You’re building a WordPress Site. I’m going to help.
My name is Russell Aaron. I offer WordPress training and consulting to individuals and small businesses around the world. Improve the health of your website and improve your skills with WordPress one on one training sessions.
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I’ve spent 10+ years learning how to improve my own skills, teaching monthly meetups and working with the smartest minds in WordPress. I can show you how to improve your WordPress skills.
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Track your visitors
Use the power of Google to see what you’re doing right.
I’ll show you how to write content more efficiently.
I’ll help you prep for launching your website.
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Freelance Developer. Creative Director. Full Stack Developer. WP Support Specialist. Backend Developer. Podcast personality. Meetup & WordCamp Organizer. Speaker. Teacher. WordPress Training
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Here are a few of my favorite WordPress articles I’ve written over the years. Each means a lot to me in many ways.
A WordPress theme demonstration can be useful in a number of ways. You can view the source to: see how a developer is storing an image file, copy some html that you will put into a widget area to get the look you’re trying to go for, or simply viewing the theme and how it’s laid out. It’s not a bad idea to have a demonstration of a WordPress theme up, it’s just that there is more than 30% of information lacking.
Did you know that your smartphone has a web browser built into it? Did you know that most modern smartphones have a voice to text feature built into the keyboard? That’s right ladies and gentlemen, you can log into your WordPress website and write a new post by using your voice. I’m doing this right now and it is fantastic. I’ve mentioned Voice to Text blogging to the Las Vegas Bloggers group a few times.
Google Built My Website means I’ve spent countless numbers of hours Googling the answer to my WordPress questions. When it’s three in the morning, there’s hardly anyone online to ask a question. Also, The Advanced WordPress Group on Facebook didn’t exist. You can post a question on a support forum. It usually takes a few days to get a response. You can ask people at your local meetup. I highly recommend that. However, meetups are usually once a month. There’s also an agenda planned. So asking your question is hard to do. SO where do you turn? Google?
I am trying to become a better role model. Specifically for the Vegas WordPress Meetup Group. I’m lead organizer of the group and one day I realized something. Once a month, I speak in front of a group of WordPressers and they ask me questions. I answer their questions as best as I can. Wouldn’t it be nice if I could actually answer the questions with real advice? That’s why I need to become a better role model. I started writing a post status about Plugins that can help you Theme Your WordPress Dashboard.
Who needs a WordPress theme that’s built specifically for men that watch Football on Saturday and not on Sunday? Someone did because these WordPress Themes exist. How about the Super Specific WordPress Themes that are built for Lawn Services, Lawyers that never win lawsuits, and Pest & Rodent removal companies specifically? Why would a theme be built specifically for those three types of business categories and not other categories? I’m telling you that the Super Specific WordPress Themes are getting out of hand.
My biggest problem with paid WordPress themes is that you never know if the entire theme is built on sidebars & widgets, a crazy custom options panel, shortcodes or raw HTML. I love looking at live demonstrations of paid WordPress themes. It actually helps me come up with clever new things that I can do with my own WordPress blog. Regardless, I’m always thinking the same thing over and over again after viewing paid WordPress themes. “How is that being done”? That’s my problem. How is it being built? To be fair, it doesn’t really matter how it’s being done.