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Small business owners need the help of a professional WordPress Power User to make daily edits on their WordPress website. We’re talking about the basics of WordPress + a page builder and a couple plugins. Nothing to fancy. What I know about small business owners: They just want the site to work. They don’t care how. You’re new job could be installing a theme or plugins and testing it out. Pretty cool huh?

When I worked for a mortgage company, I had steady and constant work. As their business grew, I had more to manage on the website. Not to mention email tracking and marketing the business. It’s a full time job and it can all be done from home.

Small business owners need help with their WordPress website. Unfortunately, there are stories where web developers stop talking to clients and leave the project unfinished. The owner tries to poke around for a few days and realizes – they need help doing a couple of things right away:

  • Making changes to individual pages and blog posts
  • Updating content & contact form information
  • Changing what appears on the homepage slider
  • Changing hours of operations in widgets
  • Checking/changing website, theme or plugin settings
  • Managing Ecommerce Orders
  • Marketing
  • Blogging

There are plenty of business owners needing the help of a trained WordPress Power User to run the day to day operations and make overall improvements. The best part is the companies will teach you their business. Once you learn how their business works, you can transfer the knowledge over to the WordPress website.

What is a WordPress Power User?

Russell Aaron speaking to WordCamp San Diego 2017 attendees

There are too many themes and plugins out in the wild. It’s nearly impossible to know how each one and how they work with other plugins & themes. However, there is a secret to knowing how to solve any issue with WordPress. The trick is to understanding how WordPress, themes and plugins work individually and together, when they become installed and activated. Paying attention to what changes when a plugin becomes activated/deactivated is the key.

A WordPress Power User is a skilled and knowledgeable individual using the WordPress CMS to operate and maintain the status of a WordPress Website.

– Russell Aaron

A WordPress Power User is a skilled and knowledgeable individual using the WordPress CMS to operate and maintain the status of a WordPress Website. A WordPress Power User understands how each website is put together in order to fix, repair or suggest ways to improve the overall performance and health of the website. You don’t have to know how to write or understand code. A WordPress Power User can identify the source of an issue and suggest ways to reach out for help and support. It’s like having a manager specifically for your website. Managers are great multi-taskers.

If a client tells you there used to be an events calendar on their home page and they would like to have it back. Where do you look? In the theme? WordPress Customizer? Could a plugin be deactivated or uninstalled? Does the client have a staging site where the calendar could still be in place? Is there a backup for reference? Did the code on the homepage template break?

The fact that we’re asking these questions makes us a WordPress Power User.

Let’s talk about expectations and a price.

Becoming a WordPress Power User takes a little bit of patients and time. Good news is we have both. You’ll need a basic understanding of how WordPress works. I do offer half hour sessions on learning the basics to blog. A couple of those sessions with me will put you into a great starting spot for this WordPress Power User training session.

After my 2 hour 1:1 WP Power User session, you’ll have full confidence in using the WordPress dashboard, navigate settings and check the common area’s first when debugging. This isn’t rocket science. It’s WordPress and there’s a technique to it. I’ll show you my workflow.

Here’s what I’ll teach you in order to become a WordPress Power User

  • Configuring Domain DNS records
  • Why choose Managed WordPress hosting over shared hosting
  • How to Make a proper WordPress Backup
  • Creating a duplicate site for testing purposes ( Staging website )
  • What to expect when you first install a WordPress theme
  • What to expect when you first install a WordPress plugin
  • Common WordPress errors and how to fix them
  • Typical User Mistakes and ways to avoid them
  • How to properly reach out to 3rd Party support companies
  • The applications you’ll need to have set up on your computer
  • Resources and links to continue your education
  • Finding a developer to help with new projects
  • Communicating with Customer Support

Debugging a WordPress blog is like unwrapping a snickers for me. I make a living as a WordPress developer for a Las Vegas Casino. I’m also the only WordPress Technician II for a hosting company called Nexcess. This website / business is my side project where I get to fulfill my passion for helping people and giving back to the community. I still make a profit and I’m not competing in a price war with “the industry” or “the WP space”. That’s why I can offer lower pricing.

Use the button below to schedule a 2 Hour, one on one (1:1) Zoom or Google Meet call with WordPress Support Specialist and Consultant Russell Aaron.