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 […]

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 […]

How to Easily Crush Hackers Harder with this Security Plugin

Part II of how to install and set up the All in One WP Security & Firewall plugin. Part I (beginner/basic instructions) is here – you should review it before moving on to this tutorial. Intermediate Settings If you have the expertise, there’s lots more you can do. I’ll go through the next set of security […]

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 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 […]

CoSchedule, the Fabulous WordPress Editorial Calendar Plugin (it does Social Media, too!)

Running a website means you’re in the publishing business. And if you’re in publishing, you should have an Editorial Calendar. As Copyblogger says, “An editorial calendar is just a fancy name for a pubishing schedule.” The editorial calendar is where you plan your WordPress content in the upcoming days, weeks or even months. If you […]

BizXPress — a WordPress Plugin to help you Grow your Online Business [Review]

Note: This has been replaced with a much better offering, called SBI! for WP. Read the review here.

Require Featured Image Plugin: Review

Plugins add functionality and dress up your WordPress website. I’ve just found a new plugin that will help you make your blog pages look a lot more interesting! It’s called the Require Featured Image Plugin. What’s a Featured Image? The Featured Image is the little image that shows up on a blog page next to […]