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WordPress Hosting with WP Engine

Many of our clients want to know what website hosting solution they should use. And until recently, I was always a bit hesitant to offer any suggestions. Only because so many of the hosting providers are unreliable. For the past 14 months, we’ve been using Rackspace Cloud Servers for our ... Read more

WordPress Post Tags 101

Recently, we’ve had several questions about WordPress post tags. What are tags for? Are tags like categories? How do I add tags? How many tags can I have per post? Are tags required? Do tags have archive pages like categories? One why I like to work with tags is to ... Read more

How to create a WordPress custom post type for a Genesis child theme

For a resent project, restaurant theme design, I needed to create two Custom Post Types. One to manage the post that would be used in the homepage slider and the second to manage the recipes. This wasn’t necessary, especially with the Genesis Framework we use for developing websites, there is ... Read more

WordPress eCommerce Plugin

Over a year ago I wrote about three WordPress eCommerce plugin that I was using for client projects, however, a lot has changed over the past year. Over the past 6 months we have built three eCommerce sites for clients with the WooCommerce Plugin from WooThemes. And I have been very ... Read more

WordPress: How to Add Custom Dashboard Widget

Yesterday I created a new training video for one of my clients, a real estate agent who wanted a site specifically for listing investment properties. The video was to help them learn how to add the properties to their website. I didn’t want this video to be available to anyone, since it ... Read more

12 Inspiring Genesis Theme Designs for WordPress

Over the past year and a half I have become committed to the Genesis Framework, for WordPress website development. Although it may not be as user-friendly (changing design, layouts, etc…) as other theme frameworks like, iThemes Builder, I do believe Genesis is the best framework available for developing amazing WordPress ... Read more

6 Must Have Plugins When Building A WordPress Website

I have found that these 6 plugins are essential every time I begin building a new website. These are the very first plugins I install. Under Construction by SeedProd BackupBuddy by iThemes All in One SEO Pack by Michael Torbert Scribe SEO by Copyblogger Media WP-Optimize by Ruhani Rabin WP-Show-ID by ... Read more

Improving School Websites in 2012

I decided to write this article about a recent consultation I had because it can be of value to many schools. I’ve realized that schools are trying to do more to engage with parents. They are trying to make it easier for teachers, students, and parents to interact and stay ... Read more

eCommerce and WordPress: There’s a plugin for that!

Actually, there are a lot of plugins for creating WordPress e-Commerce sites. There are also many WordPress themes that turn your WordPress site into a complete e-commerce solution. However, in this post I wont discuss any of the available themes. I want to share with you 3 of the plugins ... Read more

Your websites homepage: Does it have the right focus?

Have you ever visited a website that overwhelmed you because of all the “stuff” on the homepage? When I visit a website, and see that the homepage is set to “information overload” I don’t tend to stick around very long. The thing is, many people think they need to fill ... Read more

Invoicing with WordPress: There’s a plugin for that!

When I first started using WordPress, some 10+ years ago, I wanted to run my whole business from a WordPress multisite. Those of you new to WordPress (in the last 5 years) have no idea what a challenge that was. We didn’t have the access to quality plugins like we ... Read more

Easily create professional sales pages, squeeze pages, membership sites, and product launch funnels

Do you need to create a sales page for your PSI (product, service or information)? Maybe you need a squeeze page to capture information and build a subscriber list. Better yet, are you preparing to launch a new product into the marketplace? If you answered yes to any of these ... Read more

A simple SEO strategy for WordPress Sites: And a plugin that makes it even more simple

This article was written to highlight the effectiveness of a simple Search Engine Optimization (SEO) strategy combined with the use of a WordPress plugin called All-in-One-SEO-Pack. First, a quick note from my dealings with clients in regards to SEO and its true purpose… When working with people, I often have ... Read more

WordPress for Project Management: It’s much easier with WordPress 3.0+

I wrote an article in January of 2010 about how to use WordPress as a project management tool because I needed one and I could not afford the tools already available. However, sense that article, the whole process has gotten easier, I have developed new methods, and there are better ... Read more

WordPress for Event Ticketing: There’s a plugin for that!

When I originally wrote this article in 2011, most people were using Eventbrite when they needed to sell tickets for an event. However, we’ve come a long way since then, almost 10 years at the time of this update. The solution I originally wrote about and promoted in this article ... Read more

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