Beware of Domain Name Registration Scams

Some companies will stop at nothing to separate you from your hard-earned money. A couple of days ago I received a piece of mail from IDNS (Internet Domain Name Services). Because I’ve been around the block a few times when it comes to domain name registration and renewal, I recognized it immediately as an attempt […]

How to Impress Site Visitors (and Search Engines) in 3 Easy Steps

Siteground has been rolling out some behind-the-scenes improvements that will really help you attract and keep visitors. They come in the form of a humble plugin, called SG Optimizer. It’s free, and available for download from the WordPress repository. Note that you must be hosting on Siteground for it to work!! Don’t have a Siteground […]

7 Big Changes that Make WordPress 4.9 Better

WordPress 4.9 (named “Tipton” after jazz musician/band leader Billy Tipton) is rolling out, and it includes some exciting new improvements. WordPress 4.9 Customizer Improvements The improvement I’m most looking forward to is the ability to save draft changes in the Customizer. What does this mean? According to WordPress: “Just like you can draft and revise posts […]

Why You Should Look at the New Authority Pro Theme

It’s always an exciting day around here when StudioPress releases a new WordPress theme. Some people like to draw, or paint, or craft — I like to play with WordPress themes, what can I say. . . Their latest, the Authority Pro theme, includes design elements and tools that make it easier to maximize conversions […]

3 Ways Managed WordPress Hosting Will Save You Time

Managed WordPress hosting is a big improvement over shared hosting, and will save you time in 3 important areas. Right now, this company is offering my readers 4 free months when you start a new hosting account with them.

10 Best WordPress Themes for Freelancers

As a freelancer, how do you showcase your services and present your business online? Here are 10 of the best WordPress themes for freelancers.

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 4.8.1 Is Here with New and Improved Widgets

WordPress recently released the version 4.8.1 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 […]