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Can WordPress Fix Poor Web Design?

Are you missing out on business because of poor web design? Regardless of how great the quality of your services may be, a poorly-built website can end up losing you valuable business.

In a world where beautiful design matters, the way your web site looks can be important to the success of your business. Your website may be the first thing that a web visitor sees and this can affect their purchasing decision.

We mostly do it online. Even if we’re only doing preliminary research, we may fire up our laptop and go visit somebody’s site before deciding what to do next.

Now, put yourself in your prospect’s position. How does your web site appear to online users? Does your site invite them to enter and explore things further, or does it make them confused and cautious about what to do next?

What your customers see “above the fold” (i.e. what you first see on your screen) is only the tip of the iceberg. There are so many other factors than can influence your visitors’ thoughts and their decision to ultimately engage and do business with you.

Can WordPress Help You Fix A Poorly-Constructed Website?

Here are just a few key design issues that can affect your website:

Site Design Issues

Common web design issues that can influence your potential customer’s perception about your website include:

Site Functionality Issues

Some of the most common website functionality problems may include some or all of the following:

Poor User Experience

Typically, where prospective clients suffer most because of a poorly-designed site is the “user experience”.

A poor user experience can leave a bad taste in people’s mouths and lead to venting their frustrations on social media, user forums, review sites, commenting sections, etc ….

Here are some of the more common problems that can lead to a poor user experience:

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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 results online. If your site isn’t designed in a user-friendly way, you run the serious risk of not only losing potential clients but also existing clients too.

Now … what if you have arrived found this information because you have an existing website with design issues that you feel may be affecting your business?

First, keep in mind that getting a website overhaul can take some time and can also end up being quite costly depending on the problem and what kind of site you currently operate, especially if it requires a lot of web code editing.

If you are researching the process of getting a new website developed or overhauling an existing site, then we recommend that you consider using the WordPress web content publishing platform.

(WordPress can help you improve your website results!)

We plan to publish a lot more in-depth articles about WordPress on this site, but here are just some things to keep in mind about why you should consider WordPress:

WordPress – Unique Website Design Features

WordPress themes are unique web design templates that let you easily change the look of your entire site in minutes.

There are thousands of great-looking WordPress themes available that you can install on your website. Many of these are either freely available, or are relatively cheap to buy, saving you hundreds of dollars on the cost of web design.

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Most WP themes nowadays are fully responsive and provide you with customizable options for changing your site’s design settings such as color, template elements like headers, footers, menus and styles, layouts and more. This is just part of what makes WordPress such a powerful tool for helping you create a design for your website that helps your business.

You can learn about themes here:

Plugins – Powerful Expansion

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

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

Earlier in this article we discussed issues in areas like subpar functionality and feature limitations as part of the reason why a poorly constructed website could cost you customers.

WordPress plugins can help you overcome these issues quite easily. If there is a feature you need to integrate into your website, just install a WordPress plugin that does what you want to get things done.

Want a plugin that will let you know about any problems detected with your site like hyperlinks not working, audios not streaming, pictures that aren’t displaying or even tell you if your entire web site is down? No problems … there are WP plugins that can help you fix that, or notify you about issues so you can correct these immediately!

Want a plugin that will let you turn your site into an online store or provide you with a complete e-commerce solution? Again, no problem! There are several 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 products to a cart, apply coupons, order using credit card or PayPal, receive notifications, invoices and confirmations, etc.

And just like themes, there are literally thousands of great plugins that can be easily downloaded for free, or that are extremely well priced and will save you hundreds of dollars on the cost of website development.

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You can learn more about plugins here:

WordPress – A Rich Website User Experience

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

WordPress provides beautifully-designed and exciting themes that cover all types of applications and functional plugins that allow visitors to contact, engage and interact online with you. With the right combination of a WordPress site, WP themes, plugins and great content, you can create a rich and engaging user experience that will keep visitors coming back again and again.

As stated earlier, consumers nowadays do research online before making purchasing decisions. If your website isn’t designed with a focus on the customer, consumers will not return and simply move on to another business that does offer them a better website and better user experience.

Hopefully, this post has given you a better understanding of problems that can affect your web site and how WordPress can help you improve your business business online. To learn more about using WordPress for a business website please click on links to visit our related posts section.

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