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Need a wordpress theme for local businesses-how much?

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  1. Techxan

    Techxan Elite Member

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    I do local SEO and have never found a theme really designed for small service companies. They are designed by idiots who have never done any SEO.

    I know this is like asking what a car costs, but what generally will a custom theme cost me to have made?

    I will need control over the header, main body and footer, and an optional slider.
     
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    Most themes available can do exactly what you're asking for, and in regards to the SEO just install SEO Ultimate or Wordpress SEO by Yoast.

    With the SEO plugin you can modify all your Page Title Tags, Meta Descriptions, Img Alt Tags. With Yoast you can view your Keyword Density % and utilize many other useful tools on each page seperately.

    The header, main body & footer can be modified with the CSS Stylesheet or Theme options (For most themes). Basically there will be a bunch of settings that allows you to customize literally everything about the theme.

    If you're looking for a specific theme that you can use multiple times without having the same look and feel for every page, I'd suggest using Karma or U-Design. They allow for easy customization and are very user friendly and simple to manage(small learning curve).

    If you would like any more information or would like to discuss this further please message me on Skype, thanks.
     
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    Like I said I want one made for me so it does what I need it to do for my customers..
     
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    What do your customers need?

    I'm sure of the thousands of themes out there, there is one that work.

    Just sharing my experience.... I use a mix of woo themes and udesign with probably a hundred different plugins. I have yet to find one solution that works for every scenario.
     
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    check my pm
     
  7. gundamwing

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    i pay 3000$ for custom wp .
    score 7,8

    if someone ask for under 2k
    the result will not good .


    remember always check portfolio before you hire.
    check if it they made from scratch
     
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    All your customers will need something different

    I would learn to edit CSS files on themes you can get now. This is going to mean you can offer a much broader 'look', you are not fixed into a set layout or anything.

    Do it properly, charge more if you have to but the higher quality you give out will mean more recommendations you get and the more work you get....

    I've been doing websites for 4 years as my main source of income and that is your best bet.
     
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    Hi

    We do custom design wordpress websites right from scratch based on the details we created PSD and show client JPG ( home and inner pages option and then PSD to WP keeping all pages will be optimised very well

    Skype : asianadroit

    Regards
    Adroit
     
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    We are done only for $400-500 so please let me know thanks san
     
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    I know how to edit CSS. And code in HTML.


    Contacting the folks who have indicated interest.

    I was afraid of that. Might have to learn to build it myself myself if this is the case.

    I just hate wordpress.
     
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    Well, 3k is not necessary. I had a customer who wanted a custom theme for his business. With frameworks like Genesis, design from scratch is really not needed. Remodelling and adding is the key.

    If your budget is above $700+ (depending on requirements), then shoot me a PM or add me on skype.
     
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    I'll build a custom CMS thats easy for your clients to alter the content on them selves for $500 - it will looks fucking sweet as well.

    Each additional theme you need for it will be $100.

    I'll show you how to install and use the theme.

    It will be very easy for noob clients to learn, even easier for you.

    I've done this 2/3 times before for others