WordPress 4.9 has just been released. The new version includes upgrades to the theme customizer, a new media gallery widget, and an enhanced code editor. Watch the briefing for a demonstration of the latest features.
WordPress 4.8 has just been released with a small group of feature enhancements, and some under the hood improvements for people who make plugins and themes. The biggest change is the addition of a number of new media widgets. It’s now easier than ever to add photos, audio, and video to your sidebar. Watch this […]
There are many reasons why you might want to install WordPress on your desktop or laptop computer. For example, you may want to use your local installation as a safe space where you can learn more about WordPress and experiment in private — sort of like training wheels for WordPress. Or you might want to […]
In this video tutorial, I show you how to setup the WooCommerce Subscriptions plugin. Subscriptions are a great way to create recurring revenue for your business. Best of all, subscriptions work equally well with both digital and physical products. There are several ways to use the Subscriptions plugin. First, you can use it to add […]
Here’s a nightmare scenario that keeps too many WordPress site owners from properly maintaining their websites: You log in to your WordPress dashboard and notice that an update is available for your theme. You know that updates are good and you want to keep your site secure, so you click the “upgrade” button and wait […]
Do you have the itch to turn your WordPress theme into something unique? If so, there’ one important step you must take before you get started. Make a child theme first. Doing so will ensure that your hard work doesn’t get overwritten by a future theme update. Be sure you need a child theme before […]
There’s a lot of confusion surrounding WordPress design terminology. I am frequently asked questions like, “can you recommend a good WordPress template for a business website.” When this happens, I understand that the person asking the question is actually looking for a WordPress theme suggestion. While it may seem pedantic to dwell on these seemingly […]
I’m frequently asked how much does WordPress cost? Is WordPress free? The answer is yes; WordPress is free. It’s free both in terms of cost and in terms of what you can do with the software. WordPress is open source software. That means you have complete control over any website you build with WordPress. You […]
WordPress 4.7 has just been released with a small group of feature enhancements, an all new default theme, and some under the hood improvements for people who make plugins and themes. Watch this video for a first look at the Twenty Seventeen theme and quick overview of the latest changes.
You know those annoying design problems you’re always having with WordPress themes? Maybe you don’t like the color of the header. Or you’ve got a button that’s slightly askew. Or you hate the borders on your sidebar. There are a million little design problems that fall into this category. The good news? Most of these […]
There’s an unfortunate story that I’ve heard dozens of times… A business owner hires a designer to build a website. The finished site looks good but is difficult to update and maintain. To make matters worse, phone calls and emails are rarely returned. The designer has already moved on to next project. Oh, and the designer […]
Some people take our WordPress courses because they want to change their theme; others because they want to change their life. Julie Feirer falls into to latter category. Julie was on a quest to quit her job and start her own business, but first, she had to conquer WordPress. She discovered WP Apprentice while searching […]