Choosing The Best WordPress Theme For Your Blog

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Choosing a WordPress theme can be one of the most time-consuming and frustrating areas of the WordPress experience. This is what you should be asking yourself when choosing a WordPress theme. What is the purpose of your website? Creating and maintaining a website is easier if there is only one single purpose for it. Are you trying to collect email addresses? You may … [Read more...]

Set-up A WordPress Membership Site In Minutes With WishList Member

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A membership site is one where users have to register in order to access protected content. As you can see from the above video you can set up a membership site in 10 minutes. All you have to do is set up a membership level (you can have multiple levels but I only chose to have one), let WishList Member set up all the default pages and settings … [Read more...]

What’s Great About WordPress


Whether you've heard of WordPress or not – and I guess most of you have – it has certainly touched your life in some way. WordPress is used by nearly 1 in 5 of the top 10 million websites and powers more websites than any other software. WordPress changed my life I had nothing until I started a blog. I was an unappreciated, directionless, freelance typesetter. My … [Read more...]

The Ultimate Guide To WordPress Blog Post Formatting

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The secret of good design is to make things simple and easy. The design process starts with an idea and ends with the communication of that idea to a user or a customer. Blog posts are exactly the same – they communicate an idea to a user or a customer. Good blog post formatting aids this communication and it's appreciated by visitors. Great blog post formatting is … [Read more...]

How To Install WordPress Locally Using MAMP


Any sort of WordPress development – testing themes and plugins, creating themes and plugins, etc. – can be done on your own computer. Why would you want to do this? You'll find the process much quicker and it'll stop you going crazy waiting for files to upload to the server. Getting WordPress installed on your own computer, as if your computer was a webhost's server, … [Read more...]

Make a Copy “Dev” WordPress Site for Redesign

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If you need to do a major redesign job on a WordPress site – either for a client or for yourself – it's best to copy the whole darn site and work on it in private. Once the site is copied and invisible to the rest of the world, you are free to go crazy on it. You can play around on the "dev" site's redesign and functionality while your live site remains the … [Read more...]

Featured Images in WordPress Widgets using Genesis

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The most important blogging design improvement for the last few years has been use of the featured image or thumbnail image. This small rectangle of color provides the user with an visual teaser which they can click or tap in order to find out more or read a whole article. More and more WordPress themes give you options to use featured images on your archive pages. … [Read more...]

Speed Up Your WordPress Blog


Even people like me who are old enough to remember the great sound of a dial-up modem (when I listen to that I still feel excited!) know that there is a need for speed on the internet. The above video on speeding up WordPress is part of a course I'm doing on Udemy about blogging, optimization, WordPress, social media and relationships. Please … [Read more...]

How To Start A Podcast With WordPress, Blubrry PowerPress and Libsyn


For the last few months now the blogosphere has been hot with the word "podcast". As podcasting is not as ubiquitous as video, small businesses can utilize this medium more effectively as there is less competition. If you want to start a podcast you could do no worse that to go to the podcasting expert, Pat Flynn at … [Read more...]

SEO for the Small Business

SEO for the Small Business

Small business owners may be required to do many things. Selling, accounting, marketing ... yes. But, master the dark arts of SEO? Surely not! You should, of course, be concentrating on creating the best products and providing the best services. That's a "given." But there is a reliable way of creating an ongoing stream of income. This is to use internet marketing … [Read more...]

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