Difference between Custom Design Websites and WordPress Templates

Difference between Custom Design Websites and WordPress Templates

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What is the difference between custom design websites and WordPress templates? Well, there are a few differences…

Firstly, with a custom-designed website – YOU help create the website. You get to tell us what you want. We take your vision and transform that into a fully functional website, using HTML and CSS styling. With a custom-designed template, we provide you with two versions to choose from. This gives the client some control over the direction of their website. Perhaps there are other elements you would like to include – like a blog? Or an online gallery? Don’t like the first version? Look at the second? You can mix and match, throw in an extra element or two… and then we take all that information and create the final website design.

With WordPress templates – the layout basically stays the same. We can change the colouring, add your logo and all the information specific to your business… But that’s it. The BIG plus to predesigned website templates – is the price! Because the design has already been created – we don’t charge you a design fee. All we charge is the time it would take to customise your WordPress template with your company brand. WordPress templates can be free or purchased and are very popular amongst our clients. Purchased website templates give us more access and control over the design layout. But again, this depends on your budget.

Examples of free WordPress websites:

+ P & S Electrical

Examples of paid WordPress websites:

+ Fertility Law
+ HART Fertility Cape Town

At the end of the day – it is up to you. If you have something specific in mind for your website – a custom-designed template is a way forward. If you are in a rush and need something quick, but don’t have the money for a customised website design – a WordPress template is just what you need!

Below is an example of our Before & After process.

WordPress Websites Before and After


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