For many of our clients WordPress offers the ideal solution for a hardworking, highly functional website.
Whilst building a WordPress site can be relatively straightforward, building a WordPress site that not only performs well but delivers those all important traffic and conversions is an entirely different matter.
At Urban Element we are a professional, specialist WordPress developer with a track record spanning almost two decades. It’s our commitment to quality, technical ability and innate commercial understanding that keeps our clients with us year after year.Contact us
WordPress is the most popular way to build a website for a reason. If you want to build any type of website, from a blog to an eCommerce store, WordPress is a great option.
WordPress is easy to manage yourself on a day to day basis, making it a great option for dynamic businesses who want to engage regularly with their target audience. Many of our clients look after their own sites on a day to day basis and come to us for more structural changes and support.
We’ve built more WordPress websites than had hot dinners which is one of the reasons our clients stick with us year after year.
What they say
I have worked with Urban Element on 2 website builds and PPC campaigns. Well organised, professional and a good balance of discussion vs recommendation. Not a pushy agency who always think they know best and trying to get more from you. Collaborative, supportive, understated and good value.
Saul Michelson, Grafton Group
Moving your current website across to WordPress is a smart move! We handle the whole process for you. To begin with, we start with an evaluation of your current website to ascertain what special features your need in your new WordPress site.
Our solid processes for designing and developing sites mean you are kept in the loop throughout with regular reporting and milestones. Once the new site is almost ready we undertake a comprehensive testing and debugging to make sure everything works effortlessly before seamlessly migrating your URL over to your new site.
Over time, WordPress sites can accumulate a lot of plugins. Whilst plugins are essential to extending your websites functionality they can also cause problems if there are too many. This can cause your site to load slowly, lose menu links and, at worse, malfunction altogether.
We work with our clients to give a regular ‘spring clean’ of plugins. Removing those that are no longer needed and updating those that are.
We create beautiful and highly effective ecommerce websites on WordPress using the WooCommerce plugin.
WooCommerce is an effective tool for both small and large retailers. We use it to create enticing online store fronts, showcase physical and digital goods, manage bookings, memberships, subscriptions and dynamic pricing, and rise to the top of search engines with effective SEO.
What they say
We are delighted with the website that Urban Element have built for us. They systematically carried through on the brief they initially proposed for our new site and our first 3 month review last week showed the site has very positive performance figures. They know what they doing! It's satisfying and reassuring to know that the time and money we have put into our new site is reaping rewards - and we hope that with Urban Element's continued support, the site will continue to showcase our business and bring in new clients.
Lucy Cawkwell, Osborne Cawkwell Tuition
If something goes wrong with your website, we know that you need a solution and fast. Our dedicated small works team are on hand to provide quick fixes that will minimise downtime and keep your online business going. With clearly communicated timelines and regular updates, we’ll get your website working as it should as fast as we can. With the option of ongoing service contracts or ad hoc support, we can help whatever your requirements.
For all our WordPress website customers we offer full CMS (Content Management System) training and can provide updates and refresher training whenever required, so your site will always be up to date.
Our workshops and training programmes help you to learn more about how your digital presence can support your business. Our sessions range from introductions to the basic principles to practical, hands-on workshops. We can help you or your team to understand how to make digital part of your strategy, then implement it.
Your website will only support your business effectively if it’s up to date, works properly and is aligned with your business goals. If you have an existing site that needs some love, we can help. Our support packages for new and existing sites will keep your site running as it should. But more than that – our responsive tech team can help with any problems as they arise. We’ll also offer proactive suggestions to improve and optimise your website throughout its life.
What they say
We, as a retail and tourist hotspot had to react to the current climate with a new e-commerce website. Following it's launch on Friday the 24th April we're delighted to already have received orders from around the world.
Matthew Cox, The Varsity Shop (Castell & Son (Oxford) Limited)
We know websites can feel a bit daunting but we’re here to help. If you’re interested in finding out how a WordPress website could help your business achieve its goals, get in touch with our friendly team of experts by calling +44 (0)1993 776 999 or fill in the form below.
What is WordPress?
At its core, WordPress is the simplest, most popular way to create your own website or blog. In fact, WordPress powers almost 40% of all the websites on the internet.On a slightly more technical level, WordPress is an open-source content management system licensed under GPLv2. Many years ago, WordPress was primarily a tool to create a blog,, however these days, thanks to changes to the core code, as well as WordPress’ massive ecosystem of plugins and themes, you can create any type of website with WordPress.
What is a content management system?
A content management system, often abbreviated as CMS, is software that helps users create, manage, and modify content on a website without the need for specialized technical knowledge.
In simpler language, a content management system is a tool that helps you build a website without needing to write all the code from scratch (or even know how to code at all).
Do you create new themes or use existing ones?
We believe that every website should be built to meet the needs of the business it serves. We use WordPress as a platform to create tailored and bespoke websites that suit your business goals and objectives. We will nevertry and ‘palm you off’ with a templated website – we’ve got a reputation to protect!
What kind of websites can WordPress make?
Pretty much any type of site you can imagine! Some of the most popular include:
What are some of the benefits of a WordPress site?
WordPress offers a huge amount of functionality thanks to its themes and plugins. Themes change how a site looks and plugins change how a site functions. Plugins can be something small, like a contact form or huge, like creating an eCommerce site.
WordPress offers a huge amount of flexibility and is great for letting your website evolve with your business. With WordPress you also get an esy to manage website.