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...]

How to Update to WordPress 3.9 “Smith”

How to Update WordPress

04.17.14: Version 3.9 of WordPress, named “Smith” in honor of jazz organist Jimmy Smith, is available for download or update in your WordPress dashboard. This release features a number of refinements that we hope you’ll love. Improved visual editing Edit images easily Drag and drop your images Gallery previews Do more with audio and video Live widget and header … [Read more...]

WordPress Child Themes: Why You Need One

Why You Need a WordPress Child Theme

Did this ever happen to you? You tweak your site to get it just the way you want it - or you pay someone to do that for you. Then, WordPress updates and/or your theme updates and all those changes are lost. No need to ever have to go through that or worry about that again! Many who use WordPress may have heard of a child theme, but really don't know how having one -- or not having one -- … [Read more...]

10 WordPress Website New Year’s Resolutions

Happy 2014

At this time every year we review our business status and methodologies and come up with resolutions to try to improve our success and profitability in the year ahead.  Considering online is more fluid than ever before excluding your WordPress Website from this important effort would be a serious oversight, right? That's why I've created this article for you so that you have the basics to … [Read more...]

10 Last Minute Holiday eCom Website Tips

WordPress Last Minute Holidays Tips

You've got your WordPress site up and running, all your social media in place, you're Blogging and commenting and updating the items you have for sale. Now all you have to do is wait for the orders. If only it were that easy, right? This is the the week where the frazzle-factor begins to build exponentially. Planning ahead helps to minimize any unnecessary stress -- but now we're down to the … [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 -- Enjoy! These little tid-bits, my pretties, are just a few of the small excruciating details that can make the difference in whether your visitors run for the hills or feel safe enough to stick around. Are your site visitors screaming in glee or agony over your WordPress site? Do they have the urge to brush … [Read more...]