Creativity, Clarity & Functionality

The WordPress sites that we produce are creative, functional and highly engaging. They are built to drive traffic and ensure your target audience engages with your content. Clarity and simplicity are the keys to a successful WordPress website. A site with clean design features and a smooth user experience will help you achieve your unique marketing goals.

Premium SEO & User Friendly CMS

WordPress sites offer unparalleled options for optimising your search rankings by allowing our designers to build SEO strategies into the fabric of your site right from the start. Because WordPress is so widely used the updates are regular, your site is future-proofed and the content management systems are comprehensive, intuitive and user-friendly.

Hosting, Maintenance & Security

Websites will not function without secure hosting and maintenance systems in place. Your website will need these to ensure its viability, online presence and security. Our hosting environment boasts a 99.9% uptime with daily back ups and our monthly security updates keep your site as secure as possible 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

WordPress Plymouth Web Design

WordPress is an open-source platform and provides the most popular website content management system (CMS) in the world today. Because it is flexible, easy to use, and fully customisable over 28% of EVERY site online is powered by it.

WordPress was initially adopted by bloggers to share their stories. Now global brands including The New York Times, Marks & Spencer, Bloomberg, The Rolling Stones, Tom Jones, Walt Disney, Reuters and thousands more also rely on the dependability, security and usability of WordPress to deliver their content to millions of users worldwide.

Aside from being free, the best aspect of using WordPress is that it is constantly updated and refined. With each platform update everyone using the software benefits from impressive new features and powerful functions that keep their sites ahead of the competition.

Having a website built using WordPress can help you in many ways. Below we have broken down some of the key positive points, but if you have any questions get in touch with our team and we will be happy to talk you through our experiences of creating with WordPress.

Business benefits of WordPress

No contract tie-ins

No contract tie-ins

There is no contract tie-in because there is no one to have a contract with. You're not locked in with any company so you can easily switch providers.

No licence fees

No licence fees

WordPress is open source which means that it is completely free to use anytime, any place with no licence fees to pay. All the platform updates are always free too.

Search engine friendly

Search engine friendly

WordPress makes it easy for search engines to index your content. With powerful built-in SEO tools, each page, post or image can have meta titles, tags and keywords giving your content a wider reach.

Your data, your choice

Your data, your choice

The data on your WordPress platform is only ever owned by you. It's never locked into any supplier system so you can move it or switch providers anytime, for free.

Multi-user friendly

Multi-user friendly

WordPress has multiple levels of user built-in, from Super Admin, Admin, Editor, Author and Contributor, so you can assign specific roles to different people.

Easy to use

Easy to use

Being intuitive and easy to use is a big part of WordPress’ appeal. With many people already familiar with the platform, user training is kept to a minimum.

Power up your content

Power up your content

With powerful built-in publishing tools including Preview, Scheduling and Revisions, your Marketing or Publishing teams will have complete control over your content.

100% customisable

100% customisable

WordPress is the power behind your website. Because it is fully customisable, you can have a completely unique design and user experience for your visitors.

Technical benefits of WordPress

Search Engine Optimisation

Search Engine Optimisation

The SEO potential that WordPress offers is exceptional. It gives you a solid platform to be able to reach page one of the search engine results.

Effective Rest APIs

Effective Rest APIs

Such are the capabilities of WordPress and its customisable features, Rest APIs mean you can provide a fully loaded website or an enhanced web-based app.

Multi-lingual options

Multi-lingual options

If you need a multilingual website, using the WordPress Multisite setup can help you do it or you can choose from the biggest selection of rated translation plugins.

Top security

Top security

WordPress is an incredibly safe and secure platform with peer-reviewed source code. This means that even the biggest, most security focussed companies will use the same version as you.

Full integration

Full integration

If you want your website to connect to other external web services, forums or user accounts, WordPress gives you full and secure integration.

Flexible design

Flexible design

Regardless of the look, feel or design you want for your website, the flexibility of WordPress means that your options and creativity are limitless.

Performance Reasons to use WordPress

Speed

Speed

Whatever speed benchmarks you have set, WordPress will match them. Whether your audience is global or local, WordPress can deliver your content at lightning fast speed.

Stability

Stability

Together with its on-going evolution, a solid code base and secure infrastructure, WordPress is one of the most stable and reliable CMS platforms in the world.

Scalability

Scalability

WordPress has the ability to scale flexibly and effortlessly. This means your site can cope with thousands of user log-ins at any one time and deliver millions of page requests.

WordPress Plymouth Maintenance & Support Services

At Priority Pixels we offer a variety of WordPress Maintenance & Support Services. We can create a bespoke package for you that covers everything from fully-managed hosting and maintenance to on-demand support provided by our knowledgeable team. We offer every aspect of creating, building, maintaining and hosting your site and can tailor make a solution to fit your needs, timescale and budget.

If you don’t have the time or resources for continuing site management in-house then we can help by becoming your on call digital team. Our website support retainers are customised and will give you all the flexibility you need, with no long term contracts or tie-ins.

Continuous Improvement

While you concentrate on your business, we’ll make sure your website is always operating at the highest level. Our website maintenance packages give you the support of our WordPress experts who will continuously monitor and refine your site to keep you ahead of the competition.

WordPress Professionals

To keep projects streamlined we allocate you a dedicated account manager; on hand for any query relating to your site and its performance. We invest heavily in hiring and training each team member so you will always have an experienced WordPress specialist working with you.

Saving You Money and Time

Working with an experienced agency team like Priority Pixels will give you a greater insight and understanding of your site needs. We can advise you on the best way to take your online presence forward and show you how to improve and enhance it to gain valuable new engagement.

Core Services

Every WordPress support retainer with Priority Pixels includes:

  • Updates for WordPress, themes and plugins
  • Daily website backups (files and database)
  • Powerful malware security scans
  • IP blocking for brute force attacks
  • Broken links scan

  • Removal of spam comments
  • Database optimisation and site performance checks
  • Website optimisation recommendations
  • Monthly reports on all maintenance activity

WordPress Plymouth Plugins

Plugins are small apps that allow you to add more features and functions to your WordPress website.

There are currently over 50,000 open source plugins available for free from the wordpress.org plugin directory. They can help you enhance anything from your E-commerce facilities, online booking and image display to fundraising options, secure logins and data gathering.

Whatever you want your site to do, there will be a plugin to help you achieve it.

Beyond those available directly from WordPress there are thousands more that can be sourced from third-party WordPress plugin sites alongside additional premium options.

These have been devised for sale via individual developers and tech firms and are available to buy or install on an on-going contract.

Each plugin you choose will help you to provide exactly what your customers want and need. For example you can:

  • Run an e-commerce site using the WooCommerce plugin
  • Create a ‘live update’ job board using the Job Manager plugin
  • Build a business directory using the Gravity Forms Directory plugin
  • Build an Estate Agency website with the Property Hive plugin
  • Build a link heavy news website with the Jetpack plugin
  • Add an image slider to your beauty website with the Slider by Nivo Plugin

Advanced Custom Fields

Advanced Custom Fields

This plugin allows us to add custom fields across your site wherever they are needed. It's one of the most important plugins we use because adding additional customised data collection to WordPress edit screens makes the process of editing and maintaining your own content much easier.

Contact Form 7

Contact Form 7

Another important plugin for any site that features a contact or information gathering form. Contact Form 7 is fully customisable and gives optimum flexibility enabling you to manage multiple forms. Its CAPTCHA filtering also helps to stop spam and junk email flooding your inbox.

WPMU DEV

WPMU DEV

WPMU DEV is an impressive range of hi-grade developer tools that gives us all the resources we need to manage your site effectively. Covering onsite performance, crucial backups, optimisation and more, WPMU DEV is an essential toolkit for maximum site efficiency and maintenance.

Yoast SEO

Yoast SEO

One of the most trusted and well-known plugins for WordPress is Yoast SEO. One of the most trusted and well-known plugins for WordPress is Yoast SEO. Providing you with an excellent SEO toolkit to help you reach and maintain your spot at the top of the SERPs (Search Engine Results Pages), it is widely used on millions of WordPress sites around the world.

WooCommerce

WooCommerce

When it comes to online E-commerce, WooCommerce is by far the most popular plugin. Helping you sell physical and digital products safely and easily, WooCommerce works seamlessly and securely with WordPress and over 140 region-specific payment gateways to give you peace of mind.

Akismet

Akismet

The Akismet plugin is used by millions of WordPress sites worldwide to avoid the issues of spam and malicious content on contact or comment forms. It continually filters out unwanted material and rogue comments from your site and you can review any caught content in your admin area.

While WordPress plugins will help to give your site a lot of additional functions, you should make sure that you limit the number you use. Because they are created by a third-party, their base code may not be as perfect as it should be. Having too many could slow your site down and lead to bugs, glitches or compatibility issues.

To avoid this happening in our builds, we always add custom code to your site and only include the plugins that are essential to optimise the user experience of your site. The core set of plugins we do use regularly have been tried and tested over many years and give you the enhanced functionality you need.

WordPress Performance Plugins

As committed and experienced WordPress developers, our focus is to make each of the sites we create as fast and efficient as possible.

As well as using our own clean, custom written code, CDNs and fully optimised content, we also recommend another collection of WordPress plugins that work to enhance your site speed and performance, including:

Hummingbird

Hummingbird

Page speed is a huge factor in getting your site up the SERP rankings. Hummingbird will fly through your site, giving every page a boost to make sure they load faster and score higher. It finds the files that are slowing your site down and gives you recommendations on how to optimise them.

WP Smush Pro

WP Smush Pro

With over one million downloads, the WP Smush Pro plugin gives you award-winning image compression to speed up your site and save server space. This powerful addition makes sure every image in your directory is sized correctly and fully optimised automatically, giving you peak site performance.

W3 Total Cache

W3 Total Cache

Another excellent plugin that has reached over one million active downloads worldwide, W3 Total Cache adds a valuable Web Performance Optimisation (WPO) system to your WordPress site. Improving the SEO and user experience, W3 Total Cache reduces page load times and increases performance.

Autoptimize

Autoptimize

Complete optimisation throughout your website is essential for high SERP rankings and user experience; Autoptimize makes this easy to achieve. This plugin will calibrate all your page files, digging deep into embedded scripts and HTML and making them smaller for a more stable and rapid site.

Security Plugins

Security should be a top priority for any company operating online. While WordPress as a standalone platform gives you high-level security, it might not be enough to stop your site and log-in area being vulnerable to brute force attacks or other types of hacks or malicious digital damage.

To add to the excellent secure options already offered by WordPress are plenty of trusted additional plugins that offer you and your customers extra layers of security and protection. 

The following are a selection of security based plugins that we have included on sites for customers from every business sector. Installed and used correctly they will protect your site from brute force attacks as well as scan for hacks, malware and viruses.

Defender

Defender

Defender keeps your site safe from hackers, attackers and malicious bots with powerful, multilayer security features that can block hackers at every level.

Defender's layered security includes Google 2-step verification, IP blacklist management, in-depth WordPress core file scanning and repair, 404 limiting to stop bots in their tracks and a host of impressive security features.

Wordfence

Wordfence

One of the most popular WordPress security plugins, Wordfence tackles malicious brute force attacks and malware threats by identifying and blocking them using its web application firewall and continuously updated threat defence feed.

With powerful features including, leaked password protection, advanced manual blocking, two-factor authentication and extensive repair files, Wordfence offers complete and comprehensive security to keep your website safe.

All In One WP Security & Firewall

All In One WP Security & Firewall

The All In One WordPress Security and Firewall plugin gives your site the fully comprehensive protection it needs. By checking for vulnerabilities, it reduces security risks and puts in place the latest recommended WordPress security.

It offers multiple features and gives you user account, log in, registration, database and file system security, while adding in blacklist and firewall functionality. The plugin can also be translated into multiple languages for global cover.

Google reCAPTCHA

Google reCAPTCHA

The 'I'm not a robot' checkbox is widely trusted and installed on millions of websites across the world. Google's reCAPTCHA protects your site from spam and abuse, however the one-time verification doesn't always cover every use. The updated reCAPTCHA v3 provides a more secure system with enhanced features.

Using advanced risk analysis, reCAPTCHA can alert you to risky traffic such as abusive or spam reviews or unknown log-ins. While keeping malicious bots at bay, it allows genuine users through without a problem.

FAQs

I’m looking for WordPress developers in Plymouth, can you help?

We’d love to help. We have WordPress clients throughout the UK but if you are looking to work with local WordPress Plymouth developers we can arrange a meeting at our office or visit you at your premises. We are happy to work by email, phone or face to face, whatever works best for you.

Do I need special tools or skills to use WordPress?

If you wish to edit your WordPress website throughout development or after it goes live, then we can simply provide you with a WordPress login and you’ll be ready to go. There are no special skills or tools required to use WordPress, but if you’re not sure about what you’re are doing, then our team will be on hand ready to help.

What is website hosting?

Website hosting allows individuals and businesses to display their websites on the Internet. Websites are made up of various files containing the code and databases needed to display the website correctly on a users browser. These files are stored on computers called servers. Servers are kept on 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to ensure your website always remains online. We offer a quality web hosting service, which will keep your website, not only live, but as safe and secure as possible.

What is a domain name?

Your computer connects to a websites server via an IP address, which is a long string of numbers. A domain name is a friendly version of this IP address, so that users can easily remember and identify a website. You need both a domain name and hosting for your website to work.

My WordPress website has been hacked, can you help?

Definitely! Our WordPress Plymouth developers have a huge amount of technical knowledge. We don’t just build WordPress websites, we understand how they are put together from the database to the front end. If your WordPress website has been hacked please get in touch, we can conduct an audit and either deal with the hacked content there and then or at the very least best advise you on the next steps.

If I ask for a quote, what happens next?

We will usually arrange a phone call or if your are based locally in Plymouth, a meeting to get things started. From this initial discussion we can find out more about your business, your audience and your marketing goals. We will put forward our recommendations from information gathered and if you’re happy with what we’ve said, we can put together a project proposal and move forward from there.

Why do I need to keep WordPress Plugins up to date?

WordPress Plugins are similar to apps on your phone. They create the ability to easily add different functionalities to your website. Just like with apps on your phone, they regularly get updates to fix any bugs, add new features and update the security. Plugins are an open-source software, and are created by third party developers. Most of these developers continuously update the plugins to fix bugs and add in new features to help streamline the user experience.

Making sure that any plugins installed on your wordpress site are kept up to date is vital in keeping your website secure. Any weaknesses in the code of your plugins can make your site susceptible to hackers or malware. This not only makes your website vulnerable, but also the information of any visitors to your website who may interact with any of the plugin features. By keeping them up to date, you are increasing the security of your website and protecting the data of your visitors.

Old versions of plugins can have an effect on how your website functions. If a plugin that you have installed gets a new update but you do not update it on your website, then over time it will start to slow down your website. A slower website with features that do not work as they should will create a bad user experience for your visitors and cause them to bounce off your website.

Features of plugins may be added, changed, or removed altogether when a new update is available. If you do not update it on your website, then you and your clients will not get to benefit from the changes.

Keeping on top of updating the plugins installed on your WordPress website can be a laborious task. By hiring an agency to look after and maintain your website, updating plugins will be a part of that package. Contact us today to find out how we can help manage and maintain your website.

Why do I need to keep WordPress Core Files up to date?

The Core Files of your WordPress website are the files that every WordPress site has and builds the structure of your website. If they are not kept up to date, then your website security and performance will be impacted.

WordPress regularly updates their core files to fix security issues and bugs. If you do not update your core files to the latest versions, then your website could become vulnerable to malware or hacking. Outdated code is a weak spot and allows people to take advantage of your website. Updating your core files will ensure that your website is equipped with the latest security features from WordPress, keeping both your information secure, as well as the data of visitors to your website.

If you do not keep your website updated you will also miss out on important updates that can add new functionality and features to your website. As new updates are released, they overwrite the existing code. If you leave your website for a long period of time without performing updates, then your website may stop working and functioning as it used to. Being open source, the WordPress developers are consistently looking for ways to improve and streamline the code used to create websites.

The programming and scripting language PHP is used to create interactive and dynamic websites. There are also regular releases of new versions of this coding language. If this is not updated, your website’s functionality, usability and speed can be impacted. If your website is not functioning as it should be, then visitors are more likely to bounce off of your site.

By hiring an agency to maintain and update your website, you can rest assured that your website will always be running smoothly and at its optimum. It is their job to monitor and spot new updates and implement them as soon as possible. Get in touch with us today and speak to a member of our team to find out how we can help maintain your website.

Is WordPress secure?

Yes, WordPress is generally a secure content management system, as long as you follow the best practices. By keeping your website’s core files and plugins up to date, you can increase the security of your website. As an open source software, WordPress is managed and maintained by a team of cyber security professionals. They regularly release updates that fix security issues and vulnerabilities that could potentially be exploited by hackers. By updating your core files as soon as the updates are released, you are tightening the security around your website.

The same can be said for any plugins that you have installed on your WordPress website. Plugins are developed by third party developers and add different functionality and features to your website. Just like the team at WordPress, plugin developers are constantly releasing new updates to improve security and add new features.

Another way to ensure that your WordPress website is secure is to use strong logins and passwords. Using a password manager or enabling two-factor authentication will help to ensure that only people who should have access to your website can gain access.

Taking regular backups of your website is also considered best practice. While it does not enhance the security of your account, it will allow you to restore your website if anything were to happen to it.

If your WordPress website was to be hacked, you may not be able to tell. By hiring a specialised agency to look after and maintain your website, they will be able to monitor your website and install new updates as and when they are released to ensure that your WordPress website is as secure as possible. Get in touch with us today to see how Priority Pixels can help to keep your WordPress website secure and running at its optimum.

How to secure your WordPress website from hackers?

There are many ways that you can secure your website from hackers. One of the main ways is to keep your core WordPress files and plugins updated. New updates are regularly released for both plugins and the WordPress core files that fix security issues and bugs. If you do not keep your files and plugins properly updated then you risk exposing weaknesses to potential hackers.

Making sure that you have a strong password and login credentials will also help to secure your website from hackers. A strong password should be a random mix of numbers, letters, both upper and lower case, and symbols. It should not contain any personal or private information about you or your company that could be easy to guess. Ideally, your password should be unique to your website and not being used elsewhere. With a WordPress website you will need to create login details for the admin area as well as any databases that you have.

Installing an SSL certificate is considered to be best practice for all websites. They are designed to be installed onto your web server and ensure secure connections for visitors to your website. Not only do SSL certificates increase the security of your site, but they can help to increase your SEO ranking.

Along with securing your actual website, you will want to ensure that your hosting environment is secure as well. Your hosting provider should be able to monitor the server that your website is hosted on and make adjustments depending on your needs. No matter the type of hosting that you opt for, they should all have the same security standards to protect your website from outside attacks.

Securing your website is vital to protecting the information of both your business and your visitors. By taking up a security and maintenance package with a web agency, you can rest assured that your website will be as secure as possible.

Do I need a WordPress Security Plugin?

You can keep your website secure by following the best practices, such as keeping your core files and plugins up to date and having secure passwords. However, WordPress security plugins can help to add an extra layer of security to your website.

If, when building your website, you install a security plugin and design the site to be secure, it can still be vulnerable to attacks. Website security is an ongoing job. Installing a security plugin, your website will be monitored around the clock, alerting you instantly if any threats or suspicious activities occur. Security plugins also manage to

The advantages of having a security plugin installed on your website is that they usually offer an all-in-one solution. Meaning you can easily manage your login security, scan for malware and set up firewalls. WordPress security Plugins also help to protect the database that stores all of your websites information.

Even if you have a security plugin installed on your website, a hacker could still gain access to your site. A security plugin, combined with keeping your code and other plugins up to date, creating strong login credentials and a secure hosting environment will help to keep your website as secure as possible.

As part of a maintenance package with Priority Pixels, we will install a WordPress security plugin to your website, allowing us to accurately monitor your site. If we detect or are alerted to any suspicious activity on your website we will work to ensure that the issue is resolved as soon as possible and restore your website to its last known version.

Is WordPress secure enough for E-Commerce?

Yes, WordPress is secure enough for E-Commerce websites, as long as you follow the best practices to protect your website and keep it well maintained. Just like with a normal website, you will need to keep your core files up to date to ensure that any security issues are fixed.

WordPress allows you to add a range of different functionalities to your website to help you get the most out of your business. One of the major plugins that is used for E-Commerce WordPress websites is WooCommerce. WooCommerce, just like WordPress itself, is an open source software available to install for free. It has a dedicated team of developers that work to ensure that any security issues are fixed as soon as possible. The plugin is regularly updated to increase its security and add or streamline new features.

The idea of an E-Commerce website is to allow customers to buy directly from your website. In order to do this, they need to provide their bank details for the payment to be processed. Integrating a secure third-party payment gateway onto your E-Commerce WordPress website will allow you to protect your customers sensitive information.

Installing an SSL certificate onto your E-Commerce website will also increase it’s security. This certificate encrypts the data being transferred, protecting your customers. It will give them peace of mind that they can safely and securely shop on your website with minimal risk of their data being breached.

By hiring a dedicated web agency to look after your website, they will be able to ensure that your E-Commerce WordPress website is as secure as possible to protect the data of your customers. Get in contact with us today to see how our dedicated E-Commerce team can help keep your website secure.

Case Studies

WordPress Case Studies

Website design for global maritime learning and operational technologies company

Ocean Technologies Group is a global maritime learning and operational technologies company. They are built on historic and iconic maritime brands including COEX, Maritime Training Services, Seagull Maritime, Tero Marine and Videotel Marine International.

As a newly formed group, Ocean Technologies Group was in need of an online presence and a new website was commissioned. Priority Pixels were chosen because of their work with other companies in the maritime industry.

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Bold new website design for IT companyproviding Azure and BizTalk services

Founded in 2007 by members of the original Microsoft BizTalk development team, Affinus recently celebrated a decade of supporting Microsoft customers. Today, Affinus continue to work closely with Microsoft, sharing their expertise with customers with both on-site and cloud-based training. To reflect their growth in the industry, Affinus wanted to revamp and redesign their current website.

As an existing client of Priority Pixels, Affinus wanted to take their site to the next level with an extensive new design. While this would reflect their recent growth as a company, it would also highlight its development and increased reputation in the tech industry.

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Web and print design for world-leading marinehospitality and catering specialist

Oceanic Catering supports clients across all sectors of the industry and serves over 39 million meals on 1,500+ ships each year. They have world-class training facilities preparing staff for work in diverse conditions and the company’s brand values are focused on attention to detail and high-quality service.

It was essential for these key attributes to be reflected quickly and efficiently in their website and across their various marketing materials. As part of V.Group, any new advertising, online content and visuals needed to be on-brand, but clearly state the values of the individual organisation.

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Responsive WordPress web design for leading assisted bathing specialist

As manufacturers of specialist baths, Access Walk-in Baths market their range of products through a network of retailers and installers across the country. With a new website, it was their opportunity to showcase their range of products in full, as well as making it easy for customers to get in touch directly with their dealer network.

Built using WordPress, our web design team were able to create a brand new site layout, giving visitors an easy and clear user experience throughout. With large imagery on each page across the site, we made the best use of professional photography to show every product, while each individual product page also shows a slideshow of full close-up detail images.

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Bespoke WordPress website redesign for large Devon based window supplier and installer

Exeter-based Aspect Windows have certainly got the experience and dedication in aluminium and PVCu windows and doors. That’s why they’ve been supplying architects, contractors, and private customers for over 35 years. But to stay at the cutting edge of the industry, they needed a new website that reflected their market-leading position.

Using WordPress, the team designed a brand new layout and user experience for the site. It was essential that customers found it easy to navigate around, as well as to get in touch and request a quote or a brochure. Using fixed headers and footers, we added all the contact information through the whole site, so instant contact was easy from every page.

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