Managed Wordpress or Joomla

Managed hosting simply means someone helps you run your website. I do website management.

If you are in business or occupied practising your talent you may not wish to add the time it takes to setup and update a website for yourself. I do this for you using Wordpress or Joomla on secure host using your domain name.

I offer hosting using the InMotion systems but can use any service you wish.

I limit my services to Wordpress and Joomla as these are the most popular Open Source products Web Content Management Systems (CMS) available today and are very well supported around the world 24 hours a day. This means if (OK, when) a hack is found the patch is often found immediately somewhere on the planet a fix is made and published and your site spends the least time insecure. This is a feature of the open source world where the program is popular, they can be superior to commercial products because their support base is so much larger.

About your home page

Your home page is set to display the four most recent articles from the blog category in a column. Then there are links to the 4 next oldest articles. You can change those numbers by editing the content options settings in the blog tab in your site administrator. There is a link to your site administrator in the top menu.

If you want to have your blog post broken into two parts, an introduction and then a full length separate page, use the Read More button to insert a break.

Your Modules

Your site has some commonly used modules already preconfigured. These include:

  • Image Module which holds the image beneath the menu. This is a Custom module that you can edit to change the image.
  • Most Read Posts which lists articles based on the number of times they have been read.
  • Older Articles which lists out articles by month.
  • Syndicate which allows your readers to read your posts in a news reader.
  • Popular Tags, which will appear if you use tagging on your articles. Just enter a tag in the Tags field when editing.

Each of these modules has many options which you can experiment with in the Module Manager in your site Administrator. Moving your mouse over a module and clicking on the edit icon will take you to an edit screen for that module. Always be sure to save and close any module you edit.

Joomla! also includes many other modules you can incorporate in your site. As you develop your site you may want to add more module that you can find at the Joomla Extensions Directory.

Your Template

Templates control the look and feel of your website.

This blog is installed with the Protostar template.

You can edit the options by clicking on the Working on Your Site, Template Settings link in the top menu (visible when you login).

For example you can change the site background color, highlights color, site title, site description and title font used.

More options are available in the site administrator. You may also install a new template using the extension manager.

Publish modules to the "offcanvs" position.