Website builder and hosting advice

posted 3 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2024

I hope it’s to start a new site because this WB redesign sucks.

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

Commenting to follow

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2024

 

Mrs.ice:  darn. Best of luck on your new website!

Post # 9
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Busy bee

Hi,

I’m a web/graphic designer. I buy domain names from godaddy.com, host on dreamhost.com and use wordpress.org to manage most of my websites.

Let me know if you have anymore questions. 🙂

Post # 11
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Busy bee

Mrs.ice:  Yep. I use dreamhost to host all mine, but I work for a company that has 300+ domain names so we rent quite a bit of space from them. Godaddy also host sites and I’ve never had a problem with them.

With a wordpress theme, you install it on your site and then you would just log in to yourwebsite.com/wpadmin and you can update and edit everything, install plug-ins (like facebook feed, etc.) The nice thing is you don’t need a designated computer or to buy a program to update. You can do it anywhere you have internet access.

Post # 13
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Busy bee

Mrs.ice:  Sorry, I just saw this. The new weddingbee confuses me!

No, you don’t need much knowledge of code for wordpress. It’s mostly common sense and you just need an eye for detail to find what you want to edit in the layout code.

Installing it is super easy, complete instructions here http://codex.wordpress.org/Using_Themes

The wordpress codex is basically the Bible of wordpress users. Anything you’d ever need to know!

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 1998

Paiger8 gave you great advice on WordPress. Considering it’s a small business, it’s a nice way to have a classy, polished look without killing yourself to get it there. I’ve used WordPress for a previous site that I had.

I’ve used GoDaddy for domains and hosting in the past and never had a problem with ’em. I recently used 1&1 Internet for domains and hosting, and I have to say…NOT as happy with them. I signed up for a one-year contract; unbeknownst to me, this contract continues indefinitely. I just assumed it would run out until I checked my account. You usually have to cancel online, then call to cancel, too — while others would see it as a perk, I saw it as an additional half hour nuisance where they gathered no further information from me than what they had online. They do this to warn you that any emails associated with the account will also be deleted. Uh…they couldn’t just take that into the cancellation process online?

So, Go Daddy’s my vote.

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