Stock vs. custom WordPress themes

Pivot Insights Dec 13, 2012 No Comments

Are you looking to create a new WordPress website or reevaluating your current site’s theme? If you are, understanding the pros and cons of both stock and custom WordPress themes can help you start your project off on the right foot.

Let’s start with the basics.

What is a WordPress theme?

In short, a WordPress theme is a file package that defines the design and functionality of a WordPress website.

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Guide to using WordPress – Volume 3

How-To Jan 06, 2011 No Comments

This is the last of a three part guide to using WordPress. In this volume, I will show you how to insert media into your WordPress website. This could mean adding a photo to a blog post or embedding a YouTube video to a page. Lastly, I will also point you to a couple resources where you can learn more about using and customizing any WordPress website.

If you missed the first two volumes of “Guide to using WordPress” please click on the links below for a comprehensive beginners guide.

WordPress Guide Volume 1 – Login, Posts, and Creating / Editing Posts

WordPress Guide Volume 2 – Pages, Links, and Text Formatting Read more »

Guide to using WordPress – Volume 2

How-To Dec 17, 2010 No Comments

This is the second installment of a three part guide to using WordPress. In this volume, I will provide a brief explanation of what a WordPress page is, show you step-by-step how to create a new page, cover how to create links, and provide a few quick tips on how you can format you text.

If you have not had a chance to read the first volume 1 of “Guide to using WordPress” please click here.¬†Otherwise, stay tuned as the last volume of “Guide to using WordPress” will be posted on our blog next week. Read more »

Guide to using WordPress – Volume 1

How-To Dec 03, 2010 No Comments

At Pivot, we understand how frustrating technology can be if it is not intuitive. So, we understand the importance of developing websites for clients that look good and are easily updated.

In these situations, we often create a custom website built on a WordPress platform, provide a one-to-one training session, and supply our client with a personalized step-by-step guide to their site.

We’ve gotten great feedback about our support and our WordPress guide. So, we thought it would be a good idea to share it with everyone! Read more »