Patty J. Ayers
WordPress Website Consultant

Paonia, Colorado

WordPress problem-solving and support
New websites / Website re-designs
WordPress training
WordPress technical maintenance


16 years in professional website development · 6 years specializing in WordPress · Over 120 websites built for over 100 clients · Co-author of best-selling web development textbook · Adobe Community Expert, 2005-2009 · Macromedia Support Forum Team member, 2001-2005 · Support Forum volunteer · Professional tutorial writer · WordCamp participant · Producer of WordPress teaching videos · Author of in-depth WordPress 101 Course

From Patty’s Portfolio

Dwell Real Estate

DECEMBER 2015. Patty designed a website for Jeff Rupkalvis’ longtime real estate business six years ago, and finished an up-to-date, mobile-responsive re-designed site just in time for 2016. VISIT LIVE SITE

Just Right Academy

AUGUST 2015. This is a complete redesign of a 7-year-old website to better serve Just Right Academy, a brilliant little school in Durham, North Carolina. VISIT LIVE SITE

Jason Dowdle, Art Photographer

JUNE 2015. Jason’s website had a lot of great content, but needed a makeover. Patty re-themed it with a Photocrati theme and all new galleries. VISIT LIVE SITE

Dr. Bernard L. Markowitz

MARCH 2014. This site showcases the aesthetic plastic surgery practice of Dr. Bernard L. Markowitz of Beverly Hills, California. VISIT LIVE SITE

Southern Village Living

JULY 2014. This long-scroll site with full-screen photos was designed from top to bottom to attract and inform potential clients for Realtor Cindy Gudeman. VISIT LIVE SITE


FEBRUARY 2014. presents author Marian Read Place’s new book, Slowing Down in a Speedstressd World: Practical Skills and Kindly Advice. VISIT LIVE SITE


“Patty is technically talented, creative and easy to work with — a true professional. Her work has always surpassed my expectations and she’s never missed a deadline.”

Amy Tiemann, Ph.D.

Author, Educator, Media Producer

“Patty is a dream to work with. She’s professional, creative and incredibly responsive to questions. I recommend Patty without hesitation.”

Perri Kersh MAEd

Neat Freak Professional Organizing, Chapel Hill, NC

“Working with Patty Ayers to develop my business website was a pleasure! It was money well spent. Throughout the process, she was very attentive, concerned and dedicated. Patty knows her field inside and out and she delivers.”

Sue Ann Miller

Fabulous Portraits Photography Studio, Chapel Hill, NC

“Patty Ayers has played an integral role in the success of my business. She was completely committed to the success of our project, and extremely patient with us to ensure that we received the quality that we wanted.”

Shari Whetten-Goldstein

Asheville Accommodations, Chapel Hill, NC

“Patty Ayers was invaluable… She has a high level of technical knowledge, but is, at the same time, excellent at translating that techie information into language understandable to the non-IT person. She is patient, professional and wonderful to work with.”

Maureen Dolan Rosen

Rosen, Brooks & Associates, Inc. , Chapel Hill, NC

“We found Patty to be professional and knowledgable, creative, personable, and with a tremendous work ethic. We are 200% satisfied with our experience.”

Perry Verille

Brentwood Homes, Inc., Cary, NC


Fees and Policies

Initial consultation by phone and follow-up discussions free with no obligation

Written Proposal when enough information has been shared

Written Agreement and Work Plan define terms and summarize projects, tasks and goals

For all work, $70/hour

Deposit of $350 and signed Agreement to begin, then monthly billing

New websites and complete redesigns start at about $2,000.

All work and communication by email, phone, and/or online meeting.


Patty is committed to honesty and fairness in all business dealings, and to considering her clients’ best interests as the highest priority in all work.

Registered with the Better Business Bureau of New Mexico and Southwest Colorado

Member, Paonia Chamber of Commerce, Paonia, Colorado

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U.S. Mail Address: P.O. Box 1730, Paonia, CO 81428

Patty J. Ayers also does business as “AyersVirtual”.

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