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Have Your Website Working, and Use WordPress Well

I’ll help you get clear what is the purpose of your site, so everything you write improves your business and what you do for your customers.

I’ll teach you how to maintain and update your website; or you can hire me to take care of your site, while you write good articles and product descriptions and marketing.

What matters for your customers finding your website, buying from you, and coming back?

Easy Ways For You to Add Your Content to Your Site

  • Using the WordPress Block Editor effectively (much easier than the prior editor).
  • What you can do in WordPress using only the Block Editor, that makes each page visually appealing.
  • Using “repeated patterns” (for example image, heading, paragraphs then button). Style once and use the patterns throughout your site.
  • Basic HTML and CSS you need to know for WordPress with the Block Editor (much less to learn than you might think).
  • What you can easily do to make your writing clear and visually appealing.
  • How to set up page designers like Elementor or Divi, so your pages default to looking good, and those few “special pages” look great.

How To Modernize Your Website to WordPress

  • I’ll migrate your Outdated site into WordPress, or the latest WordPress, so you get all the latest tools and modern look.
  • Have me Fix your Broken or Hacked Website, and I’ll Keep it Working.
  • Make every page display well on mobile devices.
  • How to make your site display quickly. Replace slow or duplicate plugins.
  • Set up an online store as part of your site, that looks good for your customers.
  • Site Speed improvements: eliminate scripts on pages that don’t need them, optimize image load times, reduce the number of calls each page makes, and of course use excellent hosting.

Keys to WordPress Maintenance and Security, so Your Website Keeps Working

  • Block most hackers from installing malware on your site.
  • Good passwords (what we’ve been taught for decades, makes passwords that are now easily guessed). Keep them in Password Keepers.
  • How to Avoid Phishing, Spoofing, and other hacker tricks.
  • Security training for everyone in your company, including password keeper software.
  • Technical security measures such as Content Security Policy and Email Deliverability (DKIM, DMARC, SPF), and page security headers.
  • Backups and backup restoration.
  • WiFi security, an important part of keeping your company safe.
  • Importance of not installing plugins and themes that haven’t been tested; and importance of frequent updates.

How You Can Improve Your Social Media & Search Engine Results

  • Control how FaceBook and Twitter mention each page of your site (and all other social media sites that follow those two standards);
  • Display the image and excerpt you specify whenever someone mentions any of your website pages;
  • Specify what search engines show, focused on your customers interests;
  • Tools to help you pick interesting titles so your pages get read more;
  • Check how easy your pages are for people to read, and how well search engines can determine what the page is about.

Easy Ways to Look Good To All Your Visitors

  • Have a theme that looks good on all devices, from mobile phones to widescreen monitors;
  • A theme that loads quickly, so more people read your website and buy;
  • With good programming against hackers (don’t just pick a theme based on pretty pictures!);
  • Consistently and easily using colors and fonts your customers like;
  • Make sure every page displays well

What Your Website Needs

  • Use all the social media tools your best customers expect, to promote your website.
  • Avoid poor programming that lets hackers abuse your site.
  • Make your site easy for all visitors, including low vision; easy to use with mouse or keyboard or screen readers.
  • Don’t slow down your site with bloated plugins or plugins that duplicate features.
  • I’m a programmer, and I use the experience of many other developers who host websites of all sizes for clients

Software, Tools, Training for Using Your Computers Effectively

  • Software that works well even on outdated hardware. Avoid having to pay for expensive software.
  • Website development tools for editing and updating your website (the same tools many professional developers use).
  • Office suite including word processing, spreadsheet, presentations and more, yet runs on new and old computers, Windows and Mac.
  • Edit Images yourself for social media, faster and less expensive than hiring a graphic artist for simple images.
  • Do your own audio editing for your podcasts.
  • Business tools like bookkeeping, scheduling, team planning.

Excellent Hosting, Site Speedup, Technical Support

  • I’ve worked in corporations improving technical support.
  • I’ve evaluated many website hosting companies, as a technical support professional.
  • By far, most hosting companies try to sell you on standard features and speed, hiding their support is not excellent.
  • Most hosting companies do not keep their software updated, and do not keep their anti-hacker security rules updated.
  • I take the advice from many professional website developers and plugin developers, on their experience with hosting companies.
  • You probably don’t want to put the time into evaluating hosting companies for security, site speed and technical support; let us steer you right.

Is there something about using your computer, or using WordPress, or making a web page, that is much more complicated than you know it should be?

Confusing? Frustrating? Too complex? Takes too much time?

I’ll show you how to do the basic things you need to have your website work beautifully, and even the more technical topics, in a way that is clear and certain.

I’m a professional website developer, WordPress developer, and database developer.

I’ve removed hacks from WordPress sites, and installed security to block most “drive-by hacking” or “brute force login” attacks.

I recommend hosting companies that do security right (most do not!), keeping you safe from hackers. I keep my clients’ sites safe from all but the world’s worst hackers.

I’ve also worked in technical support for large companies. I am very good at finding actual solutions to people’s computer problems. (I won’t ask you dumb questions like “did you try rebooting”.) I can get the best results out of the technical support team for your hosting company — so you won’t have to.

As I find answers to problems, I’ll keep posting them here, (or my more technical solutions site) so come back for more. I write the solutions that I had to look up or a client needed, whether I found it today or I figured it out a while ago.

Need help getting your theme working the way you want? Do you know how to pick a secure, well-written theme? (Few themes are well written, and I can put the pictures and colors you love, into an excellent theme.)

Would you benefit from using WordPress in Multi-Site mode, to save you doing tedious administrative work for multiple sites? If you have several small sites, talking to specific people, you often wind up marketing better than with one combined site.

How important is it, to your business, that your WordPress is set up so it is much less likely to be hacked or get malware added to it?

How might you get information from many web sites into a database so you can use it? Would your clients like to have your information easier to find?

Please let me know what you need — I like finding answers to business people’s actual problems.