i am a self-hosted wordpress fan, autodidact and geek and i love to help others empower themselves through self-hosted wordpress blogs. i have experience in various levels of assistance with
- web design
- setting up self hosted wordpress websites
- finding hosting companies who use renewable energy
- installing e-commerce software on wordpress websites
- transferring hosted blogs to self hosted wordpress websites (including moving content, transferring email subscribers, setting up redirects and more)
would you like to see some of my work?
this one is my own site, for my cloth diaper business. i built the site from the ground up, and the design is all my own. this site uses a wordpress e-commerce plugin to handle sales transactions. it’s a good example of using wordpress even though the blog function plays a minor role, and e-commerce is the main focus of the site.
i also maintain and help with design on my yoga teacher’s website (the studio where i have been teaching). you can see my work there, which is not in wordpress, but more basic html. the main function i serve on that site is to update the class schedule in a timely manner, for my teacher who would rather not turn the computer on at all, and hasn’t joined the world of wordpress which would make it easy for her to update it herself (hey, it’s nice to be needed.)
i have also worked with my good friend rachel to transfer her amazing blog from wordpress.com over onto her own self-hosted site. you can find some of her reasoning behind her decision to go self-hosted here. if you too would like yourwebsite.com as your url, without blogspot or wordpress in the address line, or if you have aspirations for your site that go beyond what the standard blogging platforms are capable of, let’s chat.
please contact me if you are interested in having me along on your journey to wordpress. i am a big believer in the open-source movement and will do my best to walk you through every step of the process if you like to do it yourself but need a facilitator to help you be sure of what to click on. i’m also happy to do most of the work for you and leave you to your creative pursuits if that is your preference. my rates are very reasonable. email earth.huggy (at) gmail (dot) com for more info.