Last weekend I went to WordCamp in Portland, OR. I love that city and always enjoy an excuse to visit it. Of course, when we were sitting in the Amtrak Station in Olympia, WA and heard that our train broke down in Seattle, well, that wasn’t the best start. So, ended up taking the car. […]
Leaving comments on other blogs is a very good way to attract more attention and get more new readers for your own blog. If you’ve been confused about how to do it, this is for you. While blog platforms differ slightly, the basic steps for leaving a comment are almost identical. One exception: Some bloggers […]
Good blog design showcases your most engaging content. It takes your readers on a scenic tour of your home page and stops at the best places so they can have a look around. How exactly do you point readers to your best content? One way is to use widgets in your sidebar, a bite-sized piece […]
If you have a enewsletter or other email blasts that you send our regularly using Constant Contact, this video will show you how to create a signup box to put in your sidebar on your blog or website to collect email addresses from visitors.
In this video, I lay out a step-by-step process for updating your site—and in a way that ensures the transition goes smoothly. I will share precautions and tips that will save you headaches down the road. And I will explain some of the more common “error messages” you may get while updating, and how to […]
An overview of what the WordPress editor does and how it allows you to edit php, html and css coding. NOTE: Do not edit any of your WordPress core files.
Privacy settings allow you to allow the search engines from indexing your site or not. Click on settings > privacy and a screen will show up like this. Most of the time in a WordPress install the default if to not have the search engines blocked, but double check just in case. You may […]
I just wanted to quickly jot down a checklist for you if you are looking at self-hosting WordPress. This results from many clients who have come to me with what was promised as full hosting services, only to be found that the web developer is providing subdomains on their own account, or find they find […]