The First Step offers WordPress training to anyone wanting to have more control over their WordPress website, Blogsite, Ecommerce shop or WordPress.com website.
Training is provided on a 1 to 1 basis either over Skype or at our offices. You can decide on the length of your training. Ideally you will need your own computer, laptop, Ipad or even a phone but this is a little more tricky to acheive training. We are based in Hout Bay, Cape Town, but distance is no problem. Download Skype and we can assist you just as easily by sharing our screens with you as you learn the different areas of your WordPress dashboard and what each one can do.
WordPress has a very clear interface and with a little perserverence you will be mastering your own site in no time.
A few valuable resources will help get you on your way. These will be specified below.
Firstly you need to know how to login to your WordPress website. In most instances unless you have changed the login url for security reasons, you can reach your dashboard by appending your domain name with /wp-admin
You will be prompted to enter your username and password.
You will need to enter your Website username and password to log in. Once logged in your dashboard can be momentarily overwhelming. Just focus on the menu on the left hand side of your dashboard. You are looking for Pages or Posts.
Click on either of these links and you will be able to edit an old page or post or start a new one.
Many people start their own WordPress site at wordpress.com . Here your website hosting is free and you have a variety of templates to choose from and limited functionality, but this is a great place to start familiarizing yourself with WordPress. Even so, it can become daunting and the once great intentions to build, master and host your own side and side step a web developer can be sidelined and all but forgotten.
Don’t lose hope. An hour or two of WordPress training at The First Step will get you back on your feed and running your own site, blog or online business like you are a pro! Don’t be daunted, take WordPress by the healm and master the most versatile publishing platform on the web.
Good luck from The First Step.