Great-looking brochure sites to complex eCommerce stores


Envious Digital specialises in WordPress design and development. From great-looking brochure sites to complex eCommerce stores and trade-only wholesale websites.


WordPress is a CMS (Content management system) which WordPress developers use and has been developed over many years, to now become the world’s most popular and frequently used foundation for designing and developing websites.

WordPress is also open-sourced software meaning there are no license fees to use it. Written in .PHP, it also gives our WordPress developers a lot of flexibility in modifying themes and plugins to make them do what they need. 

Envious Digital’s 9 years of experience in WordPress development has resulted in us being able to create unique designs and complex systems by using tried and tested methods and techniques.

What is wordpress and how does it work


One of the major benefits of WordPress development is that it has a simple, intuitive content editor. When Envious Digital develops WordPress websites, we create a library of elements that can easily be re-used by our clients. For more complex websites, we also put together a Playlist on YouTube of short tutorial videos so they can easily administer their websites themselves and always have for if there is a turnover of staff, obviously allowing them to make edits without having to wait, or paying any additional costs.


As with all technology, WordPress moves on and regular updates to the core software are released. This is to protect against vulnerabilities, improve features offered, and fix any errors in the previous version. As well as WordPress itself, any theme or plugin that was built for the previous version are also frequently needed to be updated. This is usually for the same reasons, but also to ensure compatibility with updated WordPress versions.

Envious Digital offer Care Plans to ensure all of our client’s WordPress websites are kept fully up to date. We also take daily backups to protect against issues caused by updating plugins that then conflict with one another. View more information about our hosting and care plans here.


Every project is different, and the answer to this question will depend on a number of factors revolving around the business needs both now and in the future.

If you’d like an informal chat about what is best, request a consultation with our WordPress developers, or for more information about bespoke development, see our page on this here


Envious Digital are specialists in WordPress development. Here is just a selection of our work.


Cutting edge uk research RITICS home page security

Imperial College London instructed Envious Digital to design and develop a site to keep members up to date on their cyber security research project RITICS.

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ION Science

ION Science distributor dashboard client login area

Envious Digital worked with ION Science to create a portal for their Distributors to access information, take exams and download resources. The site has many roles and capabilities, restricting certain information depending on the user’s access level.

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Idox Group PLC

Idox group home page wordpress design

Envious Digital has partnered with Idox to create multiple websites to promote their products and services and provide information to their investors and shareholders. Their main website is featured here. 

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Ask all the questions you need to know


WordPress has changed dramatically over the last few years and we are often asked many questions around how it can be used, and who for. We have put together the most commonly asked questions and answers here.

Absolutely.. WordPress predominantly uses WooCommerce as the transactional plugin to facilitate online stores. On top of this, WooCommerce can integrate with a wide variety of CRM and EPOS systems.

Yes. We have successfully translated WordPress sites into multilingual websites. A good example would be https://eim.idoxgroup.com

This probably depends on who has developed it, but Envious Digital create clear layouts within pages that are labelled by the section type so that going in and editing text or changing images is easy. For more complex tasks, we also provide a playlist on YouTube of short video tutorials to allow our clients to self-administer as much as possible. We are always here to lend a hand as well if time or resources are short.

The speed and performance of a website is largely down to the type of hosting service it sits on. But, as WordPress’ core infrastructure has a lot of functionality ‘off the shelf’, the database can become inflated when there is too much in it. This is fine for pages though as they are lightweight, but for eCommerce stores, we wouldn’t recommend going above 10,000 products without either looking at separating the database or looking at a bespoke solution. You can find out more about our hosting solutions here, and read about bespoke development here.

In most cases, yes! Our plan would be to take a full backup of your website, create a development site on our servers and run the updates on this to see how it performs. We would show you this site so you can go through it and make sure everything is as it should be, before we switch this new, updated version, to live. If there were any issues, we would look to resolve these or advise an alternative solution. You can view our hosting and care plans here.


The team at Envious Digital have over 20 years experience in producing WordPress websites and the management of same. The most successful projects follow a clearly defined process, the importance of which can sometimes be underestimated.

The process of wordpress development


In an ever changing digital environment, Envious Digital aim to write and publish informative articles to help keep businesses up to date with important changes in technology, as well as interesting insights on specific topics, and of course, keep you up to date with what’s going on in our world.


“Envious Digital has a comprehensive and structured process for developing all websites. On project commencement, our Project Manager will put a timeline together for all key deadlines, and once agreed upon between both parties, this will be converted over to our online project management software. This creates real transparency and knowledge for our clients as to exactly what to expect and when.”

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