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Old 09-10-2017, 01:24 PM   #21
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Been with my host for 10 years now. Never needed to ask about Wordpress. Always done HTML. But things are changing and I don't like to be more than 10 years behind
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Old 09-10-2017, 04:56 PM   #22
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Think of WordPress as more of a back end system that helps make up the basics of your site structure.

You can code away in html all day on WordPress

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YOu might want to check out this one...........

https://www.byobwebsite.com/
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Well, picked up a copy of Adobe Dreamweaver CS6 on eBay for $55. We'll see how it goes after I get it and get it installed.
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Well, picked up a copy of Adobe Dreamweaver CS6 on eBay for $55. We'll see how it goes after I get it and get it installed.
Best of both worlds imo, WYSIWYG like interface(s) & Access to Code. It's a rather robust program, so there is a larning curve of where everything is hidden and workflows.
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Well the other program I used was WYSIWYG and I used another program to manipulate code and add some JAVA code that I located elsewhere.

Now it's in one package. I don't think I'll outgrow this, unless they make some mind numbing new discovery on how to write code.
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I built my website on Houzz, they have a free app called Site Designer. My tech skills are very average.

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The best option I can recommend for those criteria would be Wordpress + a theme that you like + SiteOrigin(hat tip to Carl Sorenson for that one). SiteOrigin actually has some really nice themes and I've always been a fan of StudioPress for themes on the Genesis framework.

Or you could hire a pro and most likely recoup the expense within 3-6 months. I know you like to tinker so that's probably not going to happen but it's important, for those of us that tinker, to be reminded that we're not actually saving any money. We're just having a Thoreau moment.
This first reply hit the nail on the head. Forget about Dreamweaver. I've done this over and over again for different businesses. Only in a contractor forum would you find a bunch of super busy people running their butts off to make a buck talking about rolling their own with f-ing Dreamweaver. We are shooting ourselves in the foot with our desire to tinker.

Get some pro help - it's quick and will pay for itself. If you can't bring yourself to do that do a WordPress install on any of the top 10 shared hosting sites and install a modern, flexible theme. You can still tinker but your site will look good and work well.
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Check these guys out if you decide not to do it yourself. www.contractordynamics.com. I haven't hired them to do my site but if I do ever farm it out, I think they'll be the guys that do it. Costs seemed reasonable but I already had my site built with the GoDaddy system. I'm using their Website Builder and they host the site. I built the original site on Website Builder in 12 hours and have been adding onto it as needed. I like being able to make it my own and make the modifications myself. I probably lost more money by investing the time into the site versus cranking out a bunch of estimate that would have yielded more money but it was a nice break from the norm.

It's not perfect but it's better than any of the my competition. You can check out my site at www.waterjack.com.
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If anyone is looking to have a website built I can do it for you on the less expensive side. I run a painting company in New York and built our website and am offering out those services to others in our contracting community.

In our industry we want to keep things simple. We want people to get in, see our work, get interested, and get out.

I use wix as the platform and can put together a package that would include hosting for a year. The host I typically use for the site is GoDaddy. I can get the site built, up and running and then either put the control of edits back in your hands or continue to work with you. Let me know if I can be any assistance to anyone.

PM me or email matt@csccorpny.com and I can send you a few samples.

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Keep it easy and stick with Wordpress.
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Keep it easy and stick with Wordpress.
Any particular reason you say that? I have had nothing but good experiences with Wix. Also a great platform once your website is build to build contact lists and shoot out mass mailers/promotions.
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You want people to pay you to drag and drop stuff in wix?

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