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Can WordPress Fix Poor Web Design?

Are you missing out on business because of a poorly-designed site? No matter how strong your services are, a poorly-built website could end up losing you valuable business.

In a world where attractive things matter, the design of your web site is becoming more important to your business success. Your website is probably the first thing that a web visitor sees and this can affect their purchasing decision.

Think about how you do research about products nowadays. Even if we’re only doing preliminary research, we will instinctively jump online and go browse someone’s web site before making our next move.

Now, try to see things from your customer’s viewpoint. How does your web site appear to online users? Does your site invite them to approach and explore things further, or does it make them hesitant and cautious about where to go next?

How your website looks is only the tip of the iceberg. There is so much more than can affect your web visitors’ perceptions and their decision to ultimately purchase from you.

Can WordPress Help You Fix Bad Web Design?

Let’s take a look at some of the more important design issues that can affect your website’s results and performance:

Website Design Problems

Common web design problems that can influence a user’s perception of your website include:

Functionality Problems

Typical website functionality problems include the following:

Poor Web User Experience

Invariably, the area that suffers most because of a poorly-built site is the “user experience”.

A disappointing user experience can leave a bad taste in users mouths and lead them to share their dissatisfaction on social media, user forums, review sites, comments, etc ….

Some of the more common problems that can cause a disappointing user experience include:

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

Now … what if you have arrived here because you currently have an existing website with design issues that you feel are affecting your business?

First, be aware that getting issues corrected on an existing website can take time and can also end up being quite costly depending on the problem and what kind of site you currently have, especially if the work requires extensive coding.

If you are in the process of getting a new website developed or redeveloping an existing site, then we recommend that you consider building or redesigning your site with the WordPress web content publishing platform.

(WordPress can help improve your website results!)

We plan to provide more in-depth posts about the benefits and advantages of using WordPress on this site, but here are just a few of the things to keep in mind about why you should consider WordPress:

WordPress – Inexpensive Web Design

WP themes are unique web site design template systems that allow you to easily change the look of your entire site without affecting the website’s content or changing any of the underlying software functionality.

There are literally thousands of professional WP themes available that can be downloaded. Many of these are either freely available, or can be bought for a relatively inexpensive price, saving you hundreds, even thousands of dollars on the cost of web design.

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Most WordPress themes are fully responsive and provide site owners with flexible and customizable features for changing your website’s design settings like the color, elements like headers and footers, page layouts and more. This is just part of what makes WordPress an ideal tool for helping you achieve a design for your website that ultimately helps to improve your business.

Learn about themes here:

WordPress – Modular Functionality

Another compelling reason to choose WordPress is that WordPress gives users expandable functionality through add-on applications called “plugins.”

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

Earlier we talked about issues like subpar functionality and feature limitations as part of the reason why a poorly built website can end up costing you business.

WP plugins can help you overcome these issues quite inexpensively. If there is a functionality that needs to be integrated into your site, just install a plugin that does what you need done.

Want a plugin that will notify you about any issues on your site like links not working, videos not streaming, images that are missing or even tell you if your entire web 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 let you turn your website into an online store or provide you with a complete e-commerce business solution? Again, no problem! There are several inexpensive and easy-to-use WP plugins that will help you sell products online and provide your users with full e-commerce features that allow them to choose and add items to a shopping cart, enter discount codes, buy using credit card or PayPal, receive notifications, receipts and confirmations, etc.

And just like themes, there are literally thousands of fantastic WordPress plugins that you can download and easily install on your site at no cost, or are relatively inexpensive, once again, saving you thousands of dollars on the cost of website development.

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You can learn more about plugins here:

WordPress – An Engaging Web 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 your website users.

WordPress provides beautiful and visually-exciting themes that cover all types of uses and 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 a highly interactive and engaging user experience that will keep people returning for more.

As stated earlier, consumers will do extensive research online before making purchasing decisions. If your website isn’t designed with the customer in mind, they will not return and simply move on to another business with a better website or better website experience.

Hopefully, now you have 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 the benefits of using WordPress for a business website please see other posts we have published on this site.

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