July 30, 2018
This presentation blends the running a business topic with the themes / plug-in topic, to present some of my experiences as both a WordPress end user and a WordPress developer, as they relate to achieving small business goals with WordPress driving your business content and customer online experience. As an e-commerce entrepreneur, switching to WordPress and Woo Commerce (from Pinnacle cart) opened up a massive amount of opportunities for my business. As an end user, while the learning curve was a bit long, the result was well worth it in terms of the growth that was achieved over prior systems. However, achieving the best results came from understanding how plug-ins and structure can be a tremendous help in taking advantage of opportunities.
Now on the WordPress developer side, helping small businesses and non-profits incorporate WordPress into their digital marketing and customer experience efforts, organizing the “building blocks” of WordPress, via content, site structure and utilization of plug-ins, can make a huge difference when running a small business successfully. In other words, understanding your own business opportunities and challenges when using WordPress, and understanding your client’s business opportunities and challenges if you are developer, is key to utilizing WordPress to the fullest as a valuable digital marketing tool towards achieving business marketing and revenue goals.