Why use WordPress?
A site built on WordPress has all the latest and greatest functionality, works well on a smartphone, tablet, laptop or desktop – and is super easy when it comes to content management and search engine optimization. It’s no wonder that almost 25% of all new sites are built on this platform. For a website that will be easy to use and easy to keep current with the ever-changing trends on the web, WordPress is far and away the best choice for you.
Here are the WordPress services I offer:
I build WordPress sites using the Genesis Framework and highly customizable themes that are beautiful and responsive. These varied designs are cross-browser compatible and built with clean, optimized code so search engines can easily find you.
When you are ready to get started, we work together to clarify your design/layout needs. Then I build a theme to reflect your unique business. The basic customizations includes color, logo, media, and icons but can include much, much more.
Each new site also includes a Keyword Strategy. You can’t rank for every term you would like – but a keyword strategy ensures that when you write your content, you know just what to focus on and where to place those keywords. When it’s time to launch, I always include two free hours of training.
Do You Need Comprehensive Support?
If you are overwhelmed at the prospect of in-depth discovery to determine your goals – or the thought of writing content is making the project unmanageable, I team up with Deb Hartman of Deb Hartman Digital. We work as a cohesive team and manage everything from start to finish getting the job done efficiently and on time.
- “Start from scratch” WordPress websites
- Conversions of older sites to new, mobile-friendly, updated sites
- Thorough discovery session to determine your critical needs
- Complete SEO and web content creation
- Assistance finding the best images and graphic elements for your site
- Social media development and integration with your website
- Post-launch site maintenance and ongoing content creation, blogging services
We are happy to provide a one hour consultation at no charge.
View our recently launched sites
Wood Brokerage International
This was a seamless build that brings a solid web presence to a very busy company. We love to do the legwork, wordsmith content and keep the project moving. Our process includes scheduled updates so you are apprised every step of the way.
St. Johns Food Share
This was a beautiful success that launched on time and in budget – just what every nonprofit needs. We wrapped up with a fun step-by-step training for volunteers so they could easily make site changes. We are always available post-launch for questions or additional training.
View the St. Johns Food Share website.
When you have a high percentage of mobile site visitors, you want to make sure they aren’t sitting around waiting for your content to load on their phones. Like all our sites, this is responsive, fast-loading and fully search engine optimized.
View the Buckeye Mats website.
Customization on an Existing Site
Have you already installed WordPress but can’t get your site to look quite right? I can help. This includes customizing fonts, colors and layout as well as integrating additional features like contact forms, image sliders and more. I work on an hourly or contract basis.
Mary Ellen helped me complete my WordPress website and did a wonderful job. I had very specific design ideas which she implemented perfectly. The admin section of the website was set up to be very easy to manage. In addition to her solid technical knowledge, she also brings wonderful people skills to her work. She patiently translated and explained some of the technology which helped me understand how it all fit together. I recommend Mary Ellen whole-heartedly.
If you already have a WordPress website and need to know how best to use it, I love to teach and have years of experience helping others learn how to use this platform. I can train remotely, on-site or in groups.
Let me know what you would like to learn and I will tailor a program to meet your needs.
Mary Ellen has been thorough and patient with me as I learn to blog and post. She has offered excellent advice for web and blog composition that lead to site recognition by the industry search engines. It is a pleasure to work with Mary Ellen and learn more about WordPress and blogging.
COMSTOR Information Management, Inc.
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Call me at 503-380-8031 or click the button below and fill out the contact form.
Hood Mountain Studios worked with me to transfer my Squarespace managed website to a WordPress managed website. This was a big undertaking and Mary Ellen did an amazing job of making the transition as smooth as possible. She is an excellent communicator and always got back to me in a timely fashion. She worked closely with me to make sure that my site had all the features I wanted and anything she didn’t know about she immediately researched and found a solution for. I really love the way my site turned out. Mary Ellen was a joy to work with and I will absolutely without a doubt go to her with any future endeavors.
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