My Work Tools for Creating a Custom WordPress Website
Every WordPress developer has their preferred themes and plugins for website creation.
Personally, I prefer working with Astra PRO theme and Spectra PRO visual page builder. These powerful tools enable me to design virtually anything. In cases where customisation is required beyond their capabilities, I integrate it using custom coding.
These tools are lifetime licensed, which will also apply to your website. This ensures that you can update your plugins and theme without any limitations or expiry date, a crucial aspect for both security and the lifespan of your WordPress.
Why do I use These Tools for custom WordPress Website creation?
In addition, there are several essential free plugins I use in almost every WordPress website:
WordPress: More Than Just a Blogging Platform
When WordPress made its debut in 2003, it was initially designed as a content management system (CMS) for bloggers. However, over the years, it has evolved into a versatile CMS, thanks to its extensive repository of themes and plugins.
I categorise the WordPress websites I typically develop into five types. Each of these can also include a blog functionality, as WordPress, at its core, is a robust blogging platform.
The most common type of website is a landing page. It typically provides essential information about a product, service, project, campaign, and more.
One-page websites represent advanced versions of landing pages. They’re ideal for establishing a strong online presence. However, in terms of SEO, they can be optimised for only a few phrases. This means that if you have an extensive and diverse offer, you might want to consider other options.
This is the broadest category, as a business website can be virtually anything. It’s the optimal choice if you want to present services in detail. The most basic business websites consist of up to five sub pages, however I used to develop business websites with more than thirty sub-pages, in which case they are proportionally more expensive.
If you require online sales functionality, that means you should order an e‑commerce website. I use the WooCommerce plugin to transform your WordPress blogging platform into a full-fledged online shop with user management system, that can be integrated with plenty of external services, such as payment gateways, delivery services and so much more.
Basically, portfolio websites fall under the business website category. The key difference lies in having a more extensive and categorised portfolio section. Therefore, if you aim to focus on showcasing your offer in detail, this is the best choice.