On “Switched on IT,” the PowerTV Australia show that’s co-hosted by Doug Endersbee of OZ Hosting and W3 Consulting’s Ray Sidney-Smith, Episode 10, Doug and Ray discuss WordPress for Small Business, originally a blog content management system (CMS) that now runs about one-third of all the websites on the Internet. We discuss what other CMS’s exist, and what sets WordPress apart, what WordPress can do, and some of the ways you can dodge challenges you might face when trying to launch a WordPress website for your business.

 

Resources | WordPress for Small Business

If you have any questions about WordPress, it’s always best to first check out the Codex on WordPress.org. It’s the master manual of all things WordPress.

For eCommerce on WordPress, check out the free plugin WooCommerce.

For backup, security and comment spam protection and many other features, check out Jetpack. There is a free and paid version of this plugin.

Here are a few recent talks at WordCamps about WordPress that might be useful:

For a beginner run-through of WordPress, this is a great talk on getting started with WordPress for Small Business.

As we discussed, security is an important topic for any website, and this WordCamp talk goes over the most important aspects of how to secure WordPress for Small Business websites.

If you have a question about your WordPress website project, please feel free to leave a comment and we’ll try to help you out. Or, if you’re looking for development or hosting, please reach out. Here’s to your SoLoMo Success!

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