If you’re looking for WordPress developers based in the UK, talk to Toast!
We’re a WordPress development company based in Oxfordshire and we work with large and small clients across the UK.
Building new WordPress sites is our core service – we’re a team of experienced WordPress consultants who have worked on 100s of sites. As a dedicated WordPress agency, we have the experience you need for your site.
We do this every day, and we work with a diverse range of clients, all with unique requirements like yours.
We have planning, design and build process that will ensure you get the site you are looking for, which does everything you need it to do – we’re a WordPress agency, so can help you with everything WordPress!
WP theme design for SSM UTC with custom templates and functionality.View Project
Bespoke-build WordPress site for Mayday – one of Banbury’s leading recruitment specialists.View Project
Our WordPress development Process
We have a well-tested format that all our projects follow. This process is tailored to the size of your site and budget, so there’s no one-size-fits-all approach – we treat your new WordPress site as a unique project.
Below is a (very) condensed run through our process and approach to new WordPress sites.
A successful project is a well organised one, so this initial stage involves re-scoping the project so we’re all on the same page in terms of requirement.
We set you up on our account and project management systems, set deadlines, key deliverables and gather everything we need to get started.
We’ll be asking you a lot of questions during this stage.
Research & Planning
During this stage we research your market and competitors, looking at Keywords, Personas, content and sitemaps.
We also create mood boards to start thinking about the creative direction.
THE MOST IMPORTANT PART OF ANY WEBSITE (yes, we are shouting).
Sometimes our clients supply us with everything, other times we help to produce content.
This stage is about getting everything together to inform the following stages.
We often get asked to ‘do some designs’ so our clients can then write content for the designs.
We don’t think this is the best way of working, so the preceding prep and planning stages will have helped you to get all this content planned out.
We don’t need absolutely everything to get started, but our WordPress developers do need a good idea of what sort of content will be going on to the site.
If you have current branding and assets, we’ll also discuss these with you at this stage and how they will be used on the site.
Wireframing and design
Our WordPress experts approach the wireframing and design of your new WordPress site page-by-page.
This usually starts with the homepage, then key landing pages, subpages, other templates and blogs.
We wireframe each page first to identify the information architecture and placement of content on the page.
Once approved, we produce initial concept designs around this wireframe.
We then work with you to develop these initial concepts to approval stage before moving on to the next wireframe.
This approach keeps everyone focussed on the current page and content – trying to do all things at once only leads to badly thought-out design.