Start Your Own Site or Blog
Are you considering to start your own site or blog?
No matter whether you need a website to start a business or want to start a blog because you are passionate about writing and sharing your knowledge, thoughts, and ideas, WordPress is the ideal platform for you.
It allows you to create the perfect website on your own: professional look, fully functional, and extremely flexible in terms of design, functionality, and management.
If you still are in doubt, whether a “blogging” CMS as WordPress can be used for serious and ambitious projects, you might need to be reminded that some of world’s most popular sites are made in WordPress. Among them are TechCrunch, BBC America, The New Yorker, MTV News, etc.
You can learn all you need to know about starting a site, the process itself, the pitfalls, and the costs connected to it in the section How to Start a Successful Blog. Besides the exhaustive guide, in this section you can find countless resources, discussing specific topics related to starting a WordPress-based site or blog.
Set up WordPress as a Pro
Are you in the process of setting up WordPress to make it live up to your requirements?
WordPress is quite intuitive and easy to use but there are some options and settings that are less known or require an extra touch. There are also certain actions you should take in order to set up WordPress in accordance with best practice.
Setting up WordPress is a question of knowhow just as much as it is a question of preferences.
In the section Step-by-Step Guide to WordPress Setup, you will find the basics, best practice, and tips & tricks. Likewise, you can find a large library of topic-based resources, helping you solve specific issues or perform specific tasks.
Troubleshoot & Maintain
Have you already created a site? Then you have certainly bumped into the first issues and bugs.
While WordPress is a pretty stable and bug-free CMS, it isn’t exactly trouble-free to manage a website. Server settings, plugin incompatibility, cache, and many other factors can cause troubles.
In most cases, troubleshooting and maintaining a WordPress site isn’t a complicated task but it always requires knowhow.
In the section Ultimate Troubleshooting and Maintenance Guide for WordPress Sites, you can find a comprehensive overview of all basic maintenance tasks that you should add to your calendar. In addition, all most common – and many not that common bugs and issues are explained and resolved for you, so that you can concentrate on doing what you love.
Are you looking to expand your reach? Search engine optimization (SEO) is one of the keys to success online.
SEO isn’t a single or one-time task but rather a complex combination of ongoing tasks, ensuring that your site meets search engines’ requirements. SEO requires certain level of technical knowhow, as well as an understanding of the principles used to build the SERP (search engine result page).
As technology develops, the requirements for websites change, making it necessary to keep updated with the newest SEO trends and carry out new types of optimization.
In the section Strategic SEO for Awesome Results, you can find SEO basics, current SEO guidelines, as well as tons of specialized resources helping you on the way to success online.
You are now asking yourself – I did SEO, what more is there to optimize? The answer is simple: content.
While SEO can bring potential customers to your site, content optimization is what can keep them engaged and make them convert.
Content optimization stretches from conversion optimization to optimizing texts and using interactive content. It covers basically all kinds of tasks, meant to make your content more appealing and engaging. Such tasks can be navigation optimization, adding CTAs, using psychology to create designs or place elements on a page, etc.
In the section Content Optimization Guide to Considerably More Conversions, you can find basics, trends, tips & tricks that can help you create content that engages and boosts sales.