WordPress Training & Consultation

One-on-one or small group training and/or consultation for WordPress websites.  I will work with you on your WordPress.com or self-hosted site. Items we might cover are:

  • Set up a new site on WordPress.com
  • Orientation to the WordPress Dashboard
  • Concepts of a WordPress site: posts and pages, categories & tags, etc.
  • Content strategy: audience, content organization, site structure, etc.
  • Group sites: collaboration tools, user roles, etc.
  • Plugin selection and configuration
  • Visual elements: Theme choice, imagery, typography, customizations, etc.
  • Social media: connecting to & promoting your site with popular social media services

Rates:

Lopez Island: $45 per hour for one person, $20 per hour for each additional person; one hour minimum.

All other San Juan Islands & Anacortes: $55 per hour per person, $25 per hour for each additional person; one hour minimum.

Larger groups/Out of area/Non ferry-served islands: Rate quote upon request.

Contact Me to discuss your project.

WordPress Websites

WordPress is the most widely used website platform in the world. If you feel comfortable using email or Facebook, you can use WordPress. There are two ways to set up a WordPress site: though the hosted WordPress.com service, or on your own server using the self-hosted version. (See my article WordPress.com vs. WordPress.org for an explanation of the difference.)

Price: Customized, self-hosted WordPress websites start at $1200. Detailed estimates are built after we’ve discussed the specifics of your project.

For help setting up a free website at WordPress.com, see rates above for training and consultation.

Squarespace E-Commerce

Squarespace does simple e-commerce elegantly. It’s just been updated with a new interface for simple drag-and-drop editing, so it’s very easy to use. Squarespace is also great for blogging. Since Squarespace is a hosted solution, there’s nothing to install. I can work with you one-on-one and help you set up, design, configure, and manage your store.

Rate: $45 per hour, one hour minimum.

Contact Me to discuss your project.

Website Updates & Maintenance

I can maintain, update, and/or troubleshoot your existing self-hosted WordPress site. Items may include:

  • Update WordPress site & plugins
  • Create regular backups of the database and files
  • Update content: text, images, videos, sound files, etc.
  • Troubleshoot problems

Rate: $45 per hour, half-hour minimum.

Contact Me to discuss your project.

Hosting

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Legacy Website Formats

On a case-by-case basis, I will work on older websites. Generally I will not take on a legacy website unless one of two conditions are met:

  1. The website is extremely simple and all you need are a few updates.
  2. You want help moving your legacy website to WordPress or Squarespace.

Rate: $45 per hour, one hour minimum. Detailed estimates are built after we’ve discussed the specifics of your project.

Legacy formats:

  • Static (X)HTML
  • Dreamweaver
  • FrontPage
  • Website host “website builders” from GoDaddy, 1&1, Yahoo SiteBuilder, etc.