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 […]
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 […]
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.