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iBlogPro vs PlatformPro?

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bethzimmerman

I already own iBlogPro4Dev though I will admit that I don't get full use out of it because I don't know enough about how to use it fully. I would like a colored background, different default font, maybe a carousel of recent posts. I have no idea how to do those things. Would Platform Pro make it possible for me (no fear but limited know-how) to design my blog myself ... or will I still end up wishing I could hire a professional designer?

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Rob
Beth, Lemme tell ya a little story. I had run a food / recipe site for years, written originally in HTML, then in PHP and I'm no whiz-kid in either of them. The site was getting stale, so my nephew kindly bought me PlatformPro as a birthday gift this year - late spring, in fact. I successfully converted my content over to Wordpress, which was no easy task as I had nearly 20,000 glossary definitions, 8,800 tested recipes, 3,400 beverage recipes (fortunately I didn't test those) and hundreds of great articles and resources. From May to August I labored, but my travails paid off. Not only did my site look fantastic, but I've improved my search engine results (for which I love PlatformPro and all Pagelines themes). By September, I became a moderator and take great pride in the quick time it took me to learn PlatformPro and use its great tools. I'm looking forward to implementing Pagelines 2.0 which will establish a core to which iBlogPro will become a child theme, among others. I believe the answer to your enquiry is that will little skill, a bit of patience and some idea of how you want your site to look, you can achieve your goals and probably exceed them with Platform or, in a few weeks, Pagelines 2.0. Now, I'm able to build my sites in under 30 minutes, most of which is designing the graphics and selecting photos. The sites themselves, including PlatformPro and WordPress installation are up in ten minutes. That's not bad.

Former PageLines Moderator, Food Expert and Raconteur

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That's a pretty awesome recommendation! I didn't realize that there was a difference between Platform and Pagelines 2.0 ... Guess I need to look more carefully!

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