WordPress is powerful and convenient, with endless options

We develop custom WordPress websites.

At Urban Block Media, we build websites on the most advanced Content Management Systems (CMS), meaning you can conveniently modify your content as needed. In most cases, we suggest building websites on the WordPress platform - the leading development platform over the last number of years. WordPress is an immensely influential open-source content management system. According to W3techs:

- WordPress has 62% of the CMS market share;

- One in four websites on the Internet was built using WordPress.

Why WordPress?

Because it's powerful, convenient, and has endless options. There are almost 600 million WordPress-related search results on Google and there are around 55,000 plugins available for WordPress. The WordPress platform has a level of versatility that is unrivaled among content management systems.

If you are looking for Ottawa WordPress work, look no further.

Our team of experienced WordPress developers can provide you with a wide array of potential solutions unique to your situation. Our WordPress developers can create a unique website that fits your needs and budget requirements. The experience of Urban Block Media has allowed us to create websites of differing complexity and functionality: from elegant one-page websites, to large online stores, along with multinational corporate websites with large volumes of content, interactive design, and highly specialized functionality.

We can always provide different levels of customization to create unique and custom features dependant on the goals of your organization’s digital strategy. Throughout the development process, we always pay attention to the specifications you require, the comments you have, as well as discussing the project budget to provide the most efficient development solutions. 

WordPress plugins allow for easy customization.

One of the big advantages of using WordPress is the abundance of plugins that can be used. Plugins are bits of software that can be uploaded to extend and expand the functionality of your WordPress site. Many of these plugins are available for free, giving developers easy access to further customize a website, along with more customized paid plugins that can add more powerful tools to your site. Our team has worked extensively with hundreds of WordPress plugins, and as such have a solid knowledge of which plugins are most useful and are able to recommend what would best suit the particular needs of your project. 

WordPress themes help to speed up the development process.

WordPress also boasts a large repository of themes that can be used for website development. A WordPress theme is a collection of templates and stylesheets used to define the appearance and display of a website. Themes can be easily changed, managed, and added in the WordPress CMS system. Each theme comes with a unique design, layout, and features, and can be designed to serve a specific kind of website and can be modified using plugins or by adding custom code. Our WordPress developers will work with you to find a theme and design that best fits your website.  

We provide WordPress emergency and maintenance solutions.

Is your website experiencing issues that you need fixed immediately?

If your WordPress site is experiencing problems, get in touch with the team at Urban Block Media. Our team will make sure you’re back online as soon as possible. We understand that having a fully operational and properly functioning website 24 hours a day is vital to maximizing the potential of your business. Like with most things in life, websites require maintenance to keep working, and working well. 

Don’t waste time trying to piece together a temporary solution - get in touch with our team and we’ll analyze what’s wrong, and how to fix it. We work with WordPress on a daily basis and are always up to date on new updates and technologies being used. Broken links, missing content or navigational problems can quickly turn prospective customers away. If you need help getting your website fixed right now, we can help. Call, text, or email us today and we will get back to you as soon as possible and get your site back up to its full potential. 

Common WordPress Issues

Don’t know what’s wrong with your site? Contact Us and we’ll identify the source of the problem and fix it.

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Compatability issues

WordPress components can often cause caching issues, or even break a website completely. Our team will make sure the components are compatible and working correctly.

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Software Update

After WordPress or a plugin updates, websites often have new errors pop up. We’ll find the source of the issue, and make sure a stable version is being used to not cause further problems.

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PHP Version Issues

PHP is a core language of the WordPress platform. New PHP versions often conflict with WordPress components or custom code. Urban Block Media will find the best solution using the latest PHP version that will ensure full website functionality.

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Custom Code Errors

Website developers often use custom written code while building or developing a new website. As time passes, this proprietary code may become a source of issues, potentially even breaking a website. We’ll find the issue and a solution to fix any custom code errors.

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Connection to Apps

If your website integrates with social media platforms, or various CRM platforms, these integration systems can occasionally break, especially without regular maintenance. Our team can make the system integrations run smoothly again.

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Multi-device Websites

New devices are brought onto the market all the time - be it a new laptop, a tablet, or a phone. Keeping your website working on a variety of devices shouldn’t be different, and the team at Urban Block Media would be happy to make sure your site looks good, no matter what device is being used.

Other Content Management Systems we work with

We can help with your Joomla website.

We are also experts in a number of other Content Management Systems including Joomla. Joomla is an open source content management system. Written in the PHP coding language, Joomla uses object-oriented programming techniques and software design patterns and can store data in a MySQL, MS SQL or PostgreSQL database. Joomla also includes features such as page caching, RSS feeds, printable versions of pages, news flashes, blogs, search, and support for language internationalization. In some cases using Joomla rather than WordPress can give a website more flexibility and therefore might be preferred in order to perform certain customizations. Joomla has around 8000 extensions that are available to further enhance a website. We would be happy to meet with you and discuss whether Joomla is the right fit for your website.  

We also work with Squarespace, a simple solution.

Squarespace uses pre-built website templates and drag and drop elements to easily create or edit webpages. Squarespace is intuitive and user-friendly, but less customizable when compared to WordPress. Squarespace may be a good option for a smaller or simpler user-maintained websites as it requires little to no knowledge to use. Squarespace also has e-commerce tools, domain name services, and analytics. We would be happy to meet with you and discuss whether Squarespace is the right option for you.  

At Urban Block Media we are committed to finding the development method that best suits your website’s needs. We will perform a full analysis of your digital strategy and recommend solutions accordingly. Regardless of which platform you decide to use, we will work tirelessly to create a quality product for you. Once your website has been created and is fully functioning, we will provide you with the necessary training and maintenance services needed to maintain your website. 

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