As WordPress continues its explosion in popularity among designers and developers, services geared toward the WordPress community are cropping up all over the Web – among them, managed WordPress hosting. A cursory Google search turns up a long list of providers (along with their resellers) that claim to meet specific needs of WordPress-based sites. Some succeed, some don’t, and choosing blindly can cost you big in terms…. Continue Reading
As the blogosphere continues to grow and change, one thing remains the same: the money is in the list. Every blogger or website owner knows how important it is to build an email list, and your email opt-in box represents the beginning of this process. Today I want to review a plugin that focuses on that first step. Bloom is an email opt-in plugin from…. Continue Reading
BackupBuddy from iThemes is a popular solution for WordPress developers looking to simplify the management of multiple client sites. This handy plugin helps handle backup, migration, and restoration of websites in a sensible manner. Backups include all elements of the theme – content and style – as well as any installed plugins and widgets. Backing up or migrating websites individually…. Continue Reading
Have you ever found a WordPress theme that had the desired design, as far as style and color scheme, but not the ideal layout? What about the amount of time it will take you to code different layouts, either for personal use, business, or multiple client websites? What if you don’t know how to code? With the Conductor plugin, you have a point…. Continue Reading
Whenever we learn a new skill, we make mistakes. It’s inevitable. Blogging is no exception. It’s a skill, you’re learning it, and you will make mistakes. But don’t worry about it. The most important thing about making mistakes is learning from them, which is what I’ve done in the five or so years I’ve used WordPress. With that in mind, in…. Continue Reading
Driving traffic might be a cakewalk for experienced internet marketers, but what if you’re new to building websites or stuck in a rut and looking for more ways to get people to your site? Over the past few years, building relationships with people in and around your niche has become an important part of generating traffic. No longer can we rely…. Continue Reading
Hands up who sought out a shiny new theme within minutes of setting up WordPress for the first time? Me too. It’s only natural. After the cake’s baked, you want to decorate it and make it look beautiful, right? The same goes for your Start a WordPress blog.
One of the WordPress features that baffles newbies and experienced users is Categories and Tags. It’s not hard to understand why – who knew, in the beginning, that every post must belong to at least one category? WordPress does it for you; hence the oh-so-ugly Uncategorized category. There’s no hint to the importance of creating new categories so you can…. Continue Reading