Lawn Care Business Forum Lawn Care Business Book Lawn Care Business Blog Lawn Care Software
Home Forum Contract & Flyer Templates Blog Software Videos Podcast Calculators / Estimators Store Mower Review Design It Yourself Lawn Business School

Go Back   GopherHaul Landscaping & Lawn Care Business Marketing Forum > Graphic And Web Design Support Forums > Search Engine Optimization and Website Design Discussions.

Search Engine Optimization and Website Design Discussions. Need a lawn care business website built? Talk about search engine optimization. Or ask your lawn care and landscaping business web building related questions here. Show us your landscaping business web site for review.

wordpress website design, anyone?


Search Engine Optimization and Website Design Discussions.

Need a lawn care business website built? Talk about search engine optimization. Or ask your lawn care and landscaping business web building related questions here. Show us your landscaping business web site for review.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 03-27-2011, 01:32 PM
SuperiorPower SuperiorPower is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 57
Rep Power: 4
SuperiorPower is on a distinguished road
Default wordpress website design, anyone?

Ok, I know there are a few folks on here that do website design and am wondering if anyone has any idea how to make a wordpress website look like a website rather than a blog. Any ideas?

Here is my current look. It is something I am playing with to see what I want to do before I design the real one at the regular domain.
__________________
One of a dying breed; the servicing dealer.

"Servicing Dealer" definition: A dealer who not only sells new equipment but also services what he sells. This dealer will be factory certified to make these repairs. Find them. Support them.
Reply With Quote

Stop guess-timating. Learn how to estimate and make money! $$$
Mow Time Estimator Lawn Care Price Estimator Mulch and Topsoil Calculator Snow Plow Estimate Calculator


  #2  
Old 03-27-2011, 03:23 PM
afpettijohns afpettijohns is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Anaheim (Disneyland), CA
Posts: 79
Rep Power: 4
afpettijohns is on a distinguished road
Default Try a Wysiwyg HTML editor

Lawn care business tipsLawn Care Business Book
In an editor like MS Expressions and first page. There are many out there, it will allow you to type and place pics in a Wysiwyg (What You See Is What You Get) screen and do the hard code HTML in a screen just above or below it. It's really easy and you can get good results. I hard code HTML but like seeing what I write so I use MS Expressions. See if you like the results at my site. http://www.afpettijohns.com

P.S. Your top banner needs to be higher resolution. Try scanning it into your computer with at least a 300dpi resolution.

Good luck.
Aleister
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 03-27-2011, 03:45 PM
The Cleaning Doctor's Avatar
The Cleaning Doctor The Cleaning Doctor is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Helena, MT
Posts: 927
Rep Power: 5
The Cleaning Doctor is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by SuperiorPower View Post
Ok, I know there are a few folks on here that do website design and am wondering if anyone has any idea how to make a wordpress website look like a website rather than a blog. Any ideas?

Here is my current look. It is something I am playing with to see what I want to do before I design the real one at the regular domain.
Yep that one is pretty easy. You are using the twenty-ten theme.

first you need to have a page created that you want to show on the front page.

Then you go to settings -> reading

you will see "front page displays" and click the radio button for a static page and then right below that is a dropdown for front page and select the page you created for the home page.

You may have to go into the menus section under appearance and create a custom menu so that the page does not appear in the navigation menu bar under the header image.

Take a look at http://fishcatchingtips.com for an example
__________________
Pat
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 03-27-2011, 08:08 PM
The Cleaning Doctor's Avatar
The Cleaning Doctor The Cleaning Doctor is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Helena, MT
Posts: 927
Rep Power: 5
The Cleaning Doctor is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by afpettijohns View Post
P.S. Your top banner needs to be higher resolution. Try scanning it into your computer with at least a 300dpi resolution.

Good luck.
Aleister
300 dpi is way too much for web sites. I causes them to load too slow.
__________________
Pat
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 03-27-2011, 11:10 PM
SuperiorPower SuperiorPower is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 57
Rep Power: 4
SuperiorPower is on a distinguished road
Default

Ok, so, I got that done.

Do you all think the background is too bright now?

Also, I am looking for a good adsense plug in that will allow me to control what ads I have and how many. Any ideas or suggestions?
__________________
One of a dying breed; the servicing dealer.

"Servicing Dealer" definition: A dealer who not only sells new equipment but also services what he sells. This dealer will be factory certified to make these repairs. Find them. Support them.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 03-27-2011, 11:57 PM
The Cleaning Doctor's Avatar
The Cleaning Doctor The Cleaning Doctor is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Helena, MT
Posts: 927
Rep Power: 5
The Cleaning Doctor is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by SuperiorPower View Post
Ok, so, I got that done.

Do you all think the background is too bright now?

Also, I am looking for a good adsense plug in that will allow me to control what ads I have and how many. Any ideas or suggestions?
Yes that is way too bright.

Give me a call and I will help you with the advertising.
__________________
Pat
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 03-28-2011, 02:39 AM
Simpkins's Avatar
Simpkins Simpkins is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Tri-State Area
Age: 33
Posts: 100
Rep Power: 4
Simpkins is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by The Cleaning Doctor View Post
300 dpi is way too much for web sites. I causes them to load too slow.
Agreed. "dpi" is "dots per inch" and refers to printers anyways doesn't it? PPI or pixels per inch is what you look at for web images and, what would you say doc, 72 ppi is plenty?
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 03-29-2011, 01:05 PM
SuperiorPower SuperiorPower is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 57
Rep Power: 4
SuperiorPower is on a distinguished road
Default

Still working on it. I am liking it more and more.

Any thoughts about what you guys and galls would like to see on a dealers website?
__________________
One of a dying breed; the servicing dealer.

"Servicing Dealer" definition: A dealer who not only sells new equipment but also services what he sells. This dealer will be factory certified to make these repairs. Find them. Support them.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 03-29-2011, 03:08 PM
wdcutter wdcutter is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Maine
Posts: 81
Rep Power: 7
wdcutter is on a distinguished road
Default

I use this plugin for adsense: WP Simple Adsense Insertion

I just did mine over to look like an actual web-site with a blog, you can check it out here.
They also have a plugin that you can use to work on your blog and only you can see it until your happy with what you want called "Theme Test Drive", not a pro but willing to help.
__________________
Brian
Durgin's Lawn & Landscape

www.durginslawnandlandscape.com
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 03-30-2011, 10:51 PM
swstout's Avatar
swstout swstout is offline
Steve
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Canastota, NY
Age: 65
Posts: 1,082
Rep Power: 7
swstout is on a distinguished road
Default Another Option

Try Facebook Storefront. It;s free! Half million

http://www.facebook.com/payvment

Steve
__________________


Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Wordpress.com or wordpress.org? SuperiorPower Search Engine Optimization and Website Design Discussions. 6 02-07-2010 09:56 AM
wordpress plugin justin_time Search Engine Optimization and Website Design Discussions. 9 11-05-2009 07:16 AM
A little help with wordpress would be great. musician/lawnman Search Engine Optimization and Website Design Discussions. 4 04-12-2009 07:32 AM
Logo Design and Website Design lavan General Business Discussions 2 12-17-2004 08:33 AM

» Recent Threads
  RatingTitle, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views
These are the days on...
ExtremeLawncareServices
03-22-2014 09:12 AM
Yesterday 10:12 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
77 4,354
new trailer help
mattthelawnguy
07-11-2014 08:21 PM
Yesterday 07:17 PM
by SGL1
11 356
Got my first lawn job...
SGL1
06-11-2014 09:19 PM
Yesterday 07:09 PM
by SGL1
29 1,163
Left handed edging with...
SGL1
07-23-2014 08:59 PM
Yesterday 07:05 PM
by SGL1
4 99
Need help determining...
Jbss861
07-20-2014 02:33 PM
Yesterday 01:11 PM
by Steve
13 305
Customer letters
kslawn
07-23-2014 06:17 AM
Yesterday 12:19 PM
by Steve
3 105
Should I ?
googus
07-22-2014 04:06 PM
Yesterday 12:10 PM
by Steve
4 149
My First Apartment...
SSLCtn
05-26-2014 10:17 PM
Yesterday 06:46 AM
by kslawn
15 853
Crop Rotation Techniques...
eastsidelandcare
07-17-2014 03:47 PM
Yesterday 06:38 AM
by kslawn
3 168
Selling lawns like...
eastsidelandcare
07-17-2014 03:51 PM
Yesterday 06:28 AM
by kslawn
3 209
Scag new "Eliminator"......
ExtremeLawncareServices
07-20-2014 10:45 AM
07-23-2014 05:37 PM
by Just for Cuts
9 237
need professional advice...
Fiddlers_green
07-20-2014 07:21 PM
07-23-2014 12:42 PM
by Steve
3 158
new to me box truck
jrayb39667
03-06-2014 10:20 PM
07-23-2014 12:40 PM
by Steve
15 1,337
Lawn Service back in...
LawnCareMan280
07-18-2014 09:00 PM
07-23-2014 11:48 AM
by Steve
4 198
Overspray?
stevef1201
07-21-2014 04:20 PM
07-23-2014 11:39 AM
by Steve
3 104
Hello Everyone! Newbie...
SLKlawn
07-17-2014 06:22 PM
07-22-2014 01:53 PM
by Steve
6 231
Proper height for lawn
rob lederhilger
05-26-2014 08:01 AM
07-21-2014 02:53 PM
by LawnDoctor
9 622
Blade sharpener
Just for Cuts
07-04-2014 12:31 PM
07-21-2014 01:48 PM
by Steve
9 458
What's my business worth?
Chaz
07-16-2014 01:35 PM
07-21-2014 01:45 PM
by Steve
4 240
Single tree, mow customer
WesleySnips
06-27-2014 10:12 AM
07-21-2014 01:04 PM
by Steve
12 516
1.5 Acre Jungle
WesleySnips
07-15-2014 05:57 PM
07-20-2014 11:31 AM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
21 551
Gopher schedule software
Ray
07-18-2014 04:13 PM
07-18-2014 04:13 PM
by Ray
0 131
2006 Chevy fuel pump...
KevinsLawns
07-17-2014 08:39 PM
07-18-2014 11:51 AM
by Steve
1 135
Halfway point of year!
Steve
07-01-2014 12:08 PM
07-18-2014 11:38 AM
by Steve
14 672
I got told to leave and...
gwilson98
06-16-2014 02:07 PM
07-17-2014 11:43 AM
by Steve
16 991
Hey guys this is the...
prmenter@gmail.com
07-07-2014 08:23 PM
07-16-2014 08:10 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
28 725
Mowing the hills
prmenter@gmail.com
07-08-2014 12:22 PM
07-16-2014 05:00 PM
by Just for Cuts
18 658
Say Hello !!!
Steve
03-19-2007 11:18 AM
07-15-2014 05:38 PM
by icon2000
1,184 318,803
need some help geting...
dalvan0
07-13-2014 09:28 PM
07-15-2014 11:56 AM
by Steve
5 227
Classified Ad Template...
bcfb
06-05-2013 02:40 AM
07-15-2014 11:16 AM
by Steve
15 3,669
Husqvarna pz 60
CDLAWNCARE
07-06-2014 06:50 PM
07-15-2014 08:53 AM
by kslawn
10 413
Lowballers
Chaz
07-11-2014 03:55 PM
07-14-2014 12:27 PM
by Steve
5 334
My new side job
Sprinkler Buddy
05-10-2014 05:23 AM
07-14-2014 12:15 PM
by Steve
10 800
Illegal spraying
GoGreenerKS
07-04-2014 09:11 AM
07-13-2014 10:36 PM
by GoGreenerKS
10 519
New Mower and Trailer
Chaz
06-25-2014 12:04 PM
07-13-2014 06:25 PM
by SGL1
7 528
What Fertilizer to Use?
acrajchel
04-07-2014 01:56 PM
07-12-2014 07:36 PM
by SGL1
21 1,849
Fuel and fuel additives
SGL1
07-06-2014 10:23 AM
07-11-2014 07:53 PM
by SGL1
15 517
Questions for a patchy...
jumcgee
07-09-2014 08:42 AM
07-11-2014 12:34 PM
by Steve
1 187
toro proline blades wont...
boog
06-25-2014 06:26 PM
07-11-2014 05:28 AM
by kslawn
18 620
Contents of Marketing to...
prmenter@gmail.com
07-09-2014 05:25 PM
07-10-2014 03:23 PM
by Steve
3 278
Shindaiwa
CLB454
05-13-2014 09:04 PM
07-10-2014 03:04 PM
by Steve
14 755
Starting New in FL
mmcuttrim
08-06-2010 09:22 AM
07-10-2014 02:44 PM
by Steve
48 11,228
Bid help 45 on acre...
Priggan
06-26-2014 12:56 PM
07-09-2014 08:38 AM
by kslawn
7 501
need help bidding fence...
veteranslawncaresystems
07-03-2014 10:33 AM
07-08-2014 12:00 PM
by Steve
5 360
Trimmer or Knife?
gwilson98
07-04-2014 09:56 PM
07-07-2014 02:41 PM
by Steve
6 320
Started a New Solar Lawn...
Solar Lawn Care
06-08-2013 01:40 AM
07-07-2014 01:55 PM
by Steve
37 7,398
New Canadian Member
coppervalley
07-04-2014 02:15 PM
07-07-2014 01:12 PM
by Steve
1 225
Happy Independance...
stevef1201
07-04-2014 07:05 AM
07-07-2014 01:01 PM
by Steve
2 223
Echo PE 266 edger
stevef1201
07-01-2014 01:28 PM
07-07-2014 12:47 PM
by Steve
4 302
30 Inch Push Mowers Pros...
Billy Goat
06-27-2013 08:07 PM
07-06-2014 01:50 PM
by SGL1
21 5,213
» Popular Tags
4wd advertisement article marketing bid charge christmas lighting christmas light service courtesy call credit card processing customers decorating escrow estimate exmark ferris fundraiser gopherhaul grass gravely gravely 34" zero turn hills holiday holiday decorating holiday lighting how much to charge introduction john deere quik trac kawasaki lawn lawn care business lawn care business book lawn care business seo lawn care business show lawn care business website lawn care business website seo lawn care website leaf leaf removal lighting managing a lawn care business marketing native plants new buisness new mower office management online classifieds outdoor environments payment podcast property management company push versus ride redmax reo scag scripts search engine optimization seo snow sprayer starting a business starting a lawn care business steve stihl subcontractor theft toro tractor auger turfgrass consulting walker zero turn
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:26 AM.


(C) 2011 Riggs Publications - Terms of use & Privacy Policy

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:26 AM.

(C) 2011 Riggs Publications - Terms of use & Privacy Policy