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 … Read more about WordPress Releases New Contact Form Plugin
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 … Read more about WordCamp Savannah Flashback
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 … Read more about Infographic Shows WordPress Top Open Source CMS
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 … Read more about Are You Making This Huge Social Media Mistake?
One of the strengths of WordPress is that it does very well in the search engines right out of the box. And then there are a ton of things you can do to give and extra boost to that natural SEO strength that WordPress has by default. One of the easiest things to do is change the default WordPress … Read more about Choosing the Best WordPress Permalink Structure
One of the great things about WordPress is how easy it is to add custom functionality just by installing plugins, which are simply packages of code that can easily be added and removed from a WordPress installation. There are currently well over 11,000 plugins available for free in the WordPress … Read more about Top 10 WordPress Plugins for Small Business Websites
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 … Read more about Why the Genesis Theme Framework for WordPress is Great For Small Business
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. … Read more about Has Thesis Developer Chris Pearson Torpedoed His Business?
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 about 3 Easy Ways to Back Up Your WordPress Site
It's a nightmare scenario. You go to your website only to find a nasty message from a hacker bragging about hacking your site. And nothing else. As far as you can tell your content is gone and you can't even find a way to log into your WordPress dashboard. Would your business survive your website … Read more about How to Protect Your WordPress Site From Hackers
The long awaited update to WordPress 3.0 was released yesterday. As I've said before, version 3.0 makes WordPress a powerful Content Management System (CMS platform). Folks who say that WordPress is only good for blogging are going to have to change their tune. Between the new support for custom … Read more about WordPress 3.0 Released