5 Big Problems, 1 Solution. Here’s My SBI! for WP Review

It’s finally here! Previously, I hinted at it, but now it’s ready. This. Is. It. This is also probably the most uncomfortable I’ve ever felt while writing a positive review. So let’s address the elephant in the room right away. First, I don’t give positive reviews unless I genuinely believe a plugin, theme, service or […]

How to Make WordPress Easier and Stronger: Introducing the Rainmaker Platform

WordPress Building Blocks is all about learning to use WordPress and make the most out of it. Naturally, when you’re using WordPress you also get involved with hosting. Then there are all the other tools and skillsets that go along with creating a website that attracts the audience you want. Things like: Choosing a theme […]

Beautiful Pro WordPress Theme for Bloggers [Review]

Beautiful Pro is a WordPress child theme that runs on the Genesis Framework. It’s got all the bells and whistles you’d expect from a StudioPress theme, including: mobile responsive HTML5 markup custom header custom menus page templates, including a landing page This theme is purely for bloggers — if you need a non-blog-style homepage, look […]

Genesis Framework 2.0 Is Here!

New WordPress Theme Release from StudioPress Last week WordPress released Version 3.6. The best theme and plugin designers always update their products when a new version of WordPress comes out, and this time was no exception. After a few days of testing, StudioPress rolled out an important update to their well respected Genesis Theme Framework. […]

Get Your WordPress Questions Answered — Live!

Beginning in August, 2013, I’ll be offering something new here — a chance for you to get your WordPress questions answered in real time! Free Live Q&A in Google Hangouts Periodically, I’ll set up a time when I’ll be available on Google Hangouts. During the Hangout you’ll be able to ask questions about WordPress in […]

The Education Theme puts you at the head of the Class [Review]

The StudioPress Education Theme isn’t just for colleges and universities! You’ll earn top grades for your business or freelance website with Education. Education is a WordPress child theme that works with the Genesis Framework. Like the Eleven40 Theme, Education is wider than normal. It’s also mobile responsive, so it looks good on any size screen. […]

8 Sites that should use the WordPress Explorable Theme [Review]

Recently I had the chance to install the new Explorable Theme by Elegant Themes. It’s an excellent choice for travel-related sites, with a giant map on the home page. (Maps are integrated from Google Maps.) To put pins in the map you create Listings. The listings pop up on the home page when a reader […]

7 Great Places to Find Free Images for your WordPress Website

You want to dress up your articles and posts with eye-catching images, but you don’t have your own photographs. Where can you find free images, or at least pictures you can use without spending a fortune? Caution First, a word of caution. Just because an image is online does not mean you can use it […]

Social Media and Marketing — the $64,000 Question

Recently a reader shared with me that his biggest website stumbling block is social: “What do I do to get people to interact with me online?” He asked. That’s the $64,000 question. The site alone is just part of the picture. We all know that the purpose of our great websites is to inspire others […]

Eleven40 WordPress Theme by StudioPress [Review]

I just finished setting up a website for a Pilates studio. The owner chose the Eleven40 WordPress theme from StudioPress. The first thing you notice about Eleven40 is that it’s w-i-d-e. You don’t have a lot of empty space alongside your columns in this theme! I’m a big fan of white space. It’s a very […]