I’ve had many clients asking for help with setting up the basic components of a WordPress blog. While I have many that want a full Custom WordPress Site, there are others that just need help with the installations & basic setup. So, as of today I am offering a Quick Start WordPress Setup Package for those who want it. Here’s what is included:
- Installation of latest version of WordPress
- Installation of 15 of the latest versions of powerful plugins designed to help bolster your sites SEO & social presence.
15+ 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. This also includes setting up a proper sitemap.xml file and auto submission to the search engines.
Here’s a few of the plugins we will install:
- All in One SEO Pack
- Facebook Share
- Facebook Like
- Google +1 Button
- Sexy Bookmarks
- Simple Tags
- WordPress Database Backup
- Twitter Retweet Button
- Ultimage Google Analytics
- WP Touch for Mobile Phones
- Google Sitemap Generator
- And MORE!
All sites are installed with the WordPress Twenty Eleven theme which allows you to make all types of customizations including uploading your own header and change of background color. You are responsible for all design customizations. If you are not sure about doing those on your own, then you may want to consider some of my Custom WordPress Sites.
Many of our clients have been paying high hosting fees each and every month for years and are sick and tired of paying anywhere from $39-$99 per month to live & play by others rules. When your content is hosted on a server or network that you do not control, you have to obey their rules, change things when they say to do so, or wait till they want to make the change to allow you to add new features. If they feel you have broken a rule they can shut down your blog without ever giving your a reason why.
Hosting your own site does two main things for you. First, you are able to cut down expenses dramatically each month. Most hosting companies offer great deals where you can get great service for under $10 each month. The company we love is Bluehost. (affiliate link) You have unlimited space, unlimited emails, and can host as many domains as you own all for under $7 each month. They offer some great technical support and offer a 99.9% guarantee of up time. So in a years time you could save anywhere from $350 to over $1,000 per site you own! This is money that stays in your pocket instead of spending it on a webhost.
The Second thing hosting your own site allows is for you to be in complete control. You don’t have to follow the community terms of service, or wait for a webhost to allow for upgrades. Nor do you have to be bothered by those server down for maintenance screens you see from time to time. The possibilities of plugins and features are unlimited when you are hosting your own WordPress Site. A recent client was amazed by the number of plugins and widgets that were available when she switched over from a basic WordPress.com to a self hosted WordPress site.
What about my Content? Can you import it into a new WordPress Site?
The simple answer is YES! We can import the content from just about any blogging platform that exists. If you give us the access to your current blog, we can normally export the content out & import it into a new site for you. Here is a list of some of the places we can import from:
If you would like us to handle the moving of your content from another blog to your new WordPress Site, we will do so for an additional $100.
How Long Will It Take
Typically we will build your site within three days of purchase and receipt of your hosting information. Once we receive payment we will email you for your hosting information to start the process.
To get started, simply click the button below and you will be all set up and running before you know it!