My name is Kim Christiansen and I develop, optimize, secure and maintain WordPress websites for people that want to work in their WordPress site, not work on their WordPress site.
I’ve been in information technology and supporting content creators along the way for over 30 years. I’ve seen the desktop publishing revolution, the desktop color revolution and I’ve been riding the internet wave since the very first inkling that massively connecting the world’s population was going to have a dramatic and profound effect on how we communicate. Along the way I’ve worked with printers, prepress companies, design firms, ad agencies, photographers and artists and individuals who wanted to express themselves or help others do the same. And I’ve always been struck by one thing, it’s the idea that is communicated, note the medium. What matters is the idea you’re trying to get across. And helping you get that idea across using WordPress is what I do.
My relationship with WordPress was a little rocky at first. But as the inner workings became clear, I realized the power of what WordPress represented. A fully contained, easy to install, self-publishing platform, available to anyone for free. Free? How can they make it for free? OK, it my not have any upfront cost to it’s users. But the developers and other staff who volunteer their time and talent to make WordPress, on the other hand, sweat blood and tears bringing this thing to life.
I started out focusing on WordPress security. And that’s still a main focus because without a secure base to work from, you can’t get your word out. But that focus left so many other unanswered questions. Like why is the site so slow? How do we speed it up? How do we make that pink box blue? How can we make that blue menu option pink? Why isn’t our logo in the right spot and can you make it bigger? Why are my forms not being emailed? How do I make a pop up? How can I make it easier for my customers to do business with me? How can I get more out of Google AdSense? How can I find out what my number one article was last week? Last month? Of all time? How do I show an ad based on location? Can I pay writers by the word? Etc, etc, etc.
To answer these questions required I broaden my services to encompass all technical aspects of WordPress. But let me stress, I’m a technical guy. I’m not a content creator and I’m not a UX/UI designer. You can see that from the design of this site. Yes, it’s B&W for a reason and no I’m not color blind. I don’t need any animations or interactive bits that pop out at you when you move your mouse to leave my site. I just need to communicate one thing clearly:
I develop, optimize, secure and maintain WordPress websites for people that want to work in their WordPress site, not work on their WordPress site.