When is it Important to Know these Two Geeky Hosting Details?

After the initial install of WordPress, I never used to pay much attention to what PHP version my host was running. Recently, though, I changed my ways. While doing some routine maintenance — backing everything up, upgrading plugins, and such like, I got a series of error messages, and even a white screen of death. (If you’ve […]

Boost Your Business into the Stratosphere with Infinity Pro

To infinity. . . and beyond! That’s the implied promise behind the new (and very elegant) Infinity Pro WordPress theme from StudioPress. Infinity Pro combines all the style and grace you expect from a StudioPress theme, with WooCommerce-ready functionality to really help your online business lift off. For starters, you get all the standard features […]

The Wrong Homepage is Showing Up! [Video Question #4]

Recently a reader was concerned because the wrong page was showing up as the homepage on his WordPress site. He didn’t provide a lot of information, but this video explains the most likely problem. This is the 4th video in our “You Ask – I Answer (in a video) series. If you have a burning […]

Upgrade to WordPress 4.7 for a Smoother Experience

  WordPress 4.7 is available, and it offers features to gladden the hearts of both developers and users. Named after jazz singer Sarah Vaughn, the new features aim to make building your WordPress site smoother and more intuitive. They’ve coupled the release with the new free theme, TwentySeventeen (shown above), which offers an elegant, parallax-scrolling […]

11 Ways Elegant Themes Gives You So Much More in Extra

The Extra theme is a magazine-style WordPress theme from Elegant Themes. What’s a magazine-style theme? It’s a theme with a complex page layout. Where blogs generally use a simple layout featuring one main column for content with a sidebar, a magazine theme includes multiple content areas — and not just on the front page. Instead, […]

How to Stick a Post to the Top of Your WordPress Blog

Ever wonder how some blogs have a post that seems to be glued in the first position? That “start here” message stays on top, where new visitors will always see it. It even has a name — it’s called a sticky post. It might look something like this. Why Would You Want a Sticky Post? There […]

Smart Passive Income Pro Theme Helps You Focus on what Really Matters

StudioPress has partnered with Pat Flynn to create the Smart Passive Income Pro [aff] WordPress theme. It’s designed to help you focus on the three elements that made Pat so successful — design, content, and strategy. (If you’re not familiar with Pat, he’s a monumentally successful blogger who runs a site called Smart Passive Income, where he refers […]

4 Easy Ways to Keep Visitors on Your Site

  Bob has a web-based business where he teaches beginners how to use WordPress. His site is jam-packed with useful information, tutorials, videos, and e-books. And Bob really knows his stuff! But his bounce rate on his homepage (that’s the number of people who hit the page and leave right away) is over 90%. That […]

How to Change WordPress Columns [Video Question #3]

This reader wanted to know, “how do I change from three columns to two in WordPress?” The answer is… well, watch the video to find out. (It’s only three minutes long.) Note: this is the 3rd in our “you ask, we answer in a video” series. Do you have a burning WordPress question? Send me […]

Are You an Author? Here’s a Powerful WordPress Theme for You

Author Pro is a specialty theme designed to help authors showcase and market their books. It works with the Author Pro plugin*, also from StudioPress. In fact, the plugin is so integral to the theme that the company recommends you install the plugin first, before you install the theme! Layout The theme is clean and […]