Finlay Website Designs

One of the most important decisions you’ll make is who does your website development and design work. We consider it our responsibility to make sure you land in great hands. Our website designs work nicely with…

Website Refresh

With WordPress, website refreshes are easy. Simple changes to help your visitors will quickly turn them into leads and sales.

Website Redesign vs. Refresh

Stagnant website? If your website looks dated, has a frustrating user experience, is slow to load, or otherwise doesn’t feel like a current site, it’s time for a redesign.

World’s most popular CMS


Power your website with the platform trusted by the world’s top brands. WordPress solutions for small to medium businesses & custom enterprise scale builds. We are highly experienced WordPress website designers, having created hundreds of websites on WordPress. We’re into creating simple but effective WordPress designs, and are well aware and equipped to design WordPress sites that are mobile responsive and affordable.

Looking for a reliable wordpress website designer with many years experience yet affordable prices? You’ve come to the right place…

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Custom Designs
SEO Friendly
Responsive Mobile Sites
High Security
High Performance
Manage on the Go
Powerful Media Management
Easy and Accessible
The eCommerce platform for WordPress


With WooCommerce we can create you the online store you want with powerful features that come straight out of the box with the free WooCommerce plugin.

At Finlay we work with WooCommerce and WordPress to build custom eCommerce websites for your company. With 81 million downloads, it’s the most popular eCommerce platform on the web.

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Homegrown CMS and go to for NZ Government & Business


Silverstripe CMS is the intuitive content management system and flexible framework loved by editors and developers alike. Equip your web teams to achieve outstanding results.

At Finlay we work with Silverstripe and focus on using creative strategy and digital problem solving to create compelling website experiences.

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Sell online with Shopify


Trusted by over 1,000,000 businesses worldwide. Shopify handles everything from marketing and payments, to secure checkout and shipping. We will help you start your business journey with Shopify and build your brand into a custom Shopify Theme.

Finlay is a Shopify Partner and will help you explore all the tools and services you need to start, run, and grow your business.

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Programmatic Advertising, Simplified

Google Ad Manager

Google Ad Manager is an adserving platform from Google that gives publishers the means to manage the display of advertisements on their websites, through video and in mobile apps. The product comprises the functionality of Ad Server and Ad Exchange / SSP.

We are Google Certified and help our publishers get value for every ad impression, deliver better experiences, and manage their entire ads business from one easy-to-use, integrated platform called Google Ad Manager.

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Our projects

We have over a decade of experience in web development & web design. We are specializing in WordPress, but that is not only technology we work with. We have developers skilled in technologies like for example SilverStripe, Shopify and WooCommerce. Our portfolio consists of countless projects and clients from New Zealand, Australia, USA, Canada & UK.
Keep New Zealand Beautiful

Keep New Zealand Beautiful

Do the right thing

Six Barrel Soda

Six Barrel Soda

Handmade sodas in Wellington



Non-profit humanitarian organisation

Illawarra Shoalhaven Joint Organisation

Illawarra Shoalhaven Joint Organisation

Leading regional collaboration and advocacy across the Illawarra Shoalhaven region

Crown Relocations

Crown Relocations

NZ's leading domestic & international moving company

Insted We Smile

Insted We Smile


Ski Travel Company

Ski Travel Company

50 Years of Experience

Marimo Magazine

Marimo Magazine

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Tri Adventures NZ

Tri Adventures NZ

Triathlon holidays specialists

New Pedagogies for Deep Learning

New Pedagogies for Deep Learning

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Surfing World Magazine

Surfing World Magazine

1962 Onwards

You’re in good company

We have the pleasure of working with clients representing the best of the best in business, media, marketing, and more.

Latest Client Reviews

Our clients come to us because they know we speed up the timeline to deliver projects.

Finlay assisted us with a full website audit. From the get go it was clear there was a comprehensive understanding of the various CMS desks, SEO and user experience. Communication was great, most importantly Finlay took the business goals into consideration when scoping the work. Response time exceeded my expectation, the analysis was detailed and insightful with many suggestions for improvement which we have since implemented. I couldn’t have asked for a better service!

KarleneCrown Relocations

We recently completed a massive project (website and CRM migration) which wouldn't have been possible without Finlay. During the course of this project, Finlay proved himself to be an outstanding developer and hard worker with solid problem solving and technical skills. I was always impressed by Finlay’s ability to complete the work assigned to him on time. He not only met deadlines but also explained his programs in a way that non-experts can easily understand. This skill came in handy when he presented his programs to people like us who weren't particularly tech-savvy. Would definitely recommend.

Manu Lopez MananSurfaid

Finlay provided solutions that not only produced a great website design that matched our needs but also took care of all the development. Finlay had the patience to explain the process as we went along. I would have no hesitation in recommending Finlay to other companies for their web design and development.

Heather SaundersonCEO, Keep New Zealand Beautiful

Finlay has recently built a website for my business ShowGizmo. I am very pleased with the results. Finlay is easy to work with, efficient, quick, competitively priced and always ready to help with any ‘extras’. He has very patient with us and happy to add things or change things when we decide at the last minute we want something different. I will certainly use his services again for another project I have coming up shortly.

Roz PatersonFounder, Show Gizmo

Rock-solid WordPress hosting and support

Finlay Website Designs specialise in building websites for small to large-sized businesses. We’ll make sure you end up with a user-friendly, quality website that won’t blow your budget. Our websites are responsive and built with the latest open source license-free software.

Freedom to focus

Top-notch WordPress, Shopify, SilverStripe hosting, design, code, support, and guidance. Deep, extensible capabilities. Diverse technology partnerships.