Working with WordPress
What is WordPress?
WordPress started in 2003 with a single bit of code to enhance the typography of everyday writing. Since then it has grown to be the largest self-hosted blogging tool in the world, used on millions of sites and seen by tens of millions of people every day. It is far more than just a blogging platform. It has evolved to the point where it can be used as a full content management system, and with its myriad of widgets, plugins and themes, is limited only by your own imagination.
The important thing is that you are in charge! Using the WordPress software you will learn how to create a blog or a website that is easy to update, great for the search engines, and does NOT require webmaster skills. To use WordPress, you need a web host that meets the minimum requirements (we use HostGator), and a little time. WordPress is limited only by your imagination and your ability to learn.
1. iTHEMES MEDIA
iThemes Media, seeks to produce high-quality, search engine optimized WordPress web templates for small businesses, professionals and organizations to help them create and manage websites in an affordable way.
Their themes are not built strictly for blogs or to even be blogs. They are built to be, and run, entire small business websites – that might want integrated blogs to develop an interactive community around their products and services and find new customers via the search engines. Of course, you don’t have to use the blog function, but it can certainly become a great marketing tool in your arsenal.
My recommendation is Flexx. There are many design and colors to choose from, and it is easy to work with. If you are more experienced then I would try Builder. Check the Bulder video on their site.
In addition to providing high quality themes, iThemes has an extensive WordPress video tutorial section; and to help you with your questions, they also have an active user-to-user support forum – with two moderators who peruse the boards each day to help answer your questions or point you in the right direction to find them.
In ithemes own words, “we want to build the best WordPress themes for small businesses”.
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Have you ever thought about starting your own web design business? Are you ready to learn valuable and highly marketable skills to increase your income? Then why not learn Web Design from the Experts?
WebDesign.com provides premium web development training and certification to our community of web media professionals through an annual membership which gives you complete access to all of our courses, webinars, training materials, and support files used in the classes.
In my opinion, this program is definitely not for “newbies”, but if you have some experience with WordPress and would like to advance your skills, then this could be the answer for you. Cory miller is the CEO and is really interested in ensuring that Web Design provides quality training.
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3. WEBSITE CREATION WORKSHOP
This is a premium workshop for those who want to build their own website without going through the hassle of professional web designers and /or learning HTML etc.
In this series of workshops and Q & A sessions Christina Hills will show you how to build virtually any kind of website on your own using FREE WordPress software without having to go through the pain of having to buy, and learn, lots of difficult technical software.
Christina will introduce you to a variety of websites that you can create with WordPress including (but not limited to):
- Personal websites
- General Business Websites
- Websites that satisfy a particular niche
- Sales Letter Websites
- Membership Websites
- Personal Blogging Websites
- And much, much, more!
Incidentally, this site, and several of the other Norquest Sites, were developed with the knowledge provided to me in this Workshop.
Registration for this program, geared to “newbies”, and those just starting out, Has just begun for this spring’s workshop and registration wil end by March16th, or sooner. This will be the only Website Creation Workshop that Christina wil hold this year.
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4. WordPress Commenting Strategy
- Are you trying to get yourself known on the Internet?
- Have you put your messages out there, but no one responds?
- Do you have a commenting strategy? Or do you know what a commenting strategy is?
- Would you like to find out?
If you said yes to ANY of the above, Cathy Perkins, the WordPress Wizard has the answer for you! She has developed a step-by-step 2-hour mini-course that will teach you all you need to know about your WordPress commenting strategy, and should to dramatically increase your publicity, prospects, and profits.
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5. A Blog Audit
So you now have a WordPress blog or a website! But you are unsure!
- Could it be better?
- Have you forgotten anything?
- Will it attract visitors?
- What about the search engines?
Almost any Blog or Website can be improved. But how?
Let The WordPress Wizard do a complete blog audit and make recommendations on how to attract more readers and get more search engine activity. The WordPress Wizard Blog Audits are now available. Her audit consists of a complete review of your blog including some or all of the following:
- Page Layout
- Visual Appeal
- Ease of Use
- Links Check
- Search Engine Optimization
- Code Validation
- Keyword Use
- And Much More!
The results consist of a written narrative with suggestions when possible, and will be delivered to you in a Word document as well as a .pdf.
Norquest has had such an audit completed on this site, and it has paid off handsomely. So I have no hesitation in recommending the WordPress Wizard Blog audit!
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