Hire A WordPress Website Designer & Developer

Hire a WordPress developer

I’m Mandy, a professional WordPress website designer / developer based in Bolton.

Are you looking to hire a developer for a new website? Or maybe you’re an agency looking to outsource WordPress projects. Contact me to see how I can help!

 

Why hire me, a WordPress website designer / developer?

I have been designing and building custom and templated WordPress websites for 12 years. I work with all types and sizes of businesses including: 

With hiring me, a professional WordPress Website designer  & developer, I’m able to offer you a professional and affordable web service that includes: 

We can meet to discuss your website project or we can carry out your project virtually either other the phone, email or zoom. 

I have over 30 clients and work for 4 agencies who outsource WordPress projects on a regular basis. 

Wix or WordPress. 

3 reasons to choose WordPress

1. Pricing & Costs

Let’s start with Wix. Wix comes with a monthly fee starting from £3.50 (at the time of writing this). You would get a basic website that would include Wix branded adverts on your website – not very professional at all. The next package up is £6.50 per month which basically removes the unwanted ads! This package offers you with just 2GB of bandwidth – in simple terms, be careful if your website will include media such as videos and large images as this will slow your website right down! The ‘most popular’ package they say, is £9.50 per month which allows unlimited bandwidth. And the final ‘VIP’ package is £19 per month. What’s good about this package is that you get ‘priority support’. Meaning if you take a lower package then your not priority and who knows how long they take to support your queries.  

From what i can see with Wix, as your website grows, the more you are going to need to update your plan resulting in 12 months x £19 = £228 per year with a website builder you have learn to get to grips with to build a website for yourself. 

The good news is, WordPress is free. You can install it via your hosting account such as GoDaddy and you are on your way. Or if you don’t feel confident in doing so, All you can hire a WordPress website developer like me and pay a one off cost and we do ALL the work. Unlike using a templated Wix theme, a WordPress developer will custom design and build your website tailored to your ideas. Once the website is complete, you have the ability to update your website content in a really easy to use admin section. 

2. Design

With both Wix and WordPress, they work similar when it comes to design. Both offer ‘template and themes’. A template / theme is basically a full functioning website installed with no coding requirements needed. Free themes are available or if you require a more professional website then there are paid themes available. Once installed, all you need to do is change the content and images to yours. The downside to this, you could have a website looking just like someone else’s!

Wix offers roughly 900 themes, whereas WordPress offers thousands!

Another advantage with WordPress is custom built websites. There are free template builder plugins such as Elementor that can be installed easily with a few clicks. This allows you to build a custom website based on all your own design ideas . This option is what WordPress developers like myself do – one off fee for a full custom designed WordPress website.

3. Apps and Plugins

Wix calls them apps and WordPress calls them plugins. These are add ons that can be bolted onto your website such as contact forms, testimonial sliders and galleries. Wix offers 200+ apps where as WordPress is the clear winner with over 60,000 plugins (at the time of writing this post). If you need a certain feature or your website, such as making a page password protected, then no doubt WordPress has it covered with a plugin. Many of my ‘ex-wix’ clients have hired me to transform their wix website to a WordPress site for the simple reason – Wix wont allow them to add certain features to their website. 

Conclusion

It all boils down to
a) how do you see your website in a few years from now b) how much do you want your business to grow c) do you want to do it yourself? d) do you want to pay a one off fee or monthly fee e) do you want to be put on a support list or talk to a WordPress developer personally?

The answer to each of these will determine the best choice to which is right for you – Wix or WordPress.

If you require a simple website that doesn’t intend to grow and you want to do it yourself, then maybe a middle weight Wix package may be best for you.

If you want a simple website or high spec website but you dont want to do it yourself then you maybe best hiring a WordPress design /  developer. 

If you require a custom designed website then I would certainly recommend WordPress. Please feel free to get in touch with me for any questions or advice you may need. Im always happy to help.

Pavel Antoci
Pavel Antoci
2022-01-24
I’m very thankful to Mandy for creating a website exactly as I wanted. It’s clean, professional and welcoming. When modifications needed to be done she dealt with them straight away and even I was changing my mind and required other modifications she was there each time to make the improvements. I definitely will recommend her if you need a good professional website or logo.
Godwins Arboricultural
Godwins Arboricultural
2021-09-21
Mandy helped update my exisitng website recently and I am very happy with the results. Throughout the process Mandy was very helpful, always available to answer queries and very quick to make any requested changes. I would be happy to use Mandy again in the future. Excellent.
Lesley Parkinson
Lesley Parkinson
2021-09-16
Mandy designed and created a new website for us. Mandy consistently provided ideas and solutions to meet our specific needs; she was responsive and met all deadlines and has been a real pleasure to work with. I would highly recommend Mandy without reservation for all elements of web/media design.
Husky Faldu
Husky Faldu
2021-09-15
M.D Pinas
M.D Pinas
2021-09-14
I remember the 1st time I had my Zoom meeting with Mandy about her creating my business website for me. She was so nice and professional and knew what she was talking about. I was convinced straight away that I wanted her to build my website for me. She was so quick in finishing the website and what amazed me the most during the process is how fast she would fix/change things when I ask her to. I would email her to change something that I wanted different and within 1 minute she would email me back saying that she did it! I’m planning to build a 2nd website and will use her again for sure and will recommend her to anyone who is interested in building a professional website. She is a real professional, patience, helpful and will ALWAYS do her best for you no matter what day of the week. 5++++++ stars from me for sure!!! Thank you for everything Mandy. I really can’t thank you enough. Much love, MD.Pinas
Nicki Louise
Nicki Louise
2021-04-21
Amazing service. Would definately recommend to anyone. Mandy is super helpful and friendly. She has created my business an amazing new website and there was so much work had to go into it.. the end result was fantastic with amazing after care for any questions I had too 😊 thank you
Vinny Armstrong
Vinny Armstrong
2021-03-07
Excellent service. Mandy was incredibly helpful. She solved a problem that we’ve had for months in 2 minutes, literally! Rates are very reasonable and the instructions that we received to fix our site were very effective and concise. I would definitely recommend as a WordPress developer
Roe & Co Residential Sales
Roe & Co Residential Sales
2021-03-05
After running a website with another designer, seeing what Mandy offered absolutely blew it out of the water. She has been extremely helpful and really opened our eyes to what we could have. Absolutely knows her stuff and would recommend to anyone looking for a web designer! Thanks Mandy 🙂
David Brierley
David Brierley
2021-03-02
I cannot recommend Mandy highly enough. She is so professional and thorough in everything she does. She is so creative and we couldnt be happier with our site!
Amy Brierley
Amy Brierley
2021-03-01
Mandy created us a fantastic website! She listened to all our requirements, responded to queries promptly and continued to work until we were 100% happy with the product. Would definitely recommend!

Who I work with...

Roe & Co

Estate Agent - Horwich

Train24

Gym, Horwich

Aquarium Experts

Custom Aquarium Specialists -
Leeds

The Courthouse

Bar & Restaurant - Bolton

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Web Design Services

Branding

This is perfect if you are starting a new business or you don’t like the look of your current branding – logo, colours, theme. I can brand all of it for you.

Website Builds

All my websites are built Google friendly and are run through a speed test to ensure a fast website is provided for your viewers. 

Branding

This is perfect if you are starting a new business or you don’t like the look of your current branding – logo, colours, theme. I can brand all of it for you.

Website Builds

All my websites are built Google friendly and are run through a speed test to ensure a fast website is provided for your viewers. 

SEO

I can optimise your website content and keywords for google and make sure they are scoring high. Further SEO is available such as Facebook & Google ads and more advanced options. 

Chat to me Live

If you have any questions or need any advice please feel free to chat to me. I’m here from 9am – 10pm, Monday – Sunday

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