This article shows how to use a simple, lightweight plugin — one I installed long ago, deactivated because I hadn’t followed directections, and forgot about — to filter blog posts and make it easier for you Web visitors to find what they’re looking for in your blog. After all, making our visitors’ experiences better is what it’s all about.
Custom post types and custom fields are powerful WordPress features that can initially seem intimidating. This is the second in a series of blog posts describing when, why, and how to use them.
In case you’ve been wondering where I’ve been for the past 15 months, this brief blog article addresses the question. I also take the opportunity to update interested readers on the current focus of nSiteful Web builders. Thanks for listening.
Warning of a PayPal phishing scam email that arrived in my inbox this morning.
Custom post types and custom fields are powerful WordPress features that can initially seem intimidating. This is the first in a series of blog posts describing when, why, and how to use them.
Ray Kinsella, in “Field of Dreams”, turned his cornfield into a baseball diamond, and people came. In real life, as business owners, we have to persuade people to come. We do this by establishing trust, being reliable, treating customers with respect, and offering quality goods and services at prices that are deemed valuable. And when it comes to our marketing efforts, we persuade people to take the first steps by presenting a value proposition that resonates with them — a value proposition that shows, most of all, that we understand who they are and where they want to be. This article offers a formula for building an effective value proposition that increases your chances of engaging with the members of your target audiences.
This article is for php coders who are familiar with the sprintf (and printf) functions but who haven’t yet figured out why, when, and how they should use them. Until recently, I was one of them. Although I’ve been coding in php since 2001, I could count on one hand the number of times I’ve […]
Eaton Academy is a leading independent private school in metropolitan Atlanta, Georgia. Its mission is to provide individualized “Education Solutions for Every Mind, Every Age”. With low student-to-teacher ratios; programs for kindergarteners to post-graduates; options for on-premises, distance, and virtual learning; and curricula ranging from life skills to college prep; Eaton stands apart as an educational institution that successfully serves a broad range of learners with varied needs and learning styles.
Eaton first hired me in 2007 to redesign their first-generation Website which had been managed by school staff. Eleven years later, we embarked upon a new redesign, to make the site mobile responsive and to better reflect the breadth and depth of the school’s offerings.
When I tell people my business is building and maintaining Web sites and Web applications and providing WordPress support services, I get interesting reactions.
Pretty much everyone knows what a Web site is.
Fellow WordPress developers/designers and WordPress Do-It-Yourselfers (people who build and manage their own WordPress Web sites) know what WordPress support means.
But many people don’t understand what I mean by “Web application“.
In this article, I attempt to explain.
Custom fields in WordPress (meta-data) can be extremely handy for controlling how you display your blog posts. In this article, I describe how I used custom fields — together with modifying the WordPress loop for the site’s front page — to solve a not uncommon problem: When blog posts about events from the far past show up in the “Recent Posts” section of a site’s home page, visitors might react negatively. It’s a little like letting newspapers pile up in your driveway when you’re on vacation: people might think you’re lazy or not home. Deleting such posts isn’t the answer.