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Old 07-29-2010, 06:44 AM
 
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Hello- I am looking to build a website and take orders through PayPal. I want to build the webite myself. I have built one before using Geocites but it was for my class room and beside putting up info the only other requirements were and e-mail link and a small message board for the kids.

On this website I want people to be able to pay for my product via PayPal. I already spoke with them. Now when they register I want their info to be stored for me so I can contact them in the future. Contact info meaning e-mail address, phone # and home address and name.

What should I use that will give me templates to build but also allow me to import my own graphics. I also need something that is not going to break the bank.

I also want my website to pop-up quickly when people do a search. I do not want it to be 5 pages into a search. How do I do that????

Any info would be appreciated.
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Old 07-29-2010, 07:03 AM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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Hello- I am looking to build a website and take orders through PayPal. I want to build the webite myself. I have built one before using Geocites but it was for my class room and beside putting up info the only other requirements were and e-mail link and a small message board for the kids.

On this website I want people to be able to pay for my product via PayPal. I already spoke with them. Now when they register I want their info to be stored for me so I can contact them in the future. Contact info meaning e-mail address, phone # and home address and name.

What should I use that will give me templates to build but also allow me to import my own graphics. I also need something that is not going to break the bank.

I also want my website to pop-up quickly when people do a search. I do not want it to be 5 pages into a search. How do I do that????

Any info would be appreciated.

What does "Break the Bank" mean?


$150?
$1500?

$4000? I assume that busts the piggy wide open...

I am working on decisions on a site, and budget is a huge consideration.

You can likely get a college kid to put together a decent WordPress.org (Not WP.com) site for you for a few hundred bucks.
On WP you control all graphics and other content. And get them to fix you up with a PayPal checkout.

WordPress.org is very search friendly. Better than a templated site.
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Old 07-29-2010, 08:50 AM
 
Location: The Southern Sac's, NM
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I agree - Wordpress.org. You can use your own domain name ( with WP.com you use a wordpress sub-domain name).

Also, they have shopperpress.com which is a WP storefront shopping cart that runs on the WP platform. It's $79. And it does support PayPal.

I have a WP.org blog and I like it a lot, it is already optimized for SEO and I started receiving good hits within a couple weeks. I have not tried shopperpress yet, but it's on my ToDo list.
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Old 07-29-2010, 09:01 AM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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I agree - Wordpress.org. You can use your own domain name ( with WP.com you use a wordpress sub-domain name).

Also, they have shopperpress.com which is a WP storefront shopping cart that runs on the WP platform. It's $79. And it does support PayPal.

I have a WP.org blog and I like it a lot, it is already optimized for SEO and I started receiving good hits within a couple weeks. I have not tried shopperpress yet, but it's on my ToDo list.
Didn't know about the storefront, but we don't use PayPal to sell houses much...
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Old 07-29-2010, 09:37 AM
 
Location: The Southern Sac's, NM
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Didn't know about the storefront, but we don't use PayPal to sell houses much...
Hahaha! Yeah, all you need is a PP chargeback on a $400K transaction!
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