Category: Web Design

You are not 9 years old, or…how people REALLY learn WordPress

While on the Facebook recently I was targeted with an ad that told me that if a certain 9 year old child can make WordPress websites, I should be able to as well. It’s not

Social Media Widgets for WordPress

Want to highlight your social media profiles in any widget area of your WordPress site? Here are the best-looking and easiest to use, social media widgets for WordPress. Simple Social Icons by Nathan Rice Plugin

How To Remove The WordPress Admin User Account

If you’ve been on the internet in the past week or so, you’ve probably heard about the spate of “brute force” attacks that have been made on WordPress sites, specifically targeting accounts with the username “admin.”

Mobile Plugins For Your WordPress Site

I recently had to find a mobile solution for a client. Their theme had been custom made a while ago and was not responsive so the easiest route (and the one that fit their budget)

WordPress Webinars & Classes Announced!

It’s been a little while since I’ve done any WordPress webinars or in-person classes. But I finally got around to setting up a few. Just to clarify, webinars take place online only whereas classes are

XML and HTML Sitemaps For Your WordPress Site – The Basics

Most people have heard they need a sitemap so Google will like their site but what are they and how do you go about creating one? Sitemaps are recommended for search engine optimization to help

XML and HTML Sitemaps For Your WordPress Site – The Basics

Most people have heard they need a sitemap so Google will like their site but what are they and how do you go about creating one? Sitemaps are recommended for search engine optimization to help

Swiftype – WordPress Plugin For Enhanced Search

Swiftype 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

How To Become An Idea Machine

I’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.

How to Make Video oEmbeds Responsive In WordPress

Today’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

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

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

Google 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?

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

GoDaddy WordPress Sites Getting Hacked

If 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

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

2 Ways To Sell Using PayPal and WordPress

There 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

2 Ways To Sell Using PayPal and WordPress

There 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

Make Posting To WordPress As Easy As A Facebook Status Update

In 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

How To Make a WordPress Test Site In 8 Small Steps

Every 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,

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