Category: Web Development

WordPress Sites That Don’t Look Like WordPress Sites

For a presentation I was giving recently, I wanted to find examples of WordPress sites that didn’t look like your typical WordPress sites. I wanted to show the versatility of WordPress, since many people still

My Three Favorite Backlink Research Tools for SEO

One of the most important factors in off-site Search Engine Optimization (SEO), is backlinks. A backlink is simply a link from another website, to your website. Search engines see links as “votes”, so the more

How To Back Up Your WordPress Site To DropBox

Backing up your WordPress site is a necessity, but it can be hard to find an affordable, easy-to-implement solution that covers all the bases. I’m always on the hunt for the best solution, and the

How To Change The Color Of The Thesis Comment Box

Since I’ve had a few clients that have been using the Thesis theme, I’ve learned a thing or two about it, and have written a couple posts in the past. On one of those posts

WordCamp San Diego 2012 – All The Knowledge!!

WordCamp San Diego took place this past weekend, and as usual it was a day of learning, community and fun! Tickets to this event sold out extremely quickly so many folks missed out. Below you

WordCamp San Diego 2012 – All The Knowledge!!

WordCamp San Diego took place this past weekend, and as usual it was a day of learning, community and fun! Tickets to this event sold out extremely quickly so many folks missed out. Below you

Facebook Timeline For Profiles and Pages – Get Ready!

Facebook is getting ready to complete the rollout of Timeline to all business Pages on March 30th. So no matter what, your page will have Timeline on March 30th, whether you like it or not!!

Essential WordPress Plugin When Using Category Name In Permalinks

Many WordPress users like to use a custom permalink structure  which includes the blog post category in their url for additional SEO value. If you create relevant, keyword-rich category names for your blog, having them

Handy Web Design Resources For The Non-Designer

I consider myself creatively impaired when it comes to visual design. I know generally what I like and what I think works, but I’m not good at actually creating it from scratch. I leave that

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 it. Lack of technical know-how

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 make your posts look funky

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 to what they were working

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 has support for multiple authors,

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 to place 2 videos next

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 this for kicks n’ giggles? That’s

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 forced to delve into some

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 “proof” that it can be

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 which is used in many

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 each. My overall premise is

WordCamp San Diego Wrap-Up – Community Rocks!

This past weekend I had the pleasure of speaking at the first ever WordCamp in San Diego. It was an amazing experience for many reasons. I delivered a presentation entitled “Treat Your Blog Like A