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[resolved] WordPress Developer (5 posts)

  1. michael7177
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I want a site like this:

    http://www.rafaelmacho.com/

    I'm a designer not a developer. I have some basic knowledge of CSS and HTML and am willing to learn but I want this new site up in two weeks. I hand coded my site here:

    http://www.motionista.com

    What's the best way to build this site? If I need to hire a WordPress developer where's the best place to find one?

  2. Rev. Voodoo
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 4 years ago #

    http://jobs.wordpress.net/

    here's a place to hire a developer

    but with some basic knowledge, you can go a long way. You don't need to know php per se to design in wordpress. Download some themes, and pick at em. If you understand the html/css portion, you can figure out the layout. Actually making wordpress work, with the loops and whatnot can be as simple as cutting and pasting from other themes until you get a grasp of what the code is doing.

    and don't forget, you can view source code, and css from any site to try to see what they are doing. That's frequently what I do....

  3. michael7177
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Thanks RVoodo. Do I need to download the WordPress application to do this or can I use the free WordPress sites? I'm not sure the capacity or features of the two routes WordPress offers, but my site will be much like the one mentioned.

  4. Rev. Voodoo
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 4 years ago #

    ummm....I'd say if you want to get very custom, you need to download wordpress.

    Thing is, you don't just download wordpress....you have to buy hosting, and install wordpress

    The free wordpress.com sites you can get are OK for blogging, but they are very limited in what you can do.

    If you plan to get custom, you'll need a self-hosted wordpress installation. That frees you up to make any changes you want, use any themes, make your own themes, install plugins, etc.

  5. michael7177
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Thanks, you cleared that up pretty well. Sorry for one more question. Where's the button to make this forum notify me by email when there's been a reply to this thread?

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