It’s been a LONG time since I actively designed and wrote a website. I was THE guy for a small business during the ’90’s and early 2000’s that did all the administrative functions: A/P, A/R, payroll, benefits, accounting, web site development, IT. When the internet and websites were growing as the upcoming way to advertise and educate customers, I developed the website for the company.
I used a WYSIWYG program (Claris Homepage, for those who are old enough to remember). I bought Dreamweaver, but it was too complicated for me to take the time to learn. So I stuck with what Homepage could do.
OK, it’s now twenty years since I last actively did any of that, and I’m trying to learn WordPress. Sure, there is a lot of help on the web, and YouTube. But, there are so many features, plugins, etc. It’s taken me a long time to figure out how to get our Contact Form to work. (My last test worked, so if you’ve attempted to contact us and got an error message, hopefully that’s fixed.) Most of the help and documentation seems to be written for someone who already has a rudimentary understanding of WordPress. I get that. I feel the same way when I’m trying to document how to use some of our software at work, or even Excel. I expect some basic understanding as a foundation.
I’m still working a full-time job, trying to learn the new ERP (enterprise resource planning) system we migrated to at work, learn new stuff in Excel so I can do my job better. Besides the fact that there are boat projects to do. 🙂