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Website building software
show user profile  joelr
hello all,

I have my old website, but it's flash and old looking so I was looking into designing a new one.
So I started to design a site on WIX, and was pretty satisfied until I figured out that if I wanted the site under my domain and with no advertising from wix, it might cost my around 160$ yearly.
I don't want to sound cheep, but that seems too much to pay every year...
I looked into other website building template sites like wiz anD they are all the same.

So I was wondering if anyone here knew about a software or site that you can build your own sebsite on. Then take the code and plant it on your own server (like godaddy for example).
This has to be for someone who doesn't know any coding.
I don't mind paying for the service, but maybe pay once for the service, or it being cheep for a monthly fee.

I did my website myself, but without knowing any html, and I learned Flash just for that. So the solution has to be pretty intuitive, and it has to be mobile friendly- that's the whole reason why I'm redesigning the site.

Thanks,
Joel



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10/11/2014 12:54:18 PM (last edit: 10/11/2014 12:54:18 PM)
show user profile  mike_renouf
Wordpress is your friend!
Buy your domain. Install - usually very straightforward. Buy a nice theme (generally quite cheap). And go for it.




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10/11/2014 1:26:33 PM (last edit: 10/11/2014 1:27:26 PM)
show user profile  FX
I keep intending to buy a domain and set up properly, but in the meantime...I agree Wordpress doesn't get much easier.

Free Hosting
http://www.000webhost.com/

Has Softalicious installer so installing WordPress is a click of a button.

Free Domain
http://www.dot.tk/en/index.html?lang=en

Free Portfolio Template (There are a gazzilion to choose from), currently settled in this one...many have a "lite" version.
http://northeme.com/theme/workality-lite/


I'll be upgrading to the premium version when I finally find the time to get it all sorted.

Cheap as chips :)





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10/11/2014 2:36:27 PM (last edit: 10/11/2014 2:37:22 PM)
show user profile  joelr
Ok thanks mike I'll check it out.
I thought that Wordpress is for blogs, not for portfolio sites, and I'm looking for nice html5 style transitions. Hope there are Wordpress themes with that styles.
Any Wordpress theme sites recommended?

Joel



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10/11/2014 4:52:24 PM (last edit: 10/11/2014 4:52:24 PM)
show user profile  joelr
Hey FX, do you have a website? Your profile doesn't link to any site.
I already have a domain, and godaddy hosting for a few years.
Just thinking about updating my site because it's flash and not mobile friendly.



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10/11/2014 4:56:56 PM (last edit: 10/11/2014 4:56:56 PM)
show user profile  Mr_Stabby
you could look into some frameworks like worldpress or droopal.. personally though, i think they are bloatware and make for bad web! html+js all the way

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10/11/2014 7:32:47 PM (last edit: 10/11/2014 7:32:47 PM)
show user profile  FX
"Hey FX, do you have a website? Your profile doesn't link to any site."

Yes, but there's not much on it.....just viewed it for the first time in about 10 months.....it needs some work...too many wolves around here for me to post a link ;)...I will be destroyed. :D


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10/11/2014 8:11:28 PM (last edit: 10/11/2014 8:11:28 PM)
show user profile  FX
Found a beauty for portfolios, minimal, no fuss, no coding fully responsive.

http://www.themezilla.com/themes/rangefinder/

$59


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10/15/2014 10:54:47 PM (last edit: 10/15/2014 10:55:00 PM)
show user profile  joelr
Hey FX, thanks those are some nice looking themes on that website.
Though I might choose a different one from their catalog.
Do you have any experience in these kind of theme websites?
In asking because my site is hosted on godaddy right now, and because I know nothing about coding or websites, I'm unsure how it works...
Do I just get the whole code and drop it into my server?
Do I have to install an app in my hosTing control panel.
They say that the theme is on a Zilla foundation. I gave no idea what that is.

When I was looking into other websites themes based on Wordpress a few days ago, I understood that I need to install the WP app in my hosting control panel, but I wasn't sure what it will do to my existing website that I have right now (I don't want the new site running until I finish modifing it so my clients won't see an unfinished site), so I ended with not installing it in the end.

So it's not very clear to me what is the process with this kind on themed website. And it's not very clear from reading in the site info.

Sorry for all the scribbled mess...
Joel



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10/16/2014 11:19:08 AM (last edit: 10/16/2014 11:20:21 AM)
show user profile  FX
No, all you need to do is upload a zip file and activate it
http://www.siteground.com/tutorials/wordpress/install_themes.htm

When you install WordPress it gives you an option to install in the root folder or make one of your own

"In Directory" wp

In your case your temporary url would read "http://www.joelr.co.il/wp"


www.siteground.com/tutorials/wordpress/softaculous-installation.htm


When you have your theme running the way you want back it up as a zip using a plugin ie:

https://wordpress.org/plugins/xcloner-backup-and-restore/

Reinstall or move your WP installation and upload the zip file.
http://www.paulund.co.uk/move-wp-content-folder-to-different-location

The beauty of paying for a theme means you get 24/7 support for 12 months, the author will answer any queries or issues you might have ;)
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10/16/2014 11:52:39 AM (last edit: 10/16/2014 12:01:51 PM)
show user profile  Setherial
mine is powered by Wordpress as well, just unpack it on your own webspace and configure. simple and straightforward.

www.davidopdebeeck.com
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10/16/2014 12:28:21 PM (last edit: 10/16/2014 12:29:06 PM)
show user profile  joelr
thanks FX, got the WP installed and im starting to play around with it.
after i learn a bit i will get a nice theme and configure it.
i did exactly what you suggested so thank you very much, you saved me loads of time.

i will keep you posted when i update my website, see what you think about it.


joel



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10/16/2014 4:41:44 PM (last edit: 10/16/2014 4:41:44 PM)
show user profile  FX
Cool np, If your like me and don't code, I can't emphasis backing up enough, backup then backup again, it's very easy to wreck your installation if you mess around with it.
The only thing that bugs me about WP is that IF you do want to change something in your theme layout and don't know PHP it gets very confusing very quickly.

If you have Firefox use something like Firebug to get an idea of what the code does, makes it easy to track down which php file to edit.


https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/firebug/?src=collection&collection_id=da0ecd99-2289-7ab0-7d57-e7c489c845c3


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10/16/2014 5:09:58 PM (last edit: 10/16/2014 5:09:58 PM)
show user profile  9krausec
Due to time constraints I've resorted to wixx.com which is nice and user friendly. Looking to change to a wordpress solution and save some money (wixx is expensive).

www.ClaytonKrause.com




- Portfolio-




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10/16/2014 6:03:28 PM (last edit: 10/16/2014 6:03:28 PM)
show user profile  FX
Joel, go check the themezilla forum, I replied to your topic.
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10/18/2014 3:48:57 AM (last edit: 10/18/2014 3:48:57 AM)
 
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