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Lessons Learned Building a WordPress Website

Lessons Learned Building a WordPress Website

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When I started to build my WordPress website a few months back and found it extremely difficult to find ALL of the steps I would need to go through in one place. After piecing together instructions from hundreds of different websites and blogs, I vowed to document my learnings. You are now reading it.This tutorial covers every single configuration step to get your site pre-built properly, to help you understand the complete picture. If you don't think one of the steps applies to you, feel free to skip it. It worked for me but that doesn't mean it's a one size fits all guide. This post is not about content, it's what you will want to have in place before you start content building.Wordpress is my chosen Content Management System (CMS) platform. If you use another one like Drup...
Popular Personal Blogs

Popular Personal Blogs

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Jump To Blogs Mom Blogs Food Blogs Writing Blogs Tech Blogs Money Blogs Fashion BlogsPopular Personal Blog Round-Up #1 Finding inspiration can be tough.If you want insight on what readers gravitate towards, you should observe what has worked for others.Whether you already have a blog, are thinking about starting one, or just want some ideas for reading material, this list includes some favorite popular personal blogs to get your creative juices flowing.All of the mentioned bloggers here make a solid living with nothing besides their blogs.These are proven, successful entities.And, they are entertaining to boot.Isn't that what a blog is really for anyway - people sharing things about their lives in a fun, personal, and relate-able way?But these blog...
Website Hosting Explained

Website Hosting Explained

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There are a lot of terms to learn when you are first starting out building your website. Which option of hosting services to choose can be a bit of a daunting task. Here are the different hosting options in laymen's terms to give you a better understanding of what each type of hosting means.The Main 5 Hosting OptionsFree Free websites are offered by companies such as Wix or Blogspot (Blogger) and will give you a “subdomain” under their domain, but it’s not really your own site (you can’t choose a unique domain name, etc.) These are for people who want to just create something for themselves (like a travel journal) and don’t actually intend to use this for a business. You will pay nothing and the slow loading speeds and ads that you have to endure speak to this. This might be com
7 Website Building Tips

7 Website Building Tips

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  Website building is a ton of work but also a lot of fun. These 7 tips will help you with your process!   Step 1: Map out your user flow before you start to build When you navigate a website most of us are not drawing a mental map of how we go from page to page or return to certain places. In fact, the better a website’s design, the less you would pay attention to any of that – it just works and feels seamless.But for all that you don't notice, someone (or a whole team) took a LOT of time making those connections easy for you and you should do the same for your users as well, to ensure a good experience.Some sites these days are creating a one-page website with the User Experience in mind because it is easier to navigate on just one page. If your site isn’t