WordPress Developers
Canterbury, Kent & London

ABOUT US

WordPress Development Agency

WORDPRESS DEVELOPERS IN CANTERBURY, KENT & LONDON

We are a WordPress development agency located in the heart of Canterbury. Our team partners with ambitious businesses to build new websites and integrate new features into existing ones.

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CHOOSing A WORDPRESS AGENCY

FINDING A GOOD MATCH FOR YOUR NEEDS

We enjoy working with WordPress and ambitious clients, and this shows in our passion, ideas, hard work and innovation that we seek to apply to all WordPress projects.

EXPERIENCED

We have developed a wide range of WordPress websites and have extensive experience integrating the leading WordPress plugins and WooCommerce extensions. Every year, we continually seek to update our skills, use the latest WordPress plugins & innovations and apply these to projects.

BUSINESS MINDED

We are commercially aware developers and understand that for most companies, their website is a significant tool to generate new business through sales leads, product sales or brand awareness. Our knowledge and experience of SEO, Google Ads and applying technical SEO to WordPress is extensive and invaluable to companies.

FLEXIBLE

We build new websites but often work with existing websites to add functionality as a series of smaller projects or provide development-only services for marketing agencies that provide the website designs. We can accommodate a range of projects and will analyse existing websites or designs to give you a detailed quotation for a specific development project.

OUR SERVICES

WordPress Development Company

WordPress Development from £1k - £10k

WP Canterbury is a WordPress Agency offering custom theme & plugin development for Enterprise and SME businesses. Our developers combine technical and creative expertise with ongoing support & maintenance.

WordPress

Website Development

Our experienced WordPress developers build effective websites with custom WP themes using the best plugins with efficient coding for fast mobile and SEO-optimised websites.

PLUGINS DEVELOPMENT

ENHANCE FUNCTIONALITY

We offer custom WordPress plugin development, configuration and installation. We develop custom plugins to the specifications and functionality you require.

PAGE BUILDERS

drag-and-drop capabilities

Our WordPress developers install and configure the leading page builders, including Elementor and Bricks Builder, enabling you to publish and manage content on your website.

WP REST API

INTEGRATE APPLICATIONS

We integrate external applications into your website using the WordPress REST API, allowing secure data exchange between CRMs, booking and marketing apps etc.

MIGRATION

JOOMLA & DRUPAL

We migrate websites from Drupal or Joomla into WordPress, ensuring the secure and accurate content, SEO and web design transfer with 301 URL redirects.

MULTILINGUAL

LANGUAGE SWITCHER

We create multilingual websites enabling your visitors to switch up to 110+ languages with manual or auto translations and geotargeted language selection.

OUR WORK

Versatile WordPress Websites

We create successful business websites

Over 15+ years we have built a diverse portfolio including business websites, online job boards, large news websites, lead generation sites, eCommerce stores and blogs across many industries. Work with WP Canterbury, a full-service WordPress development agency & grow your business. Get a Quote!

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PLUGINS

Wordpress Plugin Development

Supercharge Your Website

We work with a wide range of plugins to increase the functionality on your website. We use leading WP plugins to ensure compatibility with other plugins on your website and to ensure the availability of future updates and support. Contact us to speak to a WordPress developer to discuss your project specification.

OUR PROCESS

WordPress Theme Development

Developing your website with a structured approach

We develop websites and additional functionality for existing websites using a structured approach that is managed by an agile certified project manager. We work in stages ensuring our WordPress developer is clear of the project specification with each stage and test completed sections throughout the project lifecycle.

Process - WP Canterbury

01. Theme & Plugin Selection

The WordPress theme is selected and custom developed to fit the functionality requirements of the website design files.WP theme selection will differ from a recruitment or bookings websites depending upon the various other functionalities it comes with. We select the plugins to suit your website needs. We tend to use the most popular plugins available to ensure compatibility and future updates and support.

Process - WP Canterbury

02. WordPress Development

Our developer integrates the web design files in to the selected WordPress theme along with all required plugins. Elementor Pro is a fast and very flexible page builder that works seamlessly with the WordPress. We use this to setup page and post templates which are configured to work responsively on mobile, tablet and desktop computers. External applications are integrated and tested to ensure compatibility with all installed plugins. We have a high focus on code quality, cross browser testing and data security.

HOSTING

WordPress Hosting Services

Your Key to a Reliable and Optimised Website

Fast & secure WordPress & WooCommerce hosting in Canterbury for business websites with caching, CDN, firewall, DDoS protection, SSL certificate, staging environment, daily or on-demand backups & 1-click website restore.

  • Security
  • Caching
  • SSL
  • Backups
  • Code
  • Images
  • WordPress Security

    Security is of utmost importance to our clients so we ensure website installations are secured on multiple levels. Our WordPress developers use enterprise-level hosting from WP Engine which is universally considered the best WP hosting.

    WP Engine detects threats and blocks attacks to your website and can be secured with multi-factor password authentication requiring an administrators mobile phone to gain access to your files.

    We integrate your website with Cloudflare DNS to provide DDoS mitigation, Bot management and provide further performance and security enhancements.

  • Caching & CDN

    Our developers configure your website to work with advanced caching and a CDN to significantly reduce web page loading times. 

    WPEngine web hosting is based in London with a CDN that has several global server locations to deliver assets faster as they are closer to your international website visitors. Images, CSS and JS files benefit from the performance enhancements due to the CDN reducing your web page loading speed and increasing your Google PageSpeed score. 

  • SSL Certificate

    All hosting we provide includes an SSL certificate. This ensures data transfer is encrypted between your WP website and your website visitors. 

    Google recommends all websites use an SSL certificate which will improve your website’s rank on Google.

    We can import an existing SSL certificate or use a specific SSL certificate if required for a higher level of security, ideal for WooCommerce websites.

  • Daily Backups

    Your hosting is automatically backed-up daily with copies retained for at least 30 days.

    On demand backups of your website can be made which are useful if you need to make updates to plugins or add new functionality.

    Previous website backups can be restored within minutes from within the WPEngine dashboard. 

    A staging and development server is also available which also provide daily backups. 

  • Code Optimisation

    Our developer optimises your websites to ensure only the required JS and CSS files are loaded per page. 

    Unused files are often automatically added by WordPress plugins and themes causing web page bloat and can significantly slow down your website.

    We identify those redundant files and prevent them from loading throughout the site. 

    Code is further optimised by minifying and combining files which enhances loading times further. 

  • Image Optimisation

    Images make up the majority of a web page size and have the biggest impact on page loading times. 

    We created several images sizes to ensure the correct size is derived to the device it is being viewed. This allows for smaller image file sizes to be delivered which can greatly speed up your website and reduce data usage.

    Images are also compressed with no visible loss of quality which can reduce file sizes by 50% or more. 

API

WordPress REST API

Transforming Your Website Experience

Unlock new potentials for your website with our WordPress API Integration services. With this service, we streamline your website operations by linking your website with essential external software systems. Whether you need to connect to payment gateways, CRM systems, or any other third-party platforms, our experienced team ensures a seamless integration process.

CRM System

Manage Customer Interactions

Integrating a CRM with WordPress streamlines your marketing and sales efforts. In addition, a CRM will help you capture leads and nurture them from the first visit on your website.

Social Media

Improve Social Connections

An app designed using a Social Media API would have access to profile information and social connections, and would allow the user to post activities directly on users’ profiles/newsfeeds, where permitted.

Online Booking

Two-way calendar sync

Online booking systems can help you grow your business by allowing customers to make reservations, schedule classes, and book vacations directly from your WP website.

Accept Payments

Debit or credit card purchases

If you have a WooCommerce website and want to offer your customers online payment options, you’ll need to integrate a payment gateway like PayPal and Stripe.

MIGRATION

WordPress CMS Migration

Secure and Efficient Transitions for Your Website

We have extensive experience and expertise in migrating websites from Joomla or Drupal to WP. We follow a systematic approach to ensure a successful transition. Our process typically involves the following steps.

Analysis

Planning the Migration

We start by analysing your existing Joomla or Drupal website, understanding its structure, content, and functionalities. This helps us create a detailed migration plan tailored to your specific requirements.

MIGRATION

Moving The Content

We migrate your content, including pages, posts, categories, tags, images, and media files, from your Joomla or Drupal site to the new WP platform. We ensure the content is preserved and any necessary formatting adjustments made.

Build

Design & Theme Development

If you want to keep the same design or create a fresh design, we can develop a custom WordPress theme based on your requirements. We focus on creating a visually appealing, user-friendly design that aligns with your brand.

Development

Feature Replication

We work to replicate the functionalities and features of your existing Joomla or Drupal site within WordPress. Whether it's custom modules, plugins, or specific functionalities, we recreate them or find suitable alternatives in WordPress.

SEO

Meta Tags & Redirects

We pay close attention to preserving your site's search engine rankings during the migration process. We ensure redirects are implemented to maintain link integrity and minimise any negative impact on your SEO efforts.

Testing

Quality Assurance

Before making your migrated WordPress site live, we test it to ensure everything functions as intended. We cleanup code and check for issues, design inconsistencies and incompatible plugins and fix where needed.

MULTILINGUAL

WordPress WPML Multilingual Plugin

Engaging More Cultures & Customers

The WPML multilingual plugin is the most powerful WordPress plugin for creating multilingual websites and blogs. Our WordPress developers can configure the multilingual plugin to translate content for posts, pages, products, forums and navigation menus.

One Website, Multiple Languages

Target different language audiences

We start by thoroughly analysing your existing Joomla or Drupal website, understanding its structure, content, and functionalities. This helps us create a detailed migration plan tailored to your specific requirements.

 

Preferred Language Selection

Increase engagement

The WPML plugin makes it easy for visitors to select their preferred language, which drastically increases the potential of your website in comparison to sites that are not available in different languages.

WordPress WPML Multilingual Plugin Development - WP Canterbury
OUR REVIEWS

5-Star Reviews On Google

Clients Reviews on WordPress Development

Our clients have consistently given us 5-star reviews for our WordPress development services over the years. These reviews demonstrate the high quality and reliability of our work. Reviews are from our clients based in Canterbury, Kent and London.

Simon Pogmore WP Canterbury Review 5 / 5 ★★★★★

I enjoyed working with WP Canterbury on a WordPress project, and I'm very happy with the results. They are skilled WordPress developers and demonstrated excellent communication throughout the entire process.

Julie Mason WP Canterbury Review 5 / 5 ★★★★★

Exceptional WordPress Developers. Barry at WP Canterbury exceeded expectations with his expertise, delivering a stunning and functional website. Timely, communicative, and highly recommended for any WordPress project.

Nick Cooke WP Canterbury Review 5 / 5 ★★★★★

WP Canterbury, did an exceptional job creating a website that looks great and works well. They kept us informed throughout the project and finished it on time. We highly recommend them for WordPress development services.

FAQS

Questions & Answers

FAQS ON WORDPRESS

Our FAQ section provides answers to frequently asked questions about our services, processes, timeline, pricing, and more. If you have additional questions, feel free to contact us, and we'll be happy to discuss your project.

Do you use page builders such as Bricks Builders or Elementor?

Yes, we do. These page builders allow clients to create their pages and manage their content effectively. It also reduces the need to go back to us to make minor changes to the layout of your website.

One issue with page builders is if configured incorrectly, they load a significant amount of unnecessary code, also known as code bloat. We ensure this doesn’t happen using various techniques. In addition, we utilise multiple forms of caching for assets and file delivery.

Page builders also offer many advanced SEO features that are easier to incorporate into a website with a page builder than without.

Elementor is the most popular page builder for WordPress. However, Bricks Builder is more recent and advanced and is our preference. However, we can work with Elementor, Visual Composer and Advanced Custom Fields.

How long does it take to develop a website?

When building a website, the time it takes can vary depending on the size of the website. Smaller websites can take up to a week to build, while larger websites or online stores can take up to 2-3 months. Sometimes, there can be delays in the project, and this is usually because we are waiting for content from the client. For example, we may need pictures of your business or descriptions of your products. We try to anticipate these delays and let you know as early as possible so that you have enough time to provide the necessary content.

What design & development process do you follow?

Our process for website design and development begins with an initial consultation to grasp your requirements. We conduct thorough research on your business, niche, and competitors. Wireframing precedes the design phase, where we meticulously create and select elements such as text, images, videos, fonts, and colours. After finalizing the design, we transition to the development stage, followed by rigorous testing before deploying the completed website live. 

Do you develop mobile responsive websites?

We develop responsive mobile websites based on the design files we create or supplied by our clients. We use at least three break points for desktop tablets and mobile devices. However, we can develop additional breakpoints for large and small mobile devices. We also resize the text to ensure it displays effectively at various mobile widths.

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