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Migrating to GoDaddy Managed WordPress

If you’re trying to move to GoDaddy’s Managed WordPress hosting solution and you’ve tried the auto migration but it keeps failing here’s what you do next. If you have NOT tried the auto migration, go here to try that first! Side note: GoDaddy does offer a “tutorial” here, but just ... Read more

How to Increase WordPress Memory Limit

Do you need to increase your WordPress memory limit? Did you try uploading a plugin or theme and get a message like this… Fatal error: Allowed memory size of [some number] bytes exhausted Depending on your hosting provider and environment there are a couple ways to resolve this issue. However, the ... Read more

How to Increase WordPress Memory Limit

Do you need to increase your WordPress memory limit? Did you try uploading a plugin or theme and get a message like this… Fatal error: Allowed memory size of [some number] bytes exhausted Depending on your hosting provider and environment there are a couple ways to resolve this issue. However, the ... Read more

WordPress and the cPanel Installatron

Lately, I’ve had several customers contact me because they’re installing WordPress with the cPanel Installatron tool and I’ve got to say, I’ve been quite impressed with what you can actually do with it. These recent support request got me curious enough to spend some time playing with Installatron and really ... Read more

Fix WordPress White Screen of Death

The WordPress White Screen of Death!! You visit your site but all you see is a white page. Don’t worry or freak out! This is a pretty common WordPress error. You refreshed your website after updating your themes and/or plugins and now you see just a white screen. This does ... Read more

Managed WordPress Hosting and What to Expect

Over the past couple of years, it seems like every hosting company has launched a hosting plan for WordPress users. Some have created new environments intended to support the resource requirements and security necessities WordPress demands, others just create an illusion of Managed WordPress hosting by putting a new product name ... Read more

Customizing Genesis Child Themes to Make Them Unique

When I build a website I try to find a Genesis child theme that gets me a jump start on my project. I tend to just focus on two theme shops for my starter themes. StudioPress Appfinite There are brilliant designers and developers behind both of these theme shops. The best ... Read more

Accounting Software for Your Freelance Business

While I’m addressing “Freelancers”, this doesn’t just apply to Freelancers. Any business that needs a better system for billing, tracking expenses, collecting payments online and/or via your mobile (accounting software) can benefit by reading this article. When I first started my business there were several different “invoicing systems” available, however, there were ... Read more

New Trend for Online Education and How to Profit

People are diving into online learning (education) more than ever. With sites like lynda.com,  and independent program creators like Rainmaker Digital, it’s so easy to find exactly what you need to improve personally and professionally. In a book I recently read, Paradigm Shift: 7 Realities of Success in the New Economy, there ... Read more

2 simple things I did to increase my daily productivity

Why would you want to increase your productivity? I’m sure you could come up with a couple different reasons to be more productive, and there isn’t any one right answer because we’re all at different stages in life and focused on different goals. However, I had two distinctive reasons why ... Read more

The WordPress Hosting Dilemma

Whether you’re launching your first site, or looking for a better hosting solution for your WordPress website, this video holds all the answers. What I’ll Discuss in this Video: The Overall Hosting Dilemma A Hosting Provider Checklist My Tested and Approved Solution My Recommended Solution: Other Managed WordPress Hosting: FlyWheel (not ... Read more

Why You Should Add SSL (https) to Your Website

You’ve probably heard by now, that recent changes to the Google Algorithm now value sites with SSL encryption more than sites without it. Let’s look at what an SSL certificate is and the two main reasons every website should have one, and it’s even more important than search engine optimization. See end ... Read more

Are You Offering Too Many Services or Products?

You probably know that a stool only needs at least three legs to stand and support your weight. Yet how often do you see a stool with more than three legs? If a stool only needs three legs, why would you bother adding more? That’s a series of questions I find ... Read more

Tips for Starting a WordPress Support Business

When I started in the web development industry, 7+ years ago, providing clients with support and maintenance services was a lot of work. And beyond the amount of work, it was hard to get clients to appreciate the value enough to pay a price that made the work worth it. I ... Read more

Adding widget areas to Minimum Pro homepage (Genesis)

If you’re using the Minimum Pro child theme and you want additional widget areas to use on your homepage, follow this tutorial. I’m currently working on developing a new theme using the Minimum Pro theme as a starting point, MyHealthCare (under development). You’ll notice I’ve added some new widget areas to the homepage. ... Read more

Genesis custom page template with widget area and background image

I created a custom page template because I wanted to do three things: Display an optional full width image just below the header (controlled by the featured image widget) Have the option to overlay the image with a call to action (text and button) controlled by a widget area Add other ... Read more

Ambiance like fullwidth image in pages and posts in genesis

I recently had a client request the ability to add a fullwidth image to specific pages and posts on his site, similar to the Ambiance Pro Theme (affilink) by StudioPress. He specifically asked that I add this functionality to the Epik Child Theme (affilink) created by Wes Straham. However, you ... Read more

Powered by WordPress

You see it all the time, the words, “Powered by WordPress”, at the bottom of websites you visit and blogs you read. But what does that really mean? Although it may mean different things to different people, I’ll share with you what it has meant to me. But before I ... Read more

Focus on what you’re good at and find partners to handle the rest

I recently received an email, similar to ones I have received in the past, it went something like this: “I just wanted to let you know, I was recently laid-off from my job at ABC Company and decided to start my own writing business. I’ll be providing services like copy ... Read more

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