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  • Looking for Design Advice

    Hi All,

    Thanks in advance for help.

    I've had websites for years, I used to design them myself in Dreamweaver and have always hosted them here with webhostinguk. My current 2 sites are very dated now and I need to get them up to date.

    I have:

    1 - A business site that really needs some work. My HTML skills are non-existent and my Dreamweaver skills are really not up to par. I've tried Joomla and can't get on with it, it seems complicated and less than instinctive. I need a professional look and the site to be easily up datable. Do I need to suck it up and re-new my Dreamweaver skills or is there a CMS package out there that is easy to use and looks good?

    2 - A photography site that I really need to look good. I'm leaning towards a Wordpress site but have only ever used it for blogging.Any thoughts on Wordpress as an alternative to the Dreamweaver/HTML approach?

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    ...should have said.

    Anyone any thoughts on vbulletin as a website solution / CMS rather than just forum software?

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    • #3
      It is important to get your websites up to date if they have been the same for a long period of time. You can definitely opt for a WordPress hosting plan. WordPress has evolved to be much more than just a blogging platform. It is one of the most efficient content management system as well. WordPress provides with various plugins and extensions that can make any website look beautiful. Moreover WordPress is known for its user-friendly interface and you don’t have to be tech savy for operating WordPress. If you would like to opt for WordPress, Web Hosting UK will provide you with complete support in order to make it easy for you make your websites better. In order to get more information, visit – WordPress Hosting UK | Web Hosting UK.
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      • #4
        I would suggest that due to the problems that you have faced that you use Wordpress. I know that you might not be initially keen with this but it will offer a lot of features without being too technical. In the future when you are comfortable with this you can then move onto using a CMS such as Joomla and then hopefully eventually moving onto using Dreamweaver to code your own sites.

        HTML is getting a bit old hat now anyway - its usually XHTML and some server side scripting such as PHP with a sprinkling of CSS for design purposes.

        Hope that helps .

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        • #5
          WordPress is surely a great option when it comes to designing the website. In case your business website contains an online store, in that case Magento Hosting UK would be more beneficial for you. If it is a simple business website, then WordPress would be the most appropriate CMS platform. WordPress is based on a user-friendly interface that will enable you to establish the most impressive business website.

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          • #6
            Nice..!!

            Thanks for sharing the information there would be some apprehensions from segment but I am up for it.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by DPS Computing View Post
              I would suggest that due to the problems that you have faced that you use Wordpress. I know that you might not be initially keen with this but it will offer a lot of features without being too technical. In the future when you are comfortable with this you can then move onto using a CMS such as Joomla and then hopefully eventually moving onto using Dreamweaver to code your own sites.

              HTML is getting a bit old hat now anyway - its usually XHTML and some server side scripting such as PHP with a sprinkling of CSS for design purposes.

              Hope that helps .
              I agree with David here. WordPress is a powerful application you can use on your website and you can install and manage themes for your website directly via the WordPress Administration Panel. WordPress allows you to either show the first page as posts or as an actual standard page, so in theory, you can use WordPress as an entire website manager, allowing you to manage all the necessary content via the WordPress Administration Panel.

              Creating themes for WordPress isn't the easiest thing in the world, but there are plenty of themes you can choose from within WordPress to install and use, and you can even get some company to design you a unique WordPress theme if you wanted to.

              If you are hosted with us, you can install WordPress via Softaculous. If you are hosted elsewhere, most major web hosts provide Softaculous or Fantastico which allows you to install WordPress in just a few clicks.

              Hope this helps.

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              • #8
                A wordpress blog would indeed be a good idea. I believe that will also have you get the photography site up. You could upload your photos and visitors and members could also leave comments on it. Blogging is a powerful platform that combines all the great features of text, images, audio /video and more.

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                • #9
                  How did you get on Steve? What did you decide in the end? .

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                  • #10
                    I think you will get the best with WordPress. WordPress is an extremely versatile operating system and it has been in business quite some time now. The main reason behind this is that it understands the needs of every website owner. Whatever you have in your mind for the website can be realized through WordPress. It provides with diverse set of themes ans plugins that will suite the nature of your website, opting for WordPress hosting is an affordable way of establishing an impressive website or a blog.

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