Admin Etcetera

Working With WordPress Websites

When I opened my business 5 years ago, I started with a really simple website.  I used a template provided by my website provider and just changed the wording to fit my business.  I was proud of myself that I was able to do that.  But after five years, I decided it was time to learn WordPress.  I took a few on-line classes.  I read lots of articles.  I even spoke to a WordPress expert.  I gathered as much information as I could before taking the leap.

I bought a theme that was designed to do what I wanted it to do.  Again, I read all the instructions and articles.  I was able to change colors, change fonts, add pictures, add columns and buttons.  I was very proud of myself.

There is one thing in particular that I am proud of – I was able to figure out how to move my blog over to my new site.  For WordPress experts, that is not something hard to do.  But I am not a particularly teckie person, so I was happy that I figured it out.  I didn’t want to lose five years of blogging.

My site is not finished.  There are a few things I still want to do. My header picture is too big.  My logo is not transparent.  My blog is not highlighted on the home page.   It is a work in progress and always will be.   But at least I understand WordPress a bit more.  I can handle the odd update from a client.  I can add blog posts or fix typos if a client needs that done.  I will never offer WordPress site building to my list of services.  That I will leave to the experts.  But at least I can say I know a bit about website building.

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