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How do I create a form to fill out?

Started by Julie Muenster. Last reply by Bob Poliachik 16 hours ago. 5 Replies

My first website customer is a home inspector; he wants visitors to be able to fill out a form requesting a quote. There would be general information fields as well as requests for information such…Continue

Customer login to view report

Started by Julie Muenster. Last reply by Julie Muenster yesterday. 6 Replies

Hello! I have a potential customer who is a home inspector. He wants to be able to upload an inspection report to his website and give his customer access. I'm assuming this is possible. What do you…Continue

Need Help with Technical question for Wordpress site

Started by BJ Proffitt. Last reply by BJ Proffitt on Friday. 6 Replies

I'm doing my site on my own now, but am having trouble.  Not sure my previous developer set this up or not, but I can't figure out what's going on with the website when viewed on my iPhone.  …Continue

RSS Feed - does it change when your URL changes?

Started by Jen McDonough "The Iron Jen". Last reply by Brian Seim on Friday. 1 Reply

Hi Gang,I am REALLY excited to have had Jeff Long help me with my upcoming websites that will be launched soon (thank you Jeff)! As I am getting ready for these launches, I am changing around my…Continue

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Comment by Joanne Mitchell on August 24, 2015 at 1:18pm

I am. Just trying to finalize my website for launch (hopefully today).

Comment by Terry Hall on August 24, 2015 at 10:54am

Is anyone else using Michael Hyatts Platform Theme?


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Comment by Rob Orr on August 6, 2015 at 6:18am

Yea - there is always an "opportunity" cost with "free" stuff. I personally don't know of any free themes out there that I would trust other than the ones that ship with WordPress core, but as the old adage goes, "you get what you pay for". Sometimes it makes more sense to go the premium route.

  • It's less time-consuming
  • You get a theme that you know is built well and supported well
  • You can get busy building your business and/or website
  • You get bogged down in the details.

A lot of times when people are trying to get started - or even just want to create another new website - they don't need a lot of customization, they don't need expensive custom design work, or complex functionality. They just need a solid base with the a good-looking professional theme, and the right plugins to get off the ground. I've seen a LOT of people get stranded where you're at, and i know it can be frustrating. I started WPLaunch to specifically address that kind of issue.

I'd recommend searching for some discount codes for Studiopress or a theme like that, that enjoys a really solid reputation in the WP community, and just jump in. Even the Genesis framework core (on which I've built a lot of custom-designed client sites) looks ok out of the box, and you can get that for $60, and if you want to add a child theme, you get both together for $100. Studiopress also has a lot of plugins to extend functionality, and in my opinion, it's the one thing that sets them above all the rest. 

If you're serious about your website, and you plan on doing something awesome with it - and who among us doesn't? - then it's worth it to invest a little money and get the right theme and set yourself up for success.

Comment by David Price on August 5, 2015 at 5:55pm

Thanks Everyone for helpful responses. Rob, I have set-up hosting with Bluehost and installed about 8 plugins. My issue is starting out I wanted to use just a free theme, but I find myself jumping around switching themes because they don't look right or don't have the functionality I am looking for. I am wasting so much time doing this instead of starting to research, create and publish content. I have spent countless hours watching Youtube videos on how to configure certain themes, but they all seem to have been updated or changed and they end up leaving out key things that I need or want for my site. That is why I was considering buying a premium theme to get better functionality and support. Has anyone else been caught in this endless loop of picking the right theme? Thanks for everyone's help.


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Comment by Rob Orr on August 5, 2015 at 1:52pm

Hi Joanne - here are the ones we install by default in our WP setup service:

WordPress Starter Plugins

Comment by Robert Maher on August 5, 2015 at 10:55am

I personally use the Divi theme from Elegant Themes, and I love the page builder feature. It's a premium theme, but there's a ton of support for it, especially on the Facebook user group "Divi Theme Users". There are over 5500 people in that group, many of whom are more than willing to answer or help with just about any issue. 

Comment by Joanne Mitchell on August 5, 2015 at 8:39am

I just started working on my website and got the Get Noticed theme. You need to take the time to play with it, the documentation and videos in the support section are a useful starting point but I've also found a lot of what I need from searching the forums.

I'd be interested in knowing what plugins I really need. Michael Hyatt has a list of suggestions for the Get Noticed theme but I'd be interested in feedback from others.


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Comment by Rob Orr on August 5, 2015 at 8:14am

Hi David - Get Noticed is expensive, but it's a quality theme from a quality organization. Studiopress themes are great too, and I can personally attest to their outstanding support. There are others out there, but I personally don't know how much I'd diverge from the Studiopress or Get Noticed path, if you're just getting started. Have you set up your hosting and plugins, etc?

Comment by David Price on August 5, 2015 at 7:18am

Hi Everyone. I am starting a new blog and getting very frustrated with trying to find just the right free wordpress theme to install and getting it configured just the way I like. I am considering buying and installing a premium theme. What I think I really need is one with a good technical support system included to answer my questions. Any suggestions on what premium theme to go with for my blog? What about the Get Noticed theme? Does it have good tech support? Thanks.

Comment by Reed G Porter on August 1, 2015 at 5:03pm

Lot of folks use Easy Digital Downloads.  https://wordpress.org/plugins/easy-digital-downloads/  I may give it a shot, too.

 
 
 

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