Food blog in need of basic set up. Domain, host & FTP already set up; have installed WordPress too. Have even purchased & uploaded a premium theme (from Press75). Set up components needed: create nav bar categories; create search function; upload logo & header pic; create sidebar categories; contact info/social networking. Additionally, would need to: create a favicon; create print template for recipes; customize a twitter page (nothing fancy). Theme looks pretty good, but would would like to possibly tweak colors/background so as not to compete with food pics. Also, would appreciate optimization of plugins available with regard to SPAM and SEO. I have attached an Excel spreadsheet of a rough layout so as to help articulate my wants & needs.
Ideal freelancer would be interactive & proactive; quality driven. I would also appreciate someone willing to share recommendations & advice regarding site & set up; would be willing to answer my questions as they cropped up in the process. Reality is that further enhancements & fine tuning would be needed, so could feasibly mean small ad hoc projects going forward.
Budget range is $350-$500.
I am an experienced website designer who works almost exclusively with wordpress. I hand code with valid xhtml & css and amend as required. I am also a recipe blogger. Refer to pmb.