I start with a fresh installation of the most current version of WordPress – the blogging platform that powers just under 20% of all websites. WordPress gives you the flexibility to scale your website as your site grows.
I add to that the Genesis Framework from StudioPress. The Genesis Framework is one of the most popular and one of the most powerful WordPress frameworks available, with a huge variety of themes available (both paid and free) from a variety of developers.
60+ Premium Themes
Speaking of themes, I start you off with a theme that includes user-friendly controls for customizing fonts and colors, backgrounds, and all the fiddly bits that new bloggers love to tinker with. And if you want to go with a different theme, there are dozens more pre-installed to choose from.
Once I’ve set up your WordPress installation and theme, I install and configure a security plugin that will help keep hackers out of your site.
Automated Backup Plugin
The best solution to a problem (plugin incompatibility, upgrade issue, hacked site, etc.) is a solid backup strategy. I install a plugin that makes backups for you automatically, and uploads them to Dropbox, CloudFiles, or Amazon S3!
An archive page plugin, WordPress editorial calendar, social media sidebar icons, social sharing icons for posts, a caching plugin to speed up your site, and more. All plugins that will make your site faster and easier-to-use for your visitors.
Start off by learning the basics of learning how to post, how to set up FeedBurner, how to add your social media profiles to your blog, and more!
Blog Hosting For The Rest Of The Year
GoodStart sets your blog up for success by starting your site out with hosting on a reliable server for the rest of the year. When your hosting comes up for renewal, it renews at the then-current rate (currently $75/year).
30 Minute Phone Or Skype Consultation
Once your site is set up, you’ll have some questions. That’s why GoodStart includes a 30-minute consultation via phone or Skype! Ask whatever you’d like, and I’ll do my best to get you pointed in the right direction.
20% Discount On Further Consulting
If you need additional help beyond the 30-minute consultation, you’ll get a 20% discount on further consulting – whether it’s design, technical assistance, or business development.
If that sounds good to you, you can sign up by clicking the “buy” button below. If you have any questions, or if this all seems a bit confusing to you, please don’t hesitate to email me. I’ll be happy to help you figure things out!