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WordPress, Websites, Training

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AskMePc-WebDesign is a full service web design company. We create custom websites, WordPress custom full service websites, convert existing html website to the WordPress platform, content management websites, blogs, forums, bulletin boards, and custom graphic, logos and many other extras such as social media icon/badges and autoresponders and set up store and product pages for your site. We offer business consulting on social media, branding, and how you can promote your brand or product online for maximum success

WordPress Total Training and Support Membership

“The last WordPress Course you will ever need”!

65 Videos, and text PDF’s that cover everything you need to know.

Always updated and always current.

Learn how to use WordPress like a Pro, with a full support forum.

Smart Women, Stupid Computers

Does your computer make you feel stupid?
Well I am here to tell you, you are not stupid!
Technology is evolving faster then any of us
can keep up with it.
If you are over 40, or a from the baby boomer generation, you did not grow up with the personal computer. You have had to train yourself, and that can be frustrating. We can help!

WordPress Central, Free WordPress Support Help

Videos, FAQ and ask a question here yourself about WordPress, all free from Linda Lee,

WordPress Expert and Teacher.

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Letting WordPress Provide the Solution to Your Blog and Website Needs

How to reverse a error.

Discoverability. It’s the most important word for an aspiring author to know and to master. The Internet is where everyone and everything gets found today. If someone searching for you, your book or subjects related to your book can’t find you on the Internet, you will remain obscure. Unknown. That’s not what any aspiring author wants. That’s not what a publisher wants in a writer.

The fact that you can’t be found on line when someone searches for you, that you and your book aren’t discoverable, can feel pretty overwhelming, especially if you want to sell books to readers or to publishers. Yet, so many writers fail to develop an online presence. They don’t want to create a blog or a website, both of which provide them with a way to be easily found on the Internet. Why don’t they do so? Because it feels hard. It’s out of the realm of writing. It’s techy and unfamiliar. The task feels overwhelming.

Creating an online presence with a blog doesn’t have to feel overwhelming. Today, my webmaster and blogmaster, Linda Lee, offers a few basic tips on how to begin a blog, or a blog website, in a way that will reduce your sense of overwhelm and give you an online presence in no time flat. Intro written by Nina Amir, Author of “How to Blog a Book”

See below for her upcoming teleseminar, and how to sign up now.

Letting WordPress Provide the Solution to Your Blog and Website Needs
By Linda Lee

WordPress is the most used blogging and website platform online. First released on May 27, 2003, WordPress was has been downloaded over 65 million times as of December 2011.

I started using WordPress in 2007. Fairly soon after I started using WordPress I began to realize it had the ability to be molded into a fully functioning website vs. just a blog. Many people still think of WordPress as a blogging software but it is so much more than that. It is called a “Content Management System,” which really means you have one stop where you can manage your content and your website by yourself with relative ease.

Why use WordPress instead of an HTML based website? The days of paying a webmaster to do minor updates or changes to your content are over. So one good reason is money. Also no more waiting for you webmaster to get around to making those changes you want. With WordPress you can login and make your own changes with quickly and easily.  Here are just a few things you can do as simply as working on your own computer at home.

  • Add images
  • Add MP3 files
  • Add videos
  • Add products
  • Add forms

For most authors, small business, individuals, and non-profits, a WordPress website will be all they ever need.  I have even done group training with offices and non-profits so the employees or volunteers can share the job of running the website.

How do you get started? It is best to get your own hosting and domain name and most hosting companies now offer a one-click type of install for WordPress. Once you have that handled, you will login to your new website and start setting things up. Or if you would like to try it out first and figure things out, you can sign up for a free WordPress website at http://wordpress.com.

At first, it feels a bit daunting, because it is all new for most people. Once you start working on the site and posting and adding pages, it quickly feels more comfortable. There is lots of free support online, and I have several websites that offer paid and free training and many short videos on topics such as :

There is quite a bit of help available online and from WordPress itself. Many people however find that they benefit greatly from some personal one on one type of help. That is what we do at our WordPress Bootcamps. The class is limited to 8 people, so we can help each person individually as well as provide the fun of the group support we have while working together. In the bootcamp you will bring your laptop and, if you already have a WordPress Website, we will work on that.  If you are starting from scratch, we will set you up with a WordPress website and you will leave the training with a website, a gravatar and the basic to learning to start blogging and running your website. It is very fulfilling for me to see people launch!

If you are interested in signing up for the upcoming WordPress Bootcamp, please click here: It is Sat, April 21, at Stanford University, from 9-12. In the afternoon session, we have Self Publishing Bootcamp with Carla King and Laurie McLean and you can get more information on their session here.

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The Dashboard WordPress

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Once you’ve signed up for a blog, you’re ready to start exploring your dashboard, the behind-the-scenes control panel where you can publish content, manage comments, and change your settings, among many other cool things.

The dashboard is referred to as the “back end,” of your site, and only you (and any users you’ve assigned) can see it. The “front end” is what the outside world sees when they visit yourblog.wordpress.com. You can access both parts of your blog any time (we’ll show you how in a moment).

Think of it like the evening news. Your dashboard is like the studio, full of cameras and monitors and people rushing around to make sure that everything is ready by 10 p.m. But only the people involved in making the news get to see what happens behind the scenes. The part of your blog seen by the world-at-large is the show that airs on TV, the final result of all the hard work contributed by the writers, producers, and film crew.

Ready to check out your dashboard, the studio where you’ll create, edit, and manage all the content that gets published on your site?

If you just signed up and activated your WordPress.com account, you’ll be taken directly to a welcome screen in your dashboard. To take a quick peek at how your new blog currently appears to the outside world, click the title of your blog in the top left corner of the screen. (If you have a private blog, only you can see it.)

You’ll see something like this, with an auto-generated post titled “Hello world!” and a few widgets in the right sidebar. Now head back to the dashboard so that you can get acquainted with how to customize your blog’s appearance and start publishing content.

Once you have an account, you can use the toolbar at the top of the screen for quick access to your blog’s dashboard while you’re signed in:

This is your dashboard, where you can access all the powers of your blog:

If you’re feeling overwhelmed by all the menus here, don’t worry – you only need to know your way around a few key parts of the dashboard to start publishing content and personalizing your blog’s appearance.

As you get more familiar with WordPress.com and want to extend your blog in new ways, we have support documents that explain each of the dashboard menus, so you can learn at your own pace, and get answers whenever you need them.

We recommend that you take a minute to poke around the various dashboard menus, then head to Settings > General at the bottom.

Here you can change the title and tagline for your site (as often as you like), and adjust other general settings. Go ahead and update this section now.

If you’d like to change your site’s privacy settings, you can do that next from Settings > Privacy.

Once you’ve saved the changes to your settings, feel free to spend some more time getting acquainted with the dashboard menus. You can’t break anything, and if you make any mistakes, we can help.

If you’d like to move content from an old blog to your new blog, it’s easy, even if the old one isn’t on WordPress.com.

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