Getting Started with WordPress

Did you decide to build your own website with WordPress because you heard how easy it is to use? Is it turning out to be way  more complicated than you expected, with instructions that seem to be written in a foreign language?

You can do a lot with WordPress, creating a site that’s both visually and functionally far beyond anything you could produce yourself from scratch without advanced web design skills. However, the learning curve is steeper than advertised, and WordPress Help isn’t always helpful.

It’s not just you.

Many people find WordPress confusing and unintuitive. Articles describing it as “easy to use” are often written by people with programming degrees, or people who have never used WordPress.

Don’t go it alone.

If you tackled WordPress on your own, I applaud you! But if you’re starting to dread working on your website, and it’s still a long way from what you envisioned, a little help can save a lot of time and frustration.

I explain WordPress terms in non-technical language and walk you through WordPress actions step-by-step, building your confidence with supported hands-on experience. We target what you need to know for your goals and your website. My philosophy is to keep it simple, and not load down your site with unneeded features that just make it more complicated to manage and more likely to break. I can also build, fix, maintain or update the site for you if you have other demands on your time.



Supportive one-on-one tutoring in plain English, tailored to your level and needs.


Custom sites built to your specifications on, or self-hosted WordPress.


Fixes, adding functionalities, design freshening, on-call Q&A, and experienced advice


Keep your content backed up, and your site updated and secure, with a monthly maintenance plan.


Your website design received many accolades from our Board!

After our webhost deleted our website, Morgan built a new site for us from the ground up. Morgan is very familiar with nonprofit websites and offered many suggestions that enhanced the site. I was particularly impressed by the way Morgan designed the website to be donor friendly and donor oriented. It was much better than the previous descriptive data approach. She also helped us edit our content to make it more SEO-friendly.

Dick Rudloff

I look forward to working more with you.

I am very excited about what you showed me. Now I feel I can move forward with my blog. Woohoo!

Jimmy Pardini

Working with Morgan was incredibly empowering…

Photograph of client Lise Narath

Before I contacted Morgan, I had stopped blogging because I was so frustrated with the way my blog looked, and I avoided passing out my business card because I was embarrassed for anyone to see my bare-bones, obviously “do-it-yourself” website. After only a few sessions with Morgan I was so happy with the new look of my blog that I was blogging every week, and my website was completely transformed – I could hand out my business card with confidence knowing my website looked professional and accurately represented me.

Morgan is unbelievably patient, knows how to clearly explain each step of the process, and has excellent suggestions for helping even the most technology-challenged among us to create our own blogs and websites using WordPress.

Working with Morgan was incredibly empowering. I not only learned how to navigate my way around my blog and website, but I also experienced a growing sense of confidence in following my new career path.

Morgan went above and beyond every step of the way in helping me create a blog and website I could be proud of. If you need any level of support with WordPress, contact Morgan. You’ll be amazed how much easier it all is with her help and expertise.

  • Reading Connection (Lise’s business website) before and now.
  • Why Should I Read It? (Lise’s children’s book review blog) before and now.

Lise tutors children with reading challenges.

Lise Narath

She was so perfect to work with, I don’t want to stop.

A photo of Jane Anne Staw

I never thought I’d say this about working with a person on the tech side of my computer, but working with Morgan was–and continues to be–a pleasure.  She is intelligent, upbeat, clear, personable, prompt, and inventive, along with any other positive descriptor you can think of.  She was so perfect to work with, I don’t want to stop.

Jane Anne coaches writers, especially those struggling with writer’s block

Jane Anne Staw, Ph.D., author of Small: The Little We Need for Happiness

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