Over the last decade we’ve seen the accelerating rise of dynamic JavaScript and application programming interface (API) functionality in previously static HTML web pages. In some cases, web pages are easily as robust and complicated as older, desktop counterparts. However, for a long time WordPress had not codified option for developers who wanted to bring […]

Simple headline best practices you can’t afford to overlook. Don’t bury the message. Your headline should be clear, compelling and use terms visitors are looking for. All too often, authors borrow from older journalistic practices that were perfected for newspapers and magazines, which may use phrases and terms that human readers look for, but whose […]

WordPress continues to grow as the CMS (Content Management System) of choice on the Internet.  It also ranks as the fastest growing CMS as well! Two years after WordPress usage reached 20%, it achieved the next major milestone: 25% of all websites now use WordPress. Or, as its founder Matt Mullenweg puts it: Seventy-Five to Go. […]

In this post we look at three free themes that use the featured article layout style; taking break-out content from your site and featuring it in an attractive and compelling manner. These styles tend to require a little more foresight in choosing headline articles and images to go with them, but the pay-off is an […]

Love or hate it, Facebook is still the 800 pound gorilla in the social networking room. And when trying to add key functionality to your WordPress, it is certainly worth considering how to leverage Facebook to enhance your site’s content, traffic or user experience. Today I’m featuring three recent plugins (admittedly, from hundreds, if not […]

The Admin Toolbar was introduced back in WordPress 3.1 (trivia points if you know the code name of WordPress 3.1 without looking it up) and people still love it or hate it. On one hand it allows admins and privileged users to quickly access features such as comments or to easily create new posts, pages […]

The topic of advertising on a website can be a sensitive one. To some, it is intolerable under any circumstance, to others it’s just another part of the internet experience. I like to think I fall somewhere in between these two extremes. I realize that many site owners work very hard to create quality content […]

In this Theme View update we feature themes that take advantage of Responsive Web Design techniques.  What is Responsive Web Design? I’m glad you asked!  The capabilities, formats and sizes of the browsing experience have become more and more diverse in the last few years at what seems to be an accelerated rate.  The most […]

A lot of fans, including myself, of the popular photography finder and attribution plugin, PhotoDropper, were disappointed with the updates.  So today we are looking at some alternatives that may be able to fill PhotoDropper’s shoes. Below are three selections from the Official WordPress Plugin repository. Just as the case with any open-source contribution to […]

In this Plugin Picks we look at new security plugins. While WordPress takes security very seriously (making constant improvements, monitoring/culling entries in the Repository and notifying WordPress hosts of updates in real time), there are always going to be situations and users that call for special measures. Below are three recently released plugins which expand […]

Over the last decade we’ve seen the accelerating rise of dynamic JavaScript and application programming interface (API) functionality in previously static HTML web pages. In some cases, web pages are easily as robust and complicated as older, desktop counterparts. However, for a long time WordPress had not codified option for developers who wanted to bring […]

Simple headline best practices you can’t afford to overlook. Don’t bury the message. Your headline should be clear, compelling and use terms visitors are looking for. All too often, authors borrow from older journalistic practices that were perfected for newspapers and magazines, which may use phrases and terms that human readers look for, but whose […]

WordPress continues to grow as the CMS (Content Management System) of choice on the Internet.  It also ranks as the fastest growing CMS as well! Two years after WordPress usage reached 20%, it achieved the next major milestone: 25% of all websites now use WordPress. Or, as its founder Matt Mullenweg puts it: Seventy-Five to Go. […]

In this post we look at three free themes that use the featured article layout style; taking break-out content from your site and featuring it in an attractive and compelling manner. These styles tend to require a little more foresight in choosing headline articles and images to go with them, but the pay-off is an […]

Love or hate it, Facebook is still the 800 pound gorilla in the social networking room. And when trying to add key functionality to your WordPress, it is certainly worth considering how to leverage Facebook to enhance your site’s content, traffic or user experience. Today I’m featuring three recent plugins (admittedly, from hundreds, if not […]

The Admin Toolbar was introduced back in WordPress 3.1 (trivia points if you know the code name of WordPress 3.1 without looking it up) and people still love it or hate it. On one hand it allows admins and privileged users to quickly access features such as comments or to easily create new posts, pages […]

The topic of advertising on a website can be a sensitive one. To some, it is intolerable under any circumstance, to others it’s just another part of the internet experience. I like to think I fall somewhere in between these two extremes. I realize that many site owners work very hard to create quality content […]

In this Theme View update we feature themes that take advantage of Responsive Web Design techniques.  What is Responsive Web Design? I’m glad you asked!  The capabilities, formats and sizes of the browsing experience have become more and more diverse in the last few years at what seems to be an accelerated rate.  The most […]

A lot of fans, including myself, of the popular photography finder and attribution plugin, PhotoDropper, were disappointed with the updates.  So today we are looking at some alternatives that may be able to fill PhotoDropper’s shoes. Below are three selections from the Official WordPress Plugin repository. Just as the case with any open-source contribution to […]

In this Plugin Picks we look at new security plugins. While WordPress takes security very seriously (making constant improvements, monitoring/culling entries in the Repository and notifying WordPress hosts of updates in real time), there are always going to be situations and users that call for special measures. Below are three recently released plugins which expand […]

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