Custom WordPress Website Design

WordPress is arguably the best CMS available today. Being an open source program, it benefits from a wide range of templates and plugins, thus being suitable for virtually any type of website. Ready-made themes are professional, responsive and good-looking, so one can have an awesome website by simply buying one of these themes and installing it. However, some people need a custom design, either because they want to be unique or because they do this work for a client who has specific design requirements.

Getting a custom design for your WordPress site is easy. There are many freelancers willing to create it for you. You can find them online and hire them to help you. In addition, there are creators of WordPress themes who can offer you customization services. You buy one of their templates, and then pay an extra fee to have it adapted to your specific requirements. Sometimes you can find a free template you like and hire its authors to customize it for you. If you already have your layout in PSD, you can find someone to cut it, write the HTML and the CSS code, and implement it on a WordPress theme.

Even if you don’t know exactly what you want, you need to put together a briefing document to give the web designer who’s going to help you with your project. If you have a logo or a brand manual, make sure you include them in your document. In addition, make a note of all elements that are mandatory, so that the designer can build the layout around them. Mention all specific functions your site needs to have. If you want a contact form or an accordion FAQ section, write this in your brief. If you need a secondary menu, don’t forget to ask for it.

The other way of getting a custom WordPress website design is by creating it yourself. First of all, you need to find a theme that’s as close as possible to what you want. Next, you can add or modify various design elements, in order to suit your needs. You may have to know a little, HTML, and CSS, but you don’t have to be an expert in coding to be able to make these changes to a theme. The best ones are usually very easy to customize without altering the code, thus being accessible even to those who don’t have any idea about writing or modifying the code. Whatever you do, always remember to make a backup before any important change. If something goes wrong and you break the layout, you can always revert it to the last version, provided that you were careful enough to create and download a backup before the big change that went wrong.

Whatever route you choose, you should rest assured that a WordPress driven website can have a highly professional look and advanced functionality features and elements. Thanks to the wide range of plugins and functions, everything is possible in WordPress.