My 10 Most Popular Posts of 2014

The IStudio Best of 2014

At this time of year the "resolutions" articles can get overwhelming and redundant! Being my 2014 Resolutions still apply, I thought this year I would share with you the "best of" from The IStudio®. Each year during the slow week between the Holidays I look at my various site's stats and try to gleam information, discover patterns and most importantly look at what was most popular so I … [Read more...]

How to Update to WordPress 4.1 “Dinah”

How to Update WordPress

12.18.14: Version 4.1 of WordPress, named “Dinah” in honor of jazz singer Dinah Washington, is available for download or update in your WordPress dashboard. New features in WordPress 4.1 help you focus on your writing, and the new default theme lets you show it off in style. For more details, click here. WordPress Updating Tips IMPORTANT As noted above: To get on the latest and … [Read more...]

Is Your WordPress Site Run by the Grinch?

Grinch WordPress Sites

From October through November I work with clients to "Holidize" their sites. We plan their specials calendar from shipping discounts, mailings and discount coupons and when we are going to put them live on the site. Including little graphics here and there to reflect the Holiday at hand. From Halloween, then on to Thanksgiving and then finally to the big Holidays. Even though adding little … [Read more...]

WordPress How To: Trick Out Your Registration Page

WordPress Recipe Box

I know you are interested in how to make that boring WordPress login/registration page have some flair because I get asked about it all the time! The default WordPress Login page is pretty generic so who can't help but think about ways to spruce it up? Here are some plugins to check out! Custom Login Plugin: Use this plugin to customize your login screen (great for client sites too)! … [Read more...]

Tips to Prepare for the Holidays

Christmas in September

It's November and that means you had better have your calendar all marked up with your upcoming Holiday activities -- and duties! There are things every WordPress site owner needs to take into consideration from this day forward to prepare for the upcoming Holidays. If you are like me, you hate the fact that there is Christmas merchandising going on already in the stores. Yep, that clock is … [Read more...]

Top 10 Scariest WordPress “Boo-Boos”

Scary WordPress Boo-Boos!

"It's Alive! It's Aliiiiiivvvvvve!" That's why I update this post each Halloween Season -- Enjoy! These little tid-bits, my pretties, are just a few of the small excruciating details that can make the difference as to whether your visitors run for the hills or feel it is worth sticking around. Are your site visitors screaming in glee or agony over your WordPress site? Do they have the … [Read more...]