What every small business should know about WordPress | Episode 19 Local Knowledge

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Episode 19 begins our Local Knowledge series on basic skills you’ll need in order to run your small business Website using WordPress.

Our lesson today kicks off with some background on using WordPress to power your small business website and concludes with a how-to video showing you how to log in to WordPress. This lesson assumes you have a working WordPress installation.

I’ll be continuing the WordPress for small business video tutorials by covering the most common things you’ll need to know to update your WordPress website on your own.

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6 Responses to "What every small business should know about WordPress | Episode 19 Local Knowledge"
  1. Noel Wiggins says:

    This is a valuable solution for those start up companies out there that can’t afford a fully branded, customized website.

    Or don’t want to incur the expense while they are in a proof of concept phase of their company.

    Word press is awesome with its ease of use and caters to those that aren’t too technical.

    The resources demonstrated here is a great way to get your website off the ground…

    i can’t wait to share it with the next client that says falls over backwards with the quote for a customized website!

    Thanks & Regards
    Noel from nopun.com

  2. Julian says:

    Noel,
    Thanks so much for stopping by and commenting.

    I agree WordPress is an awesome website prototyping tool since it’s easy to work with and allows you to get your website up and running very quickly.

    WordPress is also extremely capable as a full fledged content management system (CMS) for small to medium sized companies. Examples abound but take a look at the WordPress CMS showcase for tons of company website examples:

    WordPress CMS Showcase

  3. I’ve seen quite a few customised WordPress templates around, what do you think of those, are they worth the money?

    • Julian says:

      Hi Claire,

      Thanks for stopping by and commenting. 🙂

      The principle advantage of starting with a WordPress theme that’s already customized (often called Premium or Pro WordPress themes) is that you don’t have to do much additional customization to end up with a really amazing design.

      If you are doing a D-I-Y project these themes make it possible for non-technical people to offer website features and design elements that they would normally have to hire a programmer or designer to do. For us as web developers and marketers we can make our client websites faster and our client’s pay much less on their final design costs, leaving more money for other online marketing to drive sales leads. Try WooThemes, StudioPress and Press75 for some good ones.

  4. Juilan,

    Hey, thanks for posting this, great information for business owners and how to use wordpress and stay on top of their website. Very helpful, sometimes setting up a website can be daunting but this tutorial breaks it down into steps that are simplified and easy to follow!

    Thanks!

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