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Supercharge Your Web Site With WordPress

WordPress Web Site Design & Development

Web DesignDo you have a web site that desperately needs updating? Is the look and feel of your site stuck in the 90′s? Do you depend on a “webmaster” to update your site and wish you could make changes on your own? Is your web site to blame for a less than successful Internet marketing effort? WordPress may be your answer. SearchRank offers professional WordPress installation, theme design and can even help you develop your own WordPress plug-in.

WordPress is a free and open source blogging tool and a content management system (CMS) based on PHP programming language which uses a mySQL database. It has many features including a plug-in architecture and a template system. WordPress is used by over 14.7% of Alexa Internet’s “top 1 million” websites and as of late 2011, manages 22% of all new websites. It is currently the most popular CMS in use on the Internet.

Visit each section below for more information on how we can “supercharge” your web presence with WordPress.

Wordpress Theme DesignUsing WordPress to power your web site has several advantages. First of all, the open-source platform itself is free. Can’t beat the price on that! Secondly, because the platform is database driven, it can provide for fast loading web pages. Not too mention the fact that just about anyone can manage a WordPress site once it is built. No need for extensive web design skills or fancy html editors.

Sounds great so far. So what would be a major disadvantage? An ugly out-of-the-box theme. Let’s face facts, while better than its predecessor – the “Twenty Ten” WordPress theme, “Twenty Eleven” is still pretty boring looking and even with the slightest customization, “looks like everybody’s site.” Even Thesis, a great theme as far as functionality and ability to customize, is very plain looking out of the box.

What We Offer

SearchRank can either create a custom designed WordPress theme from scratch to your exact specifications or can fully customize an existing theme, such as Thesis. Each theme will be up to current html standards, with CSS controlled design elements, making for a theme that is not only appealing, but fast loading, an all-increasing important element that search engines look at when ranking sites.

Take a look at some of our most recent theme designs below and then get in touch with us to see what we might be able to design for you. Keep in mind that in addition to WordPress theme design, we also we offer full WordPress installation and development services as well as WordPress Plug-in development.

This is where custom theme design plays an important role in the success of a WordPress driven web site. A professionally designed theme will not allow your web site to have the look and feel you desire, it can help your site stand out from your competitors.

Wordpress InstallationWordPress has become the premier choice of bloggers everywhere when it comes to  blogging applications. It is also a great content management solution, allowing webmasters to full manage web site e-commerce, and blogging applications. The fact that it is open source as well as the abundance of design themes and feature plug-ins make it a sensible choice for any web site. In fact, WordPress is what we use for this site as well as many additional sites and blogs that we operate.

If you are ready to have a killer content management system and/or enter the blogosphere but are unsure how to actually install a WordPress blog, we can help. We have many years of experience in not only installing WordPress but designing templates around them, marketing them for both search and social media environments as well as making sure they are secure from hackers and spammers.

What We Offer

The first step is to create the necessary mySQL database that will power WordPress. This is followed by the installation of the actual WordPress files and then connecting the application to your database. Once the connection is made, we adjust WordPress settings for optimal performance and you are up and running.

We don’t stop here but can adapt one of the thousands of free WordPress templates or even design a custom template, all so that your blog can have a unique and aesthetically pleasing user interface. We can even work to adapt your existing web site’s design to your blog’s design so that the two applications are seamless.

Once your custom WordPress application is up and running, we install some of the most popular plug-ins to insure an optimal blogging experience as well as keep the application safe from hackers.

Finally, we can integrate your blog’s RSS feed into various social media accounts such as Twitter, Facebook, Friendfeed and others.

Wordpress Plugin DevelopmentOne of the wonderful benefits of WordPress is the availability of plug-ins that either enhance its overall performance and/or security or somehow add to the functionality of WordPress. And while there exists a plug-in for just about every function one can think of, there is still much room for improvement. Have you ever thought that an existing plug-in could be better or wished for a plug-in that does not currently exist? Why not develop your own?

What We Offer

SearchRank can help you develop a WordPress plug-in that is all your own. This can include free plug-ins, paid plug-ins or even “freemium” plug-ins where certain features are free with the opportunity to unlock enhanced paid features.

Not only will we develop your own branded plug-in, we will assist you in getting your plug-in listed in the WordPress Plug-In Directory. Having your own WordPress plug-in can have many benefits, namely brand recognition, in many cases acquisition of natural inbound links as well as social signals and if a “pay for” plug-in, an additional revenue stream.

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