WordPress Video Tutorials – The Dashboard, Admin Bar, Quick Draft, Changing your Password

We have started a new series of WordPress video tutorials. Here is the first installment which covers the most basic aspects of your WordPress site – Dashboard, Admin Bar, Quick Draft and Changing your Password.

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The web design process – Step 3: Design

Drawing from the information gathered in Steps 1 and 2, it’s time now to determine how your site looks and feels.

It is important to keep in mind that most people will view your website on a mobile device. Make sure that your mobile site is user-friendly and clear.

As part of the design phase, it is also important to incorporate elements such as the company logo or colours to help strengthen the identity of your company or brand on the website.

If you have chosen WordPress as your Content Management System (CMS), there are thousands of templates out there (free and paid) which may suit your purposes. Don’t think that you have to build your website from scratch, and don’t be hesitant to spend $60 on a good WordPress theme. It will be worth it in the end.

An excellent source of WordPress themes is Themeforest. One of my personal favourites is Avada.

If you choose to go with a web designer, they will create one or more prototype designs. As a website designer I will usually give you secure access to your website to view work in progress. Communication between both you and your designer is crucial to ensure that the final product will match your needs most importantly and taste. It is important that you work closely with your designer, exchanging ideas, until you arrive at the final design for your website.

What does Nerdy Pandy offer?

At Nerdy Pandy we have several services which may be of interest to our clients:

  • Complete New Website Development (from $500):

We can develop a completely new website from scratch, from hosting to launch and beyond. (Price excluding hosting and domain costs).

  • Website Care Plan (from $200/month):

Includes website maintenance, 24/7 Uptime Monitoring, Security, Search Engine Optimisation, WordPress & Plugin Updates, Premium Plugins and Speed Optimisation. In a couple of words, keeping your website up-to-date, secure and fast.

  • Website Update Plan including Content Creation (from $50/hr):

– Graphic Design for websites, e-newsletters, social media etc.
– Photography
– Podcasting
– Videography

  • Complete Digital Strategy (from $750):

Includes New/Updated Website, Email Marketing, PPC Advertising, SEO, Content Marketing, Organic and/or Paid Social Media Marketing, Influencer Marketing, Digital Public Relations, Guest Publishing, Affiliate Marketing, Viral/Referral Marketing, Premium WordPress plugins, tools & apps, Online Community & Forum.

Contact Nerdy Pandy at pandeli@nerdypandy.com for more information.

 

New Service: Website Care Plan

We are pleased to announce our new service, the Website Care Plan.

For $200/month*, this service includes 24/7 Uptime Monitoring, Security, Search Engine Optimisation, WordPress & Plugin Updates, Premium Plugins and Speed Optimisation.

*This figure is an estimate. It is based on the information provided, and may increase according to additional requests. An major work or design changes will incur a fee of $50/hr.

Contact Nerdy Pandy for more information or to register your interest.

How do I sign up for SiteGround Hosting?

In our previous post we recommended SiteGround for hosting your WordPress.org website.

Let’s have a look at the steps for signing up:

1. Choose your hosting plan

SiteGround has three plans:

  1. The StartUp plan is perfect for people with one website that are starting up now.
  2. The GrowBig plan is a great value for money offer, including the option for multiple websites and SuperCacher that greatly improves a WordPress and Joomla website speed.
  3. The GoGeek plan is perfect for people with e-commerce and larger sites, or more geeky development needs like staging and GIT integration.

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Step 2. Choosing Domain

You can choose to buy a new domain, or sign up with an existing domain. Free website transfer is included for GrowBig and GoGeek plans so don’t worry if your site is hosted on any other site currently!

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Step 3. Review and Complete

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Contact Nerdy Pandy at pandeli@nerdypandy.com if you need assistance with setting up your hosting plan.

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