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How to Make a Website Quick Guide

Validate Your Skill Level Are you currently a web programmer? If no, please do not attempt to become one to code your own dynamic website as security is a huge issue and it will take you years to catch up. It is not a reasonable effort to put forth if you want to keep your sanity, not burn your spare time, etc. Not saying you can’t learn it, or not to learn it, just saying it takes a lot of work and time that most entrepreneurs don’t have to use and in some cases waste. If you do want to Read more

Hosting Solutions

Hosting Solutions When looking for a hosting solution you should be aware of what you are attempting to do. Most hosting solutions are about the same in terms of capabilities whereas there are some situations where you will need to move large quantities of data, do a lot of calculations, or have an un-ordinary amount of traffic. Hosting solutions for… Heavy traffic, computations, file hosting solution If you have a situation where you need to move massive amounts of files or host a lot of files you are going to want to use Amazons web hosting solution. Working with Amazon Read more

WordPress Plugin Databases and Repositories

WordPress Plugin Databases and Repositories There are not as many plugin databases as there is theme databases. The good news is that there are a lot of good free ones on the WordPress website. (not many themes on the WordPress website) Beware of plugins that have not been updated or do not have a header image as they are not usually as planned out and may break on you. Always backup your website before installing a new plugin. If your plugin does mess up your website you can go to the plugin directory of your website and delete the folder Read more

Run your own funding campaign

There are many funding campaign websites out there but this is a list of templates and plugins to do it yourself. WordPress Themes CrowdPress Fundify Campaingify GIG FundingPress CrowdFundingSite Mission (church oriented) Non-WordPress Theme backthis WordPress Plugins IgnitionDeck (comes with themes) Personal Fundraiser (free) Crowdfunding by Astoudify Fundraising by WPMUDEV [psCode: PostAdvisorFormBlock]

WordPress Theme Databases and Repositories

WordPress Theme Databases and Repositories There are a lot of places that offer themes but not all are any good. I will be linking to those that provide excellent themes. Please note that you should be buying and utilizing responsive themes. A responsive theme will resize to any screensize you have which includes mobile and tablet devices. Large Theme Databases and Repositories Themeforest: Responsive | Regular WPMU DEV: Regular WooThemes: Responsive | Regular | Free Elegant Themes: Responsive | Regular ThemeShock: Responsive | Theme Generator StudioPress: Regular Mojo Themes: Responsive | Regular Templatic: Responsive | Regular | Free ZPZOOM: Regular Read more

Drupal 6 to WordPress 3.5 Migration Utility (free)

Drupal 6 to WordPress 3.5 Migration Utility (free) This tool is provided by a very good guy from Reddit (/u/anothercoffee). He decided to build it when he saw other companies charging for it. This is a free utility. Please donate to him. I would appreciate if you helped out this awesome guy for his work. This is from this post on reddit.   Get the Drupal 6 to WordPress 3.5 Migration Utility now! [psCode: PostAdvisorFormBlock]

Elite Plugins You Should Have for WordPress

Elite Plugins You Should Have for WordPress I call these elite plugins because they are some of the most awesome plugins that sometimes are not well known, some are well known, but they all have Apex predator level awesomeness. They all are excellent for their price range and all provide excellent results. Please note that plugins that are not sold generally will have their developers stop updating them. That is not always the case but it is the case often. Just be aware of that. Creates Website Tours (cost $16) – JQuery Website Tour for WordPress This plugin allows you Read more

Price Table Builders

Price Table Builders Most people have seen price tables before but didn’t realize that you can actually build them for your website fairly easily. There are a couple of options. You can build them with or without WordPress. I am a WordPress fan so that is what I end up going with. I will list both however. Try to find and use the responsive ones so that they will show up well on your mobile devices and tablets. See this SmashingMagazines article for design practices. Example image (Screenshot of Shutterstock price table.)   WordPress Price Table Builder Plugins Responsive Pricing Read more

Form Builders

Non-WordPress Form Builders Google Docs (free & must have Gmail account) Wufoo JotForm FormSite FormAssembly Formstack reFormed WordPress Form Builders FormidablePro (paid) video Gravity Forms (paid) video Quform Form Builder (paid) Contact Form 7 (free) video Visual Form Builder (free) Form Builder (free) CP Easy Form Builder (free) Calculated Form Fields (free) Ninja Forms (free with paid extensions and is very powerful) video Form Maker (free) [psCode: PostAdvisorFormBlock]

WooCommerce

WooCommerce WooCommerce is a WordPress E-Commerce solution provided by WooThemes. It is free. How you ask? You end up paying money for the extensions that you plug into it. This seems fair as there is a ton of extensions for WooCommerce. Click here for a list of WooCommerce extensions. DEMO HERE Here is a video comparison between WooCommerce and WP e-Commerce by Press This (a wordpress plugin / theme youtube review series) This is also an update about WooCommerce from the same reviewers Keep in mind these videos do age as well as the plugin. [psCode: PostAdvisorFormBlock]