More about blogs and what you can use them for

So what are these blog things anyway?

Well we use WordPress here which hostorically started of as a blogging tool but is now a fully featured, award winning content management system (CMS). Essentially its just a website which you can manage from the admin panel; you have the ability to add/edit/delete content i.e. text, images, video etc.

We have a massive choice of themes for your new beekeeping WordPress site too. A theme controls the look and design of your site, so will all our themes you can get it looking the way you want.

There are also loads of additional features you can “bolt on” to your new site. These are called “Plugins” and we have some really useful ones you can use like; Newsltter – allows you to run your own newsletter right from the admin panel and Membership – perfect for beekeeping associations wishing to manage their membership and take payments online! We also offer ecommerce functionality so if you have beekeeping related things to sell then signup for our ecommerce package.

Getting a site with us is really easy. The hardest thing is deciding what your site should be called. This is how it will appear in the address bar: so choose it wisely.

But what can they be used for? Well a few ideas are covered above (Membership and ecommerce sites) but there are loads more. For instance you could use it as a beekeepers diary; documenting all your hive manipulations and observations. Or if your an experienced beekeeper perhaps you could share your knowledge, best practises and useful facts.

So please start a site and help us make this the best beekeeping network! If you have any questions please feel free to get in touch.