Managing your website – without the hassle!

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  • April 14, 2011

Small businesses and non-profits are beginning to realize that they don’t necessarily need a custom built CMS (Content Management System) to run their website. Why not use a state-of-the-art publishing platform that focuses on aesthetics, web standards and usability – and not to mention... it’s FREE?

WordPress is the next best cost effective web solution for your business or personal website.

No need to purchase additional software, your site is accessible wherever there’s internet connectivity and most importantly, you own it. No monthly leasing payments.

There are also hundreds of Free and inexpensive WordPress Themes available to choose from that represent several business styles. You can make simple changes to represent your brand and brand messaging without the hassle of managing a fully custom built website. Instead you can focus your time on keeping your business successful!

Take a look at WordPress as a solution for your business or non-profit. View their Showcase and the many businesses and non-profits that are currently using WordPress as their choice for a publishing platform. The WordPress administrative area is easy to use to make updates to both your posts and pages. WordPress also keeps costs of having a dynamic website minimal because of the long lists of plugins that are available to customize your needs.

Creating WordPress Blogs begins April 26

NEW COURSE! Create your own blog and blog-based website with WordPress, an open-source blog tool offering a wide variety of features and a large supporting community. This course will guide you through the fundamental processes for building and maintaining your blog-based website from setup and design to marketing and search engine optimization (SEO). With step-by-step guidance, you’ll learn how to develop and customize the look of your blog-based website, integrating widgets, plugins, themes and more. You’ll also learn practical ways to use your blog for business, build your personal brand, establish expertise in your field, and create and maintain new sources of potential revenue. Learn more

About Kristy Crabtree
Kristy Crabtree has more than a decade of marketing and website communication experience. As owner of Westward Strategy & Design Group she knows that in today’s market, your on-line communication platforms are the core of your management and marketing strategies. Kristy is also an Instructor for Extended Studies, Social Media Marketing Certificate – teaching Creating WordPress Blogs (April 26, 27) and Online Marketing Strategies for Small Business Owners (May 10, 11).