CUSTOM BLOG DESIGN

Are you looking for a chic, unique and sophisticated custom blog design? We have been designing custom blogs for WordPress and Blogger since 2009. Why purchase a cookie-cutter template that is difficult to configure and can be used by any blogger when you can have your own unique look, customized to your taste and style? We offer start to finish service, including full theme installation. To start, simply choose your package (self-hosted WordPress only) below, and click on the Book Now button. This will direct you to our form where you can indicate your color and style preferences, link to Pinterest boards, and include any other notes or information, as well as submit our requested 50% deposit. We will design a custom theme just for you, work with you to super tweak the design, and install it on your blog. We specialize in working with brand-new bloggers and do not require you to have any existing content to start.  This is a basic informational blog, meant to serve as an affordable, chic and attractive representation of you and your brand.  

We work quickly, but please contact us about our waitlist before proceeding. 

For more information including how it works and add-ons, please see below, and please take a moment to review our terms and conditions. 

COMPREHENSIVE DESIGN – WORDPRESS {$1500 USD}

HOW IT WORKS: Simply click on the BOOK NOW button below. This will direct you to our Inspiration Form, so you can share the look, feel and style that you want for your blog. Clicking the submit button on the form will submit your inspiration form and redirect you to Paypal to complete the required 50% deposit. Any requested add-ons will be billed with the final invoice upon completion of your blog design. We will confirm receipt of your form, and will get started! Your chic and unique blog design will include:

• Custom Blog Header

• 5 Pages

• Matching Sidebar Design

• Custom Navigation Bar Design

• Navigation Menu Dropdown coordination

• Matching Button Coordination

• Matching fonts

• Matching Social Media Icons

• Favicon

• 2 or 3 Column Layout

• Coordinated Links and Post Title

• Search Box

• Welcome or About Sidebar Graphic

• WordPress Genesis theme installation

• Static “About” and “Contact” page setup

• Transfer Blogger or WordPress.com to self-hosted WordPress NOT included please see Terms and Conditions here

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ADD ONS

HOMEPAGE POPUP  (WP SITE + WP BLOG ONLY)  $50

A homepage popup where users can sign up for a newsletter or other call to action.  You must set up your own email newsletter list through Mailchimp, Constant Contact or Jetpack to use this option.

HOVERING PIN IT BUTTON  $20

A matching button that appears when users hover over an image on your site to pin to Pinterest.  

POST SIGNATURE (BLOG ONLY) $5

A custom signature that appears below your blog posts.  

FACEBOOK PAGE HEADER + PROFILE PIC $25

A matching header for your Facebook page plus profile photo.  

RECENT PINS SIDEBAR WIDGET $20

A gallery featuring your most recent Pinterest pins.  

MEGA MENU (WP BLOG + WP SITE ONLY) $100

An image dropdown in your navigation menu. This will be the exact setup as on our site. Better for established bloggers with many posts or images (client provides posts or images).  Mobile version will show text links only. 

DON’T SEE IT? ASK US.

Boy do we love graphic design (I hope it shows!).  Want to add something that you don’t see?  We offer select graphic add-ons.  We’ll let you know how we can help you, just ask!

INSTAGRAM GALLERY OR SLIDESHOW $20

A gallery or scrolling slideshow of your most recent Instagram posts.  Wordpress only.  

FACEBOOK LIKE BOX $20

A like box, linked to your Facebook account, where users can view recent Facebook content and “like” your Facebook page directly from your website.

RELATED POSTS POST FOOTER (BLOG ONLY) $20

Encourage readers to visit other posts on your blog by showcasing related posts.  

TWITTER PAGE HEADER + PROFILE PIC $25

A matching header for your Twitter feed plus profile photo.  

“GRAB THIS” BLOG BUTTON $10

A matching button with HTML code for readers to easily copy and paste.  

SOCIAL MEDIA SHARING BUTTONS (WORDPRESS SITE OR BLOG ONLY) $25

Either floating social media links to your social media pages or social media share buttons below post (or both!).  

CUSTOM SLIDER (WORDPRESS SITE OR BLOG ONLY) $50+

Add homepage post slider (see style options in portfolio above)

REVISIONS

Pricing includes 3 revisions.  We pride ourselves on offering custom and unique design, so if you still need adjustments after 3 rounds of revision, we are delighted to do so at a fee of $50 per revision!

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Our $1500 WordPress package is meant as a basic and affordable alternative to blog design packages that can run into the thousands (at least once a week a potential client requests a blog design like Gal Meets Glam or The Barefoot Blonde. These blogs cost many thousands of dollars). Therefore, please understand that we may not be able to offer some functionality so please inquire before ordering if you have something specific that you would like. We know that blog design can be an expensive and intimidating process, and our aim is to provide a super-chic and affordable alternative. To avoid disappointment, please make sure that you thoroughly understand our offerings.

PHONE CALLS

We do not accept phone calls at any time.  All conversation is limited to email.  We do not Skype or chat.  We are readily available via email Monday through Thursday, EST and are closed most American holidays.

PLUGINS

We only offer graphics for Facebook or Twitter, we do NOT set up FB or Twitter auto-posting, you will need to install your own plugin for that.  Also, we are graphic designers, and blog design services do not include things like plugin settings, setting up stat counters, Comment Luv, etc.  Our specialty is graphic design. Pricing is for custom artwork and installation only.  

HOSTING + DOMAIN

Please be aware that to run a blog on WordPress.org (self-hosted WordPress), you will need to purchase a domain name and hosting prior to us beginning work on your blog.  The following providers offer One Click WordPress Installation and are recommended by Top Notch Creative:
bluehost.com
godaddy.com We do strongly recommend that your purchase site lock and site backup add-ons.

SKILL LEVEL EXPECTATIONS

A “word” about WordPress:  Wordpress is a powerful, SEO-friendly hosting platform.  However, it is not as user-friendly and easy to use as Google Blogger.  Please be aware of this.  If you are brand-new to blogging or not comfortable with computers, this may not be the platform for you.  If you are open-minded and willing to spend some time familiarizing yourself with WordPress, go for it!  It will be a fun and enlightening experience!  However, if you do not feel comfortable with computers in general, we encourage you to start with Blogger , it will probably be a more enjoyable experience for you.  We do not teach you to blog, so please take a moment and check your comfort level with technology in general before proceeding.

TECHNICAL SUPPORT

Please keep the contact information of your site host if you experience any technical disruptions to your blog.  Additionally, we are not available to add or update plugins or change other functionality once your site is complete.  We will store your graphic files free of charge.  We offer a large array to help you get started.  Top notch creative’s services are turn-key.   Our goal is to design a solid blog using the WordPress content management system that the client can easily maintain on their own (eg. update text and photography).

REVISIONS

Pricing includes 3 revisions.  We pride ourselves on offering custom and unique design, so if you still need adjustments after 3 rounds of revision, we are delighted to do so at a fee of $50 per revision!

CONTACT FORMS

We install best in practice WordPress contact form plugins. However, it is your responsibility to periodically test your form, we are not responsible for changes in email settings or other lapses in plugin or server communication. We are not responsible for loss of profit or traffic due to contact form issues.

MOBILE THEME

Your blog design will be mobile-friendly.  Please keep in mind that a mobile theme is NOT your full website design, it is simplified for mobile devices.  We understand that clients generally hire Not Notch Creative for our design flair, please understand that for your website to appear mobile-friendly to Google some of your custom design elements may not be visible on the mobile version only.  This has nothing to do with us or our design, it is due to very strict Google policies on text and graphic appearance.

SITE SECURITY

We are not responsible if your website or blog is hacked or otherwise compromised. This is the responsibility of your site host. It is your responsibility to keep your themes and plugins updated and to maintain your choice of site backup/site lock as offered by your hosting provider.

WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED:

-Email setup (you should set up any email with your domain registrar)
-SEO services.  If you wish for more information on SEO referrals. Please keep in mind that WordPress is search engine optimized, however, we do not offer any additional SEO services and do not guarantee Google or Bing page ranking or loss.
-Additional pages other than a static About page (your provide photo and content) and contact page with contact info.  A blog is not a website.  A blog consists of a post feed on the homepage (NOT a static homepage) and About and Contact pages (WordPress only).  We are happy to add additional static pages for you, but any extra pages or page customization (eg. post category pages, etc.) will incur an additional fee.   This will be discussed beforehand, rest assured we will never surprise you with a bill for extras at the end of the project.
-Photoshop services (Need a photo adjustment?  Two photos per slide in a slideshow? This is available for an additional per photo charge)
-Technical support.  You will be provided with the contact information of your site host if you experience any technical disruptions to your blog.  Additionally, we are not available to add or update plugins or change other functionality once your site is complete.  We will store your graphic files free of charge.
-Phone calls:  we do not accept phone calls at any time.  All conversation is limited to email.  We do not Skype or chat.  We are readily available via email Monday through Thursday, EST and are closed most American holidays.
-Logo design.  A blog header, though custom-designed to fit you and your unique brand, is NOT a stand-alone logo.  If you wish for a stand-alone logo with fully-scalable files and the rights to use all files, you will need to purchase our logo design package separately.