How to Update to WordPress 4.0.1: Security Release

How to Update WordPress

WordPress 4.0.1 is now available. This is a critical security release for all previous versions and we strongly encourage you to update your sites immediately. Sites that support automatic background updates will be updated to WordPress 4.0.1 within the next few hours. If you are still on WordPress 3.9.2, 3.8.4, or 3.7.4, you will be updated to 3.9.3, 3.8.5, or 3.7.5 to keep everything secure. … [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...]