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Website Development Specialists

WordPress development agency

FireCask have designed and developed websites for hundreds of customers. We’ve held an impressive track record, and have built websites for businesses of all shapes and sizes. From accounting and travel to restaurants and event management (plus everything in between), we love the variety. Whichever sector you’re in, we can build a site that’s right for you. Here are a few reasons why you should get in touch.

We offer bespoke WordPress plugin development

As well as building new websites or updated themes based on your own requirements, we also have a wide range of knowledge on the WordPress plugin landscape.

Whether we’re inspecting potential conflicts between plugins and themes or conducting a full audit, you’re in safe hands with us. We specialise in the development of bespoke plugins and we can handle very specific functionality for your existing site. We have developed hundreds of plugins for our clients as well as having over 1 million downloads of our own public plugins available on the plugin repository.

We’re one of the leading WordPress development agencies in Europe

WordPress is a piece of web software that powers millions of websites worldwide. It’s popular for its ease of use and flexibility, which suits both new and experienced developers.

As experts in all things WordPress, we offer a wide range of services, from getting your new site up and running to optimising your current one, and even developing custom plugins. All of our code is up to WordPress’ standards to make sure your website is safe and secure.

We can build your website from scratch, using only custom code to ensure the site is built specifically to your needs. We can also work with existing sites and create custom functionalities or we can take a current design and migrate it into WordPress. This allows the site to be changed the way you want without having to create a brand new site. All websites, whether built from new or redesigned are done so modularly, which means that if you wish to change themes then all content will remain on the site, no matter what theme the site is using.

We always build with mobile-first responsive design

Mobile-first design is at the forefront of e-commerce and web development, which is why every website we build is mobile-first and compatible with all devices from desktop to mobile.

Since April 2015, mobile-friendly sites are even more important due to Google’s algorithm update and it’s now a ranking factor within any search made from a mobile device. Every few years after, Google would emphasise the importance of a mobile-first approach. Now, mobile-first indexing means that Google ranks mobile versions of a website before desktop versions. Stay at the top, with our mobile-first responsive design.

Finally, we build Magento and Shopify too!

Although FireCask is well known for its work with WordPress, we also design and develop sites built with Magento and Shopify.

Magento and Shopify are the largest eCommerce platforms on the web today. Magento handles more complex shopping experiences and, as the largest self-hosted eCommerce platform out there, owns over 30% of the eCommerce CMS share on the web. Shopify is great for people who want to start out in the eCommerce with a cloud-hosted platform. Today, Shopify boasts hosting over 300,000 sites and managing over $10billion worth of sales through their hosted stores.

Whether you need FireCask to build a Magento or Shopify site from scratch or improve and maintain your existing store, we’re here to help!

We work with great brands

Beauty Bay logoExpedia Festival Findr logoMOMA Foods logoReed logoVitabiotics logoBritish Council logoHost Europe Group (HEG) logoOrbitz logoThe Manc Group logoWhatTyre logoWhichBingo logo

Want to work with us on something amazing?

Contact us today

0161 222 8655

Our client testimonials

123-Reg Testimonial

When we knew we were ready to re-focus and re-launch our content offering, we knew exactly where to turn. The expertise and in-depth knowledge of WordPress shown by Alex and his team was second to none and that was important in making sure we went beyond more than just a change of theme.
- Tim Fuell, Blog Editor

Asemblr Testimonial

Alex and the team at FireCask exceeded our expectations when we underwent a rebrand. We spoke to a lot of branding agencies before we chose FireCask, and the main reason was their process and their ability to be able to understand what we wanted from the rebrand. I would not hesitate to recommend Alex and his team to anyone wanting to look at branding.
- David Lovett-Hume, CEO

AXYZ Testimonial

FireCask performed a quick turnaround, redesigning and redeveloping our site, migrating our outdated CMS to WordPress all in a 10 week period. Since the launch of the site in December 2016, they have maintained the site and it has felt like they are an extended arm of AXYZ rather than an external agency. FireCask far exceeded our expectations when it came to redesign, redevelop, maintain and advise us on best practices for our site as well as their level of service.
- Robert Marshall, VP Marketing

Funding Circle Testimonial

FireCask delivered effortlessly on the design, build and optimisation of our WordPress platform in a friendly and timely manner. I found it a pleasure to work them and will continue to use their services.
- Jon Bishop, Director of Content & Optimisation

Headspace Testimonial

Headspace have been working with FireCask since June and they have been an absolute pleasure to deal with. They offer advice, flexibility, creativity, are full of proactive ideas and their team are friendly and have knowledgeable specialists in every area. Crucially they really understand the Manchester space and enabled us to create beautiful marketing projects. I would have no hesitation in recommending them to any business.
- Jonathan Hausmann, Head of Marketing

Henshaws Testimonial

Henshaws are extremely pleased with Firecask's web development and customer service. Even as a smaller customer we feel very looked after and listened to. They are knowledgeable, creative, very responsive and Alex keeps his attention on his customers. I highly recommend them and Alex.
- Deirdra Barr, Head of Marketing

Minoro Data Testimonial

We came to Alex and the team at FireCask on a recommendation and were subsequently really impressed at the speed and quality of the work. The team quickly understood our requirements, utilised our multiple repositories of copy, applied their highly skilled design experience to our chosen aesthetic and came back on time and in full to deliver a great website. Communication was clear and super prompt throughout the process, it was a pleasure working with Alex, Tyla and Max. Highly recommended!
- Matt Sawyer, Co-Founder

Morello Bookings Testimonial

Firecask is a fantastic company to work with. For anyone with limited website knowledge but needing one to do business, these guys will help by taking away all headaches…we have found the service they offer invaluable and are thanking our lucky stars we found them!
- Hannah Sanders, CEO

Orbitz International Testimonial

Alex is without doubt one of the UK's best-known experts in the field of WordPress development, having produced outstanding work for us here at Expedia Affiliate Networks - and furthermore having published some of the best plugins we use on our corporate site. I can without reservation recommend Alex and his company for any development needs you may have in the PHP/Wordpress world, on top of his undoubted expertise he is also a great guy to work with!
- Martin MacDonald, Head of SEO & Content Marketing

Reed Testimonial

Working with FireCask has been excellent. Not only are they diligent, responsive and customer focussed, they have been proactive in making suggestions to improve our site. The site was delivered on time, for great value and the development process was easy. We had regular updates, great communication and fun throughout. I’d personally recommend them and look forward to working with Rhys and Alex again.
- Ben Sole, Project Lead - Franchising

Smart Pension Testimonial

The team at Firecask were incredibly helpful throughout the whole process of setting up SmartPension.co.uk from the initial interpretation of our requirements to the final finished product and it's handover.
- Rupert Wynne, Marketing Team Leader

The Liquor Store Testimonial

We’ve had a close working relationship with FireCask for a while now and we couldn’t be happier with the results! Big thanks to the team for moving our site to WordPress - it’s exactly what we needed to take more editorial control. They took the time to understand what it is that we wanted and the finished product is a true testament to the brilliant work that they do. We also opted for the ongoing site hosting, maintenance and general support that FireCask provides, and we’ve had absolutely no issues with this service either. Looking forward to seeing what the future holds!
- Doug Waldron, Owner

The Manc Group Testimonial

I highly recommend FireCask to anyone who is looking for a digital marketing and web development agency to take them to the next level.
- Sam Ridgway, Founder

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