The best thing about WordPress today is that anyone who can send an email with an attachment can build and publish a Web site. The worst thing about WordPress is the same thing. In this article, I suggest that powerful, affordable (or free), easy-to-get and easy-to-use tools can make us dangerous.
Should you update to the newest version of WordPress? Probably not right away.
The Challenge nSiteful Client Jay Maurice operates a music instruction business called Lessons In Your Home. At this writing, the business has over 200 active music teachers in eight major U.S. markets. Jay wanted to optimize his email marketing and pay-per-click advertising campaigns by having a customized landing page for each market and each instrument […]
Scheduling meetings involving multiple participants can be such a hassle. Here’s a way to use SurveyMonkey (the FREE plan, even) to take the hassle out of the process.
iThemes, the makers of the great Backup Buddy plugin for WordPress sites, offers a number of useful plugins. One that I just downloaded and installed is Tipsy, which adds clickable pop-up tips that can include text, images, videos or embedded content.
This post is a test of how it works. Hover and click over certain strings of text to see it in action.
When you post WordPress pages and blog articles, you don’t have to use the slug that WordPress automatically generates from the post title. In fact, there are some pretty good reasons NOT to use the default. This article explains the why and the how.
When in comes to making modifications to a WordPress theme, creating a Child Theme is Job #1. From the WordPress.org codex: A WordPress child theme is a theme that inherits the functionality of another theme, called the parent theme, and allows you to modify, or add to, the functionality of that parent theme.
If you use Webmail, it’s easy to accumulate lots of storage on your mailserver, especially if you’re a pack rat and tend not to delete messages. This is particularly true when messages include fat attachments (e.g., videos; high-resolution images). When your email account accumulates lots of storage, this can put your hosting account over its […]
Here are the basic tried-and-true steps for embedding a YouTube video into a WordPress Blog post or page, as of this writing. It also applies to embedding videos from several other video servers. Method #1: The Original Way: Embed Code Prior to version 2.9 of WordPress, this was how you had to do it. This […]
Any takers? Lemme explain. I’m trying to dive into OOP in PHP. If you are, too – or if you happen to enjoy teaching others what you already know – maybe this is for you.