Making Your Own WordPress Theme

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I often ask the visitors here what they would like to me write about and the most common subject people mention is making your own WordPress theme. WordPress is a powerful publishing platform which can be made to act and look like just about any kind of website. What are WordPress themes and how do you make them? Themes are a collection of PHP, CSS and image files that … [Read more...]

Moving a WordPress Site to a New Domain

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I moved a WordPress blog to a new server and a new address this week. It was one of those jobs that I dreaded doing but didn't turn out to be too complicated. And I've not lost any traffic! Why was I moving a WordPress site to a new domain? A few months back I created a site about WordPress, blogging, SEO, SM and internet marketing. I called it (maybe I didn't spend too long … [Read more...]

Free Software for Web Designers

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There is certainly no need to be daunted by a financial barrier to entry when starting your own web design company. Don't be put off by the price of Photoshop or the whole Creative Suite – there's loads of free software for web designers that can help you keep costs down. Online image editors Photoshop is the application that is potentially the biggest financial outlay for a … [Read more...]

Meeting Clients

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In a world where 99% of business communication is done by phone, email or video/text messaging – there is no substitute for meeting clients face-to-face. A personal meeting will create a better bond and this can be useful with challenging projects. Do I really need to meet this client? Not all clients are created equal. Client One has a hair-brained website idea, calls … [Read more...]

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