Some would wait until at least the “Hello World” template post from WordPress has been stripped and replaced, but that’s not necessarily me.
About six weeks ago I mentioned that I was establishing a new website (and what I expect to be my final website) – PhoenixRetirementRealEstate.com.
Dreamweaver is wonderful software but I couldn’t quite get it to do what I wanted. So I happened upon an idea that I’m sure has been mentioned in a dozen different places, none of which I can remember at the moment. I decided to build the site in WordPress.
WordPress 2.2 allows for such a setup, complete with a static landing page. (I’m sure that 2.3 does the same but I don’t wanna upgrade and they can’t make me. Yet.) All I would need is a theme I liked, separate pages for all the communities I was covering and viola.
Content slowly is being added – slowly meaning only the welcome page and the Sun Cities master page has been completed. And this will likely be even more grey than the great grey lady, the New York Times, at least for the next couple of weeks. Text takes more work and I’m trying to get that out of the way. Adding photos after the point will be fairly easy.
So what to expect when it’s done? Assuming I sign away my soul to Killer IDX there will be complete listings for each of the communities, each on its own page. Information on HOA transfer and annual fees also will be there along with lists of activities and amenities. I may opt for separate pages or I may create blog posts with the data and link off a single page. I haven’t quite decided.
Best of all with the WordPress format, I can add blog posts and write about whatever I want whenever I want. It may not be the local newspaper that Jeff Brown suggested last week, but it’s more than anyone else is doing for these communities presently.
Changes will be coming almost daily, some announced and some simply uploaded. So feel free to take a look and pass along the feedback … it’s a work in progress that will remain as such in perpetuity thanks to the blog platform at its heart.[tags]Phoenix real estate, Phoenix retirement real estate[/tags]