Images and Site
Used MS Paint to sketch out my boy Pragma.
Used https://www.logoshi.com for the chalk font header.
Could not decide between them, and at $9 / year for each, privacy included, took them all. Domain registration with GoDaddy, with privacy, would be closer to $25, if you only register for a year. Namesilo does take BTC, with a $50 minimum, and the usual confirmation time delay. So I felt impatient and put the purchase on a card instead.
All three domains point to the same site, and for the moment I’m using web hosting from another gig.
Hosting or VPS
Will look for a cheap hosting or VPS provider that accepts BTC next. There is a long list http://cryto.net/~joepie91/bitcoinvps.html
VPS providers I’ve looked at so far are not super cheap, and I don’t know the performance requirements yet. Say, a 2GB RAM / 2|4 core level per month:
A crude looking site is up. It took almost a whole day in total:
Find and register domains and setup custom nameservers – 1h
Setup hosting of domains, emails, redirects, roll a WordPress distribution – 1h
Setup Site – 4h
Wordpress plugins for security hardening and management
WP Super Cache
Google Analytics for WordPress by MonsterInsights
Config MesoColumn theme, menus, pages
Quickie images gen, crop, and .ico via http://icoconvert.com/
Google Analytics and Webmaster Tools setup
Setup Forum basics – 1h
Made a mistake, had to re-do
Ready for some fun content, I suppose