WordPress Releases New Contact Form Plugin

Grunion Forms Dialog

This week WordPress announced they updated their contact form builder for sites on WordPress.com. They also announced they were releasing a plugin that gives self hosted WordPress sites (i.e. WordPress.org) the same contact form. Now the release of a plugin, especially one that is so utilitarian as a contact form might not seem that exciting… Read More »

WordCamp Savannah Flashback

Talking with Matt Mullenweg

Or, Why You Should Attend a WordCamp Near You I know. WordCamp Savannah was months ago back in the sultry summer days of August. You’re probably wondering why I’d write about it now. I mean it’s almost Christmas! Well there are a couple reasons. First, I never really shared what WordCamps are all about and… Read More »

Infographic Shows WordPress Top Open Source CMS

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I ran across this informative infographic this morning which shows some interesting info about the WordPress platform. It was created by the folks at Tech King (and you can find the original here if you want a larger size.) WordPress Thoughts A few things stand out to me looking through these stats. First I was… Read More »

Are You Making This Huge Social Media Mistake?

Movable Type

There is no denying that social media is a huge phenomenon. At least 16 of the top 20 biggest websites in the world (according to Alexa) have some kind of a social media component. And of course Facebook, the granddaddy of all social media sites, claims over a half a billion users! Numbers like that… Read More »

Choosing the Best WordPress Permalink Structure

Weak Link

There is a ton of incomplete information about the best option for structuring your WordPress permalinks. SEO considerations are important, but so is WordPress performance. Both should be taken into consideration.

Top 10 WordPress Plugins for Small Business Websites

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Plugins make WordPress even more capable by adding features beyond the core software. Here are the top 10 WordPress plugins for small business websites so you don’t have to sort through the thousands of plugins available.

Why the Genesis Theme Framework for WordPress is Great For Small Business

Genesis Theme Banner

You may have noticed that I recently re-themed SuccessCREEations here using the Genesis Theme Framework from StudioPress. There are several reasons why I did this. But before I get into them I want to say one thing. Even though I decided to change this site, I still believe Headway is a great WordPress theme and… Read More »

How to Block Spam on WordPress

No Spam!

Spam is the scourge of the internet. No one wants to have spam comments filling up their WordPress website. It reflects poorly on you as a site owner, and this is especially true if you WordPress site represents your business! Fortunately there are some great tools available to make eradicating spam on your WordPress site… Read More »

Has Thesis Developer Chris Pearson Torpedoed His Business?

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It’s been an interesting couple of weeks in the WordPress world. And much of the excitement has been centered around one premium WordPress theme: Thesis. Now before I get into all this I feel I should point out that I am an affiliate with Thesis, along with several other premium WordPress themes. For example, SuccessCREEations… Read More »

3 Easy Ways to Back Up Your WordPress Site

USB Lock

Backing up your data has been a necessary part of life at least as long as we’ve had computers. Far too many people live out on the raggedy edge, care free and unafraid, never giving a second thought about backups. Until something bad happens and they loose a bunch of their data, that is. Our… Read More »

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