Shape Works are WordPress consultants, employing cutting-edge thinking ahead of the market. Our expert team focus on delivering sites that are:
We love exciting WordPress projects; ones that force us to innovate to create and deliver; ones where we can improve the long-term stability and success of the product and client. Most importantly, we value kindness to our team, our clients and our community.
Old fashioned template driven sites don’t allow businesses the creative control to experiment with new content, evolve designs and maintain their site freely.
At Shape Works, we build our sites using "Gutenberg" blocks. These blocks can be edited, adjusted and used site-wide, so the process of managing, maintaining and updating your website is truly bespoke.
Consider multple layout variants and styling options.
Functional, UX and content driven wireframe development.
Develop the front end and backend interface to power the blocks and implement micro-animations/parallax.
Finalise design against functional specification considering performance throughout.
To help you define what success looks like and to help you understand your site's purpose, our projects start with a discovery phase generally around 15% of the overall budget).
Scope dependent, discovery phases cover over fifty areas, including (but not limited to):
Reviewing existing site & captured data
Deciding which KPIs to evaluate
Considering security requirements
Identifying any core user journeys
Planning for A/B testing
We’ve been recognised as a WordPress VIP partner - one of only a few UK agencies with this accreditation from the creators of WordPress (Automattic). It’s a recognition of the expertise that goes into our work and a means of staying ahead of your competitors. You can rest assured you’re getting the highest quality of WordPress development, design and support.
As an enterprise CMS hosting platform, WordPress VIP is often the perfect partner for our larger WordPress projects with additional support, security and quality assurance.
The Shape Works team is led by experts from the world of enterprise CMS, digital project management, WordPress development, and User Experience design.
Working remotely suits us (a lot of quiet concentration goes into our builds) but we still find it useful to keep London as a hub for in-person collaboration when the need occurs.
If the editing experience of a site matters as much to you as the front end, if Gutenberg, React, Bedrock, and Composer don’t sound like scary concepts, and if you occasionally fancy a trip to London: there may be a spot for you in our remote-first team.
Whilst an enterprise CMS design and build project can have an end date, a website is never truly finished.
We give our clients all the tools to manage their content and build new page layouts from scratch, but stay involved after the initial build to keep things ticking over.
Depending on the level of support, we typically check in with our clients (and their other agencies) at least monthly to plan work, manage resource and ensure we’re all thinking ahead.
The average lifespan of a typical Enterprise CMS website is around two years, seven months.
Through investing in a truly modular enterprise WordPress website and through continuous improvement, our goal is to double this to over five – reducing cost and hassle (plus the significant internal team commitment) for our clients.