How to Easily Crush Hackers with the All in One WP Security & Firewall Plugin

When setting up a WordPress site, pay attention to security. The All in One WP Security & Firewall plugin is an excellent choice. The last thing you want to see is a message from Google warning visitors that your site might harm them. That’s what happens, though, if your site becomes infected with malware. Even […]

5 Important Reasons You Should Switch to New StudioPress Sites

There’s a new WordPress hosting solution in town, and it’s carrying some big guns. It’s called StudioPress Sites, and it’s a brand new managed WordPress hosting solution from a company you already trust. (As Copyblogger, they’ve been teaching you about content marketing for about seven years, and you’ve been buying themes from them as StudioPress for […]

A First Look at the Friendly Digital Pro WordPress Theme

It’s an axiom of advertising and copywriting that people do business with those they know, like, and trust. If your business exists online, your website is the place where “know, like, and trust” starts, and you want your WordPress theme to help that process along. Digital Pro, from StudioPress, bills itself as a theme with a […]

How to Easily use the WordPress Color Customizer for the Look You Want

Many WordPress themes today give you options about what colors to use. Some are presets — predefined colors or color combinations that you select by clicking a link. Others, though, let you choose the exact color you want. The tool that makes it possible is the color customizer. To see just what sort of color choices your theme […]

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 […]