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Hand-crafted WordPress

We don't just build WordPress websites, we build commercially driven WordPress websites

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 two decades. It’s our commitment to quality, technical ability, and innate commercial understanding that keeps our clients with us year after year.

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Our clients have seen:


new users within the first month

Greater support for an international market


Reduced Bounce Rate


increase in visibility for keywords

What it does

Highly functional, hardworking websites that perform

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 that 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

Platform migrations to WordPress

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 comprehensive testing and debugging to make sure everything works effortlessly before seamlessly migrating your URL over to your new site.

Plugin rationalisation

Over time, WordPress sites can accumulate a lot of plugins. Whilst plugins are essential to extending the functionality of your website 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.

Ecommerce/WooCommerce integration

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 storefronts, 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

Fast, agile and responsive

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.

CMS Training

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.

Website support packages

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)

Get in touch

Find our more about our WordPress services

Getting to grips with WordPress may seem daunting but we’re here to share our expertise. 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.

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