While I was trolling the internet looking for themes I came across SimplyWP and was quite taken with their style. It’s not for everyone; I think you’ll either love it or hate it. They have a selection of free WP Themes that you can download or you can have them create a custom theme for you (£250 US). I couldn’t afford or justify having a custom theme but they did offer to do a custom header for me ($30-$75 US). I’m over the moon with the result and the service was excellent the whole way through.
I emailed them with the colours I liked, current fonts I was using and a vague idea of what I was hoping for. Kathie, from SimplyWP, sent me off to istockphotos to choose some images that I would like to use. She said it would take 2-3 days for the first draft. By the end of the 2nd day I had the first draft and it only needed a few minor changes. She also offered to upload it free of charge. Unfortunately, I didn’t have the host information. However, she did send me a good set of instructions so I could upload it myself. But, too be honest, I had a friend (@adrianburns) do it as it was a bit beyond me.
The only thing they ask (don’t demand) is that you give them credit in the footer. I’m more than happy to do this once I work out how to do it! :-)
I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Andrew and Kathie at SimplyWP.
I’m in the process of trying to wangle you guys a discount and will let you know how I get on. Just for the record I don’t receive any kick backs for recommending them. I just like to spread the word when I experience good service.
Great News Kathie and Andrew from SimplyWP will give a 10% discount to people who come via mediocremum.com. Just tell them I sent you.
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