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Simple Steps for New WordPress Site Owners
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What do you need help with right now?

Are you new to WordPress, and looking for some basic information to help you get started?

Would you like to free up your time to work on your business, without worrying about your website?

Do you want to think more about fishing than phishing?

Does a round of golf sound more appealing than a round of plugin and theme updates?

If you’re looking for regular site backups, security checks, and more, I can help.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why use WordPress?

At the time of writing, WordPress powers 38% of all websites (according to Kinsta), making it the most popular platform for self-hosted websites. 

When you self-host your website, you have much more flexibility when designing your site, and you don’t need to know how to code to design or maintain your site.

What are themes and plugins??

Think of your website as a house: WordPress is the infrastructure; themes are paint, carpets, and curtains; and plugins are the lamps, kitchen appliances, and other things that make your home functional. 

Themes and plugins are designed by WordPress developers and contribute to the ease – and flexibility – of design.

Is WordPress secure?

It’s best to add an SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) certificate to your site. This is what gives you HTTPS, rather than HTTP, in your website address, and provides security by encrypting your connection.

Security is also enhanced by keeping WordPress, and your themes and plugins, updated. 

Will my site be mobile-friendly?

More people access websites on their phones now than ever before. It’s important that your site looks good on a mobile phone and on a tablet. 

A mobile-responsive site also boosts your search engine ranking.

There are many features in WordPress that help your site’s mobile-friendliness, from responsive themes to plugins, as well as other optimizations to increase site speed.

What about support?

The WordPress community is so vast that there is an abundance of support. Tutorials and other resources can be easily found for just about any situation with a Google search, and you can participate in WordPress groups and forums on many platforms such as Facebook and Reddit.

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