I primarily implement websites using WordPress. WordPress is a user-friendly Content Management System (CMS) that is free, open source software with the built-in ability to create and manage website pages and blogs. As an open source solution, there are a variety of free “plugins” that extend the functionality of the WordPress application to include a shopping cart, image galleries, and more. The benefits of WordPress include:

  • design flexibility
  • very search engine friendly
  • easy-to-use content management system
  • blogging tools
  • numerous plugins to extend the functionality over time

Please contact me if you have any questions or would like to learn more about my classes or website implementations.

Design and Marketing Expertise

I collaborate with several other designers, web developers, and social media marketing experts to meet my clients’ needs and may refer you to one or more of these people for specific aspects of your project:

Specific Services

WordPress Website Coding for Designers

I enjoy collaborating with designers on implementing their Photoshop designs in WordPress. As part of every project, I can:

  • Create a custom WordPress theme based on your design
  • Advise you on how to organize the content to best take advantage of WordPress features
  • Install and setup plugins for Search Engine Optimization and stats tracking
  • Integrate social media plugins
  • Implement WordPress-bases shopping cart
  • Train you and the client in WordPress functionality
  • Write custom documentation for your client
  • Provide ongoing website maintenance and WordPress updates
  • Implement good practice security measures, including regular backups

WordPress Websites for Artists, Small Businesses, and Organizations

If you are an individual or group looking for an affordable website, I can:

  • Train you on using WordPress to manage your content
  • Advise you on how to best organize your content in WordPress
  • Install and set up Search Engine Optimization and stats tracking plugins
  • Integrate social media plugins and help you get set up with Twitter and Facebook
  • Implement a simple, WordPress-bases shopping cart or Paypal buttons
  • Set up an email newsletter using Constant Contact, Aweber, Emma, or Mail Chimp
  • Provide ongoing website maintenance and WordPress updates

WordPress Website Maintenance

If you currently have a WordPress website, I can help you:

  • Keep WordPress and any plugins up to date
  • Install a plugin to regular backup your site to an Amazon S3 account
  • Troubleshoot layout or plugin issues
  • Implement new features

Other Services

In addition to purely web-based services, I am available to assist with:

  • Photo editing (color correction, light and shadow adjustments, and resizing for web)
  • Setting up email templates and auto responders
  • Designing Twitter background