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WordPress for Beginners – online course

Starting on 24 September 2020 I’m teaching a 10-week course for Hills Road Sixth Form College. Unlike many online courses there won’t just be a series of exercises for you to do – instead there’ll be tuition, interaction, support and help. Benefits of online At first I was disappointed not to be able to get…

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You need take orders online… and you’re not ready

Small local shops are facing challenges like never before during the Covid-19 pandemic. So are the big ones, but they have marketing departments and other infrastructure to help them cope. As a small shop or local business you’re facing a situation where your usual and loyal customers are self-isolating and you’re not getting any passing…

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Useful links for planning

When planning your site here are some useful links for you to check out. Comparing the hosted options Make a Website Hub reviews the choices between the hosted options below. Visit their sites to check out the current offers and pricing plans: Wix Weebly Squarespace WordPress.com WordPress: .com and .org WordPress.com and WordPress.org are easily…

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Site structure and content planning

Who will be managing your site? At the planning stage it’s crucial to consider who will be managing your site. Think about what staff/time resources you’ll have to keeping it updated in the longer term. Ask yourself: Who will update the content? Are they volunteers or paid staff? Is their position secure or is the…

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Gutenberg Blocks Wish List

WordPress users like Gutenberg Gutenberg, the new ‘block’ editor, is a great development for WordPress.org. Editing content is more intuitive, especially for beginners. I have demo’ed Gutenberg for my local WordPress meetup (in Cambridge, UK). I’ve also taught Gutenberg as part of a 10 week beginners’ course on WordPress at a local college. In both…

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