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Feb 03, 2012 13:50 |  #1

I would like to have my website up and running by the end of this month. And I don't even know where to begin!

What are some good hosting sites? I know I've heard good things about Hostgator. I need something that will allow to me to add a cart and accept credit cards But that is down a line.

And I know very little about website building. So I planned on using word press. But how exactly does that work?

And do you know of any good places to get templates? I seen one on themeforest that I really like. I don't want anything to do with flash.




  
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Feb 03, 2012 19:17 |  #2

I'm using Wordpress as a beginning step. Then eventually creating my own website when Im more established. They have tons of free templates or premium ones for a charge. Just do some research on Wordpress. Good luck.


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Feb 04, 2012 10:39 as a reply to  @ drumstix's post |  #3

I'm using Photium to host my site. It's easy to use, relatively inexpensive and offers a variety of templates. They also give you 30 days to play with it before you have to sign on the dotted line.


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Feb 05, 2012 12:22 |  #4

Smugmug + Blogger (or wordpress).

Smugmug to host the images, Blogger/Wordpress for the blog portions. I have written code to implement Blogger/Wordpress into Smugmug (all javascript based). I have it on DGRIN.


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Feb 06, 2012 23:20 |  #5

I would recommend Wordpress with a few well placed Google searches to get you started on how to get setup.




  
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Feb 07, 2012 09:27 |  #6

Also have a look at Zenfolio. Very easy to use and customize.


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Feb 07, 2012 20:36 |  #7

WordPress is basically a web application for blogs but due to its popularity, it's turned into a content management system of its own.

For WP themes, check out http://themeforest.net​/ (external link)

Also, there are some decent free themes out there if you google for them.

As for accepting payment through your site, a lot of people start using PayPal.


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Feb 08, 2012 00:58 |  #8

HostGator -> Wordpress -> Theme.

Get a free/cheap theme for now, and later on you can upgrade without moving content and messing up your SEO. Speaking of SEO, wordpress is great for it, tons of plug ins. If you want to sell photos later on there are eCommerce plugins, or you can link to a smugmug account. If you wanna spend the big bucks you can set up RedCart.

My entire site is run off of wordpress and I use RedCart for sales.




  
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Feb 11, 2012 17:56 |  #9

Huge fan of ProPhoto Blogs on Wordpress paired with Smugmug. My take of ProPhoto below.

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Feb 13, 2012 00:20 |  #10

spitfirex007 wrote in post #13819915 (external link)
I would like to have my website up and running by the end of this month. And I don't even know where to begin!

What are some good hosting sites? I know I've heard good things about Hostgator. I need something that will allow to me to add a cart and accept credit cards But that is down a line.

And I know very little about website building. So I planned on using word press. But how exactly does that work?

And do you know of any good places to get templates? I seen one on themeforest that I really like. I don't want anything to do with flash.


Do you want to learn from scratch and do you have time to do it?
You do not have a wordpress running in one month, especially if you want to do it yourself and know nothing about how to.
I learn to build mine by following a 10 weeks webinar. Every wednesday from 3 to 4:30pm California time and on friday a one hour Q&A from 8 to 9AM.
The cost was $300 and here is my teacher his website : http://burrellgroup.co​m/ (external link)
My website is called http://LetPicturesTalk​.com (external link)




  
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Feb 13, 2012 09:33 |  #11

Ronny Geenen wrote in post #13876863 (external link)
You do not have a wordpress running in one month

Thats funny. Wordpress is by far the easiest thing to use, you can have it up and running in an hour. I know a few people that have no clue about web design and they had their sites up in an afternoon.




  
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Feb 13, 2012 11:15 |  #12

chrismallet wrote in post #13878281 (external link)
Thats funny. Wordpress is by far the easiest thing to use, you can have it up and running in an hour. I know a few people that have no clue about web design and they had their sites up in an afternoon.


Depends on what you understands by a website.
website and website might be two different worlds.
As a Realtor I am a member of a national listserv with over 200,000 members and among them many well known IT and SEO people. My websites that I have learned to design are just very simple sites in comparing what these people understand of a real website.
Most sites will only shows up if you know the IP address.
Or do you call a registered domain with 3 or 4 pages free use from one provider also a website? I call that just a personal page that the owner has to offer to friends and family to let them know of the existance.




  
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Feb 13, 2012 13:39 |  #13

Ronny Geenen wrote in post #13878830 (external link)
Depends on what you understands by a website.
website and website might be two different worlds.
As a Realtor I am a member of a national listserv with over 200,000 members and among them many well known IT and SEO people. My websites that I have learned to design are just very simple sites in comparing what these people understand of a real website.
Most sites will only shows up if you know the IP address.
Or do you call a registered domain with 3 or 4 pages free use from one provider also a website? I call that just a personal page that the owner has to offer to friends and family to let them know of the existance.

I have no idea what you just said.




  
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Feb 13, 2012 14:11 |  #14

Use wordpress by all means but dont pay someone to learn wordpress is easy to use and just google to learn theres thousands of tutorials and helps pages out there.

as you wish to sell smugmug is probably the best option for you there as the templates are pretty simple to use.




  
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Feb 13, 2012 15:32 |  #15

chrismallet wrote in post #13878281 (external link)
Thats funny. Wordpress is by far the easiest thing to use, you can have it up and running in an hour. I know a few people that have no clue about web design and they had their sites up in an afternoon.

Care to share the links to these sites that were built in an afternoon from scratch with no knowledge?




  
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