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 […]

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 […]

Normally, changing the Category of a Post is as simple as editing and updating the Post in question. But what if we are talking about moving dozen, hundreds or THOUSANDS of Posts? That is a lot of mouse clicking! There is a quicker and easier way. WordPress has a concept known as Default Post Category. […]

In this Theme View update we feature three free themes specifically for photographers, photo-bloggers or visual artists. These themes put all the emphasis on the images and allow you to showcase your imagery or art, unlike traditional blogs that are typically driven by written content. One the greatest strengths of WordPress is the ability to […]

In this Plugin Picks we look at plugins for widgets. Widgets “…add visitor visual and interactivity options and features, such as sidebar widgets for post categories, tag clouds, navigation, search, etc. They were originally designed to provide a simple and easy-to-use way of giving design and structure control of the WordPress Theme to the user […]

Excerpts are short, text only previews of posts that WordPress can use in various places as teasers or introductions.  These can be automatically generated or custom tailored when creating a Post.  By default these are limited to 55 words, but there is no easy way to increase or decrease this in WordPress settings.  With a […]

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 […]

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 […]

Normally, changing the Category of a Post is as simple as editing and updating the Post in question. But what if we are talking about moving dozen, hundreds or THOUSANDS of Posts? That is a lot of mouse clicking! There is a quicker and easier way. WordPress has a concept known as Default Post Category. […]

In this Theme View update we feature three free themes specifically for photographers, photo-bloggers or visual artists. These themes put all the emphasis on the images and allow you to showcase your imagery or art, unlike traditional blogs that are typically driven by written content. One the greatest strengths of WordPress is the ability to […]

In this Plugin Picks we look at plugins for widgets. Widgets “…add visitor visual and interactivity options and features, such as sidebar widgets for post categories, tag clouds, navigation, search, etc. They were originally designed to provide a simple and easy-to-use way of giving design and structure control of the WordPress Theme to the user […]

Excerpts are short, text only previews of posts that WordPress can use in various places as teasers or introductions.  These can be automatically generated or custom tailored when creating a Post.  By default these are limited to 55 words, but there is no easy way to increase or decrease this in WordPress settings.  With a […]

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