A digital product agency
WordPress experts and custom software consultants
WordPress Hosting, Customization
From Eugene-based small businesses to nationwide, enterprise-level operations, we're helping teams and storefronts make WordPress work for them
WordPress can meet your business's needs, but not every agency is equipped to run and manage WordPress reliably and at scale. That's where Sterner Stuff comes in.
Whether you're migrating to WordPress for the first time or tuning up a massive existing install, Sterner Stuff can help you plan, execute, and maintain for long term success.
Start with the basics
Reliable WordPress Hosting
Worry-Free Managed WordPress Hosting
- Powered by Google Cloud
- Direct account manager access for technical and non-technical support
- WordPress audited for performance
- No contract
We Play Well With Many Industries
WordPress for Publishers
You publish content. WordPress manages content. It's a match made in heaven.
Get running, advertising, and selling on WooCommerce or Shopify.
Our portfolio is rounded out by a variety of small businesses. Talk with us about yours.
WordPress for eCommerce
The Sterner Stuff team is your partner in getting eCommerce off the ground. With WooCommerce, its reliable stable of extensions, and custom development services when needed, we'll help you take your eCommerce business from 0 to 60.
WordPress For Small Business Course
If the Worry-Free plan isn't right for you yet, we've made this guide for you. Take actionable steps to make your WordPress website more reliable.
Each lesson arrives in a convenient email, and you can reply to get a little hands-on assistance.
Learn more or just sign up for this free course.
Custom, cloud-based software solutions
As your business scales, your problems become bigger and your needs become more specific. You start stretching off-the-shelf solutions to their limits. Are you looking at your budget wondering why you're using a "good enough" solution with a five-figure monthly licensing fee?
Or maybe you're the first in your field, offering brand new services that require a completely custom platform to deliver a first-class experiene to your customers.
Wherever you fall in the above, Sterner Stuff is here to help. With custom-built, web-based software, we can ensure your business is ready to meet all the challenges ahead with solutions that work exactly the way you need them.
Our Tools of Choice
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!
In September’s WordPress plugin acquisition news, StellarWP acquired LearnDash, the de facto learning management system plugin for WordPress. We don’t do a lot of LMS work over here at Sterner Stuff, so, you know, whatever. But if you receive any kind of business-minded WordPress newsletter or are otherwise plugged into “the business of WordPress”, you…
A great way to organically increase your Instagram followers is to run promotions specifically for followers. We recently organized a promotion for Porterhouse Clothing where followers were automatically entered in a gift card drawing, plus an extra entry for tagging friends in comments. Of course, this meant pulling a list of followers, which Instagram doesn’t…
Here at Sterner Stuff, we don’t like throwing away existing websites and content. We call that stuff “equity”, and no one wants to throw away equity. When possible, we’ll repurpose as much of a WordPress site as possible when implementing a new design, features, etc. So while it may seem like a brand new site,…