I developed our small company biz site using artisteer (html version). When I convert that site to WP, I just get a blank template and have to upload the content to WP by cutting and pasting. That would be fine but it looks totally different and basically like crap. Meaning template is ugly.
So I researched forever new template and settled on YooThemes, which are beautiful. I pay and download them, thinking the whole thing would be user friendly. It was not. I can't figure out how to change the demo content to save my life.
I'm on the verge of deciding that I must go with the artisteer version even though I don't like it because I can't figure out the template. Would Joomla be easier to customize? I mean, I don't know Joomla and realize it is even more complicated but WP seems impossible to customize. I do not know html and css and frankly don't think I can learn within a reasonable amount of time.
Or is there a more user-friendly WP template that still looks good? Like with sliders and that sort of thing? My artiseer site is nice but looks very dated. Also the html version is a huge problem because updating is a pain *and* more important I can't do things like add a FB like button unless I re-add the button every time I update the site.
I would greatly appreciate any thoughts, feedback, ideas...particularly interested in any user-friendly WP themes, whether switching to joomla would make this any easier (I'm doubting seriously), or whether I should go back to artisteer or some other (better looking?) program to make my own WP template?
Is there any hope for me?
My current html site: