- Getting Creative with Sidebars
Sidebars are a great way to attract a user's attention to other parts of your website and keep them there. We will discuss different ways to do that and great plugins to help you implement your ideas. You don't need to bring your laptop but you are welcome to if you want.
- Website above the fold area
Above the fold on a website is the same as a newspaper. Trying to figure out what to add there and, what not to add can be confusing. We will discuss the possibilities as well as other methods to get people around your page quickly and easily.
- Making and maintaining your online store
Starting and maintaining your online store can be a little frightening. Selecting and connecting your payment system Managing email messages to clients Managing the status of items Managing digital products and physical products We will help you find your way through the maze.
- Making Forms work for you
Forms can make your website actually function. Contact forms, Newsletter signup, Survey's, Event registration & Donation forms. You can make forms work for you. Come see how! We will only have a 1/2 hour presentation so you will have plenty of time to ask questions and get help. Bring your laptop if you would like help with your website.
- Website Security
We will discuss software for your WordPress website and security for your web server that will protect it from people who are looking to take advantage of your website vulnerabilities. You don't need to bring your laptop but you are welcome to if you want.
- Making the most of Search Engine Optimization
Trying to figure out where you should spend your efforts to improve your search engine ranking can be a daunting task. Employing even some of the tactics can improve your websites ability to reach your intended audience organically (without paid advertising). We will discuss how to use your words, how to structure your website, tools to track your progress and next steps once you've tackled the basics. You don't need to bring your laptop but you are welcome to if you want.
- Connect your Website with the World
We will show you how to connect your website with Google Analytics, Facebook & Twitter. There are many other connections you can make too. We will give you resources to help you make those connections too.
- Using Yoast SEO Plugin to improve your rankings
SEO, or Search Engine Optimization is the practice of improving the content on your website to attract visitors organically (non-paid). It isn't only cheaper than paid advertising, it is actually healthier than paying for visitors. We will show you how to effectively use the Yoast SEO Plugin with your Wordpress website as well as tell you about tools to improve your writing skills and find the right keywords.
- Starting your Website from Scratch
We will explain everything you need to know in order to start your website from scratch. You can create your own website and you don't need to know how to code. We will show you how to get up and running smoothly.