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Hi all.
I'm not a web designer, at all, but I have come across a task that I'd like to complete. I'm pretty savvy with WordPress and I'd like to stick to that platform if I can.

I've been searching around for someone who can build me a custom WP site but so far, I keep getting "sorry, can't do that". I think it's because my needs for the site are not WP friendly?

So, my question is, is it possible to build a custom WordPress site? From scratch, doing exactly what I need it to do. Are there designers that do this?

Sorry, I am so green at this but I really need a direction to go. I've been stuck on this way too long.

Getting frustrated,
Lou
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  • Profile picture of the author Kay King
    If the 'needs for the site are not Wordpress friendly' - why insist on using Wordpress?


    If several people who build blogs don't want to take it on - maybe they know it won't work well. Why not go with another platform instead?


    Have you tried placing an ad on Freelancer or similar site listing your requirements and taking bids for the work?
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    • Profile picture of the author LGCalab
      Originally Posted by Kay King View Post

      If the 'needs for the site are not Wordpress friendly' - why insist on using Wordpress?


      If several people who build blogs don't want to take it on - maybe they know it won't work well. Why not go with another platform instead?


      Have you tried placing an ad on Freelancer or similar site listing your requirements and taking bids for the work?
      Thank you for the reply Kay.

      I prefer to stick with WP so I'm able to manage it. I really don't want to rely on someone else to manage the site if needed.

      As it looks, I think I will have to have it on a different platform. Best I have it done right the first time.

      I will take a look at Freelancer and I think Upwork??
      Thanks again!
      Lou
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  • Profile picture of the author dpwilliams
    Hello LG,


    Can you give a description of what you need it to do? It's hard to answer without an understanding of what you need.
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    • Profile picture of the author LGCalab
      Originally Posted by dpwilliams View Post

      Hello LG,


      Can you give a description of what you need it to do? It's hard to answer without an understanding of what you need.
      Hi!
      It's a type of classified ads website, but only one niche, not multiple niches. I would like people that are posting free and paid ads to be able to upload their information and pictures and have it load on it's own.

      My biggest glitch is the plugins I have found, one will let a person submit an ad, but when they create an account and log in, now their a user in the back office. It will be confusing to them, and I really don't want them in the back office of the site.

      The other one is a bit more user friendly, but it doesn't allow enough options for the ad poster.

      Both, you have to buy some their add on options for things like PayPal or Stripe. I don't really mind that, but adding in ALL the things I need, I may as well pay someone to build the darned thing from scratch and get the look and functions I want.

      Kay recommended I use another platform, that would mean learning a whole new platform, more time delaying this project... I want to stay with WP because I know how to use it.

      I can PM you an example site if you're interested in looking at it.

      Thank you for the response
      Lou
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