WordPress best practices and build standards

Our in-house team of WordPress web developers build beautiful websites that follows — and sets — the industry’s best practices.

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Adhering to WordPress best practices benefits developers, clients, and users.

Refined process and implementation

WordPress best practices have an array of benefits, such as:

Refined development

Streamlining the initial development and buildout of a WordPress website.

Enjoyable client experience

Makes the overall website faster, stable, and more secure; improving the client’s experience.

Reduced maintenance

Aids in the ongoing maintenance and longevity of the website.

It’s better for you

We live and breathe WordPress, and have been for over a decade. Over time, our process has been crafted and honed. It’s implemented to serve the customer in the best possible way — setting the bar for client success in every aspect of the website.

Our tried-and-true WordPress standards

  • Top-rated premium theme

    backed and supported by a large and growing company (over 100 team members) that has been in the WordPress space for over 12 years.

  • Custom child theme

    configured with proper structure and coding standards, with minimal overhead to improve performance.

  • Minimal use of plugins

    while utilizing only the best-rated, well-developed plugins with a long track record of support and updates.

  • Intuitive page builder

    offering both backend and frontend visual drag-and-drop editing — to ease client interactions with content changes — which is continually implemented with substantial performance improvements.

  • Responsive web design

    that looks good, performs well, and is optimized for all screen sizes and devices.

  • Dedicated company

    exclusive to the WordPress ecosystem, with over 1200 clients internationally.

  • Support team

    with extensive WordPress experience dedicated to assisting and bolstering your success with training resources, a deep knowledge base, feature request fulfillment, and answers when you need them.

  • Proper coding standards

    and syntax, without excessive amounts of code or overrides; as well as properly optimized images.

  • Quality control checks

    and build standards throughout all phases of the website build.

  • Search engine optimization

    (SEO) integrated into most client sites to improve search result rankings.

  • Cloud-based server technology stack

    with WordPress VIP architecture, NVMe, latest version of stable PHP, failover redundancy, load balancers, SSL, unlimited bandwidth, and 99.999% uptime — backed by a hosting provider owned by Automattic (the parent company of WordPress).

  • Working development site

    on same server environment as live site.

  • Updates to WordPress core

    to ensure it’s constantly on the most recent stable version with the latest security, features, and improvements.

  • Extensive caching system

    with global CDN for faster loading times.

  • Adherence to security best practices

    including redundant daily monitoring, malware scanning, spam mitigation; continually employing the latest security tool set.

  • Data backup

    with redundant nightly backups, along with on-the-fly and on-demand backups.

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