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    Quote Originally Posted by sunrise_rachel View Post
    I found the Wordpress installer and installed it but it has a blogish look. Is that the right one?
    Yep, looks like you got the right one. If you're just starting out and want to customize the site to fit your needs, you can pickup some themes from the sites below (You might find some free elsehwere on the web...but you get a variety here)
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    Otherwise you can work with one of the designers you find here (Vangogh, Harold and I believe we have a few others) or elsewhere to create something that fits your needs.

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    ETA again: I got the Wordpress app installed and I am going. I feel like a kid in a candy store right now.
    Glad to hear! Once you get the design/layout in order, check out WordPress › WordPress Plugins to see how you can make life easier (I.E. Job Boards or etc...)
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    I'm glad you were able to get WordPress installed Rachel. Like Harold and Jeff said yes it will look like a blog at first. Do you need help finding a theme. I'm sure we can point you to a few places to look. Many are free. Some of the better ones will cost you a little, say $100 at most. And of course you can always have someone design a custom theme for you, though the cost is naturally higher.

    You can add a forum. There's a plugin for WordPress called bbPress, which sets up a forum, but I agree with Harold. Let's get you comfortable working with WordPress and with a theme you like. Then we'll get you working with a forum. It'll be a little more work and more to get used to so it's best to work with the basic WordPress for a bit first.
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    Just to add to that, DO NOT trust free themes from anywhere except the WordPress Theme repository, I think Woo Themes has one or 2 free ones and so does Solostream.
    DO NOT trust "Free WordPress Themes" websites.

    Also, do not trust free plug ins that are not in the WordPress plug in repository. The only exception would be free plug ins from Woo Themes, and WPMUDEV.
    There may be a few other trusted sources.

    If you aren't sure, ask before you install.
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    Good point. I really shouldn't have suggested them. I know there are some good free themes out there, but more often than not they aren't developed well. Paying even $20 for a theme will get you something much, much better in most cases.The best themes are usually in the $75 - $125 range.
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