Outhire had a hard deadline for launching their new app and job portal but their WordPress site wasn't finished. A new job recruitment service, they needed to stick to a budget and it was disappearing near launch. Outhire had already reached out to eager candidates and companies, anticipation was growing. Their website was designed in Figma but the WordPress site was barely set up.

After reviewing the state of the site, it was determined a rebuild would be quicker than picking up where the last contractor left off. Due to their popularity and wide use, WordPress sites are common; but, what's not common is well-built WordPress sites. A majority of WordPress websites are designed with too many plugins and/or they use unneeded themes like Astra. When developing for minimal bloat, it's usually quicker to build a site from the ground-up versus working on an existing one. A site that's built lean and loads fast will have higher conversion rates and will make mobile users smile.

With a couple days until launch, I set to work staging a fresh install of WordPress and building out the website in Elementor, using the Figma designs and partially designed site as reference. Elementor is the most popular site builder for WordPress and also extremely fast to design and develop in. Two days and twenty-some pages later, the site was rebuilt and ready for all devices. Switching gears to web IT, I migrated the site to Cloudways for hosting and pointed the domain in time for launch.

Do you need a site that's built quick and loads fast? Contact me today for a quote.

Your website needs a faster load speed. How do I know that? Because you can't have "too fast" of a website these days. On sites that are optimized for performance, I always see an increase in conversions and visitor time browsing. As you know, this translates to more sales and leads.

Website speed is often measured incorrectly. For example, I will talk to site owners who swear their site is fast on mobile. What I often determine is they're viewing the site over their Wi-Fi connection at their home or office. This connection to broadband loads a site much quicker than a 5G, 4G, 3G mobile network. Because of this, I test all designs on 3G connections and older screens using tools and services. (To get technical, I look at sites starting with an iPhone 5SE with a 320-pixel wide screen and up.)

In developing WordPress sites or updating existing ones, load speed is one of the top things I address by eliminating bloat and plugins. This clean-up benefits a site's life span, maintenance, and stability. When necessary, I'll recommend a few WordPress host that will produce higher scores and better load speeds, instantly.

Besides creating and developing faster WordPress sites, my other top focuses are converting users with:

Already crucial for success, site speeds will need to adapt quickly as mobile devices continue to take over. Bottom line, your website can and needs to be faster on all devices. If you have a WordPress site, especially one created with Elementor or Oxygen Builder, let's chat or talk about it today.

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