Essential Websites

Creating your website

Contact us on 01297 444353 or suehodgetts@essential-websites.com
Contact us on 01297 444353 or suehodgetts@essential-websites.com

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Bridport & Lyme Regis Website Design

Based in Lyme Regis, near Bridport, Dorset, and run by Sue Hodgetts, Essential Websites is a website design company creating high quality, professional websites for local businesses.  Using the well known WordPress platform, we install and customise your new website to suit your requirements, leaving you with a fully functioning, editable, secure and future-proof website.

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WordPress Websites – Hosted … Installed … Customised …

We work with you to create the best website for your business.

Transfer an existing site
across to WordPress

We can work with the content from your existing site, using it to develop your new WordPress site and add in any additional content you wish to include. Your new website will be responsive, search engine friendly and fully editable.

Install and customise
a new WordPress site

We can build you a new WordPress website from scratch. You supply the content and we’ll implement the installation and customisation for you. We host all our WordPress sites with WP Engine, so you know your site is fast and secure.

Talk to us about building your website: 01297 444353

Step 1

Contact us first by email or phone to discuss the basics of your website requirements.  We can then either arrange a meeting, have a chat over the phone or we can even do it all by email. We provide a fully detailed quote that follows the outcome of our discussion and then we decide on a mutually agreeable timescale.  As soon as we have a plan you are happy with, we can make a start.

Step 2

We host your development website with our WordPress-specific hosting provider WP Engine, in a ‘staging’ area until it is ready to go live. Over the course of the next couple of months we work closely with you to ensure that your new website will meet all your requirements.  This stage is all about constant communication between you and us to ensure a flexible evolution of the site to take into account changes you may wish to make along the way.

Step 3

At the end of the project the site is made live and we process it through Google to ensure that it is indexed as soon as possible. We generate handover documentation for you and provide initial technical support to guide you through taking full control of your new website.  Our hosting company WP Engine ensure that your site is as secure and as fast as it can possibly be.  Get in touch now to get your project started.

"Totally innovative, enthusiastic and helpful … may be relied upon to “pull out all the stops” when the pressure is on."

"The end result was excellent and the personal service much appreciated."

"The new website has been very well received and is clean, informative and straightforward to update."

Domain Names, Website Hosting & Tuition

We offer the full website service – from beginning to end – giving you a local ‘point of call’ for all your website needs.

Domain Names

We can register your domain name for you.  If you wish to have more than one domain name mapped to your main website, we can do that too – as part of our hosting provision – talk to us about what you have in mind.

Website Hosting

Our website hosting providers WP Engine are second to none as far as WordPress-specific hosting is concerned – they strive to provide the most secure WordPress hosting solution on the market. They’re fast too.

WordPress Tuition

We can provide fully tailored follow-up WordPress support or tuition for our local clients. Working on a ‘pay as you go’ basis, we give you the skills needed to update and edit your own website – putting you totally in control.

Talk to us about website hosting: 01297 444353

One-to-One Website Tuition

Are you a technical minded business owner who would like to get their own website up and running, but need a few starting points to get going?  Do you already have a website but need quick answers to your questions?

Essential Websites offer one-to-one tutoring and individual website support.  As a qualified teacher and IT specialist, I can tailor a programme to suit your requirements, teaching you how to use WordPress to develop your own business website, or working alongside you to develop your own website, helping you with SEO advice etc. along the way.

Friendly and patient tutoring, working at your own level and pace – £35 per hour.

Case Study:  Clare Colby Paper

If you would like to learn how to create your own website using WordPress, give me a call on: 01297 444353