Small business websites and WordPress
July 6, 2012 7:16 AM Subscribe
After a fairly unsuccessful foray into getting someone else to design my business website (I hate it, and it looks amateur), I've decided to go for a pre-made WordPress theme. However, I feel like I'm a bit out of touch with websites these days and have a few questions.
posted by rubbish bin night to computers & internet (10 answers total) 26 users marked this as a favorite
I am not particularly good at this sort of thing, but I can certainly install and personalise WordPress themes and troubleshoot any issues which come up. All my hosting etc is already taken care of. What I'm wondering is:
Where are the best places to buy themes from in 2012, in your experience? (I'm wanting to pay for one, obviously.) I've found a few sites which look good, but I have no idea of how good they are.
Are there themes available for non-creative freelance types? I'm a translator. I've looked at several hundred themes so far and I can't seem to find anything that doesn't presume you're going to have a blog, Twitter feed, and a portfolio including lots of attractive photos. My website is mostly text; any photos I would include other than in the header would be fairly random and not really of interest to my potential clients. They want to know my background, experience and references, not see lots of photos.
Am I just hopelessly out of date, and this is what small business websites look like these days?
Sorry for the slew of questions. After dropping so much money on a customised WordPress theme, not to mention all the time and trouble, I'm reluctant to spend even another $50 without being certain that it's exactly what I want. However, I also want to be sure that "what I want" isn't something that would have looked more at home on GeoCities!