WordPress for Business Websites

Backing Up Your Website

Your website is important to you. You’ve put hours of time into getting it setup and getting your content just right. The last thing you want to do is lose it. Don’t worry, you have a few options that can keep your files safe and give you peace of mind. Manual Backups (NOT RECOMMENDED) The […]

Custom Home Page

Some themes have home pages (like my site) where they use widgets to allow you to customize the home page. Other themes just list the blog posts on the home page. This usually isn’t what you want when you are creating a website for your business (especially because if you delete all the posts it […]

Email Marketing – Content Updates

If your website has a blog or you write “articles”, sending out teasers and content from your articles is a great way to keep people interested in your content and keep them coming back to your website. There are a few different ways that…

How to create a blogroll (set of links)

I was recently asked by a reader, “How do I make a blogroll for my website?”. For those of you that don’t know, a blogroll is a list of links that usually point to other websites. WordPress enables you to create sets of “links” which can be internal or external. You can create categories and […]

Edit your WordPress Theme with this plugin

One of the things that can take a new website owner a lot of time to learn is how to make changes to a theme they have purchased. You have to dig through the code and figure out what changes to make where. Now if you are needing to make big changes I’d advise you […]

How to pick a website domain name

Picking website domain name could be seen as one of the tougher decisions you make as you build your website. On one hand, you can buy one for less than $10 (way less if you get a deal) but on the other hand it is kinda permanent and you want to make the right choice. It can […]

Turn on Error Reporting in WordPress (advanced)

Sometimes when you are working with a website things go bad.  It might be that nothing happens when it is supposed to, or it might be as bad as a blank screen when you are expecting to see content.  This could happen when you install a new plugin, when you install a new theme, or […]

Right to left (RTL) Bullets

I had the question come up recently about how to do an unordered list (bullets) with text that is Right to Left (vs. Left to Right like in English). The normal layout for my lists now looks like this: one two three If I wanted to have the bullets on the other side I add […]

How to create a contact page

Today, I want to show you how you can easily create a contact page on your website like I did on mine.  The first step is to log into your admin panel and create a new page. I usually name this page “Contact”, “Contact Me”, or “Contact Us” depending on your business and how you […]

How to install a plugin in WordPress

This is a step by step guide to installing a WordPress plugin.  Plugins are used to add functionality to your website and could be anything from blocking content spam to creating website forms. Go to the Admin menu and select “Plugins” -> “Add New” If you have downloaded a plugin from somewhere select “upload”. If […]