Convert my static website to a Wordpress site

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Steven O.Alan R.Andy P.Barney S.Debbie K. + 1 other have already sent a proposal.
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Description

Experience Level: Intermediate
Specific skills:
-SEO
-website programming
-Wordpress content management systems.
-Good English (UK preferred)

I am the manager of a popular Scottish wedding band. We are well established and our website ranks well in google for our key terms.

I wish to have more control over the content of the site by porting it to a wordpress content management system. This will require hosting on a server which supports Wordpress. It is vital that anyone applying for this has experience with SEO, and understands the risks and complications involved in moving the website of a business which depends on high search-engine rankings.

Clarification Board

  • Barney S.

    Hi Greg
    I'm interested in your project. I have a quick question about the mailing list before I submit a bid.
    Do you currently use a mailing list provider to manage your mailing list or do you send the emails out manually using something like an Outlook mail merge?

    Thanks
    Barney

    Hi Barney I currently use campaign monitor to handle my emailing, but I import new addresses manually.

  • Joe L.

    Hi Greg,

    If you just want a blog go for wordpress. If want a true content management system then look at Joomla!

    Front page, articles, blog, integrated newsletter, music downloads, video you name it.

    Do I need to go on?

    I will only bid on this job if a deep fried mars bar is thrown in...

    Regards

    Joe

    Hey thanks Joe. I'll make sure and order an extra one at dinner time :)

    I will have a look at Joomla, thanks for the heads up.

  • Alan R.

    I've very interested in helping transfer your site over and I'm fully aware of the issues surrounding transferring a site and maintaining search engine rank.

    Is it possible to get a link to the current site so that I can give a more accurate bid on what is required?

    Regards

    Alan

    Hi Alan, thanks for your interest. The website is www.thejiggers.co.ukFor your information, I also have a separate blog at www.ceilidhblog,typepad.com but want to start a new blog integrated as a part of the new site. I don't know whether I can import content from the old blog or not, but it's there FYI anyway!