What We Do WordPress Web Design

WordPress Web Design

WordPress Web Design

We are WordPress experts! Since 2006 we have been creating beautifully designed WordPress websites.

We were an early adopter of the WordPress platform and started making custom themes and plugins over 10 years ago. These days, WordPress has become a tried and tested platform that is adored by digital marketers and developers for its ease of use, flexibility, and responsiveness. Trust us when we say nobody on the Gold Coast has more experience with WordPress than we do.

Great for managing content, SEO, and marketing

Our project managers and design team are thinking about marketing strategy from the very beginning. Our approach to SEO and marketing is 100% tailored to your business needs and audience. This may include blogging, landing pages, project and service listings, and social media integration. With endless possibilities, WordPress is the marketer’s platform of choice.

Easy to edit content with advanced custom fields

Forget clunky, complex page builders that are slow and generate very messy code. Our site content is managed with a lightweight, custom field plugin that is highly intuitive and requires almost no training to use. We use this to create flexible page templates that allow you to drag and drop your page sections into place for high-performance and easily customisable landing pages!

The visual Gutenberg WordPress Editor

For blogs and super flexible page templates, the new Gutenberg WordPress Editor is a great content creation tool based on blocks. It allows you to easily create visually appealing and dynamic content with a front-end style editor. With a variety of formatting options and intuitive controls, it makes content creation accessible and easy. The editor is highly extensible, with a growing library of blocks and plugins available to add new functionality and features to the editor.

Our Design Process


We create a unique custom design of your main website pages and sections, made to suit your business and content. We work tirelessly with our clients until the perfect design is achieved.


We hand-code your new website with a lightweight template that is designed to be easy to update, fast loading, and optimised for all search engines and device sizes.

Content Population

We support you in finalising your content and marketing prior to launch! We provide all the technical support, including a free SEO and marketing guide, page redirects, and cloud email set up.

Got questions?

Custom WordPress Design FAQs

Do you use complicated page builders?

No, we build our sites from a clean simple starter theme and then hand-code our designs so they are lightweight, easy to edit, and fast loading!

Is WordPress secure?

WordPress is very secure out of the box these days. It’s used by nearly 40% of websites, so any security holes have been found quickly. We add extra security and backups to our sites to tighten it even further.

Do I fully own the completed website?

You will have full copyright ownership over the assets and software we design and develop for you. All source files and assets are available upon request.

How do you break up your payments?

Usually, we do a 40% deposit payment (required to start work)  and then 60% on completion of the design phase (prior development with 30-day payment terms). If this doesn’t suit you, we are open to discuss other options.

How much does a custom WordPress site cost?

The cost of a custom WordPress design varies depending on the complexity of the site. During the discovery and quoting phase, we will plan our site structure and features in detail so we can estimate the price accurately. Typically, our custom-designed website projects can start around 4K.

Will my WordPress website be mobile-friendly?

Yes, these days all our WordPress sites are optimised for mobile devices and tablets. We start thinking about mobile design from the very first moment. Generally, 75% of your website traffic will be mobile users so it’s extremely important.


Why should I choose custom WordPress design over a cheap pre-made theme?

With our custom WordPress sites you will have a unique and personalized website design that is beautifully tailored to your specific business needs and requirements. Pre-made themes offer a limited range of customization options that are unlikely to align with your brand or business and they can be very difficult to manage and change to suit your needs.


"I cannot sing enough praises about the team at Thrive. They handled graphic and web design and development for our two sister companies — including a total brand refresh — and we couldn’t be happier with the results. They are supremely talented, hard-working, and responsive."

Lindsey Holzberger

Lindsey Holzberger

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