WordPress and WordPress Frameworks – Should You Use Them?

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Show Notes

We both know we need a website to grow our online presence and to help potential clients and partners learn about what we offer and how we work.

But if you’re like many entrepreneurs and solo professionals you may be or may have been thinking about building the site yourself.

And as you think about that you discover there are lots of platforms on the market, lots of people and agencies out there who can produce a site for you, and a lot of confusing choices to make and a lot of confusing options to sort through.

One of the decisions you need to make or you need to approve if you use a developer is what platform to use and whether or not you should you use a framework.

Or should you be making the decision at all? Should you work with a developer and just go with what they recommend?

And if you don’t understand all that, no worries. Relief is on the way.

Listen in as I interview Mario Fachini who, among other achievements, is the creator of a WordPress platform called IWD Now Freedom.

  • In this episode, Mario explains…
    What’s a website platform and what’s a framework
  • Why is wordpress so popular
  • Key things to consider when choosing or approving a platform for your website build and why “pretty” isn’t always the best choice
  • Things to think about when hiring someone to build a site
  • Why Mario loves wordpress and why he thinks you should too

Be sure to stick around to the end of the episode. I’ll give you my two cents and I’ll share your cocktail exercise and your action step for this episode.

Terms Used in This Episode That Might be New to You

Server

Platform

User experience (also referred to as UX)

Website Platform

Themes

Hosting

Flash

positioning

Plugins

Web developer

Links

WordPress- software
WordPress – hosting

Joomla

Drupal

Site Build It – free trial

Typepad

Mario’s book(s)

The IWD Now Freedom Platform

Video Marketing for Business Owners 

Connect with Mario:
On Linkedin
On Facebook
On Twitter

Mario’s main website

Free training about Mario’s WordPress Framework 

Mario’s company on BBB 

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Should You Hire a Web Designer or Use a Website Builder?

 

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Winnie Anderson is an award-winning copywriter and brand strategist, a
best-selling author, and respected instructor. She writes books,
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