Sound Reinforcement - Forums for Live Sound Professionals - Your Displayed Name Must Be Your Real Full Name To Post In The Live Sound Forums > The Basement

Anyone know Wordpress... and the stuff that goes with it?

(1/2) > >>

Bob Faulkner:
So, I've been forced into having to upgrade my website from HTML to Wordpress.  I know nothing of Wordpress other than the kludge of "education" that I've been giving myself over the last day.  What I have learned, there's far too many components to a "wordpress" website; none of this makes sense!

After watching some YouTube videos covering page-builders, themes, plugins... -sigh- I realized I have no idea WTF I'm doing.  WordPress appears to be way too indepth for a basic "static" website.  The videos I've seen appear to focus on certain plugins... or certain themes... or certain page-builders... or etc... etc...  I understand what WordPress does, but I can't seem to connect any of the dots.

Anyone have Wordpress experience that could direct me to a decent video (YouTube), or a website, covering how to create/setup a Wordpress website? 

Thank you.

John Roberts {JR}:

--- Quote from: Bob Faulkner on May 20, 2022, 11:07:35 AM ---So, I've been forced into having to upgrade my website from HTML to Wordpress.  I know nothing of Wordpress other than the kludge of "education" that I've been giving myself over the last day.  What I have learned, there's far too many components to a "wordpress" website; none of this makes sense!

After watching some YouTube videos covering page-builders, themes, plugins... -sigh- I realized I have no idea WTF I'm doing.  WordPress appears to be way too indepth for a basic "static" website.  The videos I've seen appear to focus on certain plugins... or certain themes... or certain page-builders... or etc... etc...  I understand what WordPress does, but I can't seem to connect any of the dots.

Anyone have Wordpress experience that could direct me to a decent video (YouTube), or a website, covering how to create/setup a Wordpress website? 

Thank you.

--- End quote ---
no how to video, but I set up a wordpress website for my old drum tuner company. website is still alive (i think).  https://circularscience.com

The basic wordpress environment was free from my web provider (IONOS). They are numerous paid add ons that I never invested in.

I found the wordpress world more secure than my old HTML website that was constantly being hacked.

You need to learn a bunch of new secret handshakes but pretty much any similar service will require that.

JR

Doug Fowler:

--- Quote from: Bob Faulkner on May 20, 2022, 11:07:35 AM ---So, I've been forced into having to upgrade my website from HTML to Wordpress.  I know nothing of Wordpress other than the kludge of "education" that I've been giving myself over the last day.  What I have learned, there's far too many components to a "wordpress" website; none of this makes sense!

After watching some YouTube videos covering page-builders, themes, plugins... -sigh- I realized I have no idea WTF I'm doing.  WordPress appears to be way too indepth for a basic "static" website.  The videos I've seen appear to focus on certain plugins... or certain themes... or certain page-builders... or etc... etc...  I understand what WordPress does, but I can't seem to connect any of the dots.

Anyone have Wordpress experience that could direct me to a decent video (YouTube), or a website, covering how to create/setup a Wordpress website? 

Thank you.

--- End quote ---

Hire a student.  Facebook Marketplace would be a good start.  Find a theme you like, there are tons of free themes but it might be worth paying a few bucks to upgrade to something else if it really catches your eye.   

A hundred bucks to get someone to do this and show you the ropes as it’s being done would be money well spent IMO. Meet up at your fave coffeeshop with wifi and make an afternoon of it.   What you want done is really easy but I totally get the “connect the dots” frustration with Wordpress web sites.  A simple “how do I” can turn into a hunt.

Bob Faulkner:

--- Quote from: John Roberts {JR} on May 20, 2022, 11:35:29 AM ---no how to video, but I set up a wordpress website for my old drum tuner company. website is still alive (i think).  https://circularscience.com

The basic wordpress environment was free from my web provider (IONOS). They are numerous paid add ons that I never invested in.

I found the wordpress world more secure than my old HTML website that was constantly being hacked.

You need to learn a bunch of new secret handshakes but pretty much any similar service will require that.

JR

--- End quote ---
Thanks John.  Nice simple web site you have!  I need something this simple... maybe I'll revisit the "blank" theme that Wordpress is offering.  Seems there is a lot of stuff available for WordPress that is free... but, I'm finding, not everything is meant to work with everything.


--- Quote from: Doug Fowler on May 20, 2022, 11:46:47 AM ---Hire a student.  Facebook Marketplace would be a good start.  Find a theme you like, there are tons of free themes but it might be worth paying a few bucks to upgrade to something else if it really catches your eye.   

A hundred bucks to get someone to do this and show you the ropes as it’s being done would be money well spent IMO. Meet up at your fave coffeeshop with wifi and make an afternoon of it.   What you want done is really easy but I totally get the “connect the dots” frustration with Wordpress web sites.  A simple “how do I” can turn into a hunt.

--- End quote ---
Good idea with hiring a student!  I'll look into this.

Definitely right about a "how do I"...   I feel like there should be a "Louis Leaky" plugin that would guide me through the labyrinth.

Jeff Lelko:

--- Quote from: Bob Faulkner on May 20, 2022, 01:55:42 PM ---I need something this simple... maybe I'll revisit the "blank" theme that Wordpress is offering.  Seems there is a lot of stuff available for WordPress that is free... but, I'm finding, not everything is meant to work with everything.

--- End quote ---

Hi Bob, yep, that's the catch.  You can do pretty much anything with a WordPress Site but sorting out compatibility can be tricky.  My site is a Wordpress site as well (http://flashnthunder.com).  It's a "managed" Wordpress Site through InMotion Hosting which I've been happy with.  The tools InMotion offers also helps to address plugin compatibility with the site as a whole.

Like you, I was a holdout on updating to something modern but I'll say that Wordpress coupled with a decent host has some nice benefits - namely better handling of media on your site, automatically adjusting the site format for PC/tablet/phone viewing, search engine optimization, and other little bonuses such as plugins for contact forms and whatnot.  My site is by no means a work of art and is mostly just a landing page for my client referrals versus an e-commerce site or something to attract random potential customers, but overall I've been very happy with my shift to Wordpress.

One of my to-dos has been to convert from http to https.  This is supposedly very simple to do but with business picking up I just haven't gotten around to it...

Hope this helps!

Navigation

[0] Message Index

[#] Next page

Go to full version