WordPress for Business Websites

One reason I love WordPress

I have lots of reasons that I love WordPress but I wanted to just highlight one today. That reason is the awesome plugin infrastructure. You can do almost anything you would want to do with WordPress with an already completed plugin. (You might have to PAY someone to get access to that plugin but the […]

3 ways to keep WordPress secure

I’ve been a bit slow on updating this site. I have lots of ideas but not enough time. What I’ve decided to do is setup a schedule for posting. My goal is to write one original article a week and the second to find one or two good articles that I have read and post […]

New Security Plugin

I thought that was interesting and thought I would share it with you. If you search the wordpress.org plugin directory for the word “security” you get 1000+ results. If you look through the first few plugins you see things like checking your file permissions, removing access to non-admin users to some pages, removal of identifiable information […]

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 […]

WordPress Shopping Cart Plugins

I wanted to let you all know about something I’m working on that will hopefully be out next week.  I have had the opportunity over the years to use a handful of shopping cart plugins that integrate into WordPress.  Some have been integrated into themes and some have been standalone plugins. Now I’m not going […]

I installed a new plugin, what do you think?

I’ve just installed a new plugin called ThumbSniper.  What it does is it pops up a little box on certain links (you can set it to external, all, or even specific links) that shows a preview of the page you will be going to.  For instance if I put a link to bluehost when you […]

The First Plugin I Would Install On Your Website

There is one plugin (ok there are a few) that I install on every WordPress website that I create.  I know I haven’t talked much about plugins but this one just saved me a ton of time today so I wanted to just give it a shout-out and point you in that direction in case […]

How to cleanup the initial WordPress install

Once you setup your WordPress installation, you need to clean up the default post, pages, and comments. Now as you may recall I often do this after my first page creation because I’m too excited to clean things up before getting some content on the site, so I give you permission to do that if […]