If I hire someone to design a wordpress site for me...how hard is

by Dexx
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If I hire someone to design a wordpress site for me...how hard is it to have that design turned into an actual installable wordpress theme?

Is there any websites or places that I could tell me designer to check out to figure out the "specifics" on creating wordpress-size theme designs?

Where would I go to have a design done in photoshop etc. turned into an installable wordpress theme? How much would this cost normally?

Has anyone done something like this themselves? (i.e. have a custom design made for wordpress)
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  • Profile picture of the author dalvia
    It depends. If you have a custom photoshop layout and then have it fully coded, that can cost a few hundred dollars. I've paid up to $600 for a client.

    But you find a already existing theme and then have some customizations done, then that can cost 50-$100 depending on how many changes you want to the theme. (this is the way I'd go)

    Do the wordpress install yourself and look for a theme, then get the customizations,

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  • Profile picture of the author phylma
    That's good advise about installing first then customizing. I was wondering about that myself.
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  • You are probably better off finding a template you think will work, contacting the template designer and getting a quote for him/her to customize for your purpose.
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  • Profile picture of the author thunderbird
    Another Canadian? Seems I'm bumping into lots here lately.

    Dalvia, what kind of customization are we talking about? Some types of customization can be pricey. For example, I was curious how much freelancers would charge for adding the functionality I had put into a site (my current WSO), and bids ranged from $300 to $500.

    When it comes to how much it would cost to get someone to do a site, much depends not only on graphics, but what features you want in the theme, no?

    Project HERE.

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  • Profile picture of the author dalvia
    Yes, it depends of the customization. The themes that you can get from Studio Press are great. I will buy one and move some of the elements around as a basic change in layout.

    I recently had a seminar booking system put into a theme and that cost me $250 so it all depends. Basic stuff should be in the range of $50-100. I do my own graphics, so I save money that way. Obviously if you need graphics that will be extra.

    The key using a freelancer, is to create a camtasia video of what has to be done and put the video on the freelance site. Otherwise there are too many mis-communications and the freelancers know exactly what they are bidding on.

    Hope this helps:-)

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  • Profile picture of the author sridhar
    I convert HTML templates to WordPress. I usually charge around $150.

    Samples: 1, 2, 3.

    If you want to do it yourself, you may find my collection of these bookmarks useful.
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