Well hi there. More than likely, you’re expecting to see a post that will be all about how to design a site using a theme and a self-hosted WordPress site. I know I would be if I clicked here.
Unfortunately, I have no really useful knowledge about this topic right now. I’m hoping you can help me change that.
I want you to help me write this post.
I’m hoping to create here a curation of some of the best information you can find or have used about this topic. If you leave a comment with information, I’ll incorporate it into the post.
Why? Because I can’t be the only one out there who finds this process scary, intimidating, and counter-intuitive. I want one single place to help me through this trial, and to the best of my knowledge, that one single place doesn’t exist yet.
What kinds of information am I looking for?
Here are some ideas to get you started.
• What are the benefits of using a paid theme?
• How do you upload images to your WP site?
• What theme(s) do you recommend? (Note, if you are linking to an affiliate link on your own site, please preview that, ok?)
Hopefully we can crowdsource this topic and put together a resource that can be useful to lots of people.
What do you say? Are you game?
The advice begins here!
From Sam Beaumond: Here’s my two cents… Buy a Studio Press child theme with a style that you like the general look of. Bear in mind that the Studio Press admin panel allows you to customize almost every aspect of the sites look and feel. Blog background, header image, color scheme are all editable with point and click controls. They also include many video tutorials of how to perform common tasks and how to get your blog looking like you want. As for installing the blog on your own host, use the “5 minute install” from WordPress as a guide. Or hit me up and i’ll do it for a nominal fee…
Image by Svilen Milev. http://www.sxc.hu/profile/svilen001