We’ll Teach You.
(or we can do it all for you. Whatever’s best for you.)
WordPress is the leader in CMS (Content Management Systems). All other competitors combined have less than a quarter of the market share, with WordPress taking over 75%. Tens of millions of sites around the world run on WordPress. It’s now available in 56 languages!
The good news is that WordPress can make running your site a whole lot easier and save you a lot of money. In house management, and things like site updates become a real possibility.
That said, be aware that there’s a difference between managing a site and building a good site. If you’re interested in doing either, I’m here to tell you that it is absolutely possible, but there are a few things you need to consider before you start downloading apps, buying software, and diving in.
Building a site on WordPress is like losing weight.
It’s simple but it’s not easy.
All you have to do to lose weight is diet and exercise, right?
Here’s what that means when it comes to WordPress. If you need to change the size of a title on a page it may be very simple. Log into your site, navigate your way to the page in question, go into edit mode, make the modifications necessary, save the page and go check to make sure it worked. Here’s the catch. Things go wrong. This isn’t a case of ‘they may go wrong’. They will go wrong. And this is where developers and coders earn their pay.
Building sites whether hand-coded or built with themes and ‘page builder’ apps, is a process of building and then debugging. An article on Coralogix site stated that 75% of a developers time is spent debugging. Now you may think, “Yah, but I’m not coding, I’m just clicking my way through an interface. The coding is done. What can go wrong?” Lot’s. That’s why sites like “Stack Overflow” exist. It’s why every theme developer, and software producer has a support line, forums and developer communities. It’s where experts collaborate so your site can look good and function at peak.
Look At It This Way
It’s just like the plumbing in your house. If your sink get’s plugged, you probably can look after this yourself. If you’re super handy, brave and ambitious, you might even replace your own hot water heater. But there comes a point when it’s just not worth it and you call the plumber. But if you want to become a plumber, there are experts available to teach you how, and the same is true of WordPress
The Good News
Fortunately you have options. Good options. If you’re interesting in learning WordPress, the resources are there and we can help. If you’re busy running your own business or having a life otherwise, we can look after things quite affordably.
If You’d Like to Learn WordPress
(or have a staff member trained)
As little as a few hours with a knowledgable professional can give you a good foundation in the inner workings of the WordPress CMS. For doing basic updates, backing up your system (this can generally be automated), and many other routine chores, the right amount of training will teach you what you have to know. If you have the time and interest, this can be a great option. This is ideal for many new small businesses, on a tight budget, who are willing and able to put in the extra hours necessary to learn.
Two Ways to Learn
The first way is to teach yourself. The second is to get someone to teach you.
These days you can learn just about anything online. The alternative is to bring in a teacher to speed things up. Learning online can be very, very slow and frustrating. Proper training with a knowledgable instructor pays for itself. I’ve spent $6000 on one training program alone, and I spend thousands more every year on continued training.
The Best Way to Get Started
I like to try a thing out before I commit fully. You can do that with WordPress and Origins Creative. We can come in for just 3 hours and let you see just how much you can learn in a short period of time. Give it a try. Contact us via our contact form or just give me a call.