Joanna needed a website for her new cookie decoration business. She has an active social media presence and needed a website to point traffic to so people could see her work and submit an order. URL: josdesserts.com
Legacy Valves is located in Oklahoma City, OK and manufactures high-pressure, compact manifold floating-ball valve systems. They needed a new website for their business and so I built them a custom WordPress theme.
When I tell my clients they will be able to update their site on their own, the most common response is disbelief. It’s easy to forget that people who don’t develop websites themselves aren’t aware of the latest tools and… Read More »Training Customers to use WordPress
A quick review of some of my favorite WordPress books! I already mentioned most of these in my recent post about learning WordPress, but here’s what I learned and other information about why they were helpful. I typically enjoy reading books… Read More »My favorite WordPress books
When I first started learning WordPress about 10 years ago, I frequently broke my personal website and quickly had to figure out the problem to get it back online. Luckily I also learned very quickly not to make changes to my code directly on my live site, instead working on a local installation of WordPess then pushing those changes once I knew everything would still work.
Over the years I’ve found several useful resources for learning WordPress, whether as a designer/developer building themes or a user learning how to get the most of using it for your website. This is by no means an exhaustive list but the ones I’ve found the most useful.
I first discovered WordPress over ten years ago, when I was looking for a blogging tool that could also be used to make websites. I had been using Xanga before that, and MySpace even before that. Anyway, it came down to Blogger or WordPress, and I picked WordPress because it looked easier to customize.
I think I made the right choice.
There’s plenty of competition out there for software to run your business website. Many proprietary companies make similar claims about how easy it is to use their service to build your own website. They claim you don’t need to be a web designer or know how to write code to create a beautiful and functional website.