Updating WordPress

There are a lot of things that I really like about WordPress. One of the things at the top of that list, is how easy it is to keep it updated. We recently took over hosting for a client who hadn’t updated their site for many years. We ran all the updates for the core […]

Why use a Child Theme?

Selecting a great theme for your WordPress site is one of the first steps to putting a great site together. Any good theme will have updates available at any time, and we don’t want to add any headaches when running those updates. To avoid these issues, use a child theme on your site.  A child […]

Elementor

Elementor is a page builder plugin for WordPress that makes it simple to create very detailed, unique site designs that are easy to revise. Users don’t need to know any coding whatsoever to utilize its drag and drop tools to create and update pages. It comes with a wide array of elements, or widgets, that […]

Search Bar on Site

While WordPress has a lot of great features built in, one feature that isn’t quite as top notch is the built in search options for the whole site for users to find the info they are looking for. Thankfully, as with most things on WordPress, there are a couple of great plugins that can be […]

How to evaluate plugins

WordPress is a great content management system (CMS) and one of the things that helps make it so great is the fact that there are thousands and thousands of additional plugins that can be added to your site to make it work just the way you need. With those thousands of plugins available, it can […]

Formidable Review

You’ve heard me say a time or two (or more) why I think WordPress is such a great content management system. One of those reasons is the number of great plugins that are readily available to use on websites. One plugin that we’ve been using on almost every site we’ve been doing lately is called […]

WordPress and Basic SEO

At a recent business lunch event, I heard a competitor of mine make the claim that you can’t update key SEO elements of a page in WordPress. Because of that, they argued WordPress should be avoided. Unfortunately, I had already spoken and talked a bit about myself and my business at the meeting, or I […]

Security by Obscurity?

In 2018, security on your website is a big deal. One security measure you may have heard of is “security by obscurity” or SBO for short. While it may sound like a great idea, the results will likely leave you frustrated. Security by obscurity – while sounding logical – is actually a huge vulnerability. SBO […]

What to do with Unused Plugins

WordPress is an awesome Content Management System (CMS). Compared to many other leading CMS platforms (such as Drupal, Kentico, or Joomla), one of the great things about WordPress is how easy it is to keep the system updated and secure. Obviously, it is 2018 and there is no such thing as a “perfect” system – […]

Categories and Tags

When you start blogging and creating new posts in WordPress (which I highly recommend you do), you’ll see two options for organizing your posts: categories and tags. While both do the same basic things, organize and index your posts, they have two very distinct uses. Categories With WordPress, categories are generalized. Each blog post should […]