Five WordPress Blogging Mistakes That Will Damage Your Business’ Reputation

A popular blog can make a big difference to your bottom line. It will increase traffic to your site, and, if the content is targeted properly, much of that traffic will make a purchase or promote your business. But business blogging is not as easy as it might seem. If you aren’t careful, your business… Continue reading →

Posted on: 8 December 2016 | 1:00 pm

Why Doesn’t My WordPress Theme Look Like The Demo Theme?

When I first used WordPress, several years ago, I bought a premium theme from a well-known marketplace. I decided on that particular theme because I liked the way its demo site looked. Most theme developers and marketplaces provide a demonstration site so that potential buyers can take a theme for a spin before they buy… Continue reading →

Posted on: 7 December 2016 | 1:00 pm

How Much Does A WordPress Site Owner Need To Know About WordPress?

This July, Andrey “Rarst” Savchenko, published a controversial article entitled WordPress crusade against technical responsibility, in which he makes the claim that WordPress, in its efforts to democratize publishing, has created a dangerous situation where people with minimal technical knowledge pose a security risk to themselves and others. Obviously, we disagree with the basic premise… Continue reading →

Posted on: 6 December 2016 | 1:00 pm

November 2016’s Best Magento, WordPress, and ExpressionEngine Content

Have you caught your breath after the Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales rush yet? Dig deep, records are already being set and the holiday shopping season has just begun. In other news, ExpressionEngine rolled out a spiffy new site. We like it. We like it a lot. We know you’re all busy, so we… Continue reading →

Posted on: 2 December 2016 | 1:00 pm

WordPress Basics: What Is A Shortcode?

WordPress shortcodes, which are part of WordPress Core and many plugins, can be a source of confusion for new WordPress users. Shortcodes look like this: Let’s take a look at the problems shortcodes solve and how they’re used. The average WordPress page is a mixture of text and images entered into the content management system’s… Continue reading →

Posted on: 1 December 2016 | 1:00 pm

Is The Pace Of WordPress Innovation Too Slow?

As Jeff Chandler points out on WP Tavern, the next major WordPress release won’t blow anyone’s socks off. It adds useful features that improve the lives of WordPress users and developers in small ways. I, for one, am pleased with in-line link checking — it’ll save me several minutes of manual checking every time I… Continue reading →

Posted on: 30 November 2016 | 1:00 pm

The Soulmen Bring Elegant WordPress Publishing To Ulysses

I spend most of my working day writing blog posts, press releases, and other content — much of which is eventually published on a WordPress blog (like this one). I’ve experimented with any number of text editors — Byword, IA Writer, Editorial, 1Writer, Drafts, and even Vim and Emacs — but none has stuck like… Continue reading →

Posted on: 29 November 2016 | 1:00 pm

How Can You Build A Career On WordPress?

WordPress is a phenomenon. It’s by far the most used content management system on the web, with many millions of sites taking advantage of the WordPress application and the ecosystem that has grown around it over more than decade. The sheer size and diversity of the WordPress world opens up opportunities for experienced WordPress users… Continue reading →

Posted on: 24 November 2016 | 1:00 pm

What Is WordPress Hosting?

Once you make the decision to launch a new website, you’ll need a content management system. Judging by its popularity, most people in this situation choose WordPress. Once you’ve settled on WordPress, a decision has to be made about hosting. Hosting provides the server and the bandwidth that your site needs to connect it to… Continue reading →

Posted on: 23 November 2016 | 1:00 pm

WordPress 4.7 Will Allow Theme Developers To Include Starter Content

The ability to include starter content has long been on the wish list of theme developers, and it looks like that wish will come true with the upcoming release of WordPress 4.7. A new commit to the development branch of WordPress enables theme developers to include starter content that’s visible in the theme customizer and… Continue reading →

Posted on: 22 November 2016 | 1:00 pm