Online Directory Network

WordPress Website Builds

First Impressions Matter.

Make It Count.

Our Approach to WordPress Website Builds

We like to keep things super simple to prevent everyone from getting bogged down in the details.

Getting client websites to market (or back to market in better shape than before) fast, while still paying attention to the little details, is what we do.

Building a successful directory is not easy. Don’t go at it alone.

Build Blocks

These are pre-paid blocks of time that can be put towards anything related to a WordPress website with the exception of custom development.

With this particular offering, it’s anything goes, in terms of when we get involved and how we can help in the building of a website.

We can jump in at the beginning of the project, in the middle, or towards the end.

In terms of the technology (WordPress theme, WordPress plugins, etc.) used to build the website, we can offer suggestions or simply work with what the client asks us to work with.

How It Works

Once you purchase a WordPress Website Build block, we gather the necessary credentials, optionally onboard the project into Asana, and get to work

Any time you purchase does not expire and can be used for future work.

If you find you need something else down the road, you can simply reach out to us and we’ll clock in again, using any remaining time.

We Are With You Every Step

We have had our hands on more WordPress-based online directory websites than we can count, whether we’ve built them from scratch, helped fill in project gaps, consulted on monetization strategies, or performed one-off tasks.

No matter where you are in the process of building your online directory website, we are happy to jump in and lend a hand.

Think of this as being contractors needing to know how many bedrooms, how many bathrooms, and what kitchen appliances your house will need.

Covers all emails, calls, online meetings, etc., required to complete the project and any extra time required to become familiar with and support custom/premium solutions.

We help clients…

  • Learn more about their current environments.
  • Determine if their current environment will suffice for the project or if changes should be made.
  • Stay engaged with projects by asking the right questions at the right time.

We can work with a client’s existing infrastructure and/or recommend and implement new solutions.

Our specialty is bolstering a client’s infrastructure, without introducing additional complexity and added costs.

Often times, we’re able to help clients reduce their overall infrastructure complexity while reducing operational cost.

Infrastructure elements include a Content Delivery Network (CDN), Domain Hosting, and Website Hosting.

We help clients…

  • Bolster their infrastructure without overly-complicating it.
  • Reduce their operational cost.
  • Procure, implement, and manage a Content Delivery Network (CDN).
  • Procure, implement, and manage Domain Hosting.
  • Procure, implement, and manage Website Hosting.

Think of WordPress Core as the foundation of your home.

We install the WordPress platform within your website hosting environment, configuring it according to best practices and in a way that accomplishes the project deliverables.

We help clients…

  • Implement WordPress according to best practices.
  • Optimize WordPress for security and performance.
  • Configure WordPress to meet project deliverables.
  • Personalize WordPress to match their business or brand, where possible/needed.

Think of your theme as the interior and exterior construction features of your house.

We install your WordPress Theme, configuring it according to best practices and in a way that accomplishes the project deliverables.

We help clients…

  • Implement the WordPress Theme according to best practices.
  • Optimize the WordPress Theme for performance.
  • Configure the WordPress Theme to meet project deliverables.
  • Personalize the WordPress Theme to match their business or brand, where possible/needed.

Think of WordPress Plugins as add-ons to your home that give it more features and added functionality.

We implement our recommended “base” plugins and configure them according to best practices.

Depending on the project, we will then implement and configure the necessary plugins to accomplish the project deliverables.

We help clients…

  • Implement WordPress Plugins according to best practices.
  • Optimize the WordPress Plugins for performance.
  • Configure the WordPress Plugins to meet project deliverables.
  • Personalize the WordPress Plugins to match their business or brand, where possible/needed.

While other firms may just deliver content in the form of placeholders (i.e. dummy data), we go the extra mile.

We can place all of the content for clients, including images, copy, contact info, team member info, and more.

This not only saves clients time, but also gives us the ability to keep the quality of design intact with the proper sizing, spacing, and colorization of content.

Having amazing content is huge, but if a client’s website is slow, it may be such a turn off that visitors don’t stick around to consume it.

When we place content, we’re able to use our optimization methods to make the content load as quickly as possible.

We help clients…

  • Save time by placing all content on their websites for them.
  • Keep their design intact with the proper sizing, spacing, and colorization of content.
  • Maintain website performance by optimizing the loading of images, videos, documents, etc.

While Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is an ongoing commitment once a website is launched, it should be part of any website designer’s process to set up a client’s website for success from the beginning.

Let’s say we’re handed the content (heading text, sub-heading text, body text, images, etc.) to build out a website page. Rather than just throwing this content on the page and making it look pretty, we “SEO” the content based on the business/brand, supplied keywords, keyword opportunities we find, etc.

Website performance is also very important when it comes to SEO. If a client’s website is slow, visitors will not stick around long, and this is a red flag for search engines like Google. When it comes to SEO, we don’t want any red flags raised with search engines.

We help clients…

  • Determine a keyword strategy and/or use our own research to come up with keywords.
  • Implement an SEO plugin according to best practices.
  • Optimize their content for search engines such as Google.
  • Maintain website performance by optimizing the delivery of images, videos, documents, etc.

This is the little icon that appears in the tabs of your website browser, helping with website identification when switching between tabs.

If a client doesn’t already have a Favicon, we’ll create one and apply it to the website, at no additional cost.

We help clients…

  • Save time and money by not having them create and place a favicon.
  • Get their websites launched faster since we don’t have to request and wait for the Favicon to be provided.
  • Keep their design intact with the proper sizing, spacing, and colorization of the favicon.
  • Maintain website performance by optimizing the image format and compression.

These are the icons that link to any social media accounts that are related to a business or brand.

We help clients…

  • Save time by adding and testing social media icon links on their behalf.
  • Keep their design intact with the proper sizing, spacing, and colorization of icons.

This is an optional, paid item that can be easily added to your project.

It’s important to have the right images and graphics that fit your brand.

While there are some great, no-cost resources for finding images and graphics, those resources are used so often that websites start to look alike.

Using a premium resource is recommended for not only the quality but also for the uniqueness of the images and graphics.

From the project start date to the project end date, we provide a premium resource (at a discount) for your team to obtain desired images and graphics. 

Any items obtained will be the website owners to keep.

We help clients…

  • Save time by not having to locate, sign up for, and purchase an account.
  • Obtain high-quality images and graphics at a discount.
  • Determine the best image and image orientation for specific areas on their website.

This is an optional, paid item that can be easily added to your project.

Depending on the project, it may make sense to put up a temporary Coming Soon Page, that tells an audience when a website is going to launch and/or to capture email addresses in return to be notified of an upcoming launch.

We help clients…

  • Implement a non-scrollable Coming Soon Page.
  • Configure the Coming Soon Page to meet project deliverables, including elements such as an email capture form.
  • Personalize the Coming Soon Page to match their business or brand, where possible/needed.
     

This is an optional, paid item that can be easily added to your project.

Google Analytics (GA) is a free web analytics service that provides statistics and basic analytical tools for search engine optimization (SEO) and marketing purposes. 

We help clients…

  • Set up their GA account.
  • Set up starter filters.
  • Configure their websites to use GA.

WordPress Website Builds

Pre-paid blocks of time that come with a 5-15% discount and can be put towards anything related to a WordPress website with the exception of custom development.

Real. Testimony.

Carol P.
Founder - Find Open Days
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"I have worked with the Online Directory Network team for a while now, building the MVP of my product to full-blown site delivery.

They have been fully supportive and incredibly knowledgeable to help guide us through some of the pitfalls and ensure we were successful.

They go the extra mile to guarantee I deliver the best experience for my customer as well as a great end product.

Would highly recommend."
Adriana A.
Founder - Latinx Therapy
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"After having my website down for 3 months due to another web developer, I reached out to the Online Directory Network team to create an entire site with TWO directories within 2 weeks.

They listened to me and were able to create my vision into reality within the capabilities of the MyListing theme.

I am not very tech-savvy, but they are helpful in providing different options that I can look into for the goals that I am trying to reach, including increasing my income streams.

I highly recommend working with them! "