WordPress World

Why WordPress!

Why do I specialize only in WordPress?  It is #1 for a reason.  : being the largest and most flexible free website platform is just the start.  There are more plugins for functions, styling, forms, etc., than most developers know about; and help for each (except for some themes and plugins; keep reading, details in […]

Website Automation

I will admit there is no way I can cover all the different ways to use plugins the WordPress platform, and other online services, offer to automate your website.  I do know what my clients like and use regularly.  But there is so much more it gives me goose-bumps.  As I explore and test more, […]

“Impossible”… HA!

A client had a bad experience migrating his website to WordPress. He wanted the new site to look as much like his old site as possible.  Here is what he got on the first part of the process with another developer. To some degree this difference was understandable, sidebars are widgets.  Widgets can be tricky […]

*FREE SB $97 theme

This theme came to my attention quite a while ago, and continues to impress me as time goes on.  It is, hands down, the best theme for brick and mortar stores!! It is not a free theme, unless you buy some licenses and give them to your clients (like I do).  Buying it outright is […]

Update and Upgrade Procedures

This is one of the few bad things about WordPress.  Depending on the size and complexity of your site… you can have weekly upgrades/updates to your plugins, your theme, or the 2-3 times a year WordPress updates its platform.  Not to mention the upgrades and updates done by your host provider; which they do, but […]

Fixed Codes

When it comes to hacked sites, most developers consider this a bitter-sweet situation.  You never hope your client’s website is hacked, but if it is there is no better rush than when you fix it and defeat them!  As for me, I get the same high when I fix bad code and make the site […]

Websites from Scratch

Whether DIY or freelance, what do you need to create an effective website from scratch?  Well, a good outline of content and function after learning the basics possibilities available in each platform can save more money than you can imagine.  Such planning will get a professional looking site at a fraction of the cost… even […]

48 hour website!

Due to the logical and organizational skills of one client, I was able to do a site from scratch in two days!  This is the type of organization that saves time and money.  This type of focus can help you create your site faster with fewer revisions. Her outline included: Page name and order (including […]

New Website? Which Format?

Let’s make sure we are all on the same page first.  Understand a website has 3 basic elements to reside on the Internet. A domain name that has to be registered with a domain name registrar.  They are the folks who keep your domain name so no one else can claim or use it.  There […]

Don’t Buy A Theme!

There are more WordPress themes available than anyone can completely comprehend: free themes, in-expensive themes, expensive themes, and (best of all) a theme made for your specifications.  This last one is WordPress’s standard “Twenty Eleven” theme.  It is basic yet: updated, ready for mobile devices, and more versatile than many paid themes.  But basic design […]