What you get with a Basic Site

This package sets you up with a WordPress website. I add no content other than an image header or logo for the front page — which you provide.  You assume responsibility for adding all your content — you’ll need to know how to work with text editors and images in order to do this.

  • I install WordPress onto your hosting account’s server.  This includes features designed to optimise the security of your site: databases whose names don’t start with ‘wp’, a log-in with a secure name (as opposed to ‘Admin’), and a limit for log-in attempts.
  • I set your permalinks to ‘post name’ so that your page and blog addresses are more friendly to visitors and search engines.
  • I install the Divi theme from Elegant Themes, create a ‘Child Theme’, and activate it (recommended in case of any custom changes to your theme). I can install a different theme if you prefer, but you’re responsible for learning how to customise and set up the theme.
  • I create up to five pages including the front page of your site — these will be blank of any content, but if you let me know how many columns or what kind of content you plan to add, I can set up the layout for you — i.e. Gallery, Blog, Contact.
  • As mentioned, I add a header image or logo that you provide for the front page of the site.

And I can, of course, help you with additional items at my regular hourly rate.

What you’ll need to provide

  • Log-in information for your hosting account (you can change your password once we’re finished)
  • What pages you’d like me to create
  • Colour preferences for menu links, etc.
  • Image for logo or header

What I provide for $100

  • A WordPress site with up to 5 pages
  • Up to two revisions of front page layout options / colours
  • Installation of a header image or logo that you provide (I’ll give you dimensions)
  • Log-in information so you know how to access the dashboard of your site
  • Free upgrades for your theme for as long as I work with Elegant Themes or they offer them to me
  • Ongoing support at my regular hourly rate

Contact me to get started!

What’s not included

  • Custom graphics
  • Content (other than placing your logo or header on the front page)
  • One-on-one support for how to use WordPress or the Divi theme — I assume that you’re willing to take responsibility on how to do this.  I do offer a page on my own site with helpful tips and links to pertinent information
  • Search Engine Optimization — I do not guarantee any ranking when people search for a site like yours. Search ranking is something that companies charge a lot of money for. Again, check my help page for tips and links about SEO
  • Technical support of any kind pertaining to your hosting account, emails associated with it, lost data, problems with your website due to incompatibility of plug-ins you may decide to add, or other things beyond my control

I can, of course, help you with most of these things at my regular hourly rate.