It's Vik here, the WordPress nurse, with a little bedtime story for you.
Once upon a time...
Your client gave you responsibility for their WordPress site
So you went in to have a look and............ mind==blown. So many systems and functions... and code that just looks like gobbledygook.
But hey – you're clever and you're techy and you can learn new things, right?
It takes a few weeks of blood, sweat and Google, but eventually you've stopped wanting to smash things and you and the site are kind of friends. It's stressful sometimes but you muddle through.
Then a second client comes along. They’ve got a WordPress site too. Cool! You've got this!
You go in, all confident, but wait..... what? Everything's different! Aaaaaargh!
Gradually it dawns on you. WordPress isn't just a piece of software, it's the outer shell of a complex ecosystem of builders, themes, plugins, snippets and stylesheets...... floating in a vast soup of other systems like DNS, servers, search engines and browsers... and reliant on a library of bizarre languages which are only easy "when you know how"
**NSFW mumbling + sound of brain exploding**
Ok loves, I admit it, it's not just a scary story. 9 years ago, this was me. Running around with my butterfly net, catching information and cramming it into my brain - longing for the day I would slap the lid on and just have it there. Captive.
Turns out I was never going to know it all... Tech moves so fast, my info was out of date before I even got to use it (and even now I'm still finding out new things and thinking “how could I not have known that?”)
Eventually I zoomed out and learned how to ask the right questions. What plugin is running what? How is this structured? How do I find out what caused that error? How can I turn back time? Who can help me with this?
And I gained something better than knowledge. The confidence to NOT know.
I want the same for you, my loves. That's why I'm down here in the matron's office at the WordPress care centre scribbling away under a flickering lightbulb, creating all the teaching materials for my new online course - to show you my method for giving the best care and attention to any WordPress site - without chewing your fingernails off...
It's coming in October and I want you to be the first to hear when it's ready