Category: Web Design

Planning Your Website Effectively- WordPress Is A Tool Not A Strategy

One of the reasons why WordPress is so awesome is because it makes building powerful websites pretty easy. Pick a theme, add some content, hit Publish and there you have…

6 Common WordPress “Gotchas” To Avoid

I teach people on a daily basis how to use WordPress, from the ground up. A few face-smackingly simple issues come up time and again. 1) Pasting from Word will…

Creating Password Protected Pages and Areas in WordPress

I had a client recently who needed to create private, password-protected sections on her WordPress site. She wanted each of her clients to have a private page with information related…
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WordPress Widget To Display A Twitter Hashtag

Need a Twitter plugin that does a little more than simply display your own Tweets in the sidebar? Tweet Blender does a ton of stuff: Tweet Blender is tag-aware and…
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Easy Ways To Create Columns, Grids and Cool Layouts in Your WordPress Post

LAST UPDATED: August 2016 Have you had one of these fights with the WordPress post editor? Have you tried creating neatly aligned rows and columns of images? Or perhaps attempted…
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Do You Want To Make Money From Your Blog?

Ah, I thought that might get your attention….. Yes, what blogger does NOT want to make money from their hard work? Oh what’s that? You’re independently wealthy and just doing…
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How To Change Colors of Comment Text, Number, Brackets and Backgrounds in Thesis

The other day a friend asked me about styling the various parts of the Thesis comments display and when trusty Google didn’t come up with a fast answer, I was…
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The Huge Importance of Tiny First and Next Steps

The first step in any new project is often the hardest. At the beginning, the idea exists only in your mind with no tangible manifestations of it, and therefore no…
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WordPress Security Alert – TimThumb Image Resizing Script

In recent days a significant WordPress security threat has emerged. The root of it is the ability for unsavory types to compromise a very common image resizing script called TimThumb…
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Treat Your Blog Like A Business – Slides From San Diego WordCamp

Below are the slides from my San Diego WordCamp talk on “Treat Your Blog Like A Business”. I discussed a few common monetization strategies, and the ins n’s outs of…