What Is The Best Way to Crank Out Multiple Websites in a short time?

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Hi folks,

my offline partner hired me to make simple websites for his customers. However, he has over 50 businesses as customers
that would need a more-less simple website about their
company. In addition they would like to have it as quickly
as possible.

So far I have only built two websites based on WP plugins,
however they are buit specifically for affiliate marketing. I
was simply recommended Dreamweaver or other WYSIWYG
editor, but I would be interested if I can somehow accelerate
the production of these websites by some kind of templates
or plugins. Does anyone know of any reliable software or
templates I could use?

I have searched the webdesign forum, but I did not find enough
info on this topic, so I started this thread. If I missed or skipped
something, I would be also thankful for pointing me right
direction.

Thanks for any ideas or suggestions
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  • Profile picture of the author Terry Crim
    What type of sites are they? Are all the clients buying the samething, I mean are they all the same type of sites? Not necessarily same niche or product but same type of requirements.

    If so you can use wordpress and makeup 4 or 5 templates based off of a basic base template of your making or buying a paid template.

    I assume that the clients will need to be able to update and add more content themselves. Most will not know or want to deal with html so the easiest method for them to manage the site themselves the better. Which is why I suggest wordpress or you can create a very simple CMS that they can update the content themselves.

    If you have questions feel free to contact me.

    - T
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    • Profile picture of the author HonestAffiliate
      Terry,

      thanks for a quick and warm reply.

      Originally Posted by Terry Crim View Post


      What type of sites are they? Are all the clients buying the same type of sites?
      - T
      They are buying the same type of sites, the requirements are to have
      a solid and clear company presentation and info online. Majority of them
      are small or middle sized company who just need to have online presence.

      In the future they could be offered more advanced design

      Similarly, I was also thinking of having 4-5 templates to choose from
      and then just adding the content.

      Originally Posted by Terry Crim View Post


      I assume that the clients will need to be able to update and add more content themselves.


      - T
      For most of the clients the company of my partner will also provide
      the updates, some of them, however might vote for having the access
      to update.

      ...

      What would be the difference if I created (or bought ) the templates in dreamweaver versus creating (buying) in WP?

      I had the impression that my partner is not really aware of WP and its
      usage for design and would like to stick to the dreamweaver (his sites
      are already built using dreamweaver). Would there
      be significant different if I did it the his way?
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      • Profile picture of the author Joe Mobley
        If your resources are leaning towards Dreamweaver, that's the way to go. Especially if there are no significant requirement changes.

        Joe Mobley


        Originally Posted by HonestAffiliate View Post

        What would be the difference if I created (or bought ) the templates in dreamweaver versus creating (buying) in WP?

        I had the impression that my partner is not really aware of WP and its
        usage for design and would like to stick to the dreamweaver (his sites
        are already built using dreamweaver). Would there
        be significant different if I did it the his way?
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  • Profile picture of the author Joe Mobley
    Claxton,

    Are these simple 2, 3, 5 page sites that do not need updating often? Do they need some things best supplied by Wordpress plugins? Would a simple HTML + CSS site fill the bill?

    I believe you are thinking in the right direction by using a template model with easy variations for each client. This can easily be achieved with either HTML + CSS or Wordpress + plugins.

    One thing that would be a heavy influence on my decision is my skill-set. If I were pretty good with HTML + CSS, there would almost need to be a gun involved to me to go with Wordpress. And, vise-versa.

    Let us know more and we can help more.

    Joe Mobley
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    • Profile picture of the author HonestAffiliate
      Thanks Joe also..

      [quote=Joe Mobley;3957303]

      Are these simple 2, 3, 5 page sites that do not need updating often? Do they need some things best supplied by Wordpress plugins? Would a simple HTML + CSS site fill the bill?
      [/QUOTE

      Yes, just simle sites. HTML + CSS would be perfect


      Originally Posted by Joe Mobley View Post


      One thing that would be a heavy influence on my decision is my skill-set. If I were pretty good with HTML + CSS, there would almost need to be a gun involved to me to go with Wordpress. And, vise-versa.


      Joe Mobley
      I only have simple experience with WordPress template sites bought from a known marketer which were already created with plugins.

      Multiple websites even on templates would require much more effort and skill. That is why I would be more open to learning more about dreamweaver design work which is already on some of the sites of my partner than learning WordPres.

      Thanks again,
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      • Profile picture of the author Joe Mobley
        Claxton,

        That makes good sense. There should be plenty of YouTube videos to speed you along.

        Good luck.

        Joe Mobley


        Originally Posted by HonestAffiliate View Post

        Thanks Joe also..

        I only have simple experience with WordPress template sites bought from a known marketer which were already created with plugins.

        Multiple websites even on templates would require much more effort and skill. That is why I would be more open to learning more about dreamweaver design work which is already on some of the sites of my partner than learning WordPres.

        Thanks again,
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  • Profile picture of the author xtrapunch
    You can use both HTML and WordPress for creating sites. If you are using HTML, just get the templates done and then keep customizing them. Same goes with WordPress. You can find WordPress templates on WordPress.org or just Google.
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