To get you started we have compiled a list of resources that might prove helpful.
I thought it would be helpful to create a resource page that you can always come to for all of your wordpress business website needs. I’ll add to it as I build the resources and guides and when I find new things. I recommend bookmarking it for your reference and convenience. Enjoy!
I have had experience with a bunch of hosting accounts over the past 10 years. Everything from free hosting (with banner ads) to expensive dedicated servers. Most business websites can easily be hosted for less than $10/month. The top host I recommend for most users is Bluehost.com. The regular price for their hosting is $6.95 but they sometimes offer discounts. If you are looking for something bigger/better, more expensive, or more robust for your hosting you might also take a look at Media Temple. They have grid hosting, a dedicated virtual package, as well as higher end dedicated servers. Lastly, I’ll include Host Gator as they have some discount or cheaper hosting that you can get if you are currently price conscious in your setup. I haven’t used them personally much but I have had some limited experience with them without any problems and I have heard good things about them.
Premium Plugins & Themes
I know there are a lot of premium themes and plugins out there and it can be overwhelming. One place I have had great luck finding good themes/plugins is wpmudev.org. The site is targeted toward those who would be installing a bunch of plugins or themes on lots of sites. Their content is great and always up to date. If you are going to buy a bunch of plugins or might be using these wordpress for business website techniques for multiple sites it might be handy to purchase one of their packages.
Free WordPress Themes
Premium Sites (some have Free Themes)
- Graph Paper Press
- Woo Themes
- WPMU Dev
- StudioPress – Marketplace
- AJ’s Business WordPress Themes
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