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How to Display WP Theme Samples in a Portfolio for Prospective Clients to View

Discussion in 'Offline Marketing' started by lastnightout, Jun 10, 2012.

  1. lastnightout

    lastnightout Newbie

    Apr 12, 2012
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    I have several WP Themes I would like to show off as samples/demos to prospective clients.

    The idea is this:

    Setup sample WP Themes and/or Iframe of WP themes on another site to show
    as a Portfolio of themes to have prospective clients choose their theme for their new website.

    Install each theme on a subdomain of my main site and then iframe each subdomain on a portfolio page using some kind of short-code that shows a theme thumbnail that expands out when clicked?

    Is there a plugin or software tool to expedite this process?

    Any ideas?

    I need to prospective for potential website customers on Monday and need to get
    this figured out asap.

    Thank you much!
  2. qu4rk

    qu4rk Junior Member

    Apr 6, 2011
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    I use a subdomain. Then, I show them 1, yes "one" theme that I suggest. You would only want to give 3 choices max. Keep it simple. Otherwise, you give people too many choices & they get confused. A confused person rarely buys.

    Think about a woman in a shoe store. She may try on 50 pairs of shoes from 5 different stores & still not know which shoes to get. No disrespect to any female Black Hatters. :cool:

    As a sales person, you want to give people less choices. Your presentation should be such that you have educated them enough to the point that they look at you as a credible authority & are open to your suggestions. This is where the BIG money starts to come in.

    Good luck with your meeting & keep us posted.
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  3. puneetas3

    puneetas3 Senior Member

    Jan 8, 2012
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    Wordpress already has this ability. Activate multisite feature from wp-config.php file. Then with single WP install you can have different themes like this www.mydomain.com/exampletheme1 or as exampletheme2.mydomain.com

    You can setup that (subdomain or sub-directory). Search WP site on how to activate multisite feature.
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  4. squadron

    squadron Newbie

    Nov 3, 2009
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    Bribie Island
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    It's a lot more work and I know it's probably too late for this prospect, but I suggest you set up sub-domains with unique, but fictitious content. Believe it or not these fictitious sites will generate traffic and are a lot more credible than good old Lorem Isplum text sites.

    I have an example of what I mean here. If you click on the slider image it takes you to a real web site: http://cheapcheapsites.com/cheap-web-designer-brisbane.html

    There are 8 different Wordpress designs with fictitious but credible content. My favourite is Vandaley Industries. You'd be stunned how much traffic it gets from Seinfeld fans.

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  5. walandio

    walandio Supreme Member

    Jun 27, 2008
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    dude.. just use multisites.. If your host uses softaclus then it will be easier to install multisites..