Monthly Archives: August 2015

Creating Our New WordPress Website ~ UGH!

Welcome to our new WordPress website and blog. I’ve been setting this up in painfully slow stages over the last several weeks. There are quite a few pages, yet, to move from the old site to the new. There’s also a few new career prep courses and a long list of new business startup manuals to add. So, expect this site to grow quite a bit over the next few weeks.

In addition to home study courses, I’m adding online video courses that I’ve either taken or know the instructors and trust that they are of great value to someone working from home or RV. Some are courses of my own creation, and a couple of those were built from existing home study manuals already available on this site. Those are the Win More Grants by Becoming Grant Ready, Stress-Free Strategic Grant Readiness, Planning and Management, and CQI/TQM for the Rest of Us. The video format comes with the written format, as a download, and some include extras that weren’t included in the home study format. If you purchase, or have already purchased, the home study format let us know and we’ll give you a coupon for the video format for only $10.

So, as I plod along with the WordPress Website rebuilding project, I’m hoping you’ll help me out by looking the site over, and maybe point out good, as well as the bad things I should fix ASAP. And if you’re experienced with WP, I hope you’ll share some tips about which plugins and widgets are good to have.

I’m so thrilled to have drop-down menus. The old site was getting so crowded with menus, it was just clutter. Now, on the WordPress Website, it looks like I’ve got everything sorted into just a few drop-down menus. What do you think? Better? Worse? Meh? Your comments (below) will help.

Setting up a WordPress Website has been a borderline nightmare. I thought WP was going to be pretty easy, but because it’s an entirely different way of placing elements from the drag & drop software I’d been using, it has a long learning curve. I’ve been locked out of the site, had to completely reinstall it once. A garbage file rerouted me to my old homepage, and it took a week to find it, and that was by trial and error. None of the plugins are intuitive, and some install one way, others another way. UGH!

My reason for changing to WP is that Google won’t even rank sites like mine that were not responsive to the different devices that might use it. The upside is all the great things plugins let you do (once you figure them out.) The downside is figuring out which ones to use to get it done.


I’ve got tons of income generating and RVing information I can write about, so here’s your chance to tell me what you’d like to know about. Look over this list and let me know in the comments what you’re interested in.  The general topics I’ll cover are these, but maybe there’s more I should consider.

  • Anything to do with working while traveling (RV or otherwise)
  • Anything to do with working from home
  • Anything to do with RVing
  • What kind of work you would do if you could learn the ropes
  • Emergency preparedness for RVers
  • Respiratory care on the road (including portable oxygen)
  • Anything else you can think of

I’ll keep this short because I still have a lot of work to do on the website and need to spend some time on this. But keep checking here as I have a ton of information to share with you. I’ll be looking forward to your comments. See you ~