Converting Static Sites to WordPress Themes

by djones 5 replies
I've gotten pretty good at converting static website layouts into widget-ready WordPress themes. So I decided to offer this as a service. But I just can't seem to figure out what to charge.

I've been looking around the forum the past few days for some examples of what other people were charging for similar services, but I couldn't find anything similar enough for me to think I should charge the same. So I finally decided to just ask.

How much would you charge or pay for the following:

1. Converting a static layout into a WP theme. (I'd create the theme, and the client would install it themselves.)

2. Converting a static layout into a WP theme and setting everything up for the client.

3. Converting and setting up the entire site. Which would include creating a WP theme, setting everything up, and moving content from their old site to the new one.

I'd appreciate any help anyone could give me.
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  • Profile picture of the author djones
    Thanks so much for the info, Rob.

    What I mean by "setting things up" is doing some of the cosmetic things you have to do to a WP blog after installing a new theme, like alter the header and footer (which can require dealing with HTML and WP template tags), setting up a static front page, and so on. Things some people just might not want to have to fiddle with themselves. And, once that was all done for them, all they'd have to worry about is adding their content.

    So not something all that technical or involved, but I figured some clients would find it convenient.
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    • Profile picture of the author John Rowe
      Why not start out charging 'roughly' for your time? If you know it usually takes you 3 hours to create a wordpress template from a static template and your time is currently worth $20/hr. then you could try charging $60, etc.
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      • Profile picture of the author Kym Robinson
        Im not sure what you SHOULD charge, but I would be very interested to know what you WOULD charge to change a static site into a provided template to match a wp blog???

        Very interested to know and what would be involved?
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        • Profile picture of the author djones
          Originally Posted by John Rowe View Post

          Why not start out charging 'roughly' for your time? If you know it usually takes you 3 hours to create a wordpress template from a static template and your time is currently worth $20/hr. then you could try charging $60, etc.
          That's a great idea. Thanks.

          Originally Posted by bigdollarshere View Post

          Im not sure what you SHOULD charge, but I would be very interested to know what you WOULD charge to change a static site into a provided template to match a wp blog???

          Very interested to know and what would be involved?
          Kym
          Well, here are some examples. Here is a static website layout.

          Fruitopia: Static Layout

          And here is the same layout converted to a WordPress theme, running on a WordPress blog. I haven't really dressed it up yet, but it gives you the general idea.

          Fruitopia: WordPress theme

          So it looks like a static site, but with all the advantages of a blog. (Like automatic pinging when you add a new post or page.)
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