Create A Digital Business Card With WordPress

How many times have you bumped into someone and realized you don’t have any business cards with you? If you’re like me, you’ve done it a few times. That’s why more and more people are starting to create digital business cards. Not only is it a great idea, but it’s incredibly useful. You can write down your domain name on a napkin leaf hand (insert an object) and instantly have a business card.

So how do you build a digital business card?

It’s Simple, Use WordPress

Not only will it make it easy to manage your website, but it’s super quick. You can literally install WordPress, load a theme, and be done in only a few hours (maybe even minutes).

There are already a few business card themes available for WordPress that will save you a ton of time. We’ll take a look at two of the themes available, as well as an example of a modified one I just finished.

Visiting Card Theme

visiting-card

This was the first theme available that made setting up a WordPress business card site relatively easy. Once you install the theme, you are given a few options that allow you to enter in your information. Here’s a quick look:

visiting-card-options

Once you hit the save button, you’re done. No coding necessary, unless you want to customize it. If you want to give this theme a try, feel free to grab a copy.

Digital Business Card Theme

digital business card theme

The Digital Business Card theme seems to a modified version of the Visiting Card theme. It’s design has been modified to look a little more professional, as well as cleaner. Personally, I loved this design when I saw it.

The theme has very similiar options in terms of setup, which can be seen here:

digital-business-card-options

Setting up the Digital Business Card theme is really easy and only takes a few minutes to gather all of your information and social network links. Once you’re finished entering in the data, a simple button click updates the site. You can get the theme here.

Customization

The great thing about WordPress themes is that they are easy to customize. If you have any experience in web design, you can easily go in and modify a theme to make it look more unique.

I ended up customizing the Digital Business Card theme to use on my own site, which ended up like this:

jjwright85 - Justin Wright

As you can see, I modified the colors, as well as the layout. I also figured out how to add a few extra pages including a lifestream. Overall, it works extremely well for what I use it for and matches the design of my blog.

Build Your Own

If you haven’t built an online business card yet, I highly suggest giving it a try. Once your finished, feel free to leave your link below so I can check it out!

Posted By: Justin Wright

This post was published by Justin Wright on September 16th, 2009.

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  1. Steve 25 September 2009 at 9:28 am permalink

    Like the DBC theme a lot, and love what you’ve done to customize it. I’ll likely be emulating what you’ve done (or trying to, at least, given my nascent web dev skills).


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