Oakland WordPress TutorGet one-on-one tutoring on how to manage your site
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Instead of hiring a developer, do you want to learn how to make and manage a website and/or blog? Look no further, we provide hands-on one on one Oakland WordPress training! Our tutoring is perfect for beginners, individuals or groups, and small businesses. No experience is needed!
While WordPress is pretty user-friendly, it can actually be a bit challenging when digging in with no knowledge or experience. You can avoid stress and confusion by hiring a 1 on 1 remote WordPress tutor in Oakland, CA. Getting a grasp of the basics with WordPress and your theme will save you a ton of time and energy. Get some help from a WordPress lover and experienced user!
What will I learn?
There are many different ways to create a website, but we’ll show you how to create one using the popular and powerful WordPress platform. With an Oakland WordPress tutor, you will learn a ton within just one hour!
What if you already have a website that was built, but the previous developer didn’t show you how to manage your website? We can help with that as well!
- How to get connect your domain and hosting and get them working to create your site
- How to install WordPress
- How to install themes and plugins
- The difference between pages and posts
- About sidebars, widgets, and controlling your own menus
- How to work with media (images and videos)
- How to use comments and discussion, including moderating and spam control
If you are interested in creating an basic eCommerce site, this may be possible to cover in tutorials. If you have more complicated needs like a complex eCommerce site or a translation site, this may not be possible to cover in tutorials. When you need something more complex, we recommend hiring professionals to complete the task.
We do NOT cover custom CSS or WordPress development in the tutorials. These are advanced topics that are not suitable for one-on-one tutorials.
What are the costs?
ShiftWeb provides one-on-one or group tutorials and training at $100 an hour. Most people learn a lot within just 1-2 hours.
What are the requirements?
- Good general knowledge of the internet
- You must have a laptop capable of connecting to WiFi internet
- You must have a domain name (We will assist you if you need one if needed)
- You must have a web hosting account (We will assist you with one if needed)
- You must have a theme ready to use (We will assist you with one if needed)
What theme should I use?
In case you didn’t know, a theme is required for every single WordPress site. A theme is essentially the design of your website. While you can create a theme from scratch, this is definitely not necessary in today’s web world. There are thousands of themes to choose from and you can customize every single one of those themes. Our favorite theme in the world is Divi Theme! It is incredibly powerful, flexible, and easy to use. It is also packed with a visual builder so it’s perfect for the non-tech savvy folks. Experienced users also love it because it is a smart, well-developed theme that was built by trusted developers who update it often. In other words, it’s incredibly reliable and trusted by many.
Keep in mind Divi is not a requirement for this tutorial! We have experience with all kinds of themes and plugins so we can most likely help – no matter what theme you are using.
Why hire us?
Your personal WordPress tutor will be the owner of ShiftWeb Solutions, Sinoun Chea. She has a ton of fun helping WordPress beginners! With over 15+ years of experience in building websites and 9 years of working with WordPress you’ll be in good hands. Sinoun has built hundreds of sites so you can be sure that she’ll show you best practices and provide tips that took her years to learn.
Fill out the form on the right to schedule WordPress training in Oakland, CA today!
Do you offer remote or in-person tutoring?
At the moment, we only offer personal remote WordPress training in Oakland, California. Our remote tutoring is quite efficient and educational. You’ll be guided one-on-one with a real person (not a recording) using join.me screen share so you can see how WordPress works. We’ll send you the simple instructions on what you’ll need to do. All you need is internet connection.
What is hosting?
Every website on the world wide web needs to have space on a server so it can be presented to the world. There are a lot of hosting companies out there and in case you can’t tell which one is perfect for you, we can help. We’ve done all the ground work for you and we’ve found the best hosting company for you to use. When you schedule session with our WordPress tutor, we’ll walk you through each step of the way on how to get started.
NOTE: We highly recommend Cloudways Hosting for your WordPress site needs. Throughout the years, we have tried all the major shared hosting companies you can think of: Siteground, Bluehost, Hostgator, Godaddy, Inmotion, and the list goes on… Do you know what the major recurring problem we keep seeing with these hosting companies? Sites on these hosts are SLOW. Cloudways is different. Choose either DigitalOcean, Linode, or Vultr on Cloudways and get your site on a VPS (Virtual Private Server), which is different than shared hosting. Want to learn more? Contact us and we’ll guide you the whole way. You shouldn’t have to stress about finding the best host for your website – we did all the hard work for you.
What is WordPress?
WordPress is web software you can use to create a website or blog AND also update it without needing to hire a web developer or designer. WordPress is flexible, highly customizable, super user-friendly, and is a great content management system (CMS). You can use it for blogs, small business websites, and even e-commerce. If you haven’t as yet, please read this blog post on why WordPress is awesome. If you’d like to learn the difference between WordPress.com and WordPress.org, see this blog post.
How do I set up a tutor session?
That’s easy! Contact us using the form below to inquire. We will get back to you as soon as we can to coordinate the remote tutorial.