I am a big fan of self hosted WordPress sites as they are easy to setup and end users can learn how to update and manage their own site with minimal training. In fact my website and this blog are both WordPress sites that have been custom designed and coded to give the sites a unique and individual look.

However, you may notice that right now this blog page looks like crap and doesn’t have any of the custom coding that www.simplebizsupport.com has (this blog site should look identical to my primary website). This is because I accidentally “updated” the template the site was build from and it wiped out all the custom coding. Now, if you don’t understand what a template is or how to custom code a site, that’s ok. What you do need to know is that if you mess around with the back end of the site and make changes, it could have a drastic negative affect.

So, here’s what I don’t like about WordPress…why couldn’t they have put in a line of code that when you go to update a template, it reminds you that doing so will wipe out any customization and do you want to continue? Not only would it have saved me a headache, but a couple hundred dollars to have the site fixed!

About Ryan Perry

Ryan Perry has taken his 10+ years of business ownership and hands-on marketing skills and focused them on online marketing. In April of 2009, he started Simple Biz Support with an emphasis on Search Engine Optimization (SEO). Ryan is propelling local business websites to the top of Google, Yahoo and Bing resulting in increased market exposure and revenue for his clients using a variety of internet marketing tools including blogs, article submissions and video. Additionally, Ryan speaks and vlogs (video blogs) about internet marketing, educating business owners how to effectively use various SEO tools and techniques to promote their business on the internet. Ryan currently resides in Santa Rosa, CA. Connect with Ryan on Google+