Wild Sage Websites are all inclusive. Your new site will include hosting, design, basic training, configuration and setup. Login and edit your site without having to know any code. Show off your business or organization with clean, elegant, modern pages. Here are the details…
Customized Design with Unique Color Scheme and Header
We will create a custom look for your site based on your choice of colors and integrating any images you have for your branding. If you do not have a logo, we will create a free text based logo for your header or can help you with logo design for an additional charge. You will have many opportunities to provide feedback during the customization process in order to come up with a look and feel that you are happy with. If you want a very unique site, we can create something special outside the normal customization at our hourly design rates of $75.00.
Content Management System with Multiple Admin Users (powered by WordPress)
Wild Sage Websites put the controls in your hands with an easy to use admin interface powered by the same software that runs the popular blogging platform WordPress.com. With this, you will be able to create, edit and manage your pages and blog posts, moderate comments, upload images, and even change fonts and colors without having to learn any complex computer code. This is all available online once you login with your user name and password. There is no software to download or install. Tutorials will help you learn your way around the back end of your site so that you can do-it-yourself and save yourself hundreds of dollars in webmaster fees. Tour the admin interface here.
49 Email Addresses with Google Apps Standard for Business
Web based accounts are provided through Google. If you aren’t familiar with Gmail, one of the most popular email providers in the world, you will quickly learn to appreciate it’s ease of use, nearly unlimited email storage, and unique ability to search and sort your mails.
We will set you up with Google Apps Standard which includes 50 free email accounts (one is dedicated to admin) for your domain, e.g. firstname.lastname@example.org. Also included is business access to the Google Apps which include Google Docs, Google Calendar, Google Sites, Photos and more. If you need more than 49 individual email accounts you have the choice of upgrading to Google Business Apps Premium for $50/year or freeing your account from Google Apps for up to 200 normal email addresses.
‘Coming Soon’ Page (prior to completion of setup)
While your site is undergoing customization, we will place a professional looking coming soon page at your url. This will let your visitors know that the site will be ready soon and offers a countdown to go time!
Search Engine Optimized Framework
Known as the Holy Grail of website design, Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is something every good site should be thinking about. We use code that is friendly to search robots (the computer programs that scour your site to determine what it is all about) and offer you direct access to edit each page’s meta data – information search engines look for to determine what your site is all about. Most importantly, we do not engage in any black hat techniques that could get you banned from Google altogether and we design with search engines in mind so that your site will not appear invisible or unimportant to the search engines. Does this guarantee you front page results? Not necessarily, but it’s an important foundation for a website that will result in improved search rankings.
Training Resources and Email Support (tutorial library accessible 24/7)
Wild Sage Websites are very hands-on when it comes to writing and editing your site’s content and we offer tons of training resources (authored by ourselves and others) to make it easy for you to learn and do. If you need help, we are always available by email to direct you to the training video or article that you need to accomplish your goals. These training resources will give you full control of your site to keep it fresh with updated information or simply save money on webmaster fees.
Google Analytics (plus site traffic snapshot right in your admin dashboard)
Ever wonder how many people visit your site? Or how they found out about you? Get all that information in real time right down to the city your viewer lives in and what speed of internet connection they have! Your site will be configured with the Google Analytics tracking code which displays a snapshot of your website traffic right in your admin dashboard. Or, for the data-obsessed, view the in-depth report on the Analytics website or schedule daily, weekly or monthly reports to be emailed to you.
RSS Feed with Email Subscription Option for Your Readers (Powered by Google’s Feedburner)
If you have a blog or frequently updated content, you will want to give readers the option to subscribe to your updates. We will setup (“burn”) an RSS feed for you and provide a graphic link to it from your site. Your readers will then be able to receive your new posts automatically in their favorite feed reader or receive them by email.
Twitter and Facebook Integration (“Follow Me” and “Become a Fan” icons and auto tweeting for blog posts)
Wild Sage Websites are social butterflies! Your site will have the ability to auto-tweet new posts from your Twitter account, can display a live feed of your recent Tweets, and can include Facebook and Twitter badges/icons in your sidebar or footer so that your visitors will know that you use social networking! “Share This” or “Tweet This” buttons can be situated at the bottom of your posts and we can integrate with other social networking sites on request.
Automatic Database Backups and Full Data Center Security
Never worry about loosing your data. Your site is protected by multiple powerful data centers located in Texas, USA. For additional protection from user error, weekly backups of your data base are downloaded to our backup servers and can be emailed to you to store on your hard drive (or in your new Google email account!).
Blog Comment Spam Protection (powered by Akismet)
Prevent spammers from making lewd or self serving comments on your blog with Akismet, a full featured comment spam protection service. Oh, and for those mean people who comment rudely but aren’t spammers, you have full comment moderation abilities. Simply delete comments you don’t approve of before they even appear to the general public.
Cool Extras That Make Your Site Stand Out
Do you have audio content? Perhaps you are a podcaster, sell music, or just like to listen to some while you are browsing? Do it in style with this cool audio player!
An optional but super shiny way to display images is with Fancy Box! It’s great for pictures that you want people to be able to get a better look at. Click on the pictures below for a preview.
Contact Form with Processing – Sends Results to Email
Protect your email address from spamming by using a contact form on your website. Results will go directly to you by email without ever exposing you to spammers.
All this great stuff is included in the price of your setup and monthly charge. And, if you want “more, even more!!” we can probably do it. Just tell us your idea and we will create a quote for you. Custom work is only $75.00/hour.