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  1. #11
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    Lance,
    I'm staying at DT also.
    See you there
    jay
    Jay Murakoshi

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    Jay, like others mentioned here, I would go with WordPress. This is what we used on previous kiene.com websites and a slew of others. If you are not technically savvy yourself, get some help to set it up, spend an hour or so training on how to update it, and then you have one of the most powerful and supported platforms available today. Since it is the most popular, there are many plug-ins that exist for just about anything you can imagine doing.

    * So do some research on WordPress.
    * Look at pre-made templates: These are paid: https://www.templatemonster.com/wordpress-themes.php and there are many free templates available too.
    * If needed, get some help to setup
    * Once setup, sites are simple to maintain.
    * You can set the site to auto-update for security patches.
    *WordPress is free, your only expense is your hosting service, most likely around $5-10 a month.

    I did Bill's sites for years, another fly shop up in Montana, a handful of guides, and many non fly fishing related sites.
    I am a Web Developer for Sutter Health now, and did the same for Intel Corporation for a number of years. Hit me up if you have any questions.

    *Edit to add that the current https://kienesflyshop.com/ website is still WordPress, but I did not do this version. When Gary took over, he had his own web folks and I bowed out gracefully and remain on good terms with all parties.

    ** Another note is that your content is the most important part of a website. You can have the best web developer in the world and without good compelling content, your website will still be bad. You should have a clear idea of what you want your website to do for you and an abundance of pictures and text to support that. A web person can help you organize and present your content.

    My 2 cents and some food for thought!
    Gregg Machel
    Webmaster & Fly Fishing Enthusiast

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    Thanks Greg......


    *Without Greg there would be no "Bill Kiene's Fly Fishing Form".
    Bill Kiene

    Fly fishing travel consultant
    Certified FFF Casting Instructor
    Email: billkiene63@gmail.com
    Cell: 530/753-5267
    Web: www.billkiene.com

    Contact me for any reason........
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  4. #14
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    Thanks for the info. I'll check out Wordpress. All I want is for my new web site to show and advertise the flys I'll be selling. Also, advertising a few of my destination trips to the tropics. I have 1,000's of photo I could add to the topics.
    A few years back when Apple had their program for building web sites, it was easy to follow but for me it was a pain in the butt, but over time, I understood what I was doing then they discontinued the program. Then I went to GoDaddy and they really started digging into my pockets.
    Thanks again and I will study WordPress. Have you ever played with WIX.
    Jay Murakoshi

    Commercial Fly Tier

    Travel Coordinator

    Web site: http://www.fliesunlimited.com/

    Email us at: jaysflies@me.com

    Call us at (831) 809-4221

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    Wordpress is my suggestion too. Talk to Al Q. He has used it with success. https://alquattrocchi.wordpress.com/
    q

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