ForOhio.com Network Website:

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What is it?  A network website allows you to utilize the server, automatic updates, verified themes, and plugins that forohio.com thinks would be most effective for your campaign.  We can quickly do a one click install that places dummy images for your campaign that are easy to change and customize as well as mock-ups of how content will be displayed on your website.

How does my URL look?  The way that your domain will display is this:  johndoe.forohio.com  This is a clean, easy to repeat name that looks good on a business card, sign, in an email, and is very Google friendly.

How much does it cost?  This setup cost $200 per year.  Your domain is hosted on our servers, we keep your site up to date (in the backend, content is yours to keep up to date), and we can easily move your content from your  johndoe.forohio.com site to a better domain like johndoe.com.  This is a simple change and would only cost an extra $20

What do I get?  We are in the business of making a website simple for everyone.  We use WordPress, traditionally a blogging platform – now closer to a content management system (CMS), as the interface in which you will be interacting with your website.

You will have access to:

  • A variety of themes to change the look and feel of your website.
  • Integration with Facebook/Twitter.
  • Email capture tools.
  • Full creative access to your content.
  • WordPress Tutorials (videos and documents).
  • A variety of plugins that you can you if you wish.
  • Limited support from us, if you have a question.

Custom Website:

What is it?  A custom website is one that is designed and manipulated to meet your exact standards.  Unlike the “network sites,” a custom site will have exactly what you need to run your campaign.  You will have a consultation so that we can access the direction in which you would like to take your website.  We will discuss functionality, design, and integration to make sure that you, your staff, and your volunteers have all the tools that they need.

What does my URL look like?  It will look like whatever you want it to be.  We do not limit you to the “network setup.”  This benefits you because you will be more quickly cataloged in the Google databases and your campaign will look even more professional on your postage, signs, emails, and all other forms of communication.

How much does it cost?  This option, since it will be a custom build, could cost anywhere from $500 to $1,000.  Why the variation? Time is really the biggest factor in price.  Depending on which theme you choose to go with, some may be easier to manipulate than others.  Without getting too in depth with the coding jargon, some themes will require a turn key to start the engine, others will need to be built form the ground up, tweaked, and then started.

What do I get?  You get everything that the “network sites” get as well as 10 hours of free custom support.*  You may also request added functionality to the site.**  So, just to restate form above:

You will have access to:

  • Integration with Facebook/Twitter.
  • Email capture tools.
  • Full creative access to your content.
  • WordPress Tutorials (videos and documents).
  • A variety of plugins that you can you if you wish.