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Can WordPress Fix Poor Web Design?

Are you missing out on customers because of a poorly-constructed website? A poorly-constructed website can end up costing you prospective buyers and cause more havoc than you could ever wish for.

In a world where attractive design sells, the look of your web site can play a significant part in your business success. Your website is the first thing that a potential client sees and this could affect their purchasing decision.

Think about how most people do research about services nowadays. Even if we’re only doing preliminary research, we still jump online and go browse somebody’s site before making our next move.

Now, put yourself in your prospect’s position. How does your web presence appear to visitors? Does your site invite people to enter and explore things further, or does it make people hesitant and unsure about where to go next?

The way your site looks is only the tip of the iceberg. There are so many other factors than can affect your visitors’ thoughts and their decision to move forward with you.

Can WordPress Fix Your Poorly-Built Web Site?

Let’s review some of the key design issues that can affect your website’s results:

Web Site Design Issues

Common web design issues that can impact your visitor’s perception about your website include:

Functionality Issues

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

Poor User Experience

Normally, where visitors suffer the most due to a poorly-built web site is in the realm of the “user experience”.

A bad user experience can leave a bad taste in people’s mouths and lead to venting their disappointment on social networks, forums, review sites, comments, etc., bringing you unwanted negative publicity.

Some common problems that can lead to a poor user experience can include:

(Site design problems)

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 website isn’t designed in a user-friendly way, you run the risk of not only losing potential customers but also your current customers as well.

Now … what if you have arrived found this information because you currently have an existing site with design problems that you feel are affecting your business?

First, be aware that getting problems corrected on an existing website can take some time and can be somewhat costly depending on the problem and what kind of website you currently own, especially if the work requires modifying web code.

If you are researching the process of getting a new website developed or redesigning an existing site, then we suggest that you seriously consider building or redesigning your website with WordPress.

(WordPress can help improve your website results!)

We currently provide a lot more in-depth posts about the benefits and advantages of the WordPress site publishing platform on this site, but here are just some key points to keep in mind about why you should seriously consider using WordPress:

Themes – Instant Website Design

WP themes are unique website design templates that let you completely customize the look and feel of your entire website in minutes.

There are thousands of professionally designed themes created for WordPress available that you can install on your site. Many themes are either freely available, or they are extremely affordable, saving you hundreds, even thousands of dollars on the cost of website design.

(WordPress Themes)

Most themes for WordPress are responsive and provide users with highly customizable options for changing design settings of your website such as color, template elements like menus, headers, footers, page layouts and more. Themes are just part of what makes WordPress such a great tool for helping you achieve a design for your website that ultimately works for your business.

Learn about themes here:

Plugins – Powerful Features

Another compelling reason to choose the WP CMS is that WordPress gives website owners expandable features through add-on applications called “plugins.”

WP plugins, like WP themes, integrate easily with your website to provide you with virtually unlimited functionality.

Earlier we discussed issues like subpar functionality and feature limitations as part of the reason why a poorly constructed web site could cost you money.

Plugins can help you overcome these issues quite inexpensively. If there is a feature that needs to be added to your website, just install a plugin that will help you get what you need done.

Need a plugin that will let you know about any problems on your website like hyperlinks not working, audios not playing, graphics that aren’t showing or even tell 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 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 on your site and provide your users with full e-commerce features that allow them to easily select and add items to a cart, apply discount codes, buy using credit card or PayPal, receive purchase notifications, invoices and confirmations, etc.

And just like WP themes, there are tens of thousands of fantastic plugins for WordPress users that you can download and easily install on your website free of charge, or are extremely affordable and will save you hundreds, even thousands of dollars on the cost of web development.

(WordPress Plugins)

You can learn more about plugins here:

WordPress – An Engaging Website User Experience

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

WordPress provides beautiful and exciting themes that cover all types of uses and applications and feature-rich plugins that allow visitors to connect, engage and interact online with you. With the right combination of a WordPress website, WP themes and plugins, plus great content, you can create a rich user experience that will keep your visitors coming back again and again.

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

Hopefully, now you have a better understanding of problems that can affect your website and how WordPress can help you improve your business business online. To learn more about using the WP website publishing platform please click on links to visit other posts we have published on this site.

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