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Can WordPress Fix Poor Web Design?

Are you missing out on prospects because of poor web design? Regardless of how great the quality of your services may be, a poorly-constructed web site can end up losing you potential new customers and cause more problems than you could ever wish for.

In a world where attractive things matter, the look of your web site can play a significant role in the success of your business. Your website may be the first thing that a web visitor sees and this could affect their purchasing decision.

People are now turning more than ever to the internet to find products and services. Even if it’s just doing preliminary research, we will jump online and go visit someone’s website before deciding what to do next.

Now, try to see things from your prospect’s perspective. How does your website appear to online users? Does it invite people to enter and explore things further, or does it make them confused and cautious about what to do next?

What web visitors see “above the fold” (i.e. what you first see in your screen) is just the tip of the iceberg. There is so much more than can affect your visitors’ perceptions and their decision to buy from you.

Can WordPress Help You Fix Your Poorly-Constructed Website?

Here are just some of the main design issues that can affect your website’s results and performance:

Web Site Design Problems

Some common design problems that can influence a visitor’s perception of your website include:

Web Site Functionality Problems

Common functionality problems include:

Poor User Experience

Typically, where visitors suffer the most because of a poorly-constructed web site is the “user experience”.

Anything less than a great user experience can leave a bad taste in users mouths and lead to sharing their dissatisfaction in social media, forums, review sites, commenting sections, etc ….

Common issues that can lead to a disappointing user experience include the following:

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As the above shows, there are many areas that can lead to a poor user experience and negatively impact your business success online. If your web site isn’t designed in a user-friendly way, you run the serious risk of not only losing potential customers but also some of existing clients as well.

Now … what if you have arrived found this post because you have an existing site with design problems that may be affecting your business?

First, keep in mind that getting issues addressed on an existing website can take time and can end up being quite costly depending on the problem and what kind of site you have, especially if the work requires a lot of web coding.

If you are in the process of getting a new website built or redesigning an existing website, then we suggest that you seriously consider using WordPress.

(WordPress can improve your website results!)

We currently share a lot more in-depth articles about WordPress on this site, but here are just some key points to keep in mind about why you should seriously consider using WordPress:

Themes – Unique Web Site Design Features

WordPress themes are unique website design template systems that let you immediately change the look and feel of your entire site without affecting the website’s content or changing any of the underlying software functionality.

There are thousands of professional looking WP themes available that can be downloaded. Many themes are either freely available, or are relatively cheap, saving you hundreds of dollars on the cost of website design.

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Most themes for WordPress are responsive and provide users with highly customizable features for changing your site’s design such as the color, elements like menus and headers, layouts and more. This is just part of what makes WordPress an ideal tool for helping you achieve a design for your website that helps your business.

You can learn about WordPress themes here:

Plugins – Virtually Unlimited Expansion

Another great reason to build your site using WordPress is that WordPress provides you with expandable features through add-on applications called “plugins.”

Plugins, like WordPress themes, integrate easily with your site to provide you with almost unlimited functionality.

Earlier we looked at areas like subpar functionality and feature limitations as part of the reason why a poorly designed web site could end up losing you potential buyers.

WordPress plugins can help you overcome these issues quite easily and inexpensively. If there is a functionality that needs to be added to your website, just install a WordPress plugin that will do exactly what you want your site to do.

Want a plugin that will let you know about any problems with your site such as links not working, videos not streaming, graphics that aren’t displaying or even alert you if your entire web site is down? No problems … there are plugins that can help you fix that, or let you know about issues so you can correct these immediately!

Need a plugin that will let you turn your website into an online store or provide you with a complete e-commerce system? Again, no problem! There are several inexpensive WP plugins that will help you sell goods or services online and provide your visitors with full e-commerce features that allow them to choose and add items to a shopping cart, use coupons, complete their purchases using credit card or PayPal, receive notifications, receipts and confirmations, etc.

And just like WP themes, there are literally thousands of useful WP plugins that can be downloaded at no cost, or you can purchase quite inexpensively and will save you hundreds of dollars on the cost of web development.

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Learn more about plugins here:

WordPress – A Rich User Experience

In addition to being able to correct issues caused by a poorly-constructed web site, WordPress can also help you provide customers with a great user experience.

WordPress provides beautiful and exciting themes that cover all needs and uses and plugins that allow visitors to connect, engage and interact online with you. With the right combination of a WordPress website, WordPress themes, plugins and great content, you can create a very rich user experience that will keep your visitors coming back for more.

As we’ve previously stated, consumers nowadays will do research online before they make purchasing decisions. If your website isn’t designed with a focus on the customer, these consumers will not return and simply move on to another business with a better website.

Hopefully, now you have a better understanding of problems that can affect your website and how WordPress can help you build a better online. To learn more about using WordPress for a business website please see other posts we have published on this site.


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