Websites for Accountants – Enrolled Agents – Premiere Tax
Carl Hanton, Enrolled Agent, in Bradenton, Florida contacted me after attending a local internet marketing master mind group in Sarasota. Carl had a well established website for his accounting and tax business. His site was an older site and was not using the WordPress platform. His site needed some updating and, more importantly, Carl knew he wanted a WordPress website. Being able to add fresh content to his site is important to him and being able to do it himself was a big plus.
Moving to WordPress
Carl’s old site was an outdated html site. I wish I had taken a screen shot of it where you could see it was what I call a “lefty” – those sites that sit on the left side of a wide-screen monitor.
We did a fresh, secure WordPress installation on a temporary domain and built the site behind the scenes basically copying and pasting content from the existing site.
We used the SmallBiz Theme from Expand2Web and chose the Blank Canvas with Sidebar layout. The SmallBiz Theme includes the ability to generate a mobile version of the site and we opted for that as well.
In addition to using our standard plugins of Akismet, Google XML Sitemaps, Simple Login Lockdown and BackupBuddy, we also used a few more for added functionality.
The additional plugins were Gravity Forms, Lizatom Shortcodes, Rotating Text and Subscribe/Connect/Follow Widget.
The Rotating Text was a great way to go as far as being able to display testimonials about Carl in a small amount of space.
If you are in Florida and need help with tax planning, tax preparation or are having problems with the IRS, contact Carl at PremiereTax.com!