Fast, professional and accessible websites leveraging custom WordPress themes paired with Advanced Custom Fields (ACF) for an intuitive backend.
Custom WordPress Development
Our developers don’t cut corners—we’ll build your site the right way, the first time. We build custom WordPress themes that are safe, simple and easy to manage thanks to our use of Advanced Custom Fields (ACF) and Gutenberg blocks. We stress the critical elements in our builds, such as loading speed, code maintainability, proper HTML/markup for SEO, accessibility and much more.
We don’t use those visual builders such as Elementor and Divi, as we often see complicate content publishing, create clutter and introduce breakable components. Thanks to our use of Gutenberg + ACF , your site will come with a library of engaging and well-built sections that allow you to create landing pages quickly, on the fly.
Our website developers boast over a decade of industry experience, working with startups all the way through corporations with $5B+ in gross revenue. Regardless of the size or your company, we will strive to add value to your business through a properly and carefully built website codebase.
Best Custom WordPress Website Development
Your site administrators and content publishers will absolutely adore their new backend. As early as our initial discovery call, we will begin planning out how your site’s information architecture will influence how your content managers will be using the site. Our goal for your custom WordPress CMS is to provide a friendly backend user-experience that drastically cuts down on time spent performing repetitive tasks and fixing broken pages.
We do this by automating as much as possible in your codebase, so your website feels more like a tool than a burden. We only expose the content fields that are relevant to your content publishing needs, which further simplifies the experience and frees up your content managers’ time to create more high-value content.
Web Development FAQs, Answered
How much will my new website cost to develop?
The cost of custom WordPress website development can range substantially depending on factors such as the size of the site, the amount of content on each page, the complexity of the design, and what type of underlying functionality is required. Typically, the cost will land somewhere between $5,000 and up $50,000+ for larger, more complex builds.
For a 6-page marketing site with a blog (that is 6, unique pages), you will typically be in the realm of $7,500-$10,000 for a fully custom design and development of your own custom WordPress theme.
How long will it take to develop my WordPress website?
Again, this depends on the same factors as mentioned in the cost to develop a custom website. We have had development projects that were launched in only 5-6 weeks while the larger and more complex website builds can take closer to 4-6 months to launch.
For a 6-page marketing site with a blog (that is 6, unique pages), the timeline is usually around 6-8 weeks for a your site’s design and custom WordPress theme development.
What technologies do you use for WordPress development?
We develop only custom WordPress themes from the _tw boilerplate theme, which is a barebones WordPress starter that leverages the developer-loved TailwindCSS framework. TailwindCSS is a lightweight, utility-first CSS framework that promotes a constraint-based system for developing completely custom UI’s in record speed, with amazing browser support.
We us _tw to create your very own custom WP theme and use Advanced Custom Fields (ACF) to register custom Gutenberg blocks for modular site build—that your content managers will adore!
Our goal when developing custom WordPress themes is to rely on very little third-party solutions in the way of themes and plugins. We elect to build as much by hand as possible, in order to reduce the number of security vulnerabilities that could come from outside code.
Still, there are highly-respected plugins we employ, such as Gravity Forms, Yoast SEO, SVG Support, and a GDPR/Cookie Consent solution.
Will I be able to manage my own content after website launch?
Yes! We develop the backend of your WordPress CMS build in a way that it will be very safe, simple and intuitive for your content managers to pop in and publish blogs, edit images, create new pages and sections, and make copy edits.
Thanks to our use of Advanced Custom Fields (ACF) and Gutenberg blocks, content management will be a breeze! We also provide two, complimentary 30-minute training sessions upon launch to show you around the backend and get you comfortable with content management.
Does Monument Studio develop custom websites or use a theme?
We NEVER use third-party or prebuilt WordPress themes! And we also NEVER use DIY visual builders such as Elementor, Divi, Beaver Builder, etc. as in our experience they cause code bloat, introduce potential vulnerabilities and create a clutter-some experience in your WordPress CMS backend.
We only develop custom WordPress themes by leveraging Advanced Custom Fields (ACF) for safe, fast and simple content management.
What kind of website security is included?
We employ a few different security measures to help ensure your site remains safe and protected; some of these measures include:
- Issue SSL Certificates for every site for secure HTTPS connections.
- Enforce users to use strong passwords, and discourage the sharing of passwords. All admins will get their own account.
- Limit the number of third-party plugins used on the site.
- Perform WordPress core, PHP and plugin updates in a safe and timely manner.
- Employ a WordPress security plugin that comes with features such as login lockdown to prevent brute force attacks, file integrity monitoring, IP filtering, user account monitoring, suspicious patterns of database injection scans, and more.
Will my website be accessible?
Yes! We employ aria guidelines in our code and perform accessibility checks using Chrome Lighthouse to ensure your accessibility score is high and there are no glaring issues.
Can you provide me with web hosting and a domain?
We provide a web hosting option with with our Ongoing Website Support packages, through an industry-leader Flywheel. Please contact us if you have any questions regarding our use of Flywheel and we will be happy to discuss it with you.
We do not provide you with a domain, as it is critical that you register and own your website domain. We can, however, help you register your domain or point you in the direction to popular registrars, such as: Google Domains, GoDaddy, and Namecheap.
When it is time to launch your site, we will assist in the setup of hosting or domain registration to ensure a smooth launch.
Will Monument Studio provide ongoing support?
Yes, we do provide an option to retain our developers for Ongoing Website Support. Once we launch your new website, it is critical to ensure proper site maintenance is performed to keep your WordPress core, PHP and plugins updated to the latest stable version.
Failing to maintain your website can give rise to potential security risks, and can even cause your site loading speed to suffer. We recommend retaining your developer to perform scheduled maintenance on your site to ensure a protected and healthy site status.
Will my new website come with Technical SEO?
Yes, we do provide Technical SEO services and recommend all clients go with at least a one-time SEO overhaul for their new site. This will allow us to run a post-launch SEO audit and clean up and errors or warnings that may have been migrated from your old content, and add metadata that may be lacking.
We also offer ongoing Technical SEO options, built based on your specific needs, starting at $500 per month.