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WORDPRESS DESIGN & DEVELOPMENT

Looking for a customised WordPress website built from scratch or to give your existing website a face lift? HELDERHACKS will be with you every step of the way.

Whether you are a fan of single-page, scroll-down websites or need a multi-page website that can expand as your business grows, I will find the right theme for your online presence. Each website is different, and some will involve far more coding and customisation than others. However, the process from your perspective will basically be as follows:

After a free 30-minute consultation via Skype, phone, e-mail or in person to determine your business needs and preferences, I will prepare a quotation and design brief for your approval, normally within two business days. An indicative timeline will be proposed in the quotation, which will start to run once I am in receipt of your full website content. If required, I can also provide advice on hosting and domain names. During the project, I will work on my test server and you will have opportunities to provide feedback at set intervals. All content that you provide in Word or another format will be uploaded. Once you’re happy with your new website, I will transfer it to your designated server and provide you with a PDF hand-out explaining how to edit text and make other minor changes yourself in future. A backup of your finished website will be made before handover. I will then also discuss various maintenance and after-care options with you.

WORDPRESS WEBSITE MAINTENANCE

A website is like a car. Both need regular attention to keep them running in tip-top condition. HELDERHACKS helps you keep the wheels of your business turning

Virtual ‘call-out’ service: Accidents happen, often at the most inconvenient time, and you need your website to be up and running again quickly. As an experienced trouble-shooter, I know that most issues can be resolved within two hours. I therefore charge a flat fee, payable upfront, which includes up to two hours of work to get your website up and running again. However, if I see after assessing the problem that substantially more time will be needed, I'll quote and tell you how much further time I need before proceeding, leaving you in full control of the budget at all times. In the unlikely event that I cannot fix your website, all but the first hour of my time will be refunded.
 
Monthly/annual service packages: As the saying goes, prevention is better than cure. The best way to guarantee WordPress website security and prevent being targeted by hackers is to keep your website up-to-date with the latest software releases. Leave content back-ups and theme, core or plugin updates up to me while you focus on what you do best in your business. Your website will be fully serviced and backed-up on the same day of each month and you will receive notice that it has been done. Payment options are annual or monthly and you are free to cancel your maintenance contract at any time. Whatever suits you best.

WORDPRESS HOST MIGRATION

Unhappy with your current hosting service or domain and need a seamless migration to a better one? HELDERHACKS ensures any downtime is kept to a minimum.

Moving your website between servers or changing domains can be a minefield. It can also be time-consuming, so let me handle these technical matters for you.

I will firstly evaluate your existing website to determine whether it requires a basic or more advanced migration, ask any questions, and prepare my recommendations and quotation. Once you have accepted my quotation, work begins. Next, I will update WordPress settings and pre-install any necessary plugins, agreed premium features and upgrades to optimise your website. Migration is often an ideal time to also give your website a performance boost. Using a project management tool to keep track of progress, I will then meticulously move all the content from your existing website to the new server or domain. Most of my migrations are done manually, meaning I work hands-on, moving each piece of content individually to guarantee the highest level of accuracy. Once the content is in place, I carry over the design elements, creating the same look and feel as your existing website. All the migrated pages will be carefully checked, double-checked, and then the website will be ready to go live. Once live, and I’ve checked any old URLs are successfully redirected, so you do not lose any business, the migration is complete.

In a client’s own words...

‘Massive thanks to Helder for all his hard work, responsiveness, clever ideas and patience with a demanding customer who wanted quite a few add-ons. But most of all, thanks for making me enthusiastic about my work again!’ - Deborah do Carmo, Lexpertise

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Why Me?

Eye for Detail

My eagle eye spots even the smallest of design flaws. Your website will be tweaked and tested across different browsers and devices to ensure all visitors have a high-quality experience.

Responsive

I will listen carefully to what you want for your website, for your business, and honestly manage expectations in return. Communication is key and I will be available every step of the way.

Clued-Up

The one thing I love about web design and development is the dynamic working environment. I work hard to stay up to speed in this fast-moving area and it shows in the quality of my work.

Customer-Oriented

I know I’m only as good as my last website and never rest on my laurels. Nothing pleases me more than a satisfied returning customer and that is what I aim for with every new project.

I'm Helder, the friendly guy behind the keyboard, and owner of Helderhacks. That's ‘hacks’ in the sense of clever modifications, not the type that has the FBI knocking at the door! 🙂

As an experienced web designer/developer, I harness the power of the web to offer a borderless service to freelancers, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), and start-ups. My aim is simple: to promote and keep you online with eye-catching, functional websites that won't break the bank. And I do this by specialising in WordPress, a CMS system whose flexibility and efficiency makes it the best option for most of my clients.

Already a certified IT Technician, I'm now studying IT and Computing at university level in English, while also making excellent progress in becoming a certified Full-Stack Developer. I believe it's important to keep learning and really understand both front and back-end technologies. In my free time, I enjoy gym sessions with my partner, watching good movies or documentaries, and reading, always trying to expand my knowledge in all things web-related.

I'm self-motivated and have a real can-do attitude. So if you need a new website, if your current website needs a facelift, or if you have bugs in your website that need fixing, drop me a line using the contact form and let's get the ball rolling.