pick
  • Most “want to be” developers have to use someone else’s premade theme

Custom Theme from WebTek

  • 100% flexibility, no limitations
  • 100% unique to you, customized any way you want
  • Editing the code is a breeze, since we wrote it all
  • We add features only if needed keeping code lean and clean
  • Framework is ideal for future growth
  • Most true web developers dislike themes and won’t use them

Which is Right For You

Would you rather make your business fit into a premade box or make the box fit your business? The smart answer is make the box fit your business and that’s why having WebTek make a custom theme built around your business is the right way to go.

If you try and make your company fit into the boxed theme, when you want to change things, you’ll start hearing comments like “sorry, can’t do that”. Why? Because you need to work within the template that was purchased. If you want to go outside the box a bit, you gotta hack apart the prewritten code. That prewritten code is usually a mess and most people don’t want to mess with it or if they do, it starts to break other things.

Another other reason we shy away from premade themes, is it’s really hard for a web company to be able to support a bunch of premade themes. These themes are written from people all over the world and everyone writes code differently and no two themes are the same.

WebTek is a firm believer in getting things done the right way, the first time. We ultimately want you to be successful online (our tag line) and want to do what’s best for you, positioning you well for current and future success. Partner with us and we’ll take you there.