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Building your first website with WordPress (Part 3 – Marketing your WordPress website)

You have organised your amazing content into a wonderfully formed structure and your websites design is a masterpiece. Now sit back and watch, as the world descends upon your website in their masses. If only it was as easy as that! What you need to do now is look at Marketing your WordPress website.

Your content, which we discussed in the first part of this series is the main driver in getting visitors to your website. If your content is good and you have put solid SEO practices into place as mentioned in the second part of the series you are on the right road to success. The only problem is it can take weeks or months for your website to appear in a google search for your desired keywords. Read More

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Top 6 Best Free WordPress plugins for your Restaurant website

Whether you own a cafe, coffee shop or restaurant themed website… we’ll show you some of the top free restaurant plugins to get customers excited about your place.

What does it look like inside?

You’ll want to show off to your potential customers what the dining experience is like. It doesn’t matter if you’ve got the fanciest looking restaurant or a casual laid back atmosphere, if you don’t show your place off no-one will know about it. To do that you’re going to want to use a great gallery plugin. Lucky for you WordPress has hundreds, if not thousands, of them. Read More

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Building your first website with WordPress (Part 2 – Choosing the right domain, hosting, theme and plugins)

In this article we are going to discuss the necessary steps needed to get your WordPress website up and running by looking at choosing the right domain, hosting, theme and plugins for WordPress. You should have all of your content that is required for launch ready at this point. If not then have a look back at the previous article about preparing your content.

Domain and Hosting

Before you dive right into adding content to your WordPress website you will have to grab your space on the World Wide Web. Finding a domain name that suits the needs of your online presence is your first step. The bad news is that most good domain names have gone. The good news is that you can pick one of them up at a domain marketplace like the Godaddy aftermarket for a reasonable fee (I have landed some nice ones for under $30). Read More

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Building your first website with WordPress (Part 1 – Prepare your content)

So, you have heard all the buzz about WordPress. “Over 60 million users”, “Free to download”, “Easy setup for beginners”. All of this is pretty much true. Because of WordPress even the less technical minded among us can have a website in minutes and at very little cost. But where do you actually begin when Building your first website with WordPress?

Get your content ready

You have probably heard the old saying “Content is King” right? Well this really is true. Most people (and Google!) don’t care if you have the most beautiful looking website in the world. People go to websites for information. Preferably information that is relevant to them. Your content should be concise, to the point and interesting to the user. Read More

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BEST Free WordPress plugins to prepare your site for client handover in 2016

So you’ve spent weeks, perhaps months crafting and refining your clients fancy new WordPress site but your worried about handing it over to them. Your worried your client doesn’t fully understand how to use the admin interface. You’re concerned you’ll end up giving hours and hours of extra support  and its probably basic support that you shouldn’t need to give. In this post we’ll list a few of the BEST FREE WordPress plugins that will help this handover go a little easier. Read More

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Improved Documentation for WordPress Theme “Blended”

Template Express. We think we can make your experience with our themes more enjoyable by improving our documentation. Yeah I know, documentation, its not exciting or glamorous but its extremely important that you get off to a good start. If your a beginner it can be confusing setting up your new theme. Each WordPress theme has different and often confusing options and configurations. We often get questions like “how do I setup my custom homepage?” or “how do I activate my licence?”. These questions are quick to solve but for some if you the documentation is difficult to understand. Having additional videos to show you might be the easier way for you to solve these issues. Read More

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Use browser developer tools to edit your WordPress theme

We are going to take a look at browser developer tools and how they can make your WordPress theme ever better. Template Express already looks out for the less technical theme users out there (we know you have more important things to worry about!) by making our theme customizer options as intuitive as possible. But we also add a custom css option and child theme compatibility for a reason: because a lot of users want to make further changes to their design. Read More