Learn to Update Your WordPress Site

Smart business owners have both a blog and a website. Often it’s combined in an easy to update WordPress website. I design these all the time for clients and they love them. They have built in SEO and can easily have a custom URL attached to them so it doesn’t have .wordpress in the address. The great thing about these sites is that it’s something the site owner themselves can update. If it’s a little opaque as to how to actually do that, I can help. I know there’s a learning curve to get used to the interface on the “dashboard” of WordPress. I work with my clients or even those that have not hired me to design their websites, showing them around the dashboard. It’s something that can be done over the phone or at a local Starbucks. I also make office calls and certainly can meet at my office too.

Hourly rates or monthly retainer rates are available depending on what works best for your business. The goal is to get you up and running with a confidence in your own ability to update your website. That will only help your business because search engines are always searching for new content to rank websites higher. In other words, if you have a WordPress website and blog, keep it updated with my help and you will have a definite edge for business growth!

Why I like WordPress

I got an email from a client today who had wanted a custom-designed website. Though I have yet to get started he decided he wants to change a lot about the site’s parameters. I saw that he mentioned that he would like to be able to update it himself. A custom site limits updates to the web designer for the most part unless it includes a customized CMS which can be costly. I know he’s on a budget so I suggested a WordPress site that I will customize for his needs. There are many different themes available and each can be customized to a certain extent. Once it’s ready I will teach him the basics of updating it. I wrote a blog post about it (Learn to Update Your WordPress Site) a while back, plus WP has lots of info on it as well. I like WordPress because it meets my clients’ needs, it has many great themes and some SEO is built-in. Blogger is also good and easy to update. That’s where my husband blogs at Drawn-to-Nature.blogspot.com but WordPress has the versatility to work for a wide variety of my clients.