I build custom designed WordPress blogs.
Here’s what’s included and what I believe…
Basic structure should be a WordPress platform (running the most current version) with setup of automatic security scan for possible holes and inaccurate permissions plus an automatic weekly backup of database.
Hosting and Domain Name Registration:
I believe strongly that you should “own” everything about your site. That includes not only the domain name but the hosting as well. I can’t believe people will charge you $50+ a month to host your blog or website. I can guide you to where and how to setup domain registration and hosting if you like. Whatever you do… Just don’t
There’s a reason why there’s sites like this:
Typical hosting costs less than $10 a month. (really)
Here’s a few hosting options I really like:
18+ essential WordPress Plugins will be installed, modified and activated. Plugins fall into a few different categories. Some plugins enhance the blog look and feel. Some plugins make it easy for readers to share with others. Some plugins help push the content to new people outside your sphere. There are also a few plugins that help maximize SEO (search engine optimization). Not only do these need to be installed, they must be properly setup and I’ll teach you to properly use them for blog posts. This also includes setting up a proper sitemap.xml file and auto submission to the search engines.
- Facebook Connect
- ReTweet Button
- Share This
Whatever strikes your fancy. I do prefer a premium theme. Cost of premium themes range from $50 to 100. That doesn’t mean you have to have a premium theme. Most free and stable themes are located here: http://wordpress.org/extend/themes/
Theme Customization: Basic graphics (custom header image) can be created from your content if desired.
Cost: Starting at $750 Prepaid (not including premium themes or hosting)
Additional Sites: Setup and customization of other sites. Each site will be linked to all of the others.
- YouTube Channel
- Flickr (free) Account (paid version is preferred)
- SlideShare (for embedded PowerPoint presentations)
Additional Cost: $150 Prepaid
Estimated time to build: 5 – 7 Days
If you have any of these already started we’ll modify what you have.
Have you read the T.O.S.?