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 […]
In my last post, I took a long look at the real costs associated with running a WooCommerce-powered store. While it’s certainly possible to set up shop and start selling online with the free plugin alone, there are certain limitations. Most business owners will end up purchasing one or more commercial extensions to get the […]
WooCommerce is the most popular shopping cart system in the world, powering over 30% of all eCommerce websites. Best of all it’s free. Sort of. While it’s certainly possible to set up shop and start selling online with only the free WooCommerce plugin, there are some limitations. Many store owners will end up purchasing commercial […]
Do you dream of turning your website into a revenue generating business? A website that makes sales to customers around the world while you sleep? That dream is the holy grail for many aspiring entrepreneurs. And it isn’t as far fetched as it may sounds. With the right plugins, it’s possible to sell just about […]
Imagine the perfect year: Your website is humming along, serving up blog posts, collecting new leads, and helping you market your product or service to the world. Business is growing and life is good. And your website is a central part of that perfect world. But here’s a dark thought: You might be one disaster […]