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Selecting a WordPress theme

This can take a lot of time, because there are so many, but you need one that will allow the kind of functionality that you want.  The more advanced route is to not use an end-user theme at all, but something like _s, and build up your own theme, which is what experienced developers do, sometimes even deciding to write their own frameworks to build onto.  Being way below that level of knowledge, like any WordPress newbie, I looked at a lot of ready built themes, both free and not. Read more ›




So you want a website

Write your own site, with HTML, CSS, PHP, and a bewildering choice of additional web software.  Or rather don’t, it’ll take you years to figure out.  Instead, use the mature tools and services that’re available. Read more ›




How much of a wizard?

When I describe myself as a “technical wizard”, I feel a little like the Wizard of Oz, but only because all wizardry is only really the possession of a little more skill in a certain area than others. Read more ›