What is Gutenberg (and why should I care)?

WordPress 4.9.8 includes the Gutenberg editor. Since Gutenberg will be part of WordPress in version 5.0, you need to get used to it. Here’s how to start.

WP Engine Acquires StudioPress – What Does it Mean for You?

What does the recent “WP Engine acquires StudioPress” announcement mean to you as a user of StudioPress themes, StudioPress sites, or WP Engine?

What Kind of WordPress Hosting is Best?

When you decide to start an online business or blog, you run smack up against hosting. What’s the best kind of WordPress hosting for your site? How much bandwidth, CPU space, etc., do you need? What sorts of services will help you the most? If you’re brand new to the WordPress platform, you may need […]

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.

5 Tips on How to Make the Best of Your WordPress Tags

A messy blog isn’t fun for the reader or the writer. Learn to use WordPress tags properly to help keep your blog organized and easy to search.

You Need This Plugin Right Now to help with GDPR

It’s a European law, but no matter where you live in the world, you must comply with GDPR. This plugin will walk you through the steps and help you rest easy at night.

Help! This New Theme Messed Up My Site and Now I Want to Cry

A funny thing can happen when you change your WordPress theme. . . No, it doesn’t make you laugh, it’s more likely to make you cry. It’s funny weird, not funny ha-ha. Your sidebars, header, and/or footer get all messed up. Stuff is in all sorts of places it doesn’t belong. It’s pretty weird when […]

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 […]