I currently run a blog - [url removed, login to view] - It is on [url removed, login to view] and not self hosted though i have a hosting account with hostgator. My vision is to grow this blog to a consultant ready recknor and be able to sell services + ebooks through the blog.
To achieve this purpose I need to move away from [url removed, login to view] to a self hosted model - I can do this on my own including the DNS change. Pretty simple as Host Gator has 1 click wordpress install. But i will need help on the following -
a) Choosing a kick a$$ template for my blog that is both professional and can reach audience. I'm open to opinions but would like the template to represent some level of scrolls for latest blog posts / top blog posts. Recommended reads etc.
b) Installation of the template to ensure the pages work perfectly fine
c) Ensuring the front end of the site is not compromised and relevant plugins including the wordpress jetpack etc is installed and functional and ready to use.
d) Different static pages with ability to add content, images of customize to add say subscription for free courses etc.
e) Integration of an e-commerce plug-in to sell my ebooks (future state but to be enabled now through widgets or plugins).
f) Guidance on how i should be making changes to these pages (not on static content - i know that can be done from Wordpress CMS on pages tab) but for the widgets / plugins and placing them appropriately etc
g) A widget/plugin where at the end of each post it should list related articles from my historic posts and direct people to those pages
h) Install [url removed, login to view] or whatever is needed to ensure the search engines can capture my web pages for the keywords
i) All this to be done in a separate test server without impacting my current site [url removed, login to view] and tested prior to having my website redirected to hostgator DNS.
Though i have described actions in detail here, for a Wordpress Pro, once the template is chosen, it should really not be much of work given the way wordpress is designed. So i'm keeping the project budget small.
Looking at only individuals or experts who can support low budgets. Happy bidding.
I have sent pm with example theme that i suggest few premium theme and i will use it free for your site with license. i read all the details that provided and happy to help you archived the all target as you wish.