All About WordPress

WordPress was originally launched in 2003 and has become perhaps the most popular content management system in the world. Today, WordPress is used by more than 74 million websites. This widely used content management system (CMS),  has become a favorite among businesses because of how powerful of a tool it is. Here are some of the following reasons why your business should switch to WordPress.

1. It’s free.

Whether you’re a blogger or just launching a new online business, the fact that WordPress is 100 percent free is extremely beneficial. Best of all, you never have to worry about hidden charges if your site becomes more popular than expected. WordPress will always be free for you to use.

 

2. Powerful right out of the box.

Unlike other content management systems, WordPress is ready to use immediately after installation. This means that you don’t have to install and configure a long list of add-ons to get many of the features WordPress considers core.

3. Flexible.

The flexibility of WordPress is another feature that cannot be topped. No matter what you are using WordPress for – whether as a personal blog or to a popular e-commerce site, WordPress is versatile enough to meet any and all of your needs through its extensive features and extensions.

4. Search engine friendly.

The most popular search engines actually prefer sites that are powered by WordPress because its framework is easy to crawl.

5. Safe and secure.

Since WordPress is such a popular CMS, it shouldn’t be surprising that it’s a target for hackers. However, WordPress takes the security of its users very seriously. While you can practice some basic security measures, such as not downloading a theme or plugin from an untrusted site, WordPress constantly updates its software to prevent attacks. To get more information Click Here.

Web Designer
C&I StudiosFort Lauderdale, FL 33301
$38,000 – $42,000 a year
We are currently looking for a creative minded WordPress designer/developer, the type of individual that can handle multiple tasks, take web projects from start to completion with proper direction, and have a good vision for front-end theme development and back-end operations, all while building great websites for a variety of clientele. This individual will be responsible for assisting, developing and maintaining web projects, mainly on WordPress (CMS), in a fast-paced corporate environment.

Required:

– WordPress design and development

– Knowledge of CSS

– Understanding of website conversion

– Some practice in SEO and PPC

– Familiar with Google Analytics & Webmaster Tools

– Experience in cross-browser and platform compatibility, accessibility and testing

– Understanding of web standards for responsive desktop and mobile design

– Ability to work in a collaborative team environment

– Ability to multitask and manage multiple projects simultaneously

– Capable of working with tight deadlines

Preferred Skills:

HTML5, CSS3, Social Media, Content Marketing, Email Marketing, SEO, E-commerce, Adobe Dreamweaver, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Javascript, Jquery, PHP & Bootstrap

Minimum Requirements:

Must maintain an interest in and working knowledge of trends in web design. Be extremely organized and punctual. Must stay up to date on relevant software. Must be proactive in the position as well as resourceful. Job duties may change to accommodate position/company.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $38,000.00 to $42,000.00 /year

Job Location:

  • Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

Required education:

  • High school or equivalent

Required experience:

  • Web Development: 4 years

Required language:

  • English

Required license or certification:

  • Driver’s License

To get more information about this job Click Here.

.com Domains

You can purchase WordPress from most domain registrars. .com names are generally the least expensive. GoDaddy usually charges $12.99 initially, whereas NameCheap usually charges $10.69. The yearly renewal may be more or less, depending on the regular price listed for the domain.

Once you choose a domain registrar, you can do a search on Google for their name + coupon code to save a little extra on the domain registration.

Other Top Level Domains

Pricing for other top level domains like the traditional .net, .org, and .info or the newer .guru, .photography, and .agency may have a higher or lower registration cost than .com domains. Most will have a similar or higher renewal cost.

For example, a .guru on GoDaddy may be on sale for registration at $27.99, but the yearly renewal cost is $39.00. A .global on GoDaddy may be on sale for registration at $49.99, but the yearly renewal cost is $99.99.

Be sure to check both the initial registration cost, as well as the yearly renewal cost, so you do not get stuck with an expensive domain to maintain.

Auction Domains

Some domains may be available at auction because the owner who purchased it no longer wants it. Auction domain sales work similar to eBay –  These domains can range in price from less than $100 to thousands, depending on the name and competition.

For Sale Domains

Some domains may be on sale because the owner who purchased it no longer wants it. As opposed to an auction, these domains are for sale for a fixed price.

It can be beneficial if you try and contact the seller to see if you can make a deal with them. Sometimes, if the domain has been on sale for a long time, they may be willing to negotiate a lower price with you to get it off their hands.

 

Domain Buying Service

Domain registrars like GoDaddy give you the option to buy a domain from someone who may not be auctioning or selling through their buying service. Essentially, they will contact the domain owner and try to negotiate a deal for you.

This service is good for domains that are not being auctioned, not for sale, not in use, or haven’t been updated in years. For example, if you go to a domain, see that it’s a blog, and the blog hasn’t been updated since 2010. That might be a good time to attempt contacting the owner and making a purchase.

Before trying the buying service, you should try contacting the domain owner if possible. You can use the URL http://whois.domaintools.com/domain.com and replace the domain.com to see if there is public contact information for the domain. If you contact them, but don’t receive a response, then try the buying service.

The cost for this approach is the fee for the service ($69.99) plus whatever the amount the owner wants for the domain. To get more information Click Here.

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