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Everything You Always Wanted to Know About WordPress* (*But Were Afraid to Ask)

Wordpress Themes

You can choose whatever wordpress theme you want to determine how your site LOOKS. When you first install wordpress, by default, the latest standard theme is loaded. Uploading and activating another theme is easy, but it will make a big difference to the appearance of your website.

Wordpress Plugins

wordpress plugins

WordPress Plugins add FUNCTIONALITY to your website. There are tens of thousands of plugins available, so if you’ve ever thought, “I wish my website could do that …” there’s probably a plugin for it. Some plugins are free, some will cost you money. Paid plugins are usually referred to as Premium Plugins.

Tips n Tricks

Want to Make your WordPress website Pop? In this section you’ll find all the shortcuts and tricks that make your wordpress installation behave itself, because well, wordpress can sometimes be a bit naughty …

Worpress Tutorials

Choosing and registering your domain name, choosing and setting up hosting, basic wordpress installation. And that’s all I have to say about that.

Wordpress Security

wordpress security

Because it’s one the most popular platforms in the world on which to build a website – any wordpress website that you build will be under constant attack.

Here’s how to keep your WordPress Website safe

Website Traffic

If nobody sees your website, does it exist? You need traffic. There are two primary ways to generate it: Organic or “free” traffic, from search engines, social media and other links to your website; or Buy it from Google, Bing, Facebook, Amazon or any other large internet giant who already has what you need.

List Building

99% of people who land on your website, after you’ve made strenuous efforts to attract them, just leave. List buidding begins with offering something; a free report, free software, a discount on a product, in exchange for someones email address. They gain something of value and you have the contact email address of someone who’s interested in what you sell.

Setting up Funnels

Funnels are the logical extension of list building. Once you have permission from someone to send them emails, your funnel takes over. A funnel is an automated system that takes your email subscriber through a process, with the aim of selling something.

Membership Sites

A membership site differs from a normal website in that people have to log in with a username and password. Facebook is a membership site for example. Membership sites are often used to build a recurring income for their owners. There are a number of ways that WordPress can be made to become a membership site and we’ll take a look at them here.

Speed Up WordPress

WordPress is an excellent Content Management System (CMS) that allows users to quickly and easily add and edit posts and pages. It is not however optimised for speed “out of the box”. A number of the things that make WordPress so functional, actually slow down your website … And that’s bad news if you want your site to a) rank highly for the keywords you’re targetting and b) sell anything from your website. Here’s what you need to do to speed up WordPress

Cool Stuff

WordPress is cool.

The fact that WordPress is Open Source is cool

The crazy number of themes and plugins available is cool

And the top cool stuff lives here

Show me the Money

The beauty of WordPress is that it allows you to put up a website and test out your ideas quickly. But we’re in this to make money, otherwise it’s just a hobby and that’s fine. This is where we look at how you can use wordpress to build a business and if you like, quit your day job.