Lights, Camera, Action! How to Create a Video Gallery in WordPress

It’s no great secret that WordPress is a pretty amazing program, and open-source jewel that allows users such great latitude of design possibilities. And among those possibilities is the opportunity to create a video library that can really increase the profile of a site and help engage visitors on different […]

New and Notable: What’s Coming With WordPress 4.9

Back in May, we took a look at what was coming down the line with the WordPress update 4.8. From a shiny new Events widget to tools that allow the display of images in sidebars without the use of a plugin or code, a great text editor for formatting posts […]

Take a Load Off: How to Be “Lazy” with Your Site’s Images

It’s no great secret that, sometimes, WordPress sites slow down a bit, become sluggish or take what feels like an eternity to load pages. And of course, there can be a great number of reasons why it’s acting lethargic: it could be that your site is under a “denial of […]

Free v. Paid: What’s the Best Choice for an SSL Certificate?

It’s an age-old question: just what is something really worth if you can get it for free? For WordPress users—or indeed for anyone running or owning a website—this question comes up a lot. Should you use free plugins or paid versions? Do free themes have the same impact as paid […]

A Wake Up Call: What the Equifax Breach Means for Website Owners

If there’s anything the recent Equifax data compromise calamity has taught us, it’s that all of us—143 million and counting, in fact—need to be more acutely aware of the dangers and consequences of hacks that expose personal information to the virtual world. Names, social security numbers, addresses, emails, bank account […]

Fact versus Fiction: A Q & A on WordPress Plugins

When it comes to WordPress sites, designers and admins—when asked what is one of the most confusing aspects of the platform—will most likely put “plugins” somewhere on their list. Indeed, plugins are fantastic and, in many cases, a must-have when working on a WordPress site. But too often users grab […]

Paired Up: Must Have Smartphone Apps for WordPress Bloggers

The best and most noticed bloggers working on the WordPress platform no doubt attribute much of their success to being able to post, update and edit on the go. And that means utilizing smartphone apps that help them stay on top of their site and its content. And even for […]

Off to Market: The What and Why of WordPress Landing Page Plugins

Too often, those WordPress website users who are out to sell a product or service or promote a message underestimate the importance of a good dedicated landing page. And what exactly is a landing page? In the simplest terms it’s a dedicated, standalone page designed for a specific marketing campaign […]

Keeping Up With Regular Maintenance Tasks (Part 1)

Whether it’s a car or a computer, a bike or a bass guitar, staying on top of regular maintenance issues—cleaning, backing up, staying in perfect tune—is the best way to ensure that those things which you love and rely on stay in perfect shape. So why wouldn’t you do the […]