Welcome to The Ultimate (WordPress) Web Design Wiki

Before you start:

Are you looking for a manual that explains step by step how to approach the creation of your new website? Then you’ve come to the right place. We highlight all points of attention that help you make the right choices when you want to develop a new website.

Creating a website without knowledge or experience can be a frightening thought. Before you start, you need to do your research, and source potential web design agencies. We have already given advice on Web Design to hundreds of entrepreneurs. That’s why we decided to make this extensive guide. Or perhaps roadmap is more appropriate. We walk you thought the necessary steps to create your (WordPress) website.

Do you want help? Contact our team of experts. If you want to know more about web design, check out our blog posts too!

We start this guide with some general questions and answers. 

What do you need for a WordPress website?

You need the following things to start a website:

1. A domain name
The name of your website. For example www.yourcompany.com

2. WordPress hosting
This is where the files of your website are stored. We provide complete WordPress hosting packages, including domain, security, maintenance, back-ups and more
Click here for more information about our hosting. There are plenty of other hosting providers that also offer good hosting for WordPress websites, but then you have to do a lot of work yourself. The advantage with your website under our management is that we respond immediately to down time or errors. We immediately start working with your website and have knowledge about your website. In addition, your website is always up to date and is maintained weekly. If you do this yourself it takes a lot of time. Moreover, you risk down time or errors with the results that you pay a large amount, if you can not solve it yourself.

What is web design – definition

Web design is the process of creating websites. It encompasses several different aspects, including webpage layout, content production, and graphic design. While the terms web design and web development are often used interchangeably, web design is technically a subset of the broader category of web development.

What is responsive web design?

Responsive web design is an approach to web design in which the web developer strives for an optimal web experience for a wide range of devices (from desktop computer screens to mobile phones). The design of a responsive website scales with the size of a screen, without compromising on text readability or usability of the user interface.

What are web design services?

Web design is primarily the design of websites, but the term is often used in a broader sense, in which the technical development of websites is also seen as part of the process. Because these two parts are often not carried out by the same person, a division can also be made between web design, which mainly focuses on the front-end of websites, and web development (web development), which focuses on the backend, or its technical realization. Web design shows similarities with the graphic design of traditional printed matter, but there are striking differences. For example, video and audio can be part of web design and the interaction with the visitors is different.

Which web design software is the best?

WordPress, Drupal, custom HTML? For this question, we would like to forward you to one of our blogs: What website software? Choose the best website software!

What is WordPress?

Please scroll down this page to our WordPress section.

Is web design coding?

Webdesign has been in existence since the publication of Netscape 1.0 (Mosaic) in 1995. The design and construction of an internet site have matured over the past 20 years. Then you made your own web pages with for example Microsoft FrontPage and TextEdit. DreamWeaver came later. It was pioneering. A few years ago, websites were built with Flash. Responsive was not an issue at all. How different is it now? Now a mobile-first approach is important for your Google ranking and Flash doesn’t even work on the average Mac. The technique is fast, so make sure you are aware of the latest developments and change your website if necessary.


And now what? The possibilities for designing and coding a website have been expanded and improved, and many different web disciplines have emerged; it has long since ceased to be the case that a website is provided by one person. Certainly not with complex, professional websites.


Thanks to WordPress, coding is no longer necessary. This means that having a website is a lot more accessible than just having one ten years ago. Thanks to WordPress, having and maintaining a blog is easier than ever. A blog is also a great tool for SEO. Google ranked websites that are regularly updated with new content are higher than websites that are not.

Web design for small businesses

Are you the owner of a small business? And you do not know how to approach the creation of a new website. We advise getting started with WordPress. Easy to use, easy to scale up, easy to maintain. Contact us to learn more about this.

When should you reconsider a web redesign?

This is not an exact science off course. Yet, we have an article that will help you decide if it is time to redesign your website.

How does web design affect SEO?

Well-written copy is fundamental for your ranking in Google. To learn more about this, please visit our pageL https://fmlmarketing.com/how-text-affects-your-seo/

Does text on your website affect SEO?

Yes, it does. And to make sure you understand this 100% correctly, we gladly forward you to our blog about text and its effect on SEO.


What are web design templates?

If your budget for a website project has no room for unique web design, you can also use a website template. The online offer for website templates is very large and there are templates for (almost) every type of website. This website template can be used as a frame but needs your adding of your unique content. We always advise to get professional support from a web design agency when you are looking for a website template. As you probably know, the design of a website is just a small part of the whole web design project.


What is a landing page?

A landing page is a page within your website to which you refer from other media. Think of a link from a Google ads campaign. A landing page provides more conversion. But why is that? And what does a landing page have to comply with? find the answers in this article: https://fmlmarketing.com/whats-a-landing-page/

What is Website Maintenance?

A well-visited website requires the necessary maintenance and updates. Compare it with a shop or an office; if there is a lot of activity inside the office, there is regular cleaning, isn’t there?
After all, you always want to be assured of a perfectly functioning and, above all, safe website for your (potential) customers, right? The following components are the most frequent/important for your website:

  • WordPress Updates
    WordPress updates simply have to be carried out. And preferably as quickly as possible, because often it’s about security. FML Marketing takes care of that for you and immediately checks whether all plug-ins continue to work properly after that update.
  • Plugin updates
    Every WordPress website has plug-ins. For the same reasons as with WordPress itself, it is important to keep these plug-ins up-to-date. This is also part of our maintenance service.
  • Updates of your theme
    Does your WordPress website work with a design theme? Themes also have updates, if only to keep up with WordPress updates. You guessed it: we also keep an eye on those updates.


These updates alone cost you a lot of time. If you don’t do it, you run the risk. If you do it wrong, it can lead to malfunctions and unnecessary costs. For us, updates are a daily occurrence: we do it quickly, professionally and we know exactly what to look out for. That saves you a lot of time and worries.

Of course, we don’t have to explain the importance of a good backup for you. We will take care of that for you. And in the event of calamities, we also ensure that your website is restored very quickly on the basis of that backup.

Is your site still online?
Due to all kinds of external factors, it can happen that your site is no longer accessible. As part of our maintenance service, we constantly monitor your site and take immediate action if something goes wrong for whatever reason.

Can I maintain my website myself?

Our websites are made in WordPress, which is a very user-friendly CMS system for managing websites. You can, without much technical knowledge, place and/or change texts and media on pages. If you don’t have time for this, we can also place articles and news items for you.

Introduction to WordPress

What is WordPress?

WordPress is the most popular website platform (CMS) in the world. About 30 percent of all websites use the WP framework. Generally WordPress is free and comes with thousands of templates and plugins. It is a flexible framework, where you can actually do anything you want with. We only use WordPress for our websites. This is the best system at the moment. WordPress is also beginner friendly, other content management systems require technical knowledge, with WordPress anyone can start. However, we must add that more functionality, good quality themes and builders cost money.

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What does a WordPress website cost?

This of course depends on what you want. This can vary from a few hundred euros (See our Small Business Websites) to thousands of euros. The price of a website depends on several factors, and functionalities.

  • Amount of pages
  • Website type (Shop, one-page, etc.)
  • Design (e.g. animations)
  • SEO capabilities
  • Premium WordPress plugins

If you want more functionality and/or a professional website and you have a budget, we always advise you to outsource your web design. This saves you a lot of time and a good website requires expertise.

At FML Marketing, we deliver custom designed websites. Interested in projects? Click here for more information.

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