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Wordpress for my dad

Solarion

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Hi guys, I'm wanting to help my dad put a small site together for his business. Something he can use afterward for customizing and just something straight forward.

I came across Wordpress among others. Anyone here use it? What are your thoughts on it?
 

Thor

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What are the requirements?
I am keen to take on some smaller projects (PHP)
 
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Johnatan56

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Lots of people use WordPress. Wix makes me cringe, so much extra CSS/JS junk loaded. Wordpress gets a bad rep from bad themes, Wix is like a better really bad theme imho.

Are you going to edit/change things yourself? Like adding custom CSS or something like that? I would suggest wordpress instead of wix.


Do you have a budget and would like to get someone else to make a professional one/deal with the hosting as well or is this for you to learn some web development on the side as well?
 

Solarion

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What are the requirements?
I am keen to take on some smaller projects (PHP)
We've tried 4 web developers (at least they said they were) who couldn't come right so now I'm going to do it myself. It's a long story I might go into it but no now.

Thanks though Thor

Lots of people use WordPress. Wix makes me cringe, so much extra CSS/JS junk loaded. Wordpress gets a bad rep from bad themes, Wix is like a better really bad theme imho.

Are you going to edit/change things yourself? Like adding custom CSS or something like that? I would suggest wordpress instead of wix.


Do you have a budget and would like to get someone else to make a professional one/deal with the hosting as well or is this for you to learn some web development on the side as well?
I think at some point I'm going to need to customize the CSS. I will be changing and editing things myself yes. I have a guy who's going to handle the SEO for me already, he's one of the best. At the end of the day it's to make a Mobile Friendly site with SEO.
 

Johnatan56

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I did web development overseas for 5 years so I have a bit of experience.

I think at some point I'm going to need to customize the CSS. I will be changing and editing things myself yes. I have a guy who's going to handle the SEO for me already, he's one of the best. At the end of the day it's to make a Mobile Friendly site with SEO.
If you're based in CT, both Thor and I do web development/work for companies that do.
If you want to properly do SEO, you can't go the Wix route, go the WP route instead.
 

Solarion

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If you're based in CT, both Thor and I do web development/work for companies that do.
If you want to properly do SEO, you can't go the Wix route, go the WP route instead.
Let me have a word with him ok. so Wordpress it is then. I'm not based in CT, bounce between JHB and Durban a lot. I'll get back to you.
 

500miles

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Hi guys, I'm wanting to help my dad put a small site together for his business. Something he can use afterward for customizing and just something straight forward.

I came across Wordpress among others. Anyone here use it? What are your thoughts on it?
Have you ever checked Linode and Vultr? You will get 1 GB RAM, 20-25GB storage, and 1TB bandwidth from a start plan from them that costs $5/mon, which are more than sufficient for the installtion of a wordpress site for your papa. I would also recommend you to manage the server with VPSrobots, as described in this post: https://vpsrobots.com/documents/how-to-manage-vultr-vps-with-vpsrobots.html. The best thing about this combo is that it is economical yet trustworthy.
Hope this helps.
 
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jack_spratt

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Dont want to hijack this thread, but what is the best option for accepting payment online via your business website?

Looking at a shopping cart solution with EFT and credit card payment options.

Thanks.
 

Johnatan56

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Dont want to hijack this thread, but what is the best option for accepting payment online via your business website?

Looking at a shopping cart solution with EFT and credit card payment options.

Thanks.
Probably PayFast. Other alternatives are e.g. PayGate but it depends on whether your general purchase is a high amount or how much goes through a month, etc.
You can also integrate things like Zapper or SnapScan which has a 3% fee with R250 once-off.

The best solution is according to your volume and number of transactions.
 

ronald911

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Hi guys, I'm wanting to help my dad put a small site together for his business. Something he can use afterward for customizing and just something straight forward.

I came across Wordpress among others. Anyone here use it? What are your thoughts on it?
If he just wants to write/blog use Ghost.
 
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