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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]