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    Client asked me to build static, now at the end of the job wants wordpress! Advice?!

    Hi all,
    Basically my absolute (insert rude word here) of a client has suddenly decided, that after almost 2 months of me toiling away on his website which he agreed he wanted static but with simple rolling maintenance to occur has suddenly wanted a cms bolted onto the back! This site has literally been checked a few times, he had crap hosting which he did not want to change so we decided it was easier for both of us if I just build it static! ARGH!

    So basically, now I've got to transfer his site here onto a wordpress template!

    I'm thinking it's going to be a complete ground up job, and will need to basically say it's his own fault but am just looking to see if there's any possible quicker ways of doing it before I potentially start a debate with my client. I usually go for a thematic theme, so if anyone has any advice along those lines, or with any other really quick easy theme suggestions I'd be most greatful!

    Cheers

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    That's a pretty simple design, I can't see it taking much work to get it coded in WP.

    Of course, you need to charge him extra for this as he's changed the scope of your project and added extra work for you.

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    I agree you should charge more for it but that should not take long to convert to a WP theme.

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    Theme forest has some really nice, inexpensive themes that you could probably modify easily to work with your design http://themeforest.net/category/wordpress - or maybe something like the Thesis theme would work well?
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    Yea dont start form the ground up, work with a premium theme and modify it to suit your needs.

    Stoopid client!

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    Thanks for the replies! I'll look into that as an option as I can't be bothered to work from the ground up! I'm wondering how much extra as a percentage to put on, I've said to them it will be an extra 25% surcharge on top which I think is fair enough (They're getting it relatively cheap anyway!), although they aren't happy (Thinking it's basically a job of taking a spanner and bolting it on to the back... gotta love non technical technical wannabes!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by adover View Post
    (Thinking it's basically a job of taking a spanner and bolting it on to the back... gotta love non technical technical wannabes!)
    Tell them it's more like replacing the foundations underneath a skyscraper.
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    You should be able to convert that quickly to a wordpress theme, it is very CMSish anyway. I would suggest the hybrid theme framework. Very easy to use, and you can create a 100% clean child theme so they will never know that you used a framework.
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