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20 August 2011

Advice please!  I am switching over to Wordpress soon and I need help!  Or some advice!

Where do you guys get help with using Wordpress?
How in the world do I add html gadgets?
What should I know that I don't... in regards to using wordpress...(which is everything!)

I feel like a baby that has never seen a computer before, when I am on the Wordpress site?
Any advice, or websites that are good resources would help!

Thank you a million times for any advice!

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Christina August 20, 2011 at 11:25 AM  

I'm doing the SAME! And it's soooo frustrating!! I had to enlist professional help...here's the site of Nicole, who totally saved my life


Allison @ House of Hepworths August 20, 2011 at 11:28 AM  

I'm a wp guru :) so I'll help you. Send me an email and we'll hook up. I'll help you with whatever you need.



GigiKayT August 20, 2011 at 11:39 AM  

I've seen tons of posts about Wordpress on Tip Junkie. I just searched my google reader and tons of Wordpress blog posts came up. Hope this helps!

ButterYum August 20, 2011 at 12:21 PM  

Sorry, I have no advice to offer. I tried wordpress for a short time, but found blogger to be much more user friendly.

Angel August 20, 2011 at 4:01 PM  

So, what's the benefit of wp over blogger anyway? I'm just wondering why people choose to switch. What do you gain?

Amy August 20, 2011 at 4:24 PM  

I've heard that a company called RFE does good work. They can transfer all your stuff over to Wordpress and get everything installed for you and also host your Wordpress site. I've been thinking about switching over too. There's just so much more you can do with Wordpress. Good luck!

Stephanie August 20, 2011 at 4:57 PM  

How sweet of Allison to help you! Her husband is super smart at that stuff too. I use wordpress, can't say I am an expert but I believe you add HTML to your side bar via the add widgets on your dashboard. It always takes me 50 tries (ok that is a exaggeration) before it clicks as to how to do something on wordpress. So with Allison in your court you don't need me, but feel free to email me if you get stumped.

CraftyMummy August 20, 2011 at 5:01 PM  

I did the move myself from a blogspot to a wordpress .com. I had no idea what I was doing at first! But I googled a lot and managed it in a weekend. So don't be afraid to try.

I bought one ebook and worked through it. (You can find the link on my Recommendations page: http://thecraftymummy.com/recommendations/) I also visited a blog called Blogging with Amy. She has posts on setting up your WP blog.

Feel free to send me an email if you have more specific questions. I'm happy to share what I've learnt.

Angela August 20, 2011 at 8:46 PM  

WP has several different versions. I am using Thesis, so I would be happy to help you as much as I can.
By gadgets, do you mean widgets? If you go to "Appearance" on the left side, you will find a tab for widgets. Then just right click on the type you want and drag it to the left sidebar section. To add html code, use a text widget.

Hope that helps!!

Erika August 20, 2011 at 10:00 PM  

How nice of Allison to help you out! Give yourself time, take a deep breath and have fun.
I know I am enjoying the different things I can do now that I switched.

Artful Rising

Susan @ homeroad.net August 21, 2011 at 8:00 AM  

Sorry I have no advice Cassity but I'm so frustrated with Blogger lately that I'll be right behind you when you figure it out!
Susan @ homeroad

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest August 21, 2011 at 8:03 AM  

There are a couple of books you can buy that will help - Wordpress for Dummies etc. Adding things is easy because WP has plug ins and widgets that you use. All the hard html work is already done for you. But that being said - I usually hire a WP pro when I want to change something. Be sure you get the WP plug in that sends you your blog data weekly to backup.

Earbobgirl August 21, 2011 at 1:30 PM  

Visit your local library; the call number for books on WordPess is 006.752. My favorite is Building a WordPress Blog People Want to Read.

Cynthia August 22, 2011 at 1:44 AM  

Buy a good template and it's fairly easy- and I'm non-techincal (also a Landscape Architect- Hi Justin!) I like themeforest.net. Templates are $35 and most come with pretty good info. I'm no expert but I've been able to set up several websites now.

Άγγελος Αραμπατζής August 22, 2011 at 5:06 AM  

You could give http://wordpress.stackexchange.com/ a try. It's a Q&A for WordPress developers and administrators.

Although I have never used it myself, I have used some of the other sites in stackexchange and the standard of the questions and answers is extremely high.

Rob August 22, 2011 at 12:38 PM  

We made the move from Blogger Classic to Wordpress a bit more than a year ago. I was nervous as heck but it was well worth it! This guideline was very helpful:


Anonymous,  August 22, 2011 at 6:16 PM  

I have kind of dropped off the face of everything for a while and want to build a better blog before I come back. Thank you all for the great help and links to explore.

Remodelaholic August 22, 2011 at 9:13 PM  

Thank you all for your advice... i will look them all over and see if I can get this done... soon! So if the blog looks super crazy soon, you will know why!

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