SmallBiz WordPress Theme FAQ
Frequently Asked Questions
The Expand2Web SmallBiz WordPress Theme helps you build a professional, search optimized website for your small business in record time.
I’ve compiled a list of the most frequently asked questions from small business owners and consultants who are using the theme below.
We also provide a support and customization guide that has detailed answers to your questions.
General Questions About the Theme:
- Who is this theme designed for?
- Where can I get it?
- Why is it based on WordPress?
- I would like to use this to build websites for multiple clients, do you have a “multi-use license” for your theme?
- Do you have an affiliate program for the SmallBiz theme?
- I’m building sites for clients. Which is the best way to go – the multi-site license or affiliate program?
- Is the SmallBiz theme based on Thesis?
- Does the SmallBiz theme work on Mobile devices like iPhone and Android?
- What do I need to use the theme?
- Do you have any Getting Started videos?
- How do I install the SmallBiz theme?
- WordPress Post-install steps
- Can I move my WordPress installation?
- Does the SmallBiz theme work with WordPress 3.0+?
- I have a question that isn’t answered here, how can I get help?
The comprehensive SmallBiz User Guide has more details on how to use & customize the SmallBiz Theme.
Q: What do I need in order to use your theme?
You will need a good hosting provider that supports WordPress and PHP5. BlueHost is an excellent way to go – you’ll get a domain name, 1-click WordPress installs and 24/7 support for $6.95/month. This video shows you how to sign up and install WordPress in under 4 minutes.
Q: Who is this theme designed for?
This premium WordPress theme is built specifically for do-it-yourself small business owners and web consultants who help small businesses. It is based on real world experience and optimized for local search (SEO) results. I built this to help small business owners get a professional looking website up and running quickly.
Q: Where can I get it?
You can see a video overview, a demo website based on the SmallBiz theme, features and pricing information here.
Q: Why is it based on WordPress?
I’ve found WordPress to be an excellent platform for creating an effective small business website that performs very well in the search engine rankings. See this article for more details: Why Use WordPress to Power Your Small Business Website.
Q: Getting Started Guide (videos)
Q: How do I install the SmallBiz theme?
Here is a video tutorial that shows you how to upload and install the theme without using FTP: How to install themes in WordPress 2.8.
Q: Is there anything I need to do after installing WordPress?
Here is a video that walks through the “post-install” steps I take after any WordPress install: WordPress Post-Install Steps. These are important for security and search engine optimization, so be sure to check this out!
Q: I installed WordPress in a sub-directory (like: /blog/) and now I want to move it to the top level of my domain. Can I do this without re-installing everything?
Yes. Here are the instructions: Moving WordPress. If you get stuck on these let me know and I’ll help you out.
Q: Does the SmallBiz theme work with WordPress 3.0?
And the latest version of SmallBiz – SmallBiz 3.0 – takes advantage of many of the new capabilities in WordPress 3.0 so it actually requires WordPress 3.0+. If you are using an earlier version of WordPress (such as 2.9.2) you will want to use SmallBiz 1.65. If you are a SmallBiz customer just contact me and I’ll send you a copy of that version.
Q: I would like to use this with multiple clients, do you have a “developers license” for your theme?
Yes – see WordPress website pricing for details.
Q: Do you have an affiliate program for the SmallBiz theme?
Yes – you can earn up to $74 per sale of the SmallBiz Theme. See my Expand2Web SmallBiz Theme Affiliates page.
Q: Does the SmallBiz theme work on Mobile devices like iPhone and Android?
Yes! This blog post shows some screen shots of what the SmallBiz theme looks like on mobile devices like Android and iPhone (iOS) devices.
Q: Is the SmallBiz Theme based on Thesis?
No. We’ve used Thesis for some projects, but we built the SmallBiz Theme from the ground-up for small business websites and top local SEO results. Here is a comparison of SmallBiz and Thesis.
Q: Which is the best way to go – the multi-site license or affiliate program?
If you are building websites and selling them to clients, the multi-use license is probably your best bet. You pay once and can build as many client sites as you want. If you have a blog or website and want to sell the theme directly and earn commission, the affiliate program is a good way to go. You can also do both if you want.
Q: How do I use WordPress to update my site?
See my Using WordPress Tutorial Series for all kinds of video tutorials on how to update the content on your website, add videos, photos, and lots of other things.
Q: I have a question that isn’t answered here, how can I get help?
Contact Me and I’ll be glad to help!