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I bit the bullet

I attacked the website today. I didn't realise how HORRIBLY neglected it had been. It's now gleamingly updated. There are still a few things I'd like to bring up to speed, but nothing looking terrible.

I'm going to need to work out what the heck I'm going to do with it in the longer term. It's a very old-fashioned looking site. It needs streamlining and cleaning up. I don't have the skills to make a nice modern site, I know that. I can maintain one that's been set up for me, but I have struggled with CSS and I can't make it work for me. I could manage if someone made the basic site for me, but I can't do it myself.

So then I thought about using WP, as several of my flisties have WP-based sites. I had a session with misspotsitt last night, where she kindly showed me the basics of using WP to make a site. I've been trying to have a play with it. I suspect the trick lies in finding a decent template/theme. This does seem to be where I'm stumbling at the moment.

I've got a sort-of timeframe/deadline to work towards. My hosting is due for renewal on 21st June, and if I want to go with a WP site, then I'd need to upgrade, and it makes sense to go for the upgrade when I renew. Which would mean getting a WP site prepped and ready by then (because it doesn't make sense to pay for the extra upgradey stuff unless I actually need it).

Though I may still stick with the old-fashioned methods I've been using to make my existing site and upload it...

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aleksie
Mar. 15th, 2013 03:13 am (UTC)
I like WordPress a lot. If you're not interested in doing the code yourself, I think it is the way to go.

If you're willing to pay for the template, it opens up a lot of options. My blog (the public one) is a free WP template that I tweaked a bit.
diva_c
Mar. 15th, 2013 09:33 am (UTC)
I love weebly and thats a free template and its very very easy
evil_spice
Mar. 15th, 2013 10:10 am (UTC)
Wordpress is so easy, the only problem with it is that there are so many options! I never did show you my site when we were away, sorry, but we were too busy having fun :)

Have you looked at the "official" themes, twenty twelve, twenty eleven etc. ? I think they're pretty clean and straightforward and could be a good starting point for you to try out ideas until you find your perfect theme.
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