The Right Direction: Free Plugins to Put your Website on the Map

Nothing can be more frustrating than seeking out a specific brick-and-mortar store, restaurant etc.—one you find via a website—and becoming completely addled when trying finding directions to get there. Indeed, so much of what we do online these days depends on our physical location, with a host of apps that […]

Cutting the Cord: Converting Your WordPress Site Into a Mobile App

Consider this: more than half of all worldwide online traffic and digital media consumption now takes place from a mobile device, be it a smartphone, tablet or even a watch. That means billions and billions of people surf the Internet, manage social media, do their banking and more without ever […]

The Starting Line: Great Tips for Beginning a WordPress Blog

It’s no great secret that blogging is big. Huge really. At present it’s estimated that there are some 150 million active blogs operating at any given time. And although that number includes a lot of fly-by-nights sites and those who don’t have staying power, blogging—especially via a WordPress site, an […]

Be Engaging: Four Plugins That Foster Audience Loyalty

Ask any WordPress site owner what they most want and you’ll undoubtedly get an answer somewhere along the lines of “repeat visitors” or “loyal users.” Basically, they want people to return to their page again and again, whether it’s to buy their merchandise or engage their services, read the latest […]

It Takes A Village: Joining and Participating in the WordPress Community

For anyone who designs, owns, manages or administers a WordPress site, the importance of the “community” that surrounds the wildly popular content management system cannot be understated. After all, the platform is open-sourced, meaning anyone and everyone can contribute to it in the form of updates, new themes, and custom […]

Recovery Room: Quick Tips on Fixing Your Hacked Site

It’s a sad and unfortunate reality that any website—large or small—can get hacked. And because of the overwhelming popularity of WordPress around the globe, when a bug or flaw in the security protocols is discovered and disseminated, WordPress sites become very attractive targets to unscrupulous individuals who now have literally […]

Wondering About Widgets? How to Use Them in Your WordPress Site

It may be a funny sounding word to many beginning WordPress users, but widgets can be—and should be—a vital component to any WordPress design.

What exactly are widgets? In simple terms to the uninitiated, widgets are small blocks that provide very specific functions on your WordPress page. They allow users to […]

The Name Game: How to Choose the Best Words for Your Domain

So many crucial elements go into designing and running a successful website. An eye-catching design; award-winning content; a strong and reliable host server; an intuitive and engaging user experience—the best websites incorporate all these things and more, and missing the boat on one or more of them can spell doom […]

WordPress 2017: A Taste of What’s New and Exciting

The good folks at WordPress are constantly making fixes and improvements to the platform’s core program, and just this last December they rolled out the latest version, WordPress 4.7.

A major release from the designers, the update includes lots of great new features that all WordPress users will want to investigate […]