WordPress Installation and Tutorial

Having worked in web development and helped hundreds of people to get their websites online over a period of more than 15 years, I am ideally placed to be able to help you make your first steps online.

I concentrate on providing technical support these days, so while I don’t have the time to develop a whole website for you, I can recommend the WordPress system and find that it does most of what most people need.  Certainly to begin with, when you just want to get something online and to be able to do it quickly, WordPress is a great system that will help you publish details of your products and services online.

This website, digitalred.com, is based on WordPress, as are these websites below – examples I post for you to browse through to see the variety possible through WordPress based websites.

  • Manor Englishwww.manorenglish.co.uk
    • Manor English is based in Ruislip Manor and provides one-to-one lessons in English for adults seeking to learn or improve their spoken and written English.  With the ability of being very flexible and giving plenty of  opportunity to use practical English in real-life situations, Manor English is popular with people from all over the world.
  • Pitchcoach www.pitchcoach.co.uk
    • Michael Parker spent over 30 years in the competitive pitching world of advertising, many with Saatchi and Saatchi where winning The National Lottery, as an account, was a pitching milestone. For the last six years he has developed his coaching skills advising major professional service firms on pitching successfully.  He blogs regularly with topical posts on his WordPress-based website.
  • Hillingdon Chamber of Commerce – www.hillingdonchamber.co.uk
    • As the Chamber of Commerce for the London Borough of Hillingdon, WordPress-based HCC website serves as a hub of information for and about its member businesses.  A calendar of events promotes the networking and educational meetings useful to its members, and every chamber member has its own page where they advertise their own services.  Using extensions to WordPress, each member is able to log in and amend its own page themselves.
  • Concita www.concita.com
    • Concita is based in Borehamwood and supplies ink, toner, paper, memory sticks or stationery at great prices. Using WordPress as a wrapper around a buying-group catalogue website, Concita are able to maintain their own website and publicise special offers while at the same time providing an easy link into the catalogue website.
  • The Beauty of Weybridge – www.thebeautyofweybridge.com
    • This website used to be based on Joomla and had been used by a Weybridge beauty salon for some time, but they found it difficult to administer and wanted something easier to manage.  I helped The Beauty of Weybridge to switch to WordPress by making a duplicate of their Joomla website in WordPress without interrupting the live public website, helped the staff learn how to update the new site, and switched over the websites without their customers noticing.
  • Eliza Parker Art – www.elizaparkerart.com
    • Eliza worked in the world of advertising for 30 years and has now taken up painting and has studios in Provence and London where she paints people, landscapes, and works with collage – painting with paper.  Using WordPress she has started demonstrating some of her work in galleries and is inviting other artists to join her in France next summer.
  • PAHT www.paht.eu
    • Parliamentarians Against Human Trafficking are a European project promoting and strengthening a network of Parliamentarians against trafficking in human beings throughout all EU member States.  The website is updated frequently, with WordPress providing the ability to make quick and easy changes.
  • Estmat – www.estmat.co.uk
    • Michael is a qualified, Alternative & Complementary Health Care Therapeutic Practitioner.  He helps people with back pain.  I helped him with his website: he “just wants a website”, so we listed the things that he wanted to say, found some pictures that help illustrate it, he wrote the words and I showed and taught him how to stitch them together in WordPress.  After the initial installation help, he now maintains the website on his own.
  • Anti Slavery Day – www.antislaveryday.com
    • The Anti-Slavery Day Bill became law in 2010. It was introduced in Parliament as a Private Members Bill by Anthony Steen MP, for Totnes, South Devon, and passed through both Houses, unopposed although amended. The Bill defined Modern Day Slavery as child trafficking, forced labour, domestic servitude and trafficking for sexual exploitation

If you’d like me to help you get your own WordPress website online, I can usually do it the same day.  I can register or transfer your  domain name, arrange some website hosting, configure a database, install WordPress, install some basic plugins, add some content, and spend time with you over the phone to choose a theme and explain how you can add information and pictures to your website.  Allow £200 if starting from scratch, and we’ll have you online and maintaining your own website in no time.