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For your WordPress

By JD Tinney

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WordPress is an online, open source website creation tool written in PHP. It is the one of the easiest and most powerful blogging and website content management system (or CMS) in existence.

Many sites these days are running on WordPress. You may have worked on a site using this platform, but does that mean you know your WordPress. Your custom-built website contains many features tailored to your template’s needs. Become comfortable with those features of your site. A nonprofit’s website compared to a small local business is going to have different needs for their site. Those needs are going to morph the backend of the site and how you will update or change elements of the site.


Most companies offer some sort of WordPress training to their clients. While you are learning the ins and outs of your new site, write everything down. Chances are you will not be changing much after you launch a brand new site. When a site is freshly launched clients tend to not update content because the verbiage was well thought out before the site goes live. If you take great notes you will not have to worry about forgetting how to update your site.

Stay Active

Staying active with your site is the best way to fix this issue. Make it a mission to add a blog post related to your field. This way you are adding content to the site and staying active with WordPress, learning the different things you can achieve.

Learning WordPress is one thing that will not happen after one training session or overnight. You need to login and update often, making sure to stay active with new blog posts, fixing broken or unfit code, or changing irrelevant content (e.g., dated event images). Stop tip toeing around your WordPress and start learning and creating for your site. So get out there and start updating and creating for your website. #ForYourWordPress