Yes, it costs that much. Let me tell you why.

…And that’s the point I’m trying to make. Building a WordPress website on your own is totally do-able, but it will take longer than if you have someone do it for you. It will cost you less in actual money spent to do it yourself, but it will cost more in time and in lost sales and missed opportunities. You can save money or you can save time, but it’s not really possible to save both and end up with a quality website.

How to Easily create a private page for multiple users in WordPress

Create a Private Content Page in WordPress

Someone asked in a Facebook group I’m in how to make a private page for multiple users to access without using a full-blown membership plugin and without using one shared password-protected page. I had done something like this recently for a project and wanted to share how to do it. It only requires two plugins …

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8 Signs You May Need a New Website

8 Signs You May Need A New Website

With many things, one can adopt a “if it ain’t broke it, don’t fix it” mentality. But, it’s not always easy to know when your website is broken and is need of fixing. I’ve compiled a list of some of the more common issues you may be facing with your website that could indicate it’s …

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How to Install WordPress on SiteGround

I hang out in a bunch of Facebook groups full of entrepreneurs, and I see a lot of people asking which platform to use for their budding business. I may be a little biased, but I think WordPress is the best platform to start a website on. Aside from other reasons, WordPress is more flexible …

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Connect your website to Google Search Console

Connect your website to Google Search Console

A few weeks ago, I wrote about getting your site set up on Google Analytics because of the wealth of free information available from that source. This week, I’m going to show you how to get your site connected with Google Search Console. This post is part of the WordPress Weekend Projects series. In this …

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Remove unnecessary themes from your WordPress site

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This post is part of the WordPress Weekend Projects series. In this series, you will find bite-size tips to enhance, secure, or optimize your website. Each tip should take an hour or less, and can be done without interrupting your precious weekend time too much. See all of the WordPress Weekend Projects posts at http://beyondtheoffice.com/blog/wordpress-weekend-projects. Today’s Weekend …

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Perform a plugin audit on your WordPress website

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This post is part of the WordPress Weekend Projects series. In this series, you will find bite-size tips to enhance, secure, or optimize your website. Each tip should take an hour or less, and can be done without interrupting your precious weekend time too much. See all of the WordPress Weekend Projects posts at http://beyondtheoffice.com/blog/wordpress-weekend-projects. Today’s Weekend …

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Google analytics setup

Add Google Analytics Tracking Code to Your WordPres site

Google Analytics is a great free service that allows you to track information about your website visitors and learn more about their behavior while they’re on your website, and how they got there. There’s a treasure trove of information available, and the only thing that’s required to get it is a YouTube account. I’ve split …

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How safe is your website?

Your Website Is Only As Safe as Your Last Good Backup - WordCamp Lehigh Valley 2017

Your website is only as safe as your last good backup… Thanks for checking out my talk at WordCamp Lehigh Valley. I am passionate/slightly neurotic about backups, mostly because I’ve seen lots of cases where bad things happen to good websites because they don’t have a good recent backup of their site. Enjoy the slides, and …

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Do I really need to hire a web designer?

I was at a business growth workshop one time and was asked by a professional photographer at the end of it, “With all of the DIY website builders available these days, do I really need to hire a professional website developer?” I spun the question around and said to him, “Well, with all of affordable …

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Why you must have a mobile-friendly website

Why You Must Have a Mobile-Friendly Website (especially in 2017)

According to a recent report from Pew Research Center, 77% of all American own a smartphone. When they first surveyed smartphone ownership conducted in 2011, that percentage was only 35% – that’s a fairly significant jump in only 6 years. An August 2016 blog post from Search Engine Land state that Google reports indicated that …

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Genesis CSS Column Classes

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The Genesis Framework is one of the most popular for WordPress. They have a ton of great-looking child themes just waiting for you to add your own creative flair and create a fantastic website. I’ve even used them for some clients as a starting point for their site. One of my favorite “hidden features” of …

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Planning Your Website

This is the first post in my series about what you need to know when you’re creating your own website. In this part, I wanted to talk with you about the imporance of planning who your website is for and what you want to say to you audience. Defining your target audience You’ll hear this …

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What do I need to make a website?

One of the biggest misconceptions I see with people building their own website is not understanding what’s involved – what they need, both on the technical side and the creative/branding sitde. Through this series, I intend to give you the info you need to get started on the right foot, without getting stuck on the …

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Why should I use WordPress?

I got an email from a copy-writer that I know the other day, and it seemed like a good thing to share on the blog… “Terri, I wanted to share the information below regarding a conversation I had with the developer I’ve used. I wanted to get your feedback on what he had to say …

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