Quickie Marketing Tip: Just Answer Questions!

Marketing Tip: Answer Questions

How often as you go about your online activities do you see folks asking questions that are easy for you to answer? If you are hanging out where your potential market does, the answer would be "all the time". Too often though we are in a rush and don't take what would just be a minute or two to answer those questions and help someone out. Opportunity missed... To get your online business … [Read more...]

How to Update to WordPress 4.2.2 Security and Maintenance Release

How to Update WordPress

UPDATE 05.07.15: WordPress 4.2.2 is now available. This is a critical security release for all previous versions and we strongly encourage you to update your sites immediately. The Genericons icon font package, which is used in a number of popular themes and plugins, contained an HTML file vulnerable to a cross-site scripting attack. All affected themes and plugins hosted on … [Read more...]

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...]

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...]