Combining WordPress and HTML

WordPress is a very popular solution for many websites. I have always used html to create a site, but thought it would be a good idea to explore the possibilities of combing both solutions into one website.

The site at still has all the information as normal, but now there is a link to my WordPress version. I use version 3.4, and found it easier to locate and use a template theme that suited the style I felt would be professional and modern. There was much I needed to learn, but found plenty of support in the Forums and from different Theme suppliers. Highly recommended for new and existing webmasters.

WordPress was easy to instal and set up, then came the biggest surprise of all, the extensive range of "Plugins" which extended the basic installation. Using WordPress, I have pages, and menu as normal, and a Blog. The Blog is set up different from this one, and I found it easy to use. There are benefits for having a separate url for a Blog, but for the majority of users the time and effort are not worth it.

I still create a wide range of sitemaps which benefit the whole site, in addition to those locate within WordPress.

There are many excellent web designers, but I sometimes wonder if it would be a lot quicker and cheaper, to use WordPress with Theme, and then let the designer modify the parts and graphics to suit the style required.

My first website was created in 1996 using a basic text editor and code provided by the new type of Internet magazines. Progressing through FrontPage to my current software, Microsoft Expression 4, Over the last 16 years, (I'm 70 plus now) I found I am not a web designer, a graphic designer or a code creator. I do like helping small companies with my background in international marketing, sales and have worked on a number of business websites, providing ideas, support and using networking media to spread their message.

Anyway, enough about me, how can I help you?

Cost cutting and a better service

Many companies still do not use a ticketing system, or on-line help desk for customers visiting a business website. Evaluation of some popular websites will often show these services are provided.

If a visitor has arrived at a site, can they find what they are looking for, if not, how do they request assistance? If you do not help and provide support, they will go to your competitor.

There are many resources, free and paid for, that can support you and your customer. A simple free version is used and available at Website Support Services. This can be operated within most companies, or outsourced to just about anybody in the world. Simple and effective.

Many companies have outsourced customer care and support to international companies, which can provide excellent services for the bigger company, but are not very useful for the smaller company, unless the support is provided locally. This can be achieved by setting up a support network of helpers, with the required knowledge and experience. Paid by the hour or support time this would suit many house bound members of the community. This can be part of your "Nudge" project. More about this exciting idea now being used on websites.