Breaking News: Jetpack Releases Critical Security Update

Security Alert! WordPress released version 3.9 this week and your WP core should update automatically.  However, it is important to keep your plugins up to date (this is done manually).  Due to a security breach, the plugin, Jetpack, needs to be updated to 2.9.3 immediately.

Jetpack has released a critical security update for their plugin. […]

How Do I Add a Guest Blogger Into My Blog?

How to add other authors or contributors into your blog so they can write guest posts under their names.

To add a guest blogger to your website/blog, you will need to create a profile for them through your WordPress dashboard.

Click “users” on the left hand side of your WordPress dashboard.  See attached screenshot.
Click “Add new”

Give […]

By |March 14th, 2014|Blogging, WordPress|0 Comments

The Target Factor

Target stores conducted a survey to find out what customers liked most about their stores. The top three answers were: 1) Clean; 2) bright; and 3) easy to navigate.  If those qualities are the favorite parts of an enjoyable shopping experience, shouldn’t your website also be clean, bright, and easy to navigate? After all, […]

5 Ways to Prevent a Brute Force Attack on Your WordPress Sites

I received an email from WordFence this morning. You might have received it as well if you have installed the WordFence plugin on your WordPress website.
“As of 11am eastern time this morning we are monitoring the largest distributed brute force attack on WordPress installations that we’ve seen to date.”   click here to read more

It […]

First Impressions Are Made in a Blink of an Eye

Anatomy of a Lead-Generating Website Blog Series Part 1:  First Impressions are Made in a Blink of an Eye!

According to Canadian researchers, web users form their first impressions of a web page in as little as 50 milliseconds (1/20th of a second). This is the time you have to make them stay and learn […]

By |November 6th, 2013|Clean Web Design, Hot Tips, Website Design, WordPress|8 Comments

Anatomy of a Lead-Generating Website Blog Series

Still don’t understand how your website can capture leads?
Your website is one of the most powerful marketing tools available to you.  Maximizing your website is your most effective, least expensive way to attract new leads and increase sales.   Therefore, you need to make sure that it is working for you 24 hours a day, […]

What is Blogging Anyway? Blog Lingo in Plain English

Last week, I gave a presentation on blogging to a group of business owners. About 10 minutes into my presentation, a woman in the audience raised her hand and asked, “What is blogging, anyway?”.

I was taken back by her question because I assumed that everyone in the audience knew what blogging is. That is […]

By |November 4th, 2013|Blogging, Hot Tips, Peninsula Blogging Club, WordPress|7 Comments

Top 50 WordPress Plugins for Your Website/Blog

WordPress Plugins are a great way to bring in extra bits of functionality to your website/blog and as with much everything else in WordPress, they’re surprisingly easy to manage.

Do you want to make your website interactive and super sticky?

Log into your WordPress Dashboard and install the  plugins listed below. WordPress does run faster with fewer […]

What’s the Difference Between WordPress.com and WordPress.org?

As you all know I am a big fan of WordPress for so many different reasons. WordPress is a stable and easy to use Content Management System (CMS) and it powers more than 60 million websites/blogs on the web.  Novices can easily create a beautiful website/blog without knowing a stitch of code and 18.9% of […]

By |November 2nd, 2013|Hot Tips, Learn WordPress, WordPress|2 Comments

26 Ways to Share Your Business Online Using Internet Marketing

Using Internet marketing is an affordable way to reach prospective clients easily. You can potentially attract larger numbers of prospects for fewer dollars than with many more traditional methods of outreach.

Internet Marketing or online marketing, literally means “advertising online or on the web”.

To make the most out of your Internet Marketing, try the following […]

How Do I Update My WordPress Website to the Latest Version of WordPress?

WordPress has recently released its latest update: WordPress 3.5.2 version. This is a security release for all previous versions and I strongly encourage you to update your WordPress website today. Many hackers exploit holes that have been identified in older versions of WordPress, so keeping your install up to date is another easy way […]

What is WordPress and Why Should I Care?

I have to confess—I’m in love. It’s a mad-crazy kind of love. No, I’m not shouting it from the rooftops or jumping over couches, but I’m not ashamed to say it. I’m in love, and the object of my affections is WordPress. As a web designer, I can’t say enough about how great WordPress […]

35 Security Plugins to Make Your WordPress Bulletproof

I am always looking for  ways to keep my WordPress website free of hackers and spammers.  Of course, it’s important to keep a backup copy of your website as well.  I ran across this  a very informative, resource filled web site and blog post by Daniels Mekšs @ 1stwebdesigner.com. Take the time to  read the blog post, bulletproof your […]

What Is a WordPress Plugin?

A WordPress Plugin (also known as a widget) is a program, or a set of one or more functions, written in the PHP scripting language, that adds a specific set of features or services to the WordPress weblog.  Plugins can be seamlessly integrated with the weblog using access points and methods provided by the […]

The Benefits of Clean Web Design

The Benefits of Clean Web Design
Clean websites have become very popular thanks to all of their special benefits.

A clean and minimalistic look signals professionalism and this is why people prefer the simple styles over the merry-go-round themes. Today web designers have tools to build interactive playgrounds and shopping centers without much effort. The true […]

By |October 18th, 2011|Clean Web Design, Hot Tips, Website Design, WordPress|1 Comment

My Fave WordPress Plug-ins

I am converting more and more of clients over to WordPress which is a Content Management System (CMS).  WordPress allows business owners to have complete control over their website…there is no need to depend on their webmaster or webmistress to update their website.  WordPress basically works as a word document…it’s really that simple. You […]

Google Juice

My friend Kathleen Maxwell of Triumph 4 Me started her own Talk Internet Radio program. I was honored to be her very first guest. Today, we talked about Search Engine Optimization, WordPress, and website usability!

You can log onto Talk Shoe to hear the interview or you can hear the interview without leaving my website […]