A lot of people are now deciding that WordPress is their preferred choice when it comes to selecting a content management system due to its versatility, cost effectiveness and endless other benefits. So we thought we’d compile a list of some great external resources and WordPress links that we’ve found that will help you get to grips with maintaining and building your website in WordPress. We will throw in some of our own content / resources where applicable too!
Getting Started with WordPress
Getting started can be quite a daunting undertaking. However, once you get stuck in you’ll notice that things are a lot simpler than you anticipated due to the intuitiveness of the CMS in general and the ease of installing extra functionality. The troublesome part tends to be getting the ball rolling and getting things up and running. Here are some resources we suggest taking a look at if you are thinking about (or are in the process of) setting up your website.
WordPress Basics – The Simple Guide to WordPress
Securing Your WordPress Website
Let’s start by listing some great resources to help you secure your WordPress site. This can be both in terms of general security and site backups. It’s very important to not only build a solid website but to secure it should the worst happen. Security features can be added that assist in automatic, automated ways allowing websites to be backed up at certain times to certain locations and much more. You can even backup to Cloud based services such as Google Drive and Dropbox automatically in some cases.
Search Engine Optimisation
Obviously being found in search is very important – particularly when it comes to business websites. Luckily, WordPress has always been a great platform when it comes to SEO support and having high quality plugins that give you the best shot at appearing in Google and other search engines is a must. Here are some essential resources we suggest you take a look at or bookmark for future viewing.
Site Customisation, Themes and Visual Enhancements
Site customisation is obviously essential for personal and business websites. It doesn’t have to be overly complicated to visually customise your website though! Check out the below resources that help with making your website truly unique to you and your brand.
Utilising and Expanding WordPress
Part of the CMS platform’s appeal is its versatility and ease of use. With that being said, here are some great resources allowing you to customise and expand your WordPress CMS without having to be a coder or designer.
How WordPress compares to the competition CMS platforms
There is a lot of competition in the CMS space at the moment so It’s important to be able to distinguish the positives and negatives between the options on offer. The below links should help inform you on how WordPress stacks up to the competition in 2019 and what you can expect from other platforms.
As WordPress is so versatile, it can also be used as an ecommerce platform. There are many plugins and services that integrate perfectly with WordPress so we thought we’d include a list of resources to help you best utilise eCommerce.
We hope that you have found our list of compiled resources and links useful. Feel free to bookmark this page and when you need assistance with adding functionality to your WordPress site, check back to see if there’s a link relevant to what you are trying to achieve.
As always, if you need help, be sure to get in touch via phone at 0121 222 5757, or by filling out the contact form on our website.