Custom web design and WordPress development

From expertly coded WordPress themes to the right pick of plugins, Novare has the knowledge of what works for any given situation.

Developing feature rich and functional solutions on the world’s biggest eCommerce platforms, WooCommerce & Shopify.

Novare / Simon Yock

Freelance WordPress developer

My name is Simon and I’m a freelance web developer specialising in WordPress development. I have 10+ years experience modifying themes and turning designs into beautiful WordPress websites.

I am passionate about creating the perfect look & feel for a site and I work together with every client to ensure the website I’m building reflects their vision in appearance & functionality.


WordPress expertise

I’ve been working with the WordPress platform for over a decade, designing and developing websites for businesses throughout NZ. Regardless of what functionality your project includes, I’ll know the best way to achieve it in WordPress.


Personal communication

At Novare, you’ll work directly with me. No communication will be ‘lost in translation’. Project visibility is provided throughout the development stage with constant client communication.


Reliable service delivery

I manage my personal workload, sometimes working together with a team of WordPress specialists, to ensure that your website project is launched on time.


Project management

If your business or agency needs someone to step in and handle the management of a web development project, I have ample experience of delivering projects on time and on budget.

Fast, scalable and secure WordPress websites



WordPress websites

From expertly coded WordPress themes to the right pick of plugins, Novare has the knowledge of what works for any given situation.

I’d love the chance to talk about how I can help make your next WordPress project a success.


WordPress support & security

Get safe, secure, and reliable security for your WordPress website. With security audits, backups, malware scans, and daily file monitoring, Novare  provides everything you need to keep your site secure.


Migrate to WordPress

Has your existing website outgrown another CMS like Squarespace? I can help move a site from another CMS or from no CMS into WordPress. Migrating your website to WordPress will give you added functionality and control.


WordPress cleanup & rebuild

Is your site running incredibly slow and suffering in search engine rankings? I can help rebuild your site the correct way in WordPress, fixing problem areas, optimising assets and improving the overall site loading speed.


WordPress consulting

Are you exploring building a new project in WordPress and you aren’t quite sure the best approach? I can assist with  determining your WordPress project requirements, scope of work and site architecture.

Flexible ecommerce solutions that drive revenue


ecommerce websites with one simple goal

Conversion. You want your ecommerce website to sell. And Novare is here to make it happen. Even the smallest flaw in the user interface or slightly wrong placement of a call to action can send money to your competitor instead of your bank account.


Powerful platform choice

Novare works with the major ecommerce platforms of choice, WooCommerce and Shopify. If you’re not sure which is the best fit for your business I can assist with determining your project requirements. 


Secure and scalable

I follow the industry best practices to ensure your ecommerce website is secure, robust, and easily extendable with new features and functionalities.


Easy integration with your tools

Whatever you want to integrate with your new ecommerce website, I can assist with software and API integration to save you valuable time and improve your workflow.


End-to-end solution

Novare’s ecommerce websites provide an end-to-end solution. Whatever functionality you need to run your online business, Novare can find or outsource the solution. 

WordPress development work

I’ve worked with many outstanding businesses to produce some great WordPress websites, here are a few of my favourite projects.
Whangaparaoa Tennis Club
Tennis on the coast

Project skills

Content redesign & dynamic data
Smart filtering of content
Court calendar
Court booking system
Manly Park Kitchen
Ready made meals

Project skills

Single page menu ordering functionality
Courier API integration
Windcave payment processing
Freight matrix functionality