Website Development Perth

Success starts with a WooCommerce website

Websites build on WordPress are outstanding. They help small businesses reach their goals and create an amazing online presence. And we are WordPress experts.

WooCommerce Developer

WooCommerce Developer

Harness WooCommerce to grow your business

Wordpress is a website CMS system powering over 40% of all websites online. That’s over 64 million websites that utilise WordPress to drive growth and showcase their business online. Whilst there are many platforms to choose from online, WordPress is our favourite because it is open source. What this means is that you can turn it into absolutely anything you want, with the help of thousands of developers and plugins all over the World with a guarantee that you own all the files.

With WordPress being so easily accessible, it also allows small business owners, just like yourself, to easily manage the website yourself or Lumos Marketing can even manage your WordPress website for you.

Why do we recommend it?

WordPress is the perfect mix of a custom-developed site and an out-of-the-box builder. So although we can do things like installing a theme, add pre-built plugins and utilise drag and drop page builders like SeedProd, Beaver Builder and Divi, the source code can still be completely customised, the files can be taken anywhere and it can be truly turned into anything you want. It can even be integrated with third-party platforms such as WooCommerce, MailChimp and HubSpot.

That is why so many websites around the world utilise it and why we recommend it to you.

See how we helped other small businesses just like yours

Lumos Marketing improved our website so that visitors are now spending double the amount of time on our site and our website enquiries have more than tripled.

Lauren HartOwner of Optimal Living Therapy

I am so impressed with the Lumos team that I would recommend them highly to anyone looking to brand their services and build a website. Importantly, Lumos service is 10/10 during and also after the sale too!

Laz RabinOwner Physio Mechanics

Having worked with marketing companies before, I was not overly excited about the prospect going through what I viewed as the ‘chore’ of redesigning our website. I was encouraged by a colleague, who’s opinion I value, to meet with the Lumos team as he assured me we would have a very different experience……..and we certainly did!!

Hazel RubyOwner Ruby Cubes

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FAQs

What exactly is WordPress?

In really simple terms, WordPress is a kind of software that you can install on a host and then build a website with. It comes with themes and plugins and a whole lot of stuff that makes it completely customisable.

WordPress is the worlds most popular website platform and it powers (according to W3Techs) over 40% of all websites online. It is a completely free content management system (CMS) that uses a programming language called PHP and was originally created for blogging but has now evolved into a complete, open-source monster that can facilitate practically any function.

What is the difference between WordPress and other website systems like Wix or Shopify?

WordPress.org is more like a software program that has to be installed on a web server in order to function. Other out-of-the-box platforms such as Wix, Squarespace, Shopify etc are more of a server and website builder in one.

You pay Wix, Squarespace, Shopify etc. for the server and the website all together and you are therefore restricted to functionality, plugins and design elements within those platforms.

With WordPress, the entire platform is open-source, which means you can turn it into whatever you need it to be. There are 60,000 registered plugins already created and more being added every day by developers all over the world.

How much does WordPress cost?

WordPress.org software is completely free, and comes with a variety of different themes and free plugins to bring your website to life. However there are some costs that come with using WordPress as your CMS system:

  • Hosting/Server storage for your WordPress website to live on online
  • Advanced themes
  • Advanced plugins

Who provides WordPress support?

Support for WordPress.org software is usually provided by your website developer who can diagnose the issue for you. WordPress website issues can come from a lot of places including your server or hosting, domain setup, plugins and themes. Once the problem has been diagnosed, specific support can then be reached, for example through the theme provider or plugin developer.

You may be using WordPress.com (WordPress’s server and hosting option) along with WordPress.org and they provide support on their website as well.

Should I use WordPress for my Ecommerce store?

Wordpress has a native and free plugin to power Ecommerce called WooCommerce. Similar to WordPress.org itself, WooCommerce is open-source and can be customised and modified using plugins. Plus it’s free!

According to BuiltWith trends, WooCommerce powers ~30% of stores while Shopify is in second place and powers ~18% (with Magento in third place at ~9%).

Whilst out-of-the-box software like Shopify for Ecommerce is often simpler to use in the short-term, WordPress + WooCommerce provides a lot more flexibility and can provide you with a lot more room to turn your website into exactly what you need in order to grow.

Why should you be my WordPress website provider?

Lumos Marketing specialises in WordPress website development and has worked on hundreds of WordPress websites over the last decade. We not only help you build a WordPress website but are happy to maintain and keep the site up to date for you on an ongoing basis. We are also website conversion experts – meaning we understand how layout impacts performance and get the look and feel just right for you so that your website is the perfect mix of looking great and performing well.

What is the difference between WordPress developers?

When it comes to WordPress Websites Perth, there are so many different options available and they all come at completely different price points. Here are a few things to check if you are confused about pricing and why there are so many differences between services:

  • Are they building the site from scratch or using trusted WordPress themes?
  • Are they writing the copy?
  • Are they doing the graphic design and imagery sourcing?
  • Is the website being designed in Perth or overseas?
  • Is the website unique to your business or are they just copying their work from an existing site?
  • Will there be any conversion techniques built into the site?
  • Does the site include basic SEO?
  • Are they providing training or DIY instructions for ongoing maintenance?
  • What is the ongoing support like?

These questions should help you position everyone on a scale in terms of what you are paying for and why there are discrepancies between pricing.

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