I’m learning WordPress

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I’ve been rebuilding my business website. Yes, while I would love to draw comics and write about art and comics all day long, I do have a real job.

I’m not very familiar with WordPress, although this blog is on the WordPress platform. But for the business site, I’m using WordPress.org, rather than WordPress. com (there is a difference).

What happened was, I am using an ancient program now called FrontPage 2003, which is obsolete, my web host, along with almost every other web host in the world will stop supporting the program, most have stopped already and mine is ending it all in May, so I’m scrambling to get the new site up and running.

I would prefer to pay someone, but I am willing to sit here for 12 hours to get something done while I know if I paid someone, that 12 hours would turn into weeks for them. I know from experience. So to get it done fast I am plugging away, literally with all the plugins I’m using.

I did spend one full day doing something only to realize that I could just copy and past a lot of the old site to the new site, which sort of wasted the previous day. Live and learn.

I do like learning new things. I was very proficient in HTML and this new way of doing websites is a lot of plugins and CSS, which I am learning. I must say, I have a very high regard for people who write code every day. I would jump out the window if I had to do this daily, it’s not for me. I prefer drawing and writing.

I’m excited to “go live” as they say. It’s the first reboot of the site in almost 20 years! Scary and exciting at the same time. When it’s done I’ll share it with you.

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3 thoughts on “I’m learning WordPress

  1. Congrats Tom for diving into wordpress! I’ve been using it for several years and have learned that too many plugins usually lead to trouble in the form of conflicts and security breaches if they are not kept up to date. I can highly recommend the wordfence security plugin. It is monitored and updated regularly and so far, the free version has been sufficient to keep my sites safe.

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    • Thanks Debra. I’ll look that plug in up. My problem is that I’m wasting whole days trying to figure things out only to realize that I already have the stuff done, for instance, transferring HTML files over and already having a shopping cart and processing company. I spent days trying to link up a new company only realizing that I’ve been using a company for 20 years with the same rates, etc. !!!

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