I have been doing consulting for many years. For the past few years my desktop of choice has been Mint Linux. Both my wife and I work almost exclusively on our Linux machines. I have been looking for a Linux friendly client contact and invoicing alternative for a while. I have been torn between writing my own solution vs finding and using an existing one.
One alternative I found is Sliced Invoices a WordPress Plug-in from Melbourne Australia that adds invoice related features to WordPress. Like most WordPress plugins, Sliced Invoices is opensource and free to use. There are a few paid extras that might be useful but the basic Sliced Invoices plugin does a lot.
Site Design Cost
The cost of launching or relaunching a website can can range from nearly free to thousands of dollars. Various things can legitimately add to the cost of developing a site. Custom graphics, message crafting and advertising assistance, and features such as on-line purchasing can be expensive.
That said, the days of the high-priced web site and needing a full time web-master are pretty much over. Basic site hosting and much of site design have become quite affordable. Not quite as easy as some advertising might make it look, but adding and updating site content does not require skills much beyond basic word processing. Here are the prices for some of the packages I offer.
If you are new to using WordPress, the difference between pages and posts seems a bit amorphous. Heck, even for long-term users it can seem a bit difficult to wrap your head around. This is my take on how they are different.
One of my clients wanted some help maintaining a page on her site that used Page Builder.
Since the last post mentioned Page Builder it seemed right to post the quick intro sheet for editing text in a page that uses Page Builder.
When designing the look for a website using WordPress, the first thing I do is see if I can find an existing theme that has most of what I want for a look. This is the starting point. Once I have a starting theme there is always some customization that is needed to get it just right. The closer I can get to the desired look and functionality using an existing theme, the quicker the project goes.