Wordpress Web Design | Drupal Web Development

Shawn DeWolfe Consulting is a Web Development agency specializing in WordPress website deployments, plugin development, WordPress support, performance improvements and Drupal website design. Let us rescue you from Drupal! We migrate sites to Wordpress from Drupal. We migrate sites from Squarespace. We migrate sites from Wix. After the site move, we stay with our clients to offer WordPress support and WordPress site maintenance.

Web Development

Web design has evolved. The ability to deliver user controlled content, to share, to make a website effective from every device is within reach. You would be surprised what we can do to give you a professional and impactful web site. Two popular options for web design stand out. One for data heavy sites; and one for a turnkey experience.
  • For a turnkey way to connect your business with customers, click here.
  • To turn a wealth of data into clear information, click here.

WordPress Support

WordPress needs to be kept in good shape. Its popularity makes it a target for malware and exploits. It's important to check the core software, plugins and themes regularly for security updates. Websites need to be tweaked and groomed to stay safe and secure, while still fresh and relevant for the audience. This sparked the question: "how could we do this better?" The answer to WordPress support.

New Blog Posts

How To Design A Website That’s Good For Business

  • Posted on: 21 May 2019
  • By: Shawn DeWolfe

In an online world, your website is your business identity; it's not just your predominant marketing tool, it’s who you are. Whether people are looking for a job, a new business relationship, or just a product to purchase, your website is the first place they go to discover who they may be dealing with. Your site has to convey your vision in a way that makes you stand out from all your competitors; and it needs to do so in seconds.

Q&A: What is the use of the @ symbol in PHP?

  • Posted on: 17 May 2019
  • By: Shawn DeWolfe
The @ symbol says to execute the function, but do not pause and wait for its execution before proceeding. PHP uses this as an error control operator. When prepended to a function or expression in PHP, any error messages that might be generated by that expression will be ignored.

It’s really handy when the script goes to request something from a remote source (eg. file_get_contents() ). It’s not actually multi-threading the application execution, but it does prevent it from tripping over the delay in execution.

New Articles & Case Studies

Anatomy of a Drupal 7 to 8 Multisite Upgrade

  • Posted on: 25 November 2018
  • By: Shawn DeWolfe

I was contacted recently to assess the work involved in an upgrade of a corporate site with 14 verticals in a Drupal 7 multisite installation. In 2018, I embarked on the migration of eight verticals from a context driven Drupal 7 website to 8 separate WordPress installs. In short: I know what it takes get a website migrated away from Drupal 7.

Make Images Spritely

  • Posted on: 22 November 2018
  • By: Shawn DeWolfe
Why is that some pages loading with lightning speed and others are stuck with a "Waiting for...." in the bottom status bar? One reason is the number of file calls-- CSS stylesheets, Javascript, images and the content. Browsers bring down these files in pairs and have to often wait until some of them are down before they get pointers as to what comes next. This boils down into what is called "hang time." CMSes and style heavy sites can take an eternity to come down. The good news: you can make even a feature rich and complex layout come through at lightning speed. The answer: CSS Sprites.