Development & Coding

A full range of services are provided including:

  • Full front end development - Custom themes / sites templates and functions
    Large scale project site builds requiring custom functionality, custom templates.
  • Re-factoring existing web sites
    Refresh existing sites, update layouts & design to best practices, introduce enhanced capabilities.
  • Premium pro themes installation & management
    Many clients choose to use premium themes available from theme shops, these themes or site builders can be complex to get setup, help can be provided to get your theme configured & running.
  • Advise on & configuration of plugins for WP sites
    Knowing the best plugins to use, how to install & configure can be daunting, with experience of the best plugins to use help can be provided to avoid installing the wrong plugins.
  • Hosting requirements including server builds, configuration, installation
    Full support will be provided for setting up sites on hosting servers where required; advising on and implementing the best suited hosting service for your site.
  • Site Monitoring & management
    Ongoing support for your site once running can be arranged on a retainer contract basis.

Work Methodology

Communication is a vital aspect of good project work flow and close contact is maintained with clients to establish and ensure their requirements and expectations are understood and met and that they fully understand the processes and stages of the work as it evolves this communication extends through the entire project as it progresses and also importantly is extended on after the project hard or soft launch to ensure clients are completely happy with their site. Scoping of a project is performed to provide the client with a detailed project specification before any work gets underway.

For larger projects to ensure good communication & management project management applications are setup to provide code repositories & ticketing systems.

Coding Standards are important and as a Standards advocate all work closely follows the W3C specifications for valid & semantic code & adherence to a basic level of accessibility as specified by the WCAG.

Please note pricing of all work is bespoke to each project and as such can only be discussed in person. A guide price can be given at the initial discussion stage which we're happy to do while discussing your basic requirements, with a full quote provided with the project proposal and specification should you wish to proceed.

Provision of web hosting

Requirements for web hosting vary from client to client, unbiased advice can be given to ensure clients have the hosting that suits their site/project.

Where client site requirements are minimal in terms of web hosting a basic package can be provided at a low cost. Where client requirements are more demanding other options are available. Provisioning and setup of a dedicated VPS can be undertaken with a suitable company or a single account with user admin control panel provided on one of the many specialist WP hosting services. Alternatively cloud hosting can be arranged and setup with a service such as Amazon AWS EC2 or Digital Ocean.

Please Note : we have no affiliation to any hosting company & all recommendations are unbiased but based on experience of hosts that offer reliable services.

Uploading and configuration of sites on hosting servers

All work undertaken can either be returned as completed zipped files for the client to upload, uploaded directly to the clients site or where project management apps are in use staging servers may be configured to deploy work for testing and deployed to final production servers from the project app.

BuddyPress Community building software Social Networks / Community Sites

Currently a lot of focus is given to work on the creation and installation of custom social networks or Community sites. BuddyPress is used to provide the community modules running on a standard WordPress installation & including member account screens & profiles, Groups, site wide activity tracking and forum style discussions can be provided by the bbPress forum plugin.

I'm an experienced WP & BP developer maintaining an active presence in the BP community, As a core committer adding code revisions for the project I have an in depth knowledge of the plugin and it's operation.