Hi, Today I thought I’d mention Building your own WordPress website.
Is it Easy? Can I do it?
I remember when I had my own first website – many, many – maybe too many – years ago. Then I paid quite a considerable amount for someone to build and host my first website. It took a couple of weeks – I was not really consulted – and looking back it was
crap I mean not very good. So late I went to night school to learn how to build a website and a little basic Html coding. Within 6 months I’d built a website I was proud of. Today you don’t need to learn to code thanks to the universal “WordPress”; a free and open-sourcecontent management system. Plus the costs of owning and running a website are so very much cheaper.
I have been using the services of StudioPress for many years.
StudioPress – they provide WordPress Themes (inc the Genesis Framework) and Plugins (including Backup Buddy and iThemes Security). These I use myself and have been a very happy customer. They also provide other advanced services, which I won’t go into here. Needless to say, they are reliable, established and recognized leaders in their fields.
Now they are providing an all inclusive package including hosting “WordPress Made Fast and Easy” – in six steps you go from purchaser to publisher – You Get….
- 20 Mobile-Optimized Themes
- Industry Standard Design Framework
- WordPress-Optimized Performance
- SSL Certificate through Let’s Encrypt
- Automatic WordPress and Genesis Updates
- One-Click Install of Included Plugins
- Zero “Hosting” Hassles
- Rock-Solid Security
- Advanced SEO Functionality
- World-Class Support
Their plans (actually to keep things simple there are only two) are available in Monthly or Yearly payments. Of course, they offer a 30-day, 100% money back guarantee to all of their customers.
Get started with your own StudioPress Site, and discover what dazzling WordPress performance feels like.
Ready to get started? Create your site today. >>> StudioPress.com
SPECIAL : If you purchase hosting through this link StudioPress.com I will help you set up your website – for the first 30 days. Or ask for a quote to build your website from scratch.
Some thoughts: It seems logical — you’ll start your new site on $5/month hosting until things get rolling. You can always upgrade to quality WordPress hosting once you start seeing success, right?
But here’s the problem. Shoddy WordPress hosting will likely keep you from succeeding in the first place, and that’s a big problem.
The reality is, those cheap WordPress hosting offers mean that your site is jammed on a server with hundreds — even thousands — of other sites. The hosting company is betting that you won’t ever ever get substantial traffic, and you’ll simply keep paying the paltry fee in obscurity. If you do manage to get traffic, your site crashes or slows to a crawl. And both site visitors and Google will immediately reject your site if it’s slow by even a few seconds, much less completely down.
With a StudioPress Site, you get dazzling speed thanks to our server infrastructure that’s optimized specifically for peak WordPress performance. The proof is in a 2017 independent test from Webmatros, in which StudioPress Sites beat all major WordPress hosting options on page load speeds.
Keep in mind, however, that even with solid WordPress hosting, you can negatively impact the performance of your site thanks to other factors. And that’s why StudioPress has you covered in all areas of website performance, not just at the hosting level.
For example, poorly coded themes can slow your site to a crawl, and make it impossible for Google to properly “see” your content. The result is frustrated visitors and lower (or non-existent) search rankings.
On this, the Genesis Framework has you covered. Our crystal-clear code has been audited by some of the smartest usability experts and SEOs in the industry.
Also don’t forget that the dominance of mobile devices presents another huge performance issue. If your site doesn’t display perfectly on a smartphone or tablet, the visitor quickly hits the back button. Meanwhile, Google penalizes you in the search rankings for the very same reason.
So naturally, each and every StudioPress Sites design is mobile responsive. Plus, they’re conversion-optimized so your site performs in service to your business objectives.
And finally, poorly-crafted plugins (sometimes maliciously) can critically damage the performance and security of your site. With StudioPress, you know we’ve properly vetted all of the included one-click install plugins that you can choose from.