The era of slow, expensive and unprovable web design is coming to an end as would-be clients are getting hip to other website creation options. Instead of fighting this change, I recommend embracing it by focusing on clients’ business needs and ditching technologies and skills that don’t follow this philosophy. Faster WordPress development = happier…Read More
I think most webmasters/bloggers would agree, one of the most amusing aspects of publishing on the web is watching how the web responds. Out of the box, WordPress does not track any meaningful analytics on how your content is being accessed! Even if driving large amounts of traffic to your site isn’t your main goal, staying familiar with…Read More
We’ve all seen it done plenty of times. What am I talking about? The WordPress editor, stuffed with HTML or shortcodes to build a custom page layout. That may be fine and dandy if you’re a developer and the only one working on a page, but what if the page you built was for a client that wants to make changes once you’re done?Read More
Until a few years ago, I hadn’t written a single WordPress plugin. I had created and customized many themes for our clients, but for some reason, I kept telling myself that creating a plugin was beyond my capabilities. In hindsight, I couldn’t have been more wrong. If you’ve ever felt this way, let me tell you something. Creating a WordPress plugin is not beyond your capabilities. Anyone that has skills enough to write basic PHP and modify a theme can create a plugin.Read More
One of WordPress’ most powerful features is its simplicity. Mainly due to the text-editor-like post editing dashboard, anyone familiar with MS Word or Pages can jump right in and start publishing on the web. While this simplicity is awesome, some super powerful WordPress features get hidden away behind the scenes. Today, I wanted to dig…Read More
Wear and tear is inevitable. Shoes, cars, tools, homes, and everything else degrades over time. Well, software is no different. Ever notice how a four-year-old computer just doesn’t have the same pep in its step like when it was new? Or, how that contacts app on your phone seems to get bogged down more and…Read More
So you installed a fresh copy of WordPress and are ready to build your website. Great! Now what?
When I setup a new WordPress site, I like to follow a simple set of guidelines to ensure that I’m covering all of my bases. Doing so helps to prevent future issues that may arise from ignoring this kind of stuff. Everyone has their own opinion when it comes to how you should setup a fresh WordPress install, this is mine.Read More