Want the Best WordPress Site? 52 Resources for Now and Later

Here are 52 tools, plugins, and other resources to help you create and improve the WordPress site for your business. Note: Some of these links are affiliate links, which means if you click and purchase, I receive a small commission. It doesn’t cost you anything extra, and these commissions help me to keep providing free […]

WordPress 8.1 Is Here with New and Improved Widgets

WordPress recently released the version 8.1 maintenance update. As is usual for these small, incremental updates, there’s a lot of little stuff going on behind the scenes. This time, there are a couple of important changes to widgets that you should be aware of. Our Friend the Text Widget The text widget previously has been […]

An Easy Tool for a Better Author Homepage

The Divi theme from Elegant Themes is an extraordinarily flexible WordPress theme. (Here’s my review.) You can use it to make any page, or any post, look exactly the way you want it to, without coding. If you’re an author, you can now download a special layout pack that works with Divi to showcase your […]

5 Easy Ways to Make Your Career More Portable with WordPress

Call it a portable career, a laptop lifestyle, or the digital nomad life, I’m glad I have the ability to work from anywhere with an internet connection. I have five adult children, and they’re scattered all over the US, from Seattle to LA to Boston and various points in between. About a week ago, one […]

10 of the Best Free and Premium Photography Themes for WordPress

Guest Post by Andrej Whether you are a professional wedding photographer or just a hobbyist photographer, having an online website with your portfolio can help you to attract some more new clients. If you have a photography website, people can view your photos and contact you through your website. If you don’t have skills to […]

3 Ways Siteground Makes Your Shared WordPress Hosting More Secure

As a website owner, you never want to find your site compromised by a security breach. Your hosting service has a lot to do with that. Security was one of the big reasons I moved my own shared hosting sites to Siteground [aff], and why I recommend them to you. And in the past few months, […]

What Kind of Website Do You REALLY Need?

What kind of website do you really need for your portable career? It depends. Are you a: Blogger? Freelancer? Solopreneur? Let’s start with the simplest first. Blogger As a blogger, your website design needs are simpler than what a more traditional business requires. At its most basic, you need only three page elements: Header Footer Content area […]

How to Improve Search Rankings with the Yoast SEO Plugin

Previously, we discussed SEO — what it is and what it (fortunately) is no longer. If you want Google and the other search engines to understand what your page is about, and what your keyword(s) is, your next steps are simple: Write the best-quality content you can, using natural language Make sure your article provides […]

Why This Type of Content is the New SEO

Every now and again, someone comes up with a brilliant analysis of why SEO is dead. I’m happy to report that the reports of SEO’s death are greatly exaggerated. Instead, it’s SEO’s sleazy cousin who’s passed away. That’s the kind of SEO that used to work — it doesn’t any longer. It involved stuffing a […]

Here are the 4 Powerful Plugins I Install on Every WordPress Site

How do you choose the right plugins for your WordPress site? I thought it would be helpful if I share the core plugins I install every time I install WordPress (and why I chose them). WP-DB Manager The first plugin I install is for backing up the site. There are loads of excellent choices for […]