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Can WordPress Fix Poor Web Design?

Are you missing out on customers because of poor web design? No matter how strong your services are, a poorly-constructed web site can cost you valuable business.

In a world where looks matter, the way your web site looks can affect your business success. Your website may be the first thing that your visitors see and this can influence their purchasing decision.

We typically do things online. Even if it’s just preliminary research, we still jump online and go browse a site before deciding what to do next.

Now, try to see things from your prospect’s viewpoint. How does your website appear to them? Does it invite people to approach and explore things further, or does it make them hesitant and unsure about what to do next?

How your site looks is just the tip of the iceberg. There are so many other things than can influence your web visitors’ thoughts and their purchasing decisions.

Can WordPress Help You Fix A Poorly-Designed Website?

Here are just some key design issues that can affect your site’s results:

Website Design Problems

Some common design problems that can impact a visitor’s perception of your site include:

Site Functionality Issues

Typical functionality problems may include:

Poor User Experience

Normally, where your business suffers most noticeably due to a poorly-designed site is the “user experience”.

An unsatisfactory user experience can leave a bad taste in visitors’ mouths and lead them to vent their frustrations on social networks, forums, review sites, commenting sections, etc ….

Typical problems that can cause a poor user experience include:

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As you can see, there are many areas that can contribute to a poor user experience and negatively impact your business success online. If your website is poorly designed, you run the serious risk of not only losing potential customers but also current customers too.

Now … what if you have arrived here because you have an existing site with design issues that you feel could be affecting your business?

First, keep in mind that getting issues addressed on an existing website can take some time and can also end up being fairly costly depending on the problem and what kind of site you own, especially if the work requires extensive code modification.

If you are currently in the process of getting a new website built or overhauling an existing web site, then we suggest that you consider building or redesigning your site with WordPress.

(WordPress can help improve your website results!)

We currently provide a lot more articles about the benefits and advantages of using WordPress on this site, but here are just some of the things to keep in mind about why you should choose WordPress:

Themes – Customizable Web Site Design

WordPress themes are unique web site design template systems that allow you to immediately modify the look of your entire website without touching the site’s content and modifying any core software functionality.

There are literally thousands of professional themes available that you can download and easily install on your website. Many themes are either free, or they are extremely affordable, saving you hundreds of dollars on the cost of web design.

(WordPress Themes)

Most themes nowadays are responsive and provide users with highly customizable options for changing your site’s design settings such as color, elements like menus, headers, footers, page layouts and more. Themes are just one of the many things that make WordPress such a great tool for helping you achieve a design for your website that ultimately works for your business.

Learn about themes here:

WordPress Plugins – Modular Features

Another compelling reason to choose WordPress is that WordPress provides website owners with almost unlimited features through add-on applications called “plugins.”

Plugins, like themes, integrate with your site to provide you with virtually unlimited functionality.

Earlier we discussed areas like subpar functionality and feature limitations as part of the reason why a poorly designed web site can end up costing you business.

WordPress plugins can help you overcome these problems quite inexpensively. If there is a functionality you would like to add to your website, just install a WordPress plugin that will do what you need to get things done.

Need a plugin that will notify you immediately about any issues detected on your site like links not working, audios not playing, pictures that aren’t displaying or even alert you if your whole site is down? No problems … there are plugins that can help you fix that, or notify you about issues so you can take immediate corrective action!

Need a plugin that will turn your website into an online store or provide you with a complete e-commerce business solution? Again, no problem! There are several plugins that will help you sell goods or services online and provide your customers with full e-commerce features that allow them to easily select and add products to a shopping cart, apply discounts, purchase using credit card or PayPal, receive purchase notifications, invoices and email confirmations, etc.

And just like WordPress themes, there are thousands of great plugins designed for WordPress that can be easily downloaded at no cost, or that are extremely well priced, once again, saving you thousands of dollars on the cost of web development.

(WordPress Plugins)

Learn more about WP plugins here:

WordPress – An Interactive User Experience

In addition to being able to address problems caused by a poorly-built website, WordPress can also help you create a great user experience for your customers.

WordPress provides beautifully-designed and visually-exciting themes that cover all types of applications and feature-rich plugins that allow visitors to connect, engage and interact with you. With the right combination of a WordPress-powered website, WordPress themes and plugins, plus great content, you can create a a highly interactive user experience that will keep them coming back to your website.

As stated earlier, consumers nowadays will do extensive research online before making purchasing decisions. If your website isn’t designed to provide your visitors with a rich user experience, these potential buyers will not return and simply move on to another business that does provide them with a better website or better website experience.

Hopefully, this post has given you a better understanding of problems that can affect your website and how WordPress can help you build a better online. To learn more about the benefits of using the WP platform please see our related posts section.

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