Hey all, I am new in the business and have just developed a website through Homestead. My site can be located at Got It Maid Cleaning Services Roanoke, Va 24019. Building this site through Homestead was rather painless, but it is a proprietary site and homestead charges $20 a month to host this (expensive). I was going to use BlueHost or Hostmonster , they run about $5-$6 a month but their templates require specialized programs that I don’t have. Soooo, I am looking for a cheaper site to build my webpage (ability to build 15 pages or more), Good Cleaning company Templates, and either host it cheaply with them, or if not proprietary, will have the option to host with another site like BlueHost. Thanks
I used elmstreetdesign.com The owner Shawn I worked with personally. i told him exactly what i wanted and he made it happen and was very affordable. This guy can setup your website plus boost SEO. If your really going to take your website design seriously get with a professional. Also I have heard this cool website ummm the name is i think windowcleaner.com has these services also. Check em out.
If you ever need any help let me know. I love using Wordpress and I think if you were shown the ropes you would love it too.
I love FTP clients, they’re so much easier to use than logging in to your hosting account and transferring files that way. I don’t know what browser you use, but have you tried FireFTP? It’s built for Firefox. It’s my favorite.
You definitely want a Wordpress site. They’re fantastic. Forget 15 pages think 1500 pages. Okay, that may be overdoing it a little, but you get the point. They can be used with any hosting plan (any hosting plan worth having anyways). And like Chris mentioned there are sites that can be used through WCR.
I downloaded wordpress yesterday, boy it looks complicated, but I also looked at some youtube videos to help set it up, so will play with it soon. I really prefer to have a profession site set up, and will do so soon, when I have it in my budget. I set this site up as a temporary site until then. I had to have some web presence since I advertise one on my business cards. Thanks everyone for the input.
yeah wordpress can make some seriously nice looking sites. I’m only having a problem figuring out how to modify the theme. it’s settings aren’t as intuitive as I thought they’d be. the standard free themes that I messed with are a bunch easier to modify. but they end up looking just like the one I made with weebly except weebly is way easier to use than wordpress.
the author of the theme I bought doesn’t seem interested in helping a newbie in detail. he assumes I know way more than I do and quit responding to my questions. which is why I gave him a neg review…that he removed. (roll eyes).
He’s got some great instructional videos for building your wordpress site. Some videos include everything from getting hosting to building the site, and others are item-specific, such as sidebars, etc. So you may want to browse the vids and see if any are appealing.