Getting Started with WordPress

You’ve probably been hearing a lot about WordPress as a platform for blogs and websites. And you’ve likely been curious about how WordPress might work for your business. On the other hand, you may be worried that it is perhaps too technical to “do-it-yourself.” Once you have WordPress installed you add a theme and then add your content and images. But you may want to know how you would get WordPress installed so you can get to work.

Now, getting started is easier than turning on your computer. Several new hosting companies are specializing in WordPress only hosting. You account comes pre-loaded with the newest version of WordPress and these hosting companies update it to keep it current with the latest version of WordPress. One host, http://zippykid.com/, even offers scaled hosting services using a CDN service for $25 a month. Basically CDN (Content Delivery Network) automatically adds speed to your site when you need it. So if you have a very big day and a lot of visitors end up at your site, they throw some resources at it so your site doesn’t slow to a crawl.

Page Speed is more important than you realize. When a page loads quickly, within two seconds, visitors are more apt to keep browsing. In fact, 47% of consumers expect a page to load within 2 seconds or less. A 10-second delay will more than likely force the customer leave immediately.

ZippyKid does things to supercharge your site with a CDN to get your site to load 3 times faster than other hosting services.

So if you have been thinking about moving to WordPress, or you WordPress site is rolling too slowly, look for a new hosting service. It can make a huge difference in your visitor’s experience and it makes it easy for those not technical, and don’t want to be, get up and running faster than you thought.

Editor’s Note: If you’d like to learn more about this topic, Lou Anne McKeefery recently presented a full webinar for Women in Consulting. Please click here to watch this WIC Webinar on Demand.
seo@Be-Found.net' About Lou Anne McKeefery

Be Found provides search marketing expertise to small and medium sized companies for a wide range of services from site design considerations to site modifications needed to increase their website’s search rankings as well as implementing a solid web analytics system in order to accurately determine advertising ROI. Be Found specializes in building search optimized web sites using the Word Press software platform. For more information visit http://www.Be-Found.net

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  1. seo@Be-Found.net' Lou Anne McKeefery says

    Thanks Sandra, I’m glad you found them valuable.

    Your question is such a good one that it deserves a blog post. Stay tuned to this blog and I’ll answer your question.

    Keep the questions coming, I enjoy talking about WordPress!

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