How to Create Small Business Websites Using the Thesis WordPress Theme

Update: Since this article was written I am no longer using Thesis to build business websites. Thesis was a revolutionary theme when it came out three years ago, and I enjoyed working with it.

Now we’ve created our own WordPress theme tuned for building business websites fast and getting the best local search results. We also added touch-enabled Mobile landing pages and the ability to manage Facebook Page content right from within WordPress.

It’s called the SmallBiz Theme and we use it on almost all our business website projects now. Click here to watch the video.

Download the PDF Version

This guide is 37 pages long and these are the major sections:
Thesis for Small Business Websites eBook

  • Chapter 1: Installing WordPress
  • Chapter 2: Installing the Thesis WordPress Theme
  • Chapter 3: Making WordPress Look Like a Website
  • Chapter 4: Filling in and Optimizing Your New Website
  • Chapter 5: Essential WordPress Plugins
  • Chapter 6: Get Your Business Listed in Google and Yahoo Local Business Directories
  • Chapter 7: Final Thoughts
  • Additional Resources

What This Book is About

This eBook is a beginner’s guide to using WordPress and the Thesis WordPress Theme to set up highly effective small business websites that get great local search results.

Small Business owners are in need of a cost-effective way to set up a professional looking website to help them promote their business in Google and Yahoo local searches.

I’ve talked to many business owners who have been quoted $2,500, $3,500 and up for a professional website. And I know others who have paid this much and more for nice looking websites (and some not-so-nice looking ones!) that don’t bring them any new customers. They end up being fancy online brochures.

In this guide I’ll show you how to set up an effective website for a small business that both looks professional, and has the potential for great search results and becoming a source of new customers from the web.

If you are a small business owner, or a consultant who helps small businesses, this guide is for you.