Shanty Town Templates

Frequently Asked Questions

Breaking the rule ‘there’s no such thing as fast, cheap, and good.’

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What is included?

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  • A Responsive Divi-Theme WordPress website using one of our chosen designs.
  • Fully customized to the style of your brand and your overall vibe
  • Content and style coaching through a Start Form (you’ll be building your site without actually touching it!)
  • Yoast & Google Analytics installation + Google setup.
  • Anti Spam & Contact Form
  • Caching plugin for fast load times
  • 1-hour training session on how to manage the site on your own
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Why wordpress?

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Shanty Town Design uses WordPress.org for all of our web solutions. It is the leader in the industry as far as CMS’s go and the possibilities are endless. Using WordPress as our foundation not only gives you a professional website for a fraction of the cost, but it sets you up with a foundation for future growth to add on whatever you’d like.

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What is the process like?

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We’ve made it super simple for your new site to get completed. Through our years of building websites, we found the most tedious part of any website is deciding what you want to go on it. Gathering content takes time and we understand that. To help the process of choosing the elements on your new site and gathering all of the information, we’ve created in Start Forms. The form will correspond with the template you’d like to purchase and features a Save & Continue function so you can take the time you need to get together all of your information. You’ll only submit the form when you are fully ready! Once the form is submitted, we’ll start customizing your new website.

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Do I need hosting, a domain, & email?

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Absolutely.

Since the turnaround is so fast, you must have your hosting, domain, and email situated by the time you are ready to submit your form.

If you are still choosing a hosting company or don’t know where to start, our recommendation is to host with us. View our Website Care Package details and let us know if you’d like to host your site with Shanty Town.

If you’d like to setup your own hosting account, our second recommendation is FastComet. For a single site, go with their FastCloud plan. For multiple sites, go for FastCloud Plus.

G-Suite is the option we prefer for a branded email that syncs with the entire Google Admin system. You can purchase your domain through G-Suite as well. If you will not be using Google, we recommend NameCheap for domain names.

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What is a Start Form?

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This is how you will be able to choose your headers, section styles, pages, and add in the content you’d like included on your site. Once our interest form is filled out and you’ve decided Taurus is the right fit for you, we’ll send you the form!

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Do I have to use all of the pages on a template?

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Nope! The Start Form for your template will guide you through what information we’ll need based on what pages and sections you want to include. If you want to exclude any pages simply do not select them on the form.

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What is Yoast SEO?

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Yoast SEO is one of the most widely popular WordPress plugins for ranking in search engines. Taurus includes the basic start up of Yoast in tandem with Google by adding proper data to pages and images as well as basic keywords to help your site rank faster.

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I have questions while I’m filling out a Start Form, can I email you?

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Of course! If you have any questions at all while you’re gathering your information, feel free to message us and we’d be happy to help with suggestions.

LIMITS & POLICIES

Our templates just WordPress themes, but Shanty Town’s process to create them based on your needs! While there aren’t MANY limits or policies to our template websites, there are a few:

  • Your Start Form must be submitted in full before we start customizing your website to your brand and needs.
  • Since the turnaround time after form submission is only about 1-2 weeks, your hosting and domain information must be set in place at the start of the project.
  • Revisions: We can customize everything in our templates to your brand and of course we’d love your feedback before we launch. However, revisions must be capped at 3 emails for changes. The idea is that we would have everything we’d need to get started from your form! Example: If you want less of one color, text changes, or image changes, please consolidate your requests. We are only able to revisit the site a maximum of 3 times.
  • If you’d like to add stock photography to your site, we use Adobe Stock. Each photo will have a cost of $4, billed at the end of the project.
  • We do not offer payment plans on our templates, but we do offer our standard 50% down, 50% at launch option or full upfront.
  • Our templates offer 13-15 pages, though you can add more after the initial template is in place. If there is something you’d like to add to the site that is not on our Start Form, add-ons and more detailed customizations are available at our hourly rate of $75/hour.

LOVE letters

Two things you can expect here: speediness and fabulousness. I am so incredibly impressed by the quick turn around and creative process here. It’s wonderful working with a designer that actually listens, can see your vision, and then make it 10x better. I have been so so so happy with ALL the work I’ve received and Sam is just a blessing to work with.

Lauren M.

Shantytown is the best solution to your business’s design and branding needs. Samantha asks all the right questions to get to know you and your business in order to provide the best service possible!

Carrie D.

Worth. Every. Penny. Sam did an amazing job putting together my website and brand over the course of the last few months. It’s exactly what I wanted and she was very patient with me while I figured out what to do. I highly recommend Sam and the Shanty Town team for all your branding needs!

Siany