Learning How to Use WordPress

WordPress currently powers over a third of the internet, according to W3Techs, and that number only continues to climb. So if you’re creating a new website, the chances you’re going to use WordPress are pretty high.

But there can be a bit of a learning curve if you’re learning how to use WordPress. What theme should you use for your website? What plugins should you add? Where can you find them? What exactly is the difference between WordPress.com and WordPress.org?

Here you will find the answers to those questions and more to help you learn how to use WordPress as a user so you can create and maintain a great website.

WordPress.org vs. WordPress.com

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WordPress.org vs. WordPress.com

WordPress is the most popular content management system out there. But there’s one huge problem a lot of people run into: what is the difference between WordPress.ORG and WordPress.COM? This is something that comes up a lot in the discussion about WordPress. So today, let’s tackle that issue once and…

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Why you should use WordPress for your small business website

So you need a website for your small business. What do you use to build your site with? If you have the resources, you should be using WordPress to build that website.

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Best website hosting for WordPress in 2022

A web host is one of the most important choices you’ll make when setting up a website, especially if you sell products online. So here are some recommendations for the best hosting.

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WordPress full site editing for small businesses

WordPress 5.9 brings full site editing completely into core, allowing users to customize every part of their website. So let’s take a look at what it means for small business websites.

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Six WordPress Plugins I use on Every Website

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Six WordPress Plugins I use on Every Website

So you have a new WordPress website. Awesome! You have a blank canvas on which to create anything you want. And you’re going to need plugins for that. Here are six plugins I use on every website I build.

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Give Your WordPress Website the Care it Deserves

WordPress websites need a lot of care to be effective. In addition to setting up the website with these Google website tools, you also need to update plugins and WordPress core, plus there are security concerns and changes you want to make to the site. A WordPress Website Care plan will take all of those concerns off of your shoulders. You won’t have to worry about any of the technical side of your website. You can just focus on what matters — your business.

Navigating the WordPress Plugin Directory

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Navigating the WordPress Plugin Directory

There are over 55,000 plugins in the WordPress Plugins Directory. That’s a lot. And it can be a potentially terrifying experience if you don’t know what you’re doing. And the odds are pretty high that you’re going to find yourself in there looking for a plugin for your website at…

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Navigating the WordPress Theme Directory

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Navigating the WordPress Theme Directory

There are over 2,900 themes in the WordPress Theme Directory. That’s a lot. And it can be a potentially terrifying experience if you don’t know what you’re doing. And you’re probably going to be diving in there to find a theme that really makes your website stand out in a…

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The value of using a pre-built theme for your website

So maybe you want a new website for your small business in 2019, but don’t have the resources for a custom theme. Using a pre-built theme is the next best option.

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What to look for in a pre-built WordPress theme

Pre-built WordPress themes are a great option if you’re short on time and money. But how do you find the one that will grow your business? Here are some guidelines to follow to help you make that right decision.

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The Best Themes From the WordPress Theme Directory

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The Best Themes From the WordPress Theme Directory

One of the best parts about using WordPress is that you have a wide array of free themes you can use from the theme directory. In fact, there are currently over 8,000 themes you can download and install right now. So let’s take a look at some of my favorite…

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Get Your Business Online in a Week

Creating a brand new website can take a long time. If you’re just trying to get your business online with your first website, you want to get the site up quickly. This service will help you do just that. You’ll have a design that fits your business with a back end to help you grow in as little as 10 days. Plus, you’ll get all the training you need so you can use your website to drive traffic to your business. So whether you just need a basic website so people can find you through Google searches or you want to sell products and services online or anything in between, let’s work together to get your new website launched this month.

The Best Contact Form Plugins for WordPress

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The Best Contact Form Plugins for WordPress

One of the most important pieces of functionality your website needs is a contact form. It’s not only how people can contact you and ask you questions, but you can also use it for lead generation as well. And if you have a WordPress website, you have a lot of…

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Gutenberg and small business websites

Gutenberg will present a drastic change for users of WordPress, especially folks who use it to power a website for their small business. But once you get passed the learning curve, the possibilities really become endless.

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Where to get WordPress help

Something has gone wrong with your website. People can’t get to it, and you’re losing money. So what do you do? Here are some places to get help with your WordPress website.

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How to use page builders correctly

Page builders are very tempting to use, especially if you’re a non-developer. But things can go wrong with them pretty quickly if you’re not careful. Here’s how to use them correctly.

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Properly Updating Your WordPress Website

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Properly Updating Your WordPress Website

You know what the little cycle icon in the top menu bar of your WordPress website means. It means that you need to update a plugin, theme or WordPress core. Most updates are fine, but occasionally one might break your website. Here’s how you can update your website while mitigating…

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WordPress Website Update Checklist

This checklist will walk you through the basic steps of updating your WordPress website so you can feel confident you’re doing it right.

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Take a Deep Dive into Learning About Websites

Creating a website might seem like an easy task. But creating a successful website that helps you achieve your goals isn’t something you do in a day. This FREE eBook will walk you through not only how to create a website, but also answer the questions why you should create a website and what a website really is. It’s the best way to fully understand how to build a successful website for your business!

Creating a Child Theme

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Creating a Child Theme

You’ve probably tried to customize your WordPress theme in some way. You really liked how it looked in the WordPress theme directory or other directory where you grabbed it. But you need to change some things. Some of the colors need to be changed in order to match your branding….

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The Ultimate Guide to Securing Your Small Business WordPress Website

Security with your WordPress website is a tricky thing. But if you follow these steps, you can make your website as secure as possible.

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Always stay up to date with WordPress Core

I’m always baffled when I run across a website that has a really old version of WordPress running. I know some people still aren’t on version 5.0 because of Gutenberg, but you still should stay updated for security and the newest features.

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