WordPress website design and development services

WordPress website development specialists with offices in Cape Town and Johannesburg.

The Ethical Agency’s key differentiator is that we invest the necessary time to fully understand your business, goals and objectives – our website development services are 100% tailored and customised to your users’ needs.

TEA are WordPress website design and development specialists – over 40% of websites on the planet are built with WordPress. And let’s face it, there are companies out there offering websites for hundreds of $US, but we can guarantee you are not receiving a unique product, nor the service offering and professional outcome that you can expect from a dedicated WordPress website development agency.

Find out about our fees and how we add value.

The 2 most important questions to ask:

  1. What solution is your website/service solving for its users and customers?
  2. What does the data tell us about your existing and new users, and how do we use that to our advantage?

It is from that basis that we define the appropriate strategy for your website design and development project.
The success of this strategy is evidenced by the 50 websites we still maintain to this day.

Website development as standard

WordPress website design – accessible website design with best practise UX and UI considerations 

Responsive websites – professional looking websites on both desktop and mobile devices

Security – free SSL certificate (the green lock icon) with multiple secure systems and features

Client lists & testimonials

Default pages – Home, About, People, Services, Blogs, Contact

Google eco-system integration: Google Analytics (reporting), Google Maps, Google Captcha (anti-spam), Google Search Console (submitting your sitemap

Sophisticated search feature 

Social media sharing – the inclusion of social media sharing icons

Search engine optimisation (SEO) ready

Linking your website to Mailchimp – or other email marketing  platforms

Legal – POPI / GDPR requirements

100% renewable energy website hosting – sleep well knowing your website is using clean and sustainable energy

Additional services

Wireframing and technical diagrams for complex projects

Content writing and editing – writing authentic and engaging content for your website

Advanced Search Engine Optimisation (SEO)

E-commerce shop front – sell products or services from your website

Domain name registration – securing and managing your domain name

Training – teaching you to edit the website yourself

Rest assured with confidence

Affordable and competitive pricing

Stylish and professional websites

Legitimate and secure websites

Low client maintenance

Decades of combined experience

Speedy turnaround

Sustainable & ethical practices

Excellent communication

WordPress website services & fees

We produce two different types of WordPress websites – Template WordPress websites and Bespoke WordPress websites. There is also a hybrid scenario where we produce a template website with bespoke features and advanced functionality. Our website prices range from R40,800 to R250,000 ex. vat (€2,000 – €12,500). For international clients, no VAT fees are charged.

WordPress website maintenance

WordPress websites contain thousands of moving parts and software components – regular website maintenance is required to keep the software compatible and website secure. Our mandatory website maintenance fee of R950 ex vat (€55) includes one hour’s maintenance and free renewable energy powered website hosting. Find out more about WordPress website maintenance.

WordPress template websites

An off-the-shelf WordPress template website is for those looking for a cost effective and fast tracked product – we use a professional looking pre-existing template so that we hit the ground running with a design and existing build. Once your logo, fonts, colours, images and content are added the website will look unique to you.

Fees: range from R40,800 to R81,600 ex vat. (€2,000 – €4,000)

Timeframes: If all finalised content is provided the turn around time for a template website is two to three weeks.

An example of TEA’s template websites: internationalcleantechnetwork.com

Bespoke WordPress website development

Bespoke WordPress website development is where we design a brand new and unique design according to your specific needs. This includes and offline design process and once approved we build each page from scratch.

Fees: range from R81,600 to R250,000 ex vat. (€4,000 – €12,500)

Timeframes: If all finalised content is provided the turn around time for a bespoke website is four to twelve weeks.

An example of TEA’s bespoke websites:

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How we add value

  • We will consult with you to find the best digital solution based on your specific requirements
  • Over 100 pre go-live and post go-live checklist items – ensuring your website is secure, indexable and working beautifully at time of launch
  • Four weeks free website support after launch to fix bugs and gremlins
  • Simple, intuitive on-site feedback tool – no need for screenshots and complicated email lists of changes where instructions can easily be missed and misunderstood
  • With our own ethos of providing  sustainable website design & development solutions, we love to forge long lasting and prosperous relationships with all our clients
  • With a combined departmental WordPress experience of over 25 years, having built hundreds of websites, we have the experience required to deliver to your expectations and beyond

A selection of our work

Circular South Africa – website design and development

Circular South Africa – website design and development

Circular South Africa – website design and development

Circular South Africa – website design and development

Additional website services

Website design and development is a specific set of skills and deliverables. There are requirements you may have that fall outside the scope of website development. 


  1. SEO
    Whist a brand new website is a great achievement, without website visitors you are winking in the dark. Keeping your website consistently updated with new, relevant and useful SEO optimised content is the most effective way to gain authority in your industry while generating traffic to your website. Speak to our digital marketing team for our SEO recommendations and monthly retainer plans.
  2. Advanced website optimisation
    Whilst there is a lot we can do to ensure your website loads lightening fast, dependent on requirements, budget and timeframes, the way your website is built may need additional website optimisation that is not part of standard website development – we can discuss the needs of your website in this regard.
  3. Bespoke e-commerce functionality
    Not all e-commerce stores are built the same – dependent on your requirements, additional functionality may need be developed or software purchased to provide the user experience required for your customers.
  4. Website maintenance
    We are not a ‘hit and run’ outfit. We will continue to provide support and maintenance for all your digital needs and will keep you informed on the latest technologies and give you ideas on how to grow your business/organisation online. We charge R950 ex vat (€55) for monthly website maintenance and hosting.
Katharina Gihring
Katharina Gihring
Wonderful team to work with that goes out of their way to create a beautiful digital product.
Kia Kids-innovate-africa
Kia Kids-innovate-africa
We received an impecable service from Brett and the team. We received exactly what we've ordered at a really good price. As a rising social impact organisation, every penny spend without the exchange of value could paralise our mission. But, The Ethical Agency, even though they work with global organisations, they were flexible to support us and we are very happy with their service. Bret went above what the briefing required, by taking his time to call/ virtual meet with us to provide added support. The team live up-to their organisation's name and values. A big thanks to you Brett and the team. We hope to work with you guys again in the near future!
Christo van Schalkwyk
Christo van Schalkwyk
What an absolute pleasure working with the TEA team! Professional, friendly and always willing to help. Highly recommended.
Scott Peter Smith
Scott Peter Smith
We've worked a number of times with the Ethical Agency now and they have always delivered, on time, on brief and have been available for any tweaks. Lovely to work with
Just SA
Just SA
Fabulous, committed team! TEA are always willing to go the extra mile to do what is right.
Michelle Shields
Michelle Shields
I have really enjoyed working with The Ethical Agency. They have been professional and friendly and really helped elevate the brand identity of our new venture. Thank you to Brett and his star team.
Evariste Umba
Evariste Umba
Good feedback from the Switchboard and CEO
Joette Emerton
Joette Emerton
I've worked with The Ethical Agency for a few years now, the team is always friendly and helpful and they produce great work! They're always mindful of costs with us being a non-profit, which we really appreciate. All round a great design agency that I highly recommend!
Kira Erwin
Kira Erwin
The Ethical Agency recently designed and developed the Africa Zero-Waste Hub. They were very professional and responsive. I was really impressed by both the creativity and development skills. I would use them again in a heartbeat!