The Craft CMS Developer you've been looking for in Manchester

Design and Build a website with our expert Craft CMS Developers, without boundaries. Craft CMS (content management system) allows you to be in control of your website content & layout.

We don’t like putting restrictions on what you can do with your own website, this is why we chose Craft CMS to put you in full control of your projects. Allowing you to update your website quicker than most other commercial CMS platforms. Meaning you can spend more time focussing on other parts of your business.

As a specialist Craft CMS Agency, our Web Developers can build an SEO friendly, aesthetically pleasing website for your business with great image content you'll be excited and proud to shout about. We can work with you whether you are based in Manchester, London or anywhere in the world.


Craft CMS Verified Partner


Craft Commerce Verified

We're proud to be recognised as a verified Craft CMS and Craft Commerce partner.

Craft states that a Craft CMS Verified Partner has proven Craft CMS development experience, deep knowledge of Craft CMS projects and exhibits professional and reliable business practices. You can put your trust in our design and development team of Craft CMS Developers and have faith that you're working with a professional agency who understands Craft CMS and who has been reviewed by Pixel & Tonic themselves.

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Craft CMS developers you can trust

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Our Craft CMS Web Development team of 16 based in Manchester, UK work with web clients all over the world.

We handle every Craft CMS and Craft Commerce project in-house, we don't outsource any web development projects.

A website design agency you can trust

SEO friendly Craft CMS websites

Client communication through the website project

A team of Craft CMS Developers to help support after launch

Flexible payment plans available

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Are you looking for a Freelance Craft CMS Developer or a Full service Craft CMS Agency in Manchester or London?

If you’re searching for a trustworthy Craft CMS Developer who can handle a website project from start to finish, then we think you're in the right place. Using our years of Craft CMS expertise, we can design and build unique websites for clients tailored to your needs - making sure your new website is secure, robust, seo friendly and looks great.

We can also handle SEO and Web Hosting, and build a long-term relationship through Shape Support; improving and adapting your website as your business changes.

So whether you're looking for a freelance Craft CMS Developer or a Craft CMS Agency to work with, we believe we can help. Get in touch to see how we can help, it doesn't matter if you are based in Manchester, London or anywhere else in the world - we can work with you.

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Design and build exactly what you need.

No restrictions allow us to future proof your Craft CMS website from design to development.

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Easily create and manage your brand content.

We provide Craft CMS training to you on how to update Craft CMS quickly and easily.

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Secure, scalable, and supported

A trusted community of professional Craft CMS developers with robust support and various plugins already available.

Craft CMS vs Wordpress

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Deciding between Craft CMS and Wordpress?

We have many articles that may be useful to you including, Craft CMS vs Wordpress, The benefits of Craft CMS, Reasons not to use Wordpress and our Craft CMS Tutorial Video.

Craft CMS Developers that can help you design & build a website you’re proud of

Craft CMS Websites

Design, Development, Responsive and Testing. We can help through the full process no matter of scale.

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WordPress Migrations

Dislike Wordpress? So do we. Let's migrate your existing website from wordPress to Craft CMS.

Craft CMS Hosting

Having the correct server setup is important, we can handle setup, deployments and hosting maintenance.

Craft CMS Multisite

Have the ability to publish content across multiple websites at the click of a button through shared templates.

Craft Maintenance

We can handle your existing project. Keep your Craft CMS website up to date and error free.

Multilingual Websites

Perfect for websites that need different languages.

It's not just us who love Craft CMS, these companies use it too

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We asked some of our clients whether they prefer Craft CMS or Wordpress

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Property Alliance Group

"Definitely Craft CMS. It's so much easier and quicker to update the website. And we also have more flexibility in terms of what we can edit. I will never go back to using Wordpress"

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Painters World

"Editing the website in Craft CMS is a pain free experience. I would highly recommend Craft CMS for your next website"


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"I'm able to create landing pages for PPC myself without having to contact Shape, this is a huge benefit to our business. And saves so much time and money"

Listen to what our clients have to say about working with us

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Let's point out some geeky bits that we like about Craft CMS

Custom Fields

Set up custom fields based on your content’s specific needs. Choose from a huge variety of built-in and plugin-supplied field types.

Section Types

Not all content is created equal. Craft comes with three types of sections that let you manage your entries differently depending on your use case.


Relate your entries, categories, tags, assets, users, and even plugin-supplied element types, using Craft’s powerful relationship system.

Categories & Tags

Keeping things organized in Craft is easy with its built-in category and tag support.


Manage the content for multiple related websites from a single Craft installation.


All of your site’s content can be localized to target specific languages and territories – from the URLs down to your custom field values.

Manage your Craft CMS website.

Live Preview

See how your content will look right as you type with Live Preview, and share in-progress drafts with others using private preview URLs.

Asset Management

Craft comes with desktop-class asset management built-in. Define volumes and subfolders, and view your files in list or thumbnail views.

Image Editor

Crop, rotate, flip, and straighten your photos right from within the Control Panel.

User Management

Define user groups, set permissions on groups or individual users, and optionally allow public user registration.


Each of your users get their own fully customizable dashboard, tailored to their needs.

Quicker Updating

Shape will keep Craft and your plugins up-to-date with the latest bug fixes and security enhancements if on a support plan.

Craft CMS Developer Frequently Asked Questions

How easy is it for me to change content myself?

VERY EASY! We build every site with the client in mind, and that's to improve the ability for you to add new content, edit content, remove content very easily and very quickly. Adding content to your website should not be stressful. We also give you the ability to create new pages yourself. We don't charge per page, we charge for the spec of the project, and base it off what your business needs and will benefit from. Thereafter, you can create unlimited pages.

I'm familiar with Wordpress, but not Craft CMS

We provide training on how to manage content on your website. It's really easy to do, and if you've used Wordpress previously, we are confident you'll love Craft CMS and find it much easier, and much more flexible. We do have a generic Craft CMS tutorial video that you can watch too.

What’s so special about Craft CMS?

With Craft CMS, our developer can build your website with no limits. We design and build exactly what you need from the ground up. No limits on the design specification, no restriction on development, php, content, javascript or commerce.

What is a CMS?

CMS stands for Content Management System. A CMS allows content to be edited or added through editors and other simple fields. CMS systems are useful as they allow people with little to no online experience to still be able to input, create and change their website content.

What is Craft CMS?

Craft CMS is a Content Management System (CMS for short) that allows you to edit your website's / app’s content whenever you wish. It’s user friendly and comes with a responsive control panel so you can edit content whenever, wherever. For developers, it allows full flexibility to allow any idea or project to be editable and scale whilst being secure. It has big features such as Multisite, Localisation (Languages) and a large Plugin Store, as well as allowing full flexibility over your content with Content Blocks and Custom Fields. We wrote an article about why we do not use Wordpress.

Who uses Craft CMS?

Even though you might not have heard of it - Yet. Craft CMS is used by global brands such as Netflix, Ikea, Sonos, Wrangler and Ideo. As well as being chosen as the CMS for the W3C, the people responsible for bringing standardisation to the Web, by the creator of the Web - Tim Berners-Lee.

What language is craft CMS?

Craft CMS is built on top of Yii, which is a PHP and MySQL framework. This allows CMS features and security patches to be rolled out quicker than being built on no framework at all. For making your site look the part, it uses Twig to allow us to rapidly develop features for your project. On top of this, it can be integrated easily with modern static sites as it comes with GraphQL natively allowing it to run as a Headless CMS.

Is Craft CMS an Open Source CMS?

Craft CMS is an open source CMS which means as well as it being commercially developed by Pixel & Tonic (The Craft CMS founders) it allows the community also the ability to improve the CMS themselves. Enabling features and security patches to be fixed quicker than if it was being privately developed.

Do you work with clients in London?

Our web design agency is based in Manchester, UK but we work with clients all over the world including London, Leeds, Dublin, Belfast, Miami, Barcelona, Paris, Hong Kong, Zurich, and Amsterdam to name a few. When covid is over and the world is back to normal, Andy - our Co Founder will be back to travelling the world arranging face to face meetings to add that personal touch.

Is there only you that uses Craft CMS?

No. Craft CMS is very popular and they have their own director of agencies who specialise in Craft CMS. It's not just us that uses Craft CMS, so you could just select another agency to take on your project in the future if you wanted to move away from us. Ps. we aren't going to sail off into the sunset with your money either, we're here to stay : )

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