Starter Websites for Tradesmen, Ed Nonnemacher
This website that we just completed for Ed Nonnemacher of EdNonnemacher.com Custom Woodworking & Handyman Services was way too much fun as you’ll see the the video I’m adding to this post!
I saw Ed’s wife, Liz Nonnemacher, at one of my local business networking meetups earlier this week. She said that her husband needed a website pronto and they wanted a “basic” website. We love doing websites for tradesmen and one of our “Starter Sites” was the perfect solution to what the Nonnemacher’s needed.
EdNonnemacher.com was built using the SmallBiz Theme’s 5 panel layout. The 5 panel layout enabled us to divide the site up into 5 panels so we were able to include a section telling what Ed’s business is with a clear call to action, an About Ed section, a section for his Services, his Testimonials and a short intro video.
WordPress Plugins Used on Ed’s Site
- Akismet – an anti-spam plugin
- Lizatom Shortcodes – to create the columns on the Services page and the call to action button
- Google XML Sitemaps – to submit the sitemap to Google Webmaster Tools
- BackupBuddy – to keep a good backup of the site and store it on Amazon S3
- Simple Login Lockdown – an added measure of security to keep the site from being hacked
- Gravity Forms – we created the Request a Quote for with this plugin
- Rotating Images – we used this plugin to rotate the testimonial images we created
- Shareaholic – our share buttons plugin
- JetPack Site Stats – this shows up in the dashboard to display site stats
CloudBloomer’s Starter Sites are designed with the budget minded business owner in mind and are perfect websites for tradesmen. You can still get a nice looking, functional website without having to spend a small fortune.
Too Much Fun With the Video Camera…
Liz and Ed were great at getting the content of their site sent over to me really quickly. When it came time to add the video, Liz sent me this…