I’m a novice user with a lot on my plate and not a lot of time. Until I can afford to hire a developer, I’m on my own.
I formed a nonprofit. For its website, I went with Avada and their Charity theme, and then I invested a lot of time to learn to navigate it and to customize it for my initial needs. Here’s the result so far.
I can manage my way around well enough with it for now. (I’m just not thrilled with the sliders it imposes on every page. I have yet to confirm this but it seems the way the sliders interact with the menus along the top is such that the menus will not be all that readable at all times unless one uses a slider image on every page that has no large white areas, which I’m not thrilled about but I guess that’s livable since I don’t need a ton of pages – as long as it doesn’t require a slider for every blog-post page once I add back in a blog section.)
I’m now in need of creating a “personal” website that will act as a business promo site in the form of content marketing. This is where I will talk about my for-profit business (not yet using WP), my nonprofit, and my overall journey, vision, etc. For now it will be a relatively simple site, probably mainly a blog. I just need clean and simple for now and above all else I need a minimal learning curve and minimal time to get up and running.
To make the choice of what to go with, I’m considering the following:
A) Another Avada demo, which I’ll cut down dramatically to my bare initial needs to start, such as perhaps:
B) If it’s realistic, just a basic Avada Blog choice rather than an actual Demo, such as perhaps:
C) A different developer altogether, with a simpler looking demo, such as perhaps:
A concern I have is stability. I don’t have room for chasing down glitches. I assume staying with a major name like Avada minimizes that likelihood.
Having said all that, how much should I stay strictly with Avada solely because I have already gone through the learning curve to get as far as I have with it? And if I do, should I pick a Demo and pare it down to the basics that I need for now, or just pick a “blog” page type “page” and build a simple site from scratch that way for now? (I guess I’ll have to learn what the options are for using Avada without using a Demo.)