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Custom software and enterprise WordPress

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Cloud-Based Software Development & WordPress Websites

From Sterner Stuff Design

Custom cloud-based software

  • Perfect for on-the-go teams like contractors and distributors
  • Smarty-pants business intelligence dashboards
  • Got two programs? Let's make it one.
  • Automate dumb stuff you hate
  • Access it from anywhere with the power of the interwebs
Start Building Your Perfect Platform

WordPress: Custom, enterprise

WordPress Websites and Customization

WordPress powers over 30% of the internet. Contrary to popular belief, it's not uniquely hackable. It's not just for small businesses. It's actually a great content management system for enterprise businesses. That's why Sterner Stuff loves and supports it.

Find support for your WordPress site below

Level 1: Free or Nearly-Free

WordPress For Small Business Course

It's free and easy. Learn the little things you can do to make your WordPress website better, all by yourself. Have questions in the middle of it? Reply to a lesson and ask. Learn more or just sign up for this free course.

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Worry-Free Updates and Maintenance

Hosting, security, updates and more. That work is insured. Plus a little Sterner Stuff time each month. A great way to get to know us and learn how we work.

Starts At $112/mo

Free Weekly Newsletter

Covers the intersection of digital and business. Free, so you have literally no reason not to sign up.

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Level 2: "My Website Isn't Helping My Business"

You have a WordPress website, but it feels like a huge waste of money. It happens. Some shops churn-and-burn through websites, shipping them overseas, with no understanding of your business, your problems, or your goals.

With Sterner Stuff, your website will be goal-driven as an integrated part of your business. Get started with Stenrer Stuff Insights.

Kick Off Insights

Level 3: You Need a New Website

Ready to dive right in, eh? You:

  • Don't have a website
  • Don't have a mobile-friendly website
  • Hate your Wix, Squarespace, or GoDaddy Site Builder site
  • Have a great new project in mind

Starting with a clean slate is a great opportunity to lay the groundwork that so often gets missed right off the bat.

Start a New Website with Roadmapping

WordPress Websites Get Hacked

WordPress and its plugins receive security updates all the time. If you don't update your site, you risk it going down, and it'll take all the business it brings in with it.

For just $112 a month, Sterner Stuff keeps your site safe from bad guys. It'll also be lickity-split fast and secured with an SSL. Get started now!

Why Sterner Stuff?

Local and agile service, right here in Eugene

The agency experience with a local and responsive contact.

Cloud-based software development, tailored to you

If your costs are scaling 1:1 with your income, is it really growth?

Efficiency. Intelligence. Dashboards. Databases. A custom software solution from Sterner Stuff is what you need.

WordPress theme and plugin customization

We’re recommended by the people who make the plugins. There’s a right way and a wrong way to customize WordPress. I’ll let you guess which way I’m doing it.

Long-term support plans

Sterner Stuff’s worry-free support plan comes with hosting, updates, up-time monitoring, SSL certificates and more.

Sterner Stuff Design is a joy to work with. Ethan is professional, incredibly expedient, and a great dev on top of all that! Over the course of a month, he helped develop several modules, troubleshoot bugs, and even muck around in the weeds with really small details to make the site more efficient and standards-compliant. Can't recommend Sterner Stuff Design enough!
Brent Barkley
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