Made with Joy is a social enterprise specialising in the development and support of self hosted WordPress websites as well as digital marketing to help grow traffic and engagement with your site after it is built. We have over a decade of experience and have built more than 100 websites since 2003. In 2009, we started building exclusively in WordPress and in 2013, we started the development of our directory plugin called Grapevine. Our clients tend to be charities, non profits, social enterprise and small businesses who know that they need a professional website but don’t have the expertise or time to build it themselves.

Website Handbook & Customised Training Videos For You & Your Team

One of the things that helps us stand out from other web developers is that we work hard to make sure that every client is provided with a Website Handbook & Customised Training Videos so that our clients know how to make changes to their site after we’ve completed the website build. The advantage of the handbook and videos is that they can be shared with colleagues so that when people move on, the knowledge of how to use the website doesn’t move on with them.

We Have A Deep Understanding Of Digital Marketing

The second thing that sets us apart from other developers is that we have a deep understanding of digital marketing and are an advocate for creating the optimal user experience. In terms of digital marketing, we not only build your website social media ready, we also integrate Newsletter signups and think wholeheartedly about how we can help you reduce admin tasks through embedded forms and auto-responders. With regards to the user experience, we don’t believe in flashy, fancy websites – we believe in honest, clear cut, easy to use websites – and we spend a lot of time thinking about how best to help get our client’s core message and objectives across to the end user.

We Care About Our Clients Beyond The Build

WordPress is a living and breathing platform. Having spent a lot of time working with WordPress, we know how important it is to provide our clients with a follow-on support package in which they can rest assured that their sites are 100% up to date with the latest version of WordPress and can be confident that their plugins are checked weekly leaving their site much less vulnerable to security threats. Thankfully, since we started building websites in 2003, we have never had a client hacked. That said, we have spent a lot of time fixing hacked sites in which other developers stopped caring after they completed the website build for the client.

WordPress Powers 26% of the Web Making It The #1 Publishing Platform

Many people us ask ‘Why WordPress?’ – especially with the development of new, flashy website builders such as Wix and SquareSpace. The answer is simple: WordPress powers over 26% of the web and is the most popular publishing platform on the web. We also love WordPress because we believe in Automattic, the company behind WordPress as well as the international community who constantly develop and improve it.

WordPress Is Responsive & Modern

WordPress can, for the most part, be re-themed and re-developed which means that you always have an option to change to what is trending in the world of website design. One of our specialties has been refurbishing websites that are over 10 years old as well as updating non-responsive themes to a more modern theme which looks good on computers, mobile phones and tablets. When we build websites, we check how they look across all devices.

Our Portfolio

Below, you will see a selection of our most recently designed websites. They range from simple sites to more complex, platform type websites. Please have a look through and then contact us to find out how we can help you build your dream WordPress website.

Forbes Theatre Arts Oxford
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CAG Oxfordshire
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Sunshine Centre
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Oxfordshire Wedding Hair
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Jessica V Rogers
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Innovation Works
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Oxfordshire Soup
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Justice in Motion
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Restore
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Cultivate Oxford
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Mushroom Souffle
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Oxford Gatehouse
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Opps in Bucks
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Electric Eels
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Sara’s Gardens
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Value Innovations
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Style Etc
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