How custom WordPress themes make page building easier

When clients approach us about building their site in WordPress, we recommend Custom WordPress Theme Development. We have other custom web design solutions that may fit their needs. Here’s the three main varieties:

  1. Design a full set of design previews and build a custom theme.
  2. Design mockups and build the site using a blank child theme giving them Gutenberg page builder options

Custom Page Builders

We provide custom page building with the exact amount of control you need.

We use ACF Flexible Content fields to create a separation between your data and the display.

  • Content and branding inform design, not the other way around.
  • We have direct access to creating new layout types for your site, allowing you to control your content.
  • The responsibility of layout and design is left to the designer, not the content manager.
Page Layouts in WordPress ACF Flexible Fields
ACF Page Building Sections

You can select from as many layout blocks as we create for your site. Each of these layout blocks have configuration options so that you can add variety to your layouts and visuals. You have the freedom of choice, without having to be a layout designer yourself. We love it too because we can use the tools in place to create stunning layouts for you that match your brand. In addition to our configuration options solution allows you to duplicate, clone, add, remove, reorder, collapse and hide.

ACF Duplicate Layout
ACF Color Scheme

Commercial WordPress Page Builders

What page builder should you use?

If page builders are what you are looking for, we recommend using the WordPress Gutenberg editor. It’s now the new standard for WordPress editing. You can visit the new Gutenberg editing experience for WordPress and try it out. For most of our small businesses in Orlando, we find that the Gutenberg editor works great for smaller sites. It allows for content variety in your WordPress posts and pages.

Using Gutenberg (The WordPress Block Editor)

Custom ACF Blocks

An ACF block, also known as an “Advanced Custom Fields Block,” is a feature provided by the Advanced Custom Fields (ACF) plugin for WordPress. It allows users to create custom blocks for their WordPress websites, offering greater flexibility in designing and structuring content.

Custom ACF Blocks

ACF blocks provide several benefits and use cases:

  1. Customized content layout: ACF blocks enable users to create unique content layouts by combining different fields, such as text, image, or video, within a block. This empowers website owners to tailor their content presentation according to their specific needs.
  2. Reusability: ACF blocks can be easily reused across multiple pages or posts, providing consistency in content structure and design. This saves time and effort by eliminating the need to recreate the same layout repeatedly.
  3. User-friendly editing experience: ACF blocks simplify the content editing process by providing intuitive and user-friendly interfaces for updating block content. This makes it easier for non-technical users to manage and modify their website content without relying on complex coding.
  4. Modular content building: ACF blocks allow website owners to break down their content into modular components, making managing and rearranging different sections within a page or post easier. This flexibility enables dynamic and adaptable content creation.
  5. Extensibility: ACF blocks can be extended through the use of custom fields and additional functionality. Developers can create custom fields with specific data types and validation rules, enhancing the block’s capabilities and accommodating unique requirements.

Overall, ACF blocks enhance the customization options and content management capabilities of WordPress websites, empowering users to create visually appealing and functionally rich websites with ease.

Kadence Blocks

Kadence Blocks is a plugin for WordPress that provides a collection of customizable blocks for the Gutenberg editor. These blocks offer advanced layout options, design elements, and functionality to enhance the website-building experience.

Kadence Blocks for Page Building
Kadence Blocks

Kadence Blocks can be used for a variety of purposes, including:

  1. Enhanced design control: Kadence Blocks offers various design options, such as advanced layout controls, customizable buttons, headings, and spacers. These features give users precise control over the appearance and structure of their website content.
  2. Advanced gallery and image features: The plugin includes blocks designed to create stunning galleries and showcase images. Users can create attractive image grids, sliders, carousels, and masonry layouts, providing an engaging visual experience for website visitors.
  3. Dynamic content with dynamic attributes: Kadence Blocks allows users to create dynamic content by utilizing dynamic attributes. Dynamic attributes enable the automatic content population based on posts or user information, making creating personalized and dynamic sections on a website easier.
  4. WooCommerce integration: Kadence Blocks seamlessly integrates with WooCommerce, the popular e-commerce platform for WordPress. This integration provides dedicated blocks for creating product grids, add-to-cart buttons, product sliders, and more, enabling users to build visually appealing and functional online stores.
  5. Performance optimization: Kadence Blocks is designed with performance in mind. The blocks are lightweight and optimized for speed, ensuring that websites built with these blocks load quickly and provide a smooth user experience.
  6. Accessibility and responsive design: Kadence Blocks are built following accessibility standards, ensuring that the created websites are inclusive and usable for all users. Additionally, the blocks are responsive by default, meaning the content adapts and looks great on different devices and screen sizes.

Overall, Kadence Blocks offers a comprehensive set of blocks that enhance the design, functionality, and performance of WordPress websites. With its advanced features and customization options, users can create visually appealing, dynamic, and user-friendly websites without needing extensive coding knowledge.

  • You can use custom block plugins like Kadence Blocks for endless design possibilities.
  • We utilize the new features of Gutenberg to help clients create more optimized blog posts and reach their SEO goals.

Custom WordPress Theme Development Pricing

We provide solutions for two types of websites with our basic WordPress website package. We do not build sites with purchased themes, but we do provide support and maintenance for any theme including sites using a purchased theme.

  1. High Price Point: Custom-built WordPress website page builders from the ground up based on your unique requirements using ACF Flexible Fields or ACF Blocks, the best WordPress plugins, clean templates, developer tools and code frameworks.
  2. Low Price Point: Custom website design that uses the popular theme framework Kadence and WordPress’ Gutenberg editor.

Reach out to us to get a quote if you would like to discuss how we can help improve your page building experience.

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