A brand spanking new website always sounds like a good idea, but when it’s time to take control of your website – you may be completely lost. Which is exactly why I created the ultimate WordPress guide for beginners.
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Whether you are new to WordPress, or just feel like a total beginner when it comes to your site, understanding WordPress can be a headache. However, there are options available to support you and your site.
Taking Control of Your Website: Two Options
When it comes to understanding your website, and taking care of those pesky behind-the-scenes tasks, you have two options: hiring someone to maintain your website for you or doing the dirty work yourself.
When you hire a WordPress expert, you pay them a monthly fee to take care of all the business for you. This fee could range anywhere from $50 – $300 a month, depending on how fancy you want to get. The tasks are off your plate, but you will have to refer to them anytime you want even the smallest projects done – which can get pricey over time.
If you decide to go more of the DIY route, you will need to put a little more time and effort into your WordPress site, but you will be saving yourself more money in the long run. It may take a bit more time, and some patience, to get used to your site – but with the right guidance, it doesn’t have to be complicated.
Going DIY Without the Stress: The WordPress Guide for Beginners
If you’ve decided the DIY route is for you, then you might be wondering if there is any sort of WordPress guide for beginners out there. And the answer is, of course, YES!
I created the WordPress Jumpstart Guide to support any and all WordPress users who wanted to conquer their website – without the stress. This guide is an interactive, searchable guide filled with images and step-by-step instructions to manage, edit, and update your WordPress site.
Here’s a peak at a few topics covered in the guide –
- A breakdown of the WordPress dashboard
- How to update and install plug-ins
- Best practices for running backups and security
- How to create, edit, and manage posts and pages
- How to make minor changes to your website’s appearance
This WordPress guide for beginners is not focused on setting up your site, but rather, to help you understand and maintain your site.
This isn’t a course or book that’s meant to be read cover to cover. Instead, think of it as a manual. The search-ability of the guide makes it easy to find and use the information you need – when you need it. Plus, unlike paying someone every month to maintain your website, you pay once and have access for life.
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