WordPress

Whatever your business model you need an internet presence and before WordPress that meant using a standard HTML website. It also meant a huge expense if you hired a design team or a huge learning curve if you did not.

WordPress takes only a few minutes to install and can be learned as you go.

The other feature is that like other blogs you can create pages or posts. A post has date and a category, a page has neither so blog tradition has been that pages are only for unchanging info like an About page or a contact page.

All the content of the blog went into posts!

But over the last few years a realisation is spreading that the WordPress pages that were overlooked are perfectly suited to evergreen content just as much as HTML pages are.

Action Plans For You to Follow

To help you learn this stuff I have some remarks on various training programs and products that can help with getting on top of WordPress. When it’s time to roll up your sleeves and get going, this is where to go get your WordPress Action Plan…

WordPress Plugins

Plugins are nifty little add ons to help shape your blog the way you want it. The designer of the theme did not know your needs so can’t give you a complete solution. Choosing the righ plugins is important and we all need some help with that. And here’s my WordPress Plugin info for you

WordPress Themes

These look just like HTML templates but they are way more. A WordPress theme is not just a colour scheme and a few photos it is a machine. You need to make your theme match your dream and here’s how to choose the right WordPress theme

Graphics For Headers and Content

You need images. Yes there are some diehard bloggers who  don’t use ’em but that’s not you! You will probably need a graphics header and you will need a photo or 2 in nearly every post. And you will ahve to be able to tweak, crop and adapt these images. You don’t need to be a genius or have expensive software but you do need some basic tuition on handling graphical images in your blog.



6 Comments on "WordPress"

  1. As a Newbie, I am constantly looking on the web for posts that may support me. Thank you

  2. Thanks for commenting lida. Have a look at a couple of other blogs I run
    (1) newbie on the net
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    and there’s a free ebook given away too – a very good book!

    All The Best

    Alex

  3. I really like your blog.. very nice colors & theme. Did you design this website yourself or did you hire someone to do it for you? Plz reply as I’m looking to create my own blog and would like to find out where u got this from. many thanks

  4. Hey there would you mind sharing which blog platform you’re working with? I’m planning to start my own blog in the near future but I’m having a tough time selecting between BlogEngine/Wordpress/B2evolution and Drupal. forum ewangelizacja The reason I ask is because your layout seems different then most blogs and I’m looking for something completely unique. P.S Apologies for being off-topic but I had to ask!

  5. Just a standard wordpress installation used because I am not a coder and I like to follow the “Keep It Simple Sweetheart” Principle!

  6. Sorry I did not see your comment earlier – it was stuck in the spam queue. I change themes pretty often here because I use this blog – and I should not really, just for trying things out. Right now this theme is PHP Ease. I thas nice clean looks and the post titles have H1 tags, which is a nice simple bit of On Page SEO.

    All The Best

    Alex

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