I fell in love with WordPress back in 2010, and never looked back. Over time WordPress has only gotten easier to customize, easier to edit content, more scalable for all site sizes, more secure, and faster loading.
It’s always been the most cost effective solution to build a custom website with, and I recommend it for any website as long as it won’t be selling and shipping many products (for stores that will grow over time, Shopify is the way to go).
Totally bespoke designs with any specialized layouts and content areas can be built more rapidly in WordPress than any other CMS I’ve encountered. Wildflower has been taking custom designs from world-class designers and building these types of sites for more than 10 years.
There are lots of benefits to building a site from the ground up, but when budgets, scope, or timelines don’t allow for a totally custom website Wildflower has lots of experience building alternative solutions, too. There are hundreds of modern pre-built WordPress themes and packages of “block libraries” that can be reskinned and repurposed to make your site look and behave exactly the way you like, at a fraction of the price. This is a great option for clients who are willing to collaborate together and provide feedback on the fly.
If you’re not sure what you want or need yet, feel free to ask – a quick 10 minute conversation can help me guide you towards the best option based on your needs, budget, and timeline.
Although WordPress is my favorite CMS for so many reasons, you may already have another CMS implemented, and I bet you had a very good reason to have chosen it. I can still help!
For more complex CMS platforms, ones built on PHP, Python, or .net like Drupal, Umbraco, Django, Symfony, Laravel, and others, I would still be able to help with your project, but we would probably need another back-end developer to be part of the project in order to change complex functionality – I’d still be able to create the front-end look & feel of layouts and site content on my own.