Category: Wordpress

The Importance of Updating and Maintaining Your WordPress Website

So, you’ve got a shiny new website, now what? You’ve poured hours into crafting the perfect website — by yourself or with a web designer. You’ve meticulously curated content, tweaked designs, and optimized for user experience. It’s perfect — for now. But as we all know, the digital landscape evolvesRead More »

How to safely give WordPress access to your web designer without sharing your username or password // You don't have to share your personal login information to give access to WordPress website. Learn how to set up a temporary account for your web designer, web developer, virtual assistant, SEO, or other web professional. Pin this for later!

How to Share WordPress Access with Your Web Designer

Sharing access to your WordPress website is a deceptively awkward situation. It doesn’t seem like that big of a deal, but let’s face it: you feel a little uncomfortable handing over your personal username and password. It’s not that your designer is going to steal your passwords and take controlRead More »

9 WordPress Secrets for Blogging Better, Faster, and Smarter // There a tons of WordPress tools and features that help you spend less time on things like formatting and scheduling blog posts. These are the WordPress secrets every blogger should know that will help you use WordPress more efficiently. Click to read these tips!

9 WordPress Secrets for Blogging Better, Faster, and Smarter

You’re a WordPress blogger. You’re a also writer. A researcher. A marketer. A designer. A webmaster. A search engine optimizer. Oh, and on top of that, you’re probably either employed full-time or are running a small business associated with that blog of yours. Am I right? You wear a lotRead More »

The Complete Guide to WordPress Menus // Everything you need to know about WordPress menus--from creating your first WordPress menu to adding pages and categories to making dropdown menus. Whether you're a WordPress newbie or you've been around the block, you can learn a thing or two from this in-depth tutorial. Pin for later!

The Complete Guide to WordPress Menus

I don’t have to tell you how important your site menu is. You know that it’s the first place visitors look (except for maybe your logo) and that it tells them how to get around your website. That’s why you’re here, trying to learn how to use them. WordPress givesRead More »

5 WordPress security mistakes that will get you hacked // Learn the 5 biggest security mistakes you didn't know you were making. These mistakes can leave your WordPress blog or website vulnerable to hackers. But don't worry, there are 5 quick fixes you can do today to lock down your site. Click to learn more!

5 WordPress Security Mistakes that Make you Vulnerable to Hackers

You would cry too if it happened to you. No, I’m not talking about getting dumped on your birthday. I’m talking about getting hacked. Getting hacked sucks. But it happens. Especially if you don’t take the proper precautions to protect your website. The biggest problem with WordPress security is thatRead More »

How to Install a WordPress Plugin // If you use WordPress plugins are your best friend. This tutorial walk you through 3 easy ways to install a plugin on your WordPress blog or website. This is one WordPress tip you NEED in your arsenal. Click to read.

How to Install WordPress Plugins

Getting started with WordPress plugins If you’re a DIY WordPresser, plugins are your best friend. These bits of code let you add features to your WordPress site–often with a just a couple of clicks. Need social sharing buttons on your blog posts? There’s a plugin for that. Want to displayRead More »

Increase your blogging efficiency with quick edit: the most overlooked feature in WordPress

Increase your Efficiency with WordPress Quick Edit

Quick edit: the most overlooked WordPress feature WordPress has a ton of handy features that help you spend less time managing your website. That’s more time doing the work that you love. I could wax poetic on the ways in which I love WordPress, but I’ll save you the timeRead More »

Why and how you should be backing up your WordPress website. Tutorial for setting up backups with the UpdraftPlus plugin.

Why and How to Back Up Your WordPress Website

When I first got started in web design, a friend/mentor told me that to always keep three copies of my files. That’s right, the originals plus 2 backups. TWO BACKUPS. This was his suggestion: Keep one copy on your computer. You’ll have easy access to work with these files onRead More »

The Must-Have WordPress Plugins Every Website Needs

The Must-Have WordPress Plugins Every Website Needs

12 WordPress Plugins that will Improve Your Website WordPress out of the box is pretty great, but plugins are where the real fun is at. Plugins are the building blocks of your WordPress website. The right ones can add features, improve functionality, increase security, and boost speed. But where doRead More »

You're selling yourself short by not learning all of the tools built into the WordPress visual editor.

How to Use the WordPress Visual Editor

The WordPress visual editor is the window you’ll use to input content for every single post and page on your website. It looks a little something like this: If you have a WordPress website, you’re going to be seeing a lot of this editor, so you might as well learnRead More »

The Difference Between Wordpress Posts and Pages

The Difference Between WordPress Posts and Pages

WordPress has two built-in content types: posts and pages. At first glance, WordPress posts and pages can look nearly identical, but there are a few major distinctions between these two types of content. It’s the combination of posts and pages that makes WordPress so flexible–and the only platform I useRead More »

The WordPress Dictionary: A Glossary for Beginners

The WordPress Dictionary

A Glossary of WordPress Terms If you’ve been following the blog over the last few months, you already know that I build WordPress websites. I choose WordPress because it’s easy to use, even for the non-techy. You don’t have to know a lick of code to edit your own website.Read More »