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Looking for a Calgary WordPress developer? Look no further. We have been developing and maintaining WordPress websites since 2011.

Find out more about WordPress web design in this article or jump straight to our WordPress support plans.

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What is WordPress?

WordPress started off as a blogging platform back in the early 2000s. Since then, it has grown to power over 40% of all websites on the internet. WordPress is a content management system (CMS) that offers various capabilities like blogging and e-commerce.

Check out this video from Yoast to find out more about WordPress:

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There are two ways to start your WordPress project. Download and install WordPress (from wordpress.org) locally or on a host server, or create an account on wordpress.com and purchase a hosted WordPress website. 

This technology is very powerful and flexible. It can be used as a web development platform or as a simple blog. A word of caution: developing websites can get complicated and overwhelming. Hire a Calgary WordPress developer if you need support.

Why WordPress?

WordPress is a robust and flexible platform. It has quite a few advantages over traditional HTML (Bootstrap) websites. Some of the most common advantages are:

  1. Clients can add and maintain their own content.
  2. Blogging platform is closely integrated with the rest of the website.
  3. Thousands of plugins available to extend the functionality of the website. No need to hire an app development company.
  4. No coding / programming required to develop and maintain a WordPress website.
  5. WordPress is the best solution for SEO. Clients can create content with ease and automate SEO tasks. Learn more about our SEO services.

WordPress Developer Calgary

Are you looking for a WordPress support company or web development company to help you with your project? Clio Websites has been helping clients and website designers for almost two decades. We have a proven track record and can help you every step of the way.

Clio offers WordPress web design  as well as support and maintenance services.

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Why You Should Work With A Professional WordPress Developer

When a company or individual decides to make a website, generally one of two things will happen. Some people will swing over to a website builder and forge out a quick and basic page.

While this can be great to get your website up and running quickly, it still means that you will be confined to using a basic template. Depending on how you intend to use your website, this might be enough—or it might be a great starting point. But, if you want real results, it can really pay to work with a professional instead.

Working with  a professional WordPress Designer

Working with a professional WordPress designer can have some pretty big perks. First, you get to have a completely original website. Website builders are great for making a generic website, but most businesses prefer to be more unique.

Allowing a professional website designer to build your website means that you can have a website that is purely your own. It is a great way to guarantee that your website matches your brand—and it makes it easy for you to get the right functionality too!

How Clio Helps Companies In Calgary

We absolutely love working with other locals. As Calgary residents ourselves, we are always looking for new ways to give back. One way that we do this is by giving back to local businesses in our area.

We personally love working with other Calgary businesses because we believe that when Calgary businesses thrive, we all do. It is our pleasure to work with local businesses as a WordPress developer, and we pride ourselves on serving them well.

Calgary focused WordPress Design

So, how exactly are we helping businesses in Calgary? Is it really just WordPress website design? The answer is both yes and no. We specialize in WordPress website design, but website design doesn’t just mean giving a business a website.

Good design means being able to take the time to focus on what a business needs—and helping them to achieve their goals. With excellent web design, we are able to do much more than provide a website. We help our clients to get more customers and boost their sales too. There are a number of great benefits that a good website can offer!

Contact Us

If you have any questions, or want to get started today, get in touch with us.

WordPress Support and Maintenance Plans

Your website shouldn’t be keeping you up at night. Let us manage your WordPress website and make sure that it’s secure, up to date, and generating leads.

You can subscribe to one of the following plans by contacting us.

Silver

WordPress Support and Maintenance - Silver
$ 70 Monthly (CAD)
  • Monthly WordPress plugin updates
  • Post update testing and validation
  • Website security check
  • 24x7 website monitoring
  • Secure cloud backups
  • Website caching support
  • Content Delivery Network
  • e-Commerce support
  • Email website support
  • Weekly performance report
  • Changes and updates in non-prod environments
  • Included support hours
  • Included development hours
  • Included premium plugins:
  • Duplicator Pro
  • Perfmatters
  • CleanTalk Pro (anti-spam)
  • Formidable Pro
  • Elementor Pro

Gold

WordPress Support and Maintenance - Gold
$ 130 Monthly (CAD)
  • Monthly WordPress plugin updates
  • Post update testing and validation
  • Website security check
  • 24x7 website monitoring
  • Secure cloud backups
  • Website caching support
  • Content Delivery Network
  • e-Commerce support
  • Email website support
  • Weekly performance report
  • Changes and updates in non-prod environments
  • Included support hours (1 hour)
  • Included development hours (1 hour)
  • Included premium plugins:
  • Duplicator Pro
  • Perfmatters
  • CleanTalk Pro (anti-spam)
  • Formidable Pro
  • Elementor Pro

Platinum

WordPress Support and Maintenance - Platinum
$ 250 Monthly (CAD)
  • Monthly WordPress plugin updates
  • Post update testing and validation
  • Website security check
  • 24x7 website monitoring
  • Secure cloud backups
  • Website caching support
  • Content Delivery Network
  • e-Commerce support
  • Email website support
  • Weekly performance report
  • Changes and updates in non-prod environments
  • Included support hours (2 hours)
  • Included development hours (2 hours)
  • Included premium plugins:
  • Duplicator Pro
  • Perfmatters
  • CleanTalk Pro (anti-spam)
  • Formidable Pro
  • Elementor Pro

The Benefits of Custom WordPress Web Design

Custom web design isn’t just about having a website made. It is about having a website that is made specifically for your business. While a lot of website owners can get away with a lot of general functionality, that isn’t always the case—and frankly, it is a little boring.

Do you want a generic website that looks like everyone else’s—or do you want a website that really engages your audience? While a simple website can do the trick, it probably won’t speak to the best interest of your business.

Custom WordPress Website

Having a custom website can have a lot of really great effects. First, it will make your customers more interested and engaged. A nice website makes your business worth looking at. Then, it will make your website more credible. Customers will be more interested in wanting to work with you or support you.

Finally, it allows you to easily meet the needs of your audience. With a custom website, you can ensure that your website has everything it needs to stand out and perform well!

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How Custom WordPress Websites Boost Sales

It is no secret that poorly made websites are generally passed over for sales. At this point, the general internet user is wary enough of web design to know that a bad website might not be credible. With a great website that looks nice, your chances of getting sales go through the roof.

Even better, custom websites allow you to more easily present what you offer to customers, while also making it easy for them to find more goodies. It is great for creating conversation!

Finding A Great Calgary WordPress Developer

Finding a great Calgary WordPress developer can be different for everyone. But, at the very least, you want to work with someone that you can trust. A good web designer should have a nice portfolio, good reviews, and experience making websites for various kinds of businesses.

Look for a website designer that is able to bring together their talents for the success of their clients—and make sure they have a nice website themselves! It will show you what they are really capable of. 

You can find more tips on how to choose a great website developer on this page.

Why Clio Websites – WordPress Experts

Clio Websites is a full service website design agency in Calgary. We have been developing and maintaining WordPress websites since 2011.

We have vast experience in responsive website design, website maintenance, WordPress development and support, and online marketing. Clio offers free consultations, and free website evaluations to help you get started. We are always available and happy to answer any questions you may have, so please contact us to find out more. 

What sets us apart

Clio offers interest-free payment plans and we receive glowing reviews from our clients. Here are a few things that set us apart from the competition.

Clio Websites:

  • Is a premier Calgary web design company with WordPress expertise
  • Has years of experience helping small businesses achieve their online goals
  • Has a very high customer satisfaction and retention rate (over 98%)
  • Spends the time to understand your business needs and requirements
  • Prides ourselves on the quality of service we provide to each and every client
  • Is responsive and won’t leave you hanging for days when you need support the most
  • Creates custom websites for each project to separate you from your competition

Contact Us

If you have any questions, or want to get started today, get in touch with us.

Common WordPress Developer Calgary Questions - FAQs

  • What is the difference between a WordPress and regular HTML (Bootstrap) website?

    This is a great question and we get asked this one a lot. WordPress is a content management system (CMS) that comes with blogging capabilities (out of the box). HTML websites usually don’t have blogging capabilities but are responsive and offer other benefits. We previously wrote about  the major differences between the two platforms

  • Do you I need to know how to code to maintain a WordPress website?

    No, you don't need to know how to code/program in order to maintain a WordPress website.Most of the work can be done using a visual web builder. The one we use is Elementor which is the most popular web builder for WordPress.

  • Which is better HTML or WordPress?

    Both HTML and WordPress websites have their own advantages and disadvantages.We wrote about some of the differences in our Bootstrap (which is a framework for creating HTML websites) vs WordPress article.

  • Why do I need to keep my WordPress version and plugins up to date?

    The main reason you want to keep your WordPress website up to date is due to security and performance. A website that is not up to date is more susceptible to getting hacked. Also, some components and functionality of the website may fail.

  • What is post update testing and validation?

    Anyone can click on the “update plugin” WordPress buttons. But what happens when something breaks or doesn’t work properly with the rest of the website? We will make sure that your updates are tested and any issues are resolved.

  • Why do I need a website security check?

    We will scan your website for any threats/attacks and check your spam settings. We will mitigate any threats that your site might be facing.

  • What is 24x7 website monitoring?

    The last thing you want to do is check your website every minute to make sure it's accessible. Or worse, find out from your clients that your website is down. Using our tools we will make sure that your website is up and working and jump on resolving any outages before you even notice. Additional charges may apply for troubleshooting and problem resolution.

  • Why you need secure cloud backups?

    Backups provided by your host may or may not be sufficient. We will ensure that your website is backed up daily (in the google cloud) so that it can be restored if something goes wrong.

  • What is website caching support?

    Website caching improves the speed and performance of your website. It’s a must for WordPress websites! We will setup and configure your caching plugin to make sure that your website is performing and responding quickly.

  • What is a Content Delivery Network (CDN)?

    A content delivery network (CDN) is a way to serve your website based on your users geographical location using a distributed server infrastructure. If you would like to find out more about CDN check out Cloudflare’s CDN page. We will setup your CDN and make sure that its working properly. This will also provide an extra layer of security protection for your website.

  • Ecommerce support - What does it look like?

    We have a lot of experience supporting WooCommerce websites. WooCommerce is a complex system and making sure that it’s working well with your other plugins and functionality is critical. We will make sure that your WooCommerce implementation is playing well with the rest of your website after updates.

  • What is email website support?

    We will ensure that we respond to all website support inquiries within 24 hours.

  • What is the weekly performance report?

    Website performance is really important. Most visitors will leave your website if they have to wait longer than 3 seconds for the website to load on their mobile device. We will make sure that your website is loading quickly and monitor this performance on a weekly basis. Contact us to see an example of a website performance report.

  • Why should you do updates in a non-production environment?

    We will ensure that our updates are done in a non-production environment and are properly tested before applying them on your live site. In case there are any issues, updates will not impact your live website and can be resolved more efficiently. This limits rework and ensures that updates don’t impact your users and customers.

  • What is included in the WordPress support hours?

    You can use WordPress support hours to resolve any performance or website issues. Troubleshooting and resolving issues is typically not covered by the standard maintenance plan.

  • Is X Included in the WordPress developer hours?

    You can use WordPress development hours to add new features, functionality, or content to your website. These hours can be used for tasks not covered by the standard maintenance plan. 

  • What are these premium WordPress plugins that are included in the WordPress maintenance plans?

    Duplicator Pro - robust backup and restore plugin

    Perfmatters - premium WordPress performance plugin to improve the speed of your website

    Formidable - powerful WordPress forms plugin

    Elementor Pro - pro version of the most popular visual WordPress website designer

    CleanTalk Pro (anti-spam) - premium anti-spam protection for your WordPress website

  • Why hire Clio Websites as your WordPress developer (WordPress support company) in Calgary?

    Clio websites is a premier Calgary WordPress developer agency that has a proven track record and glowing reviews. We have been building and maintaining WordPress websites since 2011. We are Calgary based WordPress experts and love helping small businesses. Contact us today to get started.

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