The most popular CMS in the world

The best CMS (content management system) is one that allows you to edit and change any aspect of your site whilst providing a safe, reliable and well-supported system. While there are lots of CMS platforms that meet all these criteria, WordPress is by far the most popular and has the largest developer community and most widely available support.

However, like any tools, WordPress is only as good as the people who are using it. Many people have come across poorly built and designed websites. The problem is not with the CMS, but the quality of work that went into it. We specialise in WordPress design and development to ensure that the same level of quality we achieve with our enterprise-level websites is also obtained for all websites.


WordPress Development Options

Our preferred approach is to create a completely bespoke website design and development, which we then integrate with WordPress via a custom and unique theme. This allows us to include all of the essential steps of a great bespoke website project (wireframing, design iterations, custom code…) with the end product being a website that’s easy to update, maintain and develop.

A bespoke site is ideal if you want a completely unique design and experience, with input at all the various stages of design and development.

Bespoke WordPress development

We appreciate that many smaller businesses won’t have the budget or desire for a completely bespoke WordPress build, which is absolutely fine! We can work with you to identify great themes, plugins and tools to create a website that provides the best return on investment.

Don’t think that a theme-based website will look generic, we can customise and tailor these themes to be as individual and unique as your business. You will be surprised and delighted at what can be achieved with this market-leading platform.

WordPress Security

Aside from regular WordPress core files and plugin updates, all AlphaQuad WordPress sites come with a range of security features to protect your site, data and reputation.

These include:

  • File Change Detection – we look for code changes in plugins, themes, and WordPress core files
  • Brute Force Lockout – login attempts are limited to stop attackers trying to guess your password
  • IP Lockout – we can trigger temporary or permanent location bans (with Whitelisting)
  • 404 Lockout – we block bots that are automatically scanning for vulnerabilities
  • Audit Logs – detailed records are maintained of every user action including file and settings modifications
  • Security Key Updater – your site security keys are updated based on a predetermined schedule
  • Automated scans – regular scans keep an eye on your site and report back with any issues
  • Blacklist monitoring – this lets us know if your site has been flagged as unsafe
  • Remember Me – we limit the amount of time the ‘Remember Me’ option will last for
  • Site backups – taken daily, before major upgrades and on request

Already have a WordPress site and are concerned about security? No problem, just give us a call on 01789 491610 and we’ll take a look at how we can harden your defences.

WordPress Security

WordPress Optimisation

In these days of Mobile First website design and development, it’s more important than ever to ensure that your site loads as quickly as possible. It’s vital that you choose a good server platform to host your site and we have a number of these but there are many other changes that can be made to help your site zip onto your potential customer’s mobile phone, tablet or desktop.

Acquire and retain more website visitors (customers) with our WordPress Optimisation features:

  • Gzip compression – compress the code that makes up your site to reduce load times
  • Asset Optimisation – Optimise, combine, position and minify files to improve page speed
  • Cache Suite – we take an optimised copy of each and every page the first time it loads and then serve up that copy until it changes again
  • Uptime monitoring – we keep an eye on your website’s response time and make sure that it’s working at peak efficiency

Already have a WordPress site and are concerned about its speed? No problem, just give us a call on 01789 491610 and we’ll take a look at how we can tune things up.

WordPress Optimisation
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Complimentary Web Design Audit

Identify areas that will improve conversion, rank better in Google and generate brand awareness and leads.

Take a look at some of our projects

Anja Potze Jewellery

Successful redesign and development of the Anja Potze Fine Jewellery website onto Shopify CMS.

Blackadder Care Group

Rebrand, redesign, website build, and ongoing SEO and marketing for the Blackadder Care Group.

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