DQ’s WebSolutions – WordPress Web Design and Resources
My Name is David Querry owner/creator of DQ’s WebSolutions, located in Huntingdon, Pa. I have been creating websites since 1998 when a friend, Scott Yocum from Juniata College gave a snippet of HTML to me. That was all it took to get me hooked on HTML and web design. Dave’s Place In Space was the first HTML web site I created and that led to Nasty Wavs followed by Tattoo Hunt and Dreamweaver Tattoo. An accident in 2004, numerous cervical and lumbar surgeries put a temporary stop to designing websites. Now 13 years later and I have that itch to design websites again.
The world of Web Design has changed so much since those early days, it was like learning to ride a bike again.
DQsWebSolutions focus is to help start up businesses, do it yourself people and those of you that want it all done for you.
I use WordPress and The Genesis Framework along with Child Themes from StudioPress. The Genesis Framework provides a secure and easily customizable foundation that has built in features like SEO Optimization and Responsive web design and state of the art security. To learn more about why we use and recommend The Genesis Framework Click here to download The Genesis Guide for Absolute Beginners (PDF – 1.4 MB)
StudioPress Themes for WordPress has close to 50 Child Themes to choose from they also offer every theme they make and desgin in the future for one time price. Check out StudioPress Pro Plus All-Theme Package! Save over $1,000.00!
At DQ’s WebSolutions you will find the resources, tools, tips, and training to start your own personal web presence. The resources that we recommend are the same tools we used to learn, understand and build our first WordPress Website. If you would prefer to hire someone to build your website, let us design it for you.
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The first thing required to start your own website is to register your domain name. I suggest you register your domain with the hosting provider you choose. Most hosting providers will give a free domain (for the 1st year) if you sign up for their hosting plans.
For WordPress, I use and recommend using SiteGround for both. Check out our easy to follow step by step instructions for registering and hosting your site with SiteGround. I highly recommend using the Start Up (starts at $3.95 mo) or GrowBig shared hosting plans. Take advantage of the low introductory prices and sign up for as long as you can. The hosting plan will increase after the initial period is up. I use the 24-month plan for most “just starting out” websites.
After you get your www.yourname.com and sign up for a hosting plan, now it’s time to build that website.
Below are some of my favorite themes:
- Showcase Pro Theme
- Smart Passive Income Pro Theme
- Executive Theme
- Atmosphere Pro Theme
PlugIns We Recommend
- OptinMonster The must have premium plugin if you’re serious about making money on-line
- CSS Hero
- WP101 – The #1 video tutorials for learning WordPress, JetPack & Yoast SEO
- Envira Gallery
- SEO by Yoast
- Genesis Simple Edits