How to Update to WordPress 3.9.2 Security Release

How to Update WordPress

08.06.14: WordPress 3.9.2 is now available as a security release for all previous versions. You are strongly encouraged to update your sites immediately. This release fixes a possible denial of service issue in PHP’s XML processing, reported by Nir Goldshlager of the Salesforce.com Product Security Team. It was fixed by Michael Adams and Andrew Nacin of the WordPress security team and David … [Read more...]

Updating WordPress and Plugins is Not a “Choice”…

Update WordPress and Plugins NOW!

It's your responsibility. In the past week there have been heated discussions about updating WordPress, Frameworks, Themes and Plugins. The crux at the heart of the conversation is about Users overwhelming inability or lack of interest in keeping their site's updated. If all site owners, updated immediately when notified in their Admin panel the world would be unicorns and rainbows. Well, … [Read more...]

7 Pretty Feminine Premium WordPress Themes

Modern Blogger Premium Theme

It isn't easy to find premium WordPress themes that have an elegant and softer design. So many are stark, boxy and black and white -- great for corporate sites, but not for us little guys gals who want to have a more feminine style. And, not all themes are created equal -- so there's the conundrum! (Read my article about why you want to stick with Premium WordPress themes over the … [Read more...]

Restaurant WordPress Theme: The Flavour

Premium WordPress Restraurant Theme

This is the first restaurant theme that I've come across in a quite a while where I wanted to actually write a post about it! If you own an eating establishment, bar, cafe, diner or restaurant you know that you have unique needs when it comes to having an effective Website. You need a theme created just for your business model. Up until now, those in the food and beverage business had to … [Read more...]

WordPress Categories, Keywords and Tags; Oh My!

Categories, Keywords and Tags

Categories vs. tags. Tags vs. keywords. Aren't they all the same or at least similar enough to use the same terms for all three? Sorta, kinda, a little bit -- not really. Tags are not categories. Keywords are not tags. At least to the extent that when you think of "keywords" you are thinking of SEO and keywords. And in almost every case, when site owners are left to their own devices, … [Read more...]

Divi 2.0 This Year’s Most Versatile Theme

Divi 2.0

UPDATE: I initially wrote about Divi at the beginning of the year due to its flexibility to be your theme. Now with the recent release of V2.0 it's still not like anything you've seen before! Now with 2.0 having a site that lays out and is organized as YOU envision has ever been easier. With so much going on with this theme I'll just talk about the 2.0 hi-lites. [Details here...] "With … [Read more...]

Easy Steps to a Lean Mean WordPress Machine

Slow WordPress Sites

WordPress has unique resource requirements which demands certain processes be put in place to keep your site running at optimum efficiency. It's not uncommon to find WordPress sites that are not being watched after properly choking due to becoming CPU "hogs". Poorly coded themes, too many plugins, bad hosting -- all add up to having a site that doesn't load fast enough to help you gain … [Read more...]

WordPress: Comments On or Comments Off?

WordPress Comments Yes or No?

Recently there has been a debate as to the value of allowing comments on your site -- or not. Enough clients have asked me my opinion on the topic that I thought I would write this post to share with you my decision making process for my sites. Comments on or comments off is a decision that really has to be made on a site by site, business by business basis. Why I've Been Turning Comments … [Read more...]