WordPress Misconceptions: Do You Need A Custom WordPress Design?

I was recently talking to a friend who wants to create a site for his small business. He’s a landscaper, and needs a simple site — perhaps a few pages to describe his services, a contact form, and a blog. As someone who is fairly knowledgeable about WordPress web hosting, it’s difficult for me to […]

WordPress Basics: Combating WordPress Comment Spam

If you have a WordPress blog, you will get comment spam. WordPress comment threads can become a mess of nonsense comments and link spam. Luckily there are tools available that will take care of the great majority of comment spam. Bloggers will still have to keep an eye out as both false positives and false […]

Choosing The Right WordPress Theme For Your Site

One of the perks of using WordPress is the large number of themes. There are themes that provide just about any aesthetic or function, with many thousands of free and premium themes available from the official repositories, theme marketplaces like ThemeForest, and direct from developers like Elmastudio — one of my personal favorites. But, not […]

10 WordPress Plugin Favorites

Plugins are a great addition to creating the best website possible. After much research and tests run, we bring to you, a list of WordPress plugin favorites. Not only have these plugins made the list due to their popularity, but also because they are great alternatives to an expensive or failing plugin. Take a look […]

Using WordPress As A Crowdfunding Platform

Over the last few years, crowdfunding has taken off in a big way. In 2011, a total of $1.5 billion was raised through crowdfunding. In 2012, that number increased to $2.7 billion. The most successful crowdfunding projects raise many millions of dollars, with prominent examples being Star Citizen, a video game that raised over $44 […]

WordPress Security: Removing a Username From Permalinks

WordPress security tip: Try a Google search for your WordPress admin username followed by your site name…it is very likely that you will find your username is defined in the permalink structure of your posts, and if so, I guarantee your username is indexed in Google’s search results. By default WordPress defines your author url […]

How To Get Help From WordPress Plugin Developers (And How Not To)

If you’re a WordPress user, the chances are that you’ll have to interact with plugin developers at some point. It can be frustrating and anxiety-inducing when a plugin goes awry, especially if it has a significant impact on your site’s functionality or even stops it working altogether. On many occasions, I’ve seen WordPress users vent […]

WordPress Is The Perfect Platform For Podcasting

Podcasting is undergoing something of a renaissance. It’s always been popular among a certain demographic, but in the last couple of years, podcasting has gained mainstream acceptance. The number of high-quality podcasts has grown. Traditional media outlets have jumped on the podcasting bandwagon. Skype and Google Hangouts have made creating video and audio podcasts with […]

Do We Still Need RSS Feeds On WordPress?

Do you use RSS to read content on sites you are interested in? In 2014, it might be more pertinent to ask if you know what an RSS feed is. RSS use has declined enormously over the years. It wasn’t widely used in the first place and is now even less popular. WordPress produces a […]

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