WordPress Plugins

There are a number of essential plugins if you are running a WordPress site. Askimet is the span tool that comes with WordPress.  There are others available, but I have found that Askimet works just find in most cases. The next tool you should have is an SEO plugin.  All In One SEO was almost an industry standard, but recently more and more people are going over to WordPress SEO by Yoast.  I find it easier to use and also the way it analyzes your posts in order to optimize them for the focus keyword is brilliant and very helpful, especially with my clients. […]

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Website Design – WordPress? Html? or ??

I like to think I keep an open mind about most things. Working for a variety of clients in many industries, you get to hear all kinds of opinions.  Not that I believe it all.  But I need to not dismiss the thoughts, beliefs and ideals of the people I work with (no matter how dillusional they seem to be). One area that there is lots of discussion is around the tools and underlying format to use when building a website.  This debate has been going on for some time.  I remember the discussions I had with my brother-in-law years ago as we debated

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EvolveSSX Website

If you have a minute – check out the EvolveSSX website.  I just put it up today.  It is a WordPress site that includes the front page as a blog showing the latest posts – and two menus featuring static content about the various programs and activities of the Evolve Ski and Snowboard Cross Club. The head coaches (one each for ski and snowboarding) wanted a site that they could easily update with limited tech knowledge.  They also wanted the social aspect of the blog on the main page.  I set them both up as editors in the WordPress user admin area – therefore

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Set up your Website

If your a small business owner and you have not got around to setting up a website – now is the time.  It has never been easier to get your business online – and the returns are simply amazing. But . . . Your website can be a marketing paradise . .. or a marketing sinkhole!! So do things right.  Don’t spend time and money that you don’t have too. I fully recommend using WordPress to set up your website.  I just finished teaching a class on how to do it and in a couple hours they had up a professional and good looking

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Building a Business Website – should you use WordPress?

I have built many a website in a variety of ways – from hand coding html, wysiwyg (What you See is what you Get), DreamWeaver (still my favorite), Joomla and many WordPress blogs and websites. WordPress websites?  What do you mean?  IS not WordPress a blogging software / platform? Well yes, WordPress was originally set up to create blogs – and does a remarkable job.  It is easy to set up and maintain, easy to update, add new posts, have comments, etc.  It has a multitude of themes and plugins so you can modify and customize it any way you feel like it. So

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