Welcome to SiteSubscribe!
Hi, we’re really glad you chose SiteSubscribe to Build, Host, Manage, Maintain, and Support your website…and we’re confident you’ll be glad too!
Once you officially become a ‘SiteSubscriber‘, here are a few helpful things to get you started and some things we need from you so we can build your website. Remember, we’re here to walk you through the process all the way…so don’t worry about the details too much.
Walk through the steps below, they’re basically in order, but you can skip around. There are even some optional items you can totally skip.
- #1 Send Your Requirements
- #2 Send Us Your Content
- #3 Select a Domain Name
- #4 Select Design Package
- #5 Select a Theme
- #6 We Build Your Website
- #7 Select a Hosting Plan
SEND US YOUR REQUIREMENTS
Company White Paper
Download our company's white paper for Services & Consulting Rates.
Company White Paper
Download our company's white paper for Services & Consulting Rates.➡Company_Profile.pdf⬅
You can fill out the form over a period of a few days, saving at each interval. Take your time and put some thought into it. These ‘specifications‘ really help us so that we can build the site that you expect to have. After all, we want you to be happy
Send Us Your Website Content
To build your site we’ll need content like images and text to use for your website. For content for your website we’ll need things from you like:
Types of Website Content
The minimum we’ll need is the Page Text. We also recommend that you provide at least a few images as well. You can provide content to us within a Word document, a PDF file, or even a Text file…some formatting is OK but not required since we’ll be formatting your content when we put it onto a web page. If your content is on an existing web page just send us the link to that page so we can grab the content.
Use DropBox to send us your content
The Best Way to Send Us Your Files: Dropbox
In order to facilitate collecting content from our customers in an efficient manner we use a shared ‘collaboration folder’ from a service called “Dropbox“. Shortly after you sign up with us we’ll be sending you an email with a link that you’ll need to click to activate your online collaboration “Dropbox” folder. Basically you click on a link within the ‘Dropbox invitation’ email that installs a ‘shared Dropbox folder’ onto your desktop and within your ‘My Documents‘ folder (if you’re a Mac user the Dropbox folder will be located within your Documents folder). Windows users will also get a shortcut to Dropbox placed on their desktop. Once Dropbox is installed, you can place images, documents, links, PDF downloads, and other things that you may want to share with us for use on your website into the ‘Dropbox’ folder or within a subfolder within the Dropbox…i.e. images go in the ‘images‘ subfolder, and text content for your web pages goes in the ‘content’ subfolder.
Your Dropbox folder will look something like this:
- My Documents
- >>Your Company Name (folder named after you or your company)
- >>>page content (text & links)
- >>>PDF downloads
Things you put there are immediately available to us (likewise anything we put there is instantly available to you). We’ve found this to be the best way to gather content from our customers and to maintain content in a central location.
Keep in mind that customers must have copyright permissions for any customer provided content. Please provide content into the Dropbox folder as soon as possible so we can build your website.
Stock images for your website
Stock IMAGES for Your Website
In fact, once you are ready to start creating and editing pages/posts there is a plugin called ‘Microstock‘ that we can enable for you that provides a selection of stock images from iStockPhoto or Fotolia from right inside of the page editor while your are creating or editing your web page or post. This plugin presents a selection of stock images for inserting images into your page/post based on the content and tags of your post, without ever leaving your website Admin Dashboard. The Microstock plugin lets you view stock images, select images, pay for any selected images, and insert any selected images directly into your post all from within the page editor of WordPress! It doesn’t get any easier than that! Having us provide images for you is one option, but if you want to save some money we recommend you provide your own stock images, either using the Microstock plugin or however you want to provide images for your website. Of course you can also provide photos, logos, video, PDF downloads, etc. that you may already have available as long as you have copyright permissions to use them. Simply place any images that you want to use for your website into the ‘Dropbox‘ folder (within the images subfolder) that will be on your desktop once you install Dropbox (see below for more about Dropbox), or you can try emailing them to us. Please provide images into the Dropbox as soon as possible so we can build your website. We can provide stock images for you, but we charge per imagefor our time in locating appropriate images and placing them within your website.
Have us write your content
Need Us To Help Provide Content for Your Website?
We build your site but we don’t provide content without an extra charge per page, so typically we use customer provided content to keep down the cost for our customers. At your option we can provide content for your website at an additional charge by the hour as an Addon Service that is not included within any Website Package.
Select a Domain Name for Your Website
»Select any domain name that is available and we’ll register it for your website for 1 year for FREE!
Domain Extensions Available
Need more than one domain name? You can order more here…
Already have a domain name? We can use your existing domain name, and still offer you another variation on your domain for free (i.e. you own yourdomain.com, we give you yourdomain.net or your-domain.com).
Select a Theme for the Design & Look of Your Website
Themes give your site 85% of the look and feel (design) that your website will have, (the remaining 15% of design comes from customization (pricing depends upon the level of customization needed).
Most themes also usually provide additional features like ‘widget areas’ for dragging and dropping content, or things like SEO Search Engine Optimization benefits.
We’re happy to select a theme for you, and in fact we usually have a good theme in mind for your website… But some customers like to select their own theme, so for those of you who want to browser our theme library please see any of the links below. We recommend any of the themes from StudioPress.
We Build Your Website
Once you’ve completed the steps prior to this one, we’ll take it from there and BUILD a professional website for you.
Give us 2-5 weeks to complete building your website. This part just takes some good old fashioned patience on your part while you wait for us to build your website.
Once we’re at a point we feel it is ready to show you we’ll send you a link where you can review and approve the website we’ve built for you.
Select a Managed WordPress Services Plan
Once your site is built we recommend you have us Maintain and Support your website with one of our Managed WordPress Service Plans.
You can host your website wherever you want, or use our FREE Hosting included with each Managed WordPress Service Plan.
90% of the sites we build we also HOST+MAINTAIN+SUPPORT with a Managed WordPress Hosting Plan.
Need anything else, get in touch…