Modern WordPress Development & The Benefit to our Clients
March, 30 2023
Our agency routinely manages and builds WordPress websites with the latest developer tools and platforms in mind. We recognize the challenges developers and designers face, which is why we aim to create websites that are both contemporary and user-friendly. Many WordPress themes remain out-of-date, with some being more than a decade old. These versions cannot deliver the functionality we strive to provide our clients and is why our team went in search of the perfect solution – a user-friendly interface with a modern appearance.
WordPress Can Be A Challenge for Developers
We tested numerous new methods to enhance the overall experience for the client, user, and developer. We experimented with developing custom themes using PHP and used the headless approach with Gatsby, but these methods did not fulfill our requirements. We faced several pain points like poor performance, long build times, difficulties previewing content, and compatibility issues with tools like E-Commerce and CRMs.
Our research found that the Faust JS – Headless WordPress Framework works best for both developers and publishers. This structure allows WordPress to act as the same CMS (Content Management System) the client is familiar with and gives the front-end (what a user sees) a modern appearance. This was the most effective way to use a Next JS application without sacrificing the benefits of the WordPress software.
Unmatched Website Performance and Increased Conversions. Generally, a web page should load as quickly as possible. According to skilled.co, 47% of customers expect a webpage to load in 2 seconds or less, and AI healthcare software company mPulse Mobile found that pages that loaded in 2.4 seconds had a 1.9% conversion rate. At 3.3 seconds, the conversion rate was 1.5%. At 4.2 seconds, the conversion rate was less than 1%, and at 5.7+ seconds, the conversion rate was 0.6%.
Improved Developer Experience. Developer preview links allow our development team to work on features and bugs independently of the production code base. This grants clients access to preview functionality, test the application, and make content revisions without updating the production website. These modern tools allow our development team to deliver changes faster and with higher build quality.
Content Edits Made Easy. The CMS that clients know and love remains unchanged in regard to content editing, with lessened dependence on third-party plugins for functionality. Plug-ins on the WordPress backend are decoupled from front-end code, allowing websites to be resilient when plugins are outdated, improving the user experience.
The Results Speak for Themselves.
The following sites were built with our new tech stack and shared code.
- TEXAS YES Project
- SA YES
- DFW YES
- CC YES
- Austin YES
- Puppy Food Bank
- Texas Hold’Em SA
- PMX Events
- City Fans 210
With this new formula, it will improve site load time, so you’ll never sacrifice the build quality or overall performance.
Some Things to Remember About WordPress Development
WordPress Development is a challenging task. At Noisy Trumpet, our development team is well-versed in the latest tools and technologies to provide you with a customized solution. We help clients select suitable CMS, implement custom features, and ensure your website meets industry standards for performance and security. Additionally, we offer ongoing support and maintenance to keep our clients’ websites up-to-date and running smoothly.
Your website is in good hands, working with our team of professionals! Contact us today to learn how our team can help your business stand out online.
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