Category: Web Development

Swiftype – WordPress Plugin For Enhanced Search

Swiftype – WordPress Plugin For Enhanced SearchSwiftype is a new plugin on the block. It is designed as a replacement for the in-built search feature on your WordPress site. The main thing that’s cool about it is that it has an autocomplete feature which is commonly…

How To Become An Idea Machine

How To Become An Idea MachineI’ve talked before on this blog about the need for us to focus on active creation rather than passive consumption. But once you’ve made that mental switch, you can still face the dreaded blogger’s block. Do you ever sit down…

How to Make Video oEmbeds Responsive In WordPress

How to Make Video oEmbeds Responsive In WordPressToday’s Quick Tip comes courtesy of WordPress media expert Jason Tucker. oEmbeds allow WordPress users to easily embed content from 3rd party sites such as YouTube and Vimeo by simply pasting the url of the video in the WordPress post…

Setting up a WordPress Site the Right Way [video]

Setting up a WordPress Site the Right Way [video]WordPress.tv is a wonderful resource for WordPress users of all levels. They post all the videos of presentations gathered from WordCamp events all over the world. You can see some amazing speakers with excellent info to share. The video below…

Get More Out Of Google Analytics – 4 Gems You Might Be Missing

Get More Out Of Google Analytics – 4 Gems You Might Be MissingGoogle Analytics is a super-powerful tool and most people only scratch the surface. Here’s a few cool features to check out that you may not have discovered yet. Do You Need A Better Mobile Strategy? Talk of responsive design, mobile…

Are You Consuming Or Creating?

Are You Consuming Or Creating?One of the differences between success and mediocrity is the amount of time we spend on activities that create movement for our business vs. time spent simply consuming information related to our business. Most of us bloggers and entrepreneurs are…

GoDaddy WordPress Sites Getting Hacked

GoDaddy WordPress Sites Getting HackedIf you have a WordPress site on GoDaddy, keep a close eye on it. This week alone two different people have come to me with site issues that have turned out to be the same exact hack. There seems to…

What Happens If I Change My WordPress Theme?

What Happens If I Change My WordPress Theme?When the same question crops up again and again, it’s time for a blog post! Changing your WordPress theme can be a scary prospect if you’ve already invested a lot of time and effort building your site – what if…

2 Ways To Sell Using PayPal and WordPress

2 Ways To Sell Using PayPal and WordPressThere are many, many ways to sell things from your WordPress site, from physical products to digital downloads or access to content. The best solution will depend on your particular circumstance and needs. While WordPress can get quite sophisticated in…

2 Ways To Sell Using PayPal and WordPress

2 Ways To Sell Using PayPal and WordPressThere are many, many ways to sell things from your WordPress site, from physical products to digital downloads or access to content. The best solution will depend on your particular circumstance and needs. While WordPress can get quite sophisticated in…

Make Posting To WordPress As Easy As A Facebook Status Update

Make Posting To WordPress As Easy As A Facebook Status UpdateIn a Google+ community recently someone wanted to know how they could make posting to their WordPress blog as quick and easy as posting to Facebook or Google+. When you post a link on those social networks, all you have…

How To Make a WordPress Test Site In 8 Small Steps

How To Make a WordPress Test Site In 8 Small StepsEvery time a new version of WordPress is released, some people will experience compatibility problems with their sites. These can be minor and easily resolved, or they can  be more tricky to diagnose. Either way, especially for non-developers, such problems…

WP 3.5 Is Out – Back Away From The Update Button!

WP 3.5 Is Out – Back Away From The Update Button!WordPress 3.5 AKA “Elvin” is out now. 3.5 features a wonderful new look for the media uploader, a clean new default theme and more. However, I DON’T recommend getting trigger-happy with the update button just yet. I’m hearing of a…

Why Premium WordPress Web Hosting Is Worth It

Why Premium WordPress Web Hosting Is Worth ItIn the past few years a new breed of web hosts has emerged that focus specifically on hosting WordPress web sites. Some of the key players are WP Engine, FlyWheel, Pressable, Synthesis and Page.ly. These web hosts tend to be a little more…

Getting The Word Out With Jetpack: Sharing, Subscribers, Social Media Networks

Getting The Word Out With Jetpack: Sharing, Subscribers, Social Media NetworksThis is a guest post from my friend and super-talented WordPress developer, Suzette Franck. I’ve mentioned the Jetpack plugin before and in this post Suzette will take you deeper into it’s social marketing features. **** Let’s face it, no matter how pretty…

Enhancing Your WordPress Gallery

Enhancing Your WordPress GalleryI’ve posted previously about the in-built gallery feature of WordPress,and some of the simple things you can do using the shortcode. With this post I wanted to share a few more tips and some apparently less well-known features such as…

Have Your Face Show Up In Google Results

Have Your Face Show Up In Google ResultsHave you noticed how some Google listings show a wee photo of the author along with a link to their Google Plus profile? This nifty feature is part of Google Authorship which is a way of associating your name and…

Intro To Podcasting With WordPress

Intro To Podcasting With WordPressThis a guest post by my friend and multimedia WordPress wizard, Jason Tucker. He streams live and archives the OC WordPress meetup group, and has recently launched a new Google Hangout and podcast show called WP Watercooler which you can…

Intro To Podcasting With WordPress

Intro To Podcasting With WordPressThis a guest post by my friend and multimedia WordPress wizard, Jason Tucker. He streams live and archives the OC WordPress meetup group, and has recently launched a new Google Hangout and podcast show called WP Watercooler which you can…

A Little Taste of The Beginner’s Guide To SEO Ebook

A Little Taste of The Beginner’s Guide To SEO EbookMy ebook “Beginner’s Guide to SEO for Business” is launching very soon and I wanted to give you a little sneak preview of what’s coming. Check out some pages from the book below. (Tip – click the magnifying glass with…