Building an Online Presence for Your Foot Zone Practice with WordPress
by Anji Sandage
Learn how you can easily set up a professional looking website with a startup budget and little to no coding skills, and why you should want to.
There are tools available for very little cost that can allow you to create a professional looking website. WordPress, a popular open source content management system (that means free to use by anyone), was used by more than 23.3% of the top 10 million websites on the world wide web as of January 2015, and is used to create approximately 60% of all websites whose content management system is known. With it’s customizable look and easy to use content interface, it can run any type of website, from a simple one page blog site to a complex network or e-commerce site – it’s no wonder that it has become so popular!
Not only is it easy to set up, WordPress makes updating a website as easy as using a word processing program – without the need to know HTML or other coding languages. Because it uses cascading style sheets, instead of having to make changes to every individual page, now you can change the look of your site by making basic changes to the template settings.
Bio: In addition to being a wife and mom with 4 great kids (all nerds), a Foot Zone Practitioner, the Salt Lake County Chapter leader for the Weston A. Price Foundation, the creator of an international Raw Milk network, a nutty backyard farmer, and the author of the Everything Coconut Diet Cookbook, Anji is the owner and lead designer for WPSlopes.com. She created her first website in 1995, after which she became an avid self taught web designer. She has been working primarily with WordPress since 2004. She graduated from BYU in 1998 with a BA in English Ed, after which she got a job teaching high school English, and serving as the school’s webmaster. She moved on from teaching in 2001 and worked for 5 years doing technical support for Microsoft accounts, supporting Windows 98, ME, and XP, and then Microsoft Office. During this time, she received several marriage proposals (all politely declined), helped fend off two alien hacking attacks, helped at least 3 people plug in the computer (when it would not start up) and fixed Bill Nye’s Computer (yes, the science guy). If you want to read more about her crash course in health and nutrition, you can read her story on her blog at meanroostersoup.com. After leaving tech support, she went on to graduate with an additional AAS in Graphic Design and Illustration from SLCC and started working at WPSlopes shortly afterward doing web design full time in 2014.