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...]

How to Have the Fanciest Author Box — Ever!

Fanciest Author Box WordPress Plugin

First... page down to the bottom of this post and be in awe of my author box then come back... Fancy-schmancy, huh? The moment I read about the Fanciest Author Box plugin, I had to have it! You can customize pretty much everything from the color scheme to the tabs. You can even add a custom tab for a freebie, eBook or promotion you are offering. The Fanciest Author Premium WordPress … [Read more...]

Get a Grip on Your WordPress Plugins!

on Your WordPress Plugins!

There are tons of plugins both in the WordPress Repository and from Premium Developers. There are so many that it can be overwhelming and confusing. Being plugins use resources, it behooves every WordPress site owner to choose their plugins wisely and with discretion. What prompted this post are the WordPress dashboards I login to. I find 30 or more plugins, many with duplicative features … [Read more...]

Pay Attention: Global Brute Force WordPress Attack

WordPress Brute Force Attac

If your site is on WordPress -- pay attention! I Tweeted about this yesterday which produced a flood of questions about what was going on and "what to do". The Basics... This month there has been a concentrated effort to go after WordPress sites with a brute force bot attack. One of my sites was caught in the beginning stages of this attack. Being my site's are secured, the site was not … [Read more...]

7 Plugins Every New WordPress Site Needs

7 Starter Plugins for New WordPress Sites

The amount of WordPress Plugins available is overwhelming and tempting! I've actually seen site owners add 20 plugins right out of the gate as they get intoxicated by all the possibilities. Many times not adding the most important plugins that every new WordPress site should start with! When setting up your new site, starting with the plugins below will give you a running start: Plugins … [Read more...]

Does Your WordPress Site Use FeedBurner?

RSS WordPress to FeedBurner

One of the reasons I've been able to survive in this business for almost 18 years is the ability to be flexible, open to change -- and ahead of the curve. Another part is my gut -- you know what I'm talking about. You see things around you changing or evolving, or you have to make an important decision and your gut is telling you to "Do It!", "Go for it!", "Better now than later!". Some … [Read more...]