How to start blogging

Frequency It is important to blog every month or as often as possible. Once a week is the ideal frequency. Read why blogging is important in my blog “Design Musings” under the topic “blogs” and for tips on what to write, the best post titles,...

Take advantage of a guest posting in WordPress

What do you do if an associate asks you if they can interview you for a profile on their website? Do not hesitate and say yes as I did when Danielle Blanchette of CPA Advisors asked me. I wrote out their questionnaire and didn’t hear back. But eventually, I got...

Tips for writing and editing blog posts

There are several cool features right in the text editor that everyone writing with WordPress should use. I’m getting right to the point so you can find and use these handy features immediately! The first one is the “Paste as text button”. Use this...

Six skills to look for in a web designer

The Best Designer’s Skillset When you hire a web designer or developer you should know what you are buying. Are you getting services from someone who is more of a techie with no design skills? Or someone who is creative but no has no chops when it comes to code...

Best time to publish posts

You have written a great post and you want the most activity from your hard work of writing and editing. Here’s an informative article from Coschedule with some good infographics explaining the best times of the week and day to publish depending on your desired...

WordPress Semantics

You might hear some odd words tossed around when your web designer or developer is talking to you about your website such as “widget” or “plug-in”. In order for you to be able to communicate with your web designer accurately, learn these simple...

How to avoid uploading large images

I sometimes notice that clients upload large size images onto their website. These images of 1 megabytes or more will slow down your WordPress website. Take them into a photo editor before you upload to reduce their size to about 1000 pixels wide (or 12″) at 72...

Clear out code from your source copy

Before pasting in text from another source be sure to clear out the styling built into it. Take and paste it into the Text Editor program (on Mac) and format it to plain text. Other text editor programs such as BBEdit will work also. This removes all the styling. Then...

How to make a video background for your website

Choose a video clip from stock, add music and create a cool video for your website using a video converter. Go to Shutterstock and find a video clip that works for your business or create your own. Clips on Shutterstock cost about $18. If you have a Mac continue, if...