WordPress 4.6 has just been released with a small selection of feature enhancements and some under the hood improvements for people who make plugins and themes. Watch this video for a quick overview of the latest changes before updating your website. I demonstrate a couple of new features, including one that doesn’t work the way […]
Sometimes the hardest part of using WordPress is knowing where to turn when things go wrong. It helps to know where to turn when you need WordPress support. There are any number of situations where you will find yourself needing WordPress support. Between your theme, the plugins you’ve installed, and WordPress itself, figuring out where […]
If you’re struggling to make your WordPress pages look less plain, Beaver Builder may be just the tool you’re looking for. This WordPress plugin allows anyone to build beautiful page layouts with almost any theme. Beaver Builder is a visual page builder — meaning you drag and drop your content elements anywhere on the page. […]
Joan Rowe is not your typical web developer. She didn’t start building websites until she was almost 70. And she’s not a fan of HTML. Joan learned WordPress after discovering that she could use it to build professional looking websites without coding. Her first site, Chiloquin.com, turned out so well that she decided to try […]
With the temps heating up here on the East Coast, thoughts of summer time are in my head and in the air. Summer means Camp! These days that also means WordCamp. Actually, WordCamps are not just for the summer, but are run all the time all over the world. It’s usually a weekend confab where […]
In your effort to have a successful WordPress site, one of the biggest choices you’ll have to make is selecting a theme best suited to your needs. How do you pick just the right theme? The magic answer is: There isn’t any magic answer! Everyone and every business has different needs, so there are no […]
WordPress 4.5 has just been released with a small selection of feature enhancements and some under the hood improvements for people who make plugins and themes. Watch this video for a quick overview of the latest changes before updating your website.
If you’re running your own WordPress site it’s essential that you have a backup. But you also need a plan for dealing with any disaster. This screencast shows you how to prepare for the worst. The lesson also includes a worksheet to help you create your own disaster recovery plan.
The best WordPress tutorial in the world won’t help if you don’t know where to find your WordPress login. Logging into WordPress is easy — once you know where to look, of course. These instructions are for any self-hosted WordPress.org website. Take your pick: three WordPress login URLs To login to your WordPress dashboard just add “/wp-admin/” to your […]
In past generations, Microsoft Office was considered an essential business skill. You couldn’t get an office job without knowing Word and Excel. And you won all sorts of bonus points for making the boss’s PowerPoint presentation look less… terrible. While Office is still an important technical skill for cube dwellers, WordPress is rapidly emerging an […]
If you watched Super Bowl 50 you may have seen ads for Wix and Squarespace — two companies that claim to make building a business website dead easy. Unfortunately, WordPress was notably absent from the big game. And it’s not just the Super Bowl. Wix regularly buys commercial time on cable networks. And Squarespace is […]
WooCommerce is the most popular shopping cart system in the world. And yet, I don’t think that title does WooCommerce justice because it’s not just a shopping cart. WooCommerce is a full-featured eCommerce platform. Let me explain. Unlike traditional shopping carts, WooCommerce does a whole lot more than sell physical products. You can use WooCommerce […]