The Institute for Engineering Career Development Built and hosted by EfficientWP
Dr. Alexis Shields Designed and hosted by EfficientWP
The Neural Stem Cell Institute Designed and hosted by EfficientWP
Take Away Gourmet Designed and hosted by EfficientWP
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How It Works
First, you schedule a day, and provide your materials and login details in advance. If necessary, we can adjust the start and end times for your Design in a Day, or split it between 2 days, depending on your time zone and scheduling availability.
On your scheduled day, we’ll collaborate via phone or Skype (or even meet in person, if you’re nearby). I’ll give you the URL for the working draft, and you can watch as I make changes in real-time. By the end of the day, we launch the site.
The following is a sample day:
We discuss your goals and choose a theme. I start making customizations in real time, such as adding your logo, changing colors, and fonts. You give me feedback to make sure we’re on the same page.
I work on revisions.
We have another call to discuss more changes.
I work on revisions.
We have the final call to wrap up the project and go over any last minute details. Then we launch your site.
If you’d rather work via email revisions over the course of a longer time period, we can do that too. We’ll just allot the equivalent amount of time for your project.
As the owner of Take Away Gourmet, I had very high expectations for the type of website I wanted to create. I was very pleased with the work done by EfficientWP for my latest website redesign, custom designed to meet the high demand for simplicity as well as cutting edge creativity to coincide with what our customers have come to appreciate and expect from Take Away Gourmet!
I was lucky to meet Doug at a networking event in March 2010, and since that time he has helped to transform my business. In addition to the design, he optimized my company site for the search engines and the results have been tremendous! I have only met a few people that have been as knowledgeable as Doug in their fields. Last but not least, he makes sure that my website is always updated for security purposes which past web designers didn’t even mention to me.
As an internet marketer, I focus on getting content out. I don’t want to worry about little things like installing WP or managing themes. This is where EfficientWP has helped me. I can focus on what matters, content and driving traffic to a clean and professional site.
Having spent literally 100s of hours developing sites on WordPress, only to have them hacked or perform really badly, we were losing faith in the platform. Since we moved the site onto EfficientWP, we have had supreme performance coupled with the peace of mind that the site isn’t vulnerable to hacks. We highly recommend EfficientWP to anyone who values their WordPress site.
I’ve been using EfficientWP to host my site. I haven’t had any problems at all. The staff over there are always on hand and check up from time to time to see if I need anything so I know that if I ever have questions or issues they’ll be there to solve them quickly. I’d definitely recommend the service.
Your site will be powered by the WordPress software. You can easily add and edit all your own content, upload images, and more.
You can also change settings, switch themes, configure plugins, and add your own custom CSS. If you need some advanced changes done, and you’re not comfortable doing them yourself, you can order à la carte changes (see below for more details).
This system is designed for ease and simplicity. As such, we manage all the technical details for you, such as backups, security, upgrades, and fixes. However, if you are technically inclined and need to install your own themes and plugins, access the hosting environment, set up e-commerce, or make other advanced changes, then this may not be the right solution for you.
If you require a backup of your website data, please let us know before you cancel. We will provide you with a zip file of your website files and database tables, which you can use to migrate your site to another hosting provider.
If you would like us to handle the migration to a new hosting provider, we offer an outgoing migration service. The fee is waived if you host with us for one year or more. If you cancel within the first year, there is a $300 fee for outgoing migration.
What themes and plugins are included?
We’ve included the best premium themes from the Genesis framework: the Pro themes from StudioPress and the Dynamik theme from CobaltApps.
We’ve also included all the best WordPress plugins, including a significant number of premium plugins. The following are some of the 50+ plugins we provide:
Advanced Custom Fields Pro *
All In One Favicon
Black Studio TinyMCE Widget
CMS Page Order
Custom Post Type UI
Display Posts Shortcode
Disqus Comment System
Easy Pricing Tables Premium *
Genesis Layout Extras
Genesis Simple Customizations
Genesis Simple Edits
Genesis Simple Page Sections
Genesis Title Toggle
Google Analytics for WordPress
Gravity Forms *
MapPress Easy Google Maps
My Custom CSS
Shortcodes Ultimate: Extra Shortcodes *
Simple 301 Redirects
Simple Social Icons
Subscribe to Comments Reloaded
Table of Contents Plus
Widgets on Pages
WP 101 *
WP Maintenance Mode
* These are premium plugins, which we provide at no additional cost to you.
What about email accounts?
If you do not already have an email account set up, you can set it up with your domain registrar (e.g. GoDaddy, NameCheap) or Google Apps, which is our recommendation.
What kind of support do I get?
Restoring a site that is down.
Fixing hacks and security breaches.
Fixing anything that breaks, such as theme and plugin errors.
We will also do our best to answer any other questions that you have, but we encourage you to look at our support documentation first.
Services such as making changes to your design, content, and plugin configuration are not covered under support. If you find that certain changes are too difficult or time consuming for you to do yourself, you can request that we do them for you. These would be considered additional, à la carte changes (see below).
What if I need additional changes?
These types of changes are billed at $25/task. Some examples of tasks:
Change header background image and/or color
Change background image and/or color
Change body font, size, and color
Change heading font, size, and color
Set up a complex form (within reason)
Set up a call to action button and insert it in up to 10 places (you specify the look)
Set up a slider of up to 10 images (you provide the images in the correct size)
Set up an image gallery of up to 10 images (you provide the images)
Set up an iTunes feed for podcast posts (additional customization may require more tasks)
As a general rule of thumb, these changes take 20 minutes or less of a skilled designer/developer’s time.