Cool Plugin Find: WP Dashboard Notes

Cool Plugin Find: WP Dashboard Notes

Have you ever wanted to leave yourself a note in WordPress?  Now you can with the WP Dashboard Notes.  I heard about this plugin from Sarah Gooding at WP Tavern in her article, WP Dashboard Notes Plugin Clones Google Keep in the WordPress Dashboard.  She says this about the plugin: “If you need note-taking capabilities […]

Creating Helpful Blog Content

Creating Helpful Blog Content

The purpose of a blog is give information, hopefully information that will help others.  Some blog daily, others monthly, and many somewhere in between.  When blogging with the intention to help others it’s so important that you blog daily but that you are indeed writing helpful content. Chris Lema said in his blog post, The […]

Running A WordPress Web Design Business

Running A WordPress Web Design Business

Have you ever considered running a WordPress Web Design Business?  I started one about 6 years old and last year took over FreshNets.com.  Before FreshNets I never really had a website to advertise my services on so it’s nice to have.  Starting my WordPress business has been one of the best decisions I have made […]

Are your blog posts helping you win clients?

Are your blog posts helping you win clients?

I just found an amazing article at Copyblogger, big surprise there, but really, this article has really spoken to me on a personal level. Henneke Duistermaat says in the intro of 4 Simple Steps to Writing a Blog Post That Floods Your Inbox with Inquires, “Blogging helps boost your authority, drive relevant traffic, and generate leads. […]

Do You Want to Build a Plugin?

Do You Want to Build a Plugin?

Have you ever wanted to write a plugin for WordPress?    Writing a plugin for the first time can seem scary but it really isn’t.  The more you create the easier it will become.   I’ve written numerous plugins for clients but none for the general public.  I have a notebook in Evernote dedicated to […]

Is Your WordPress Site Secure?

Is Your WordPress Site Secure?

I am hearing about a WordPress site getting hacked almost daily.  I’ve even had my sites hacked in the past but not in the last couple of years.  Thankfully some WordPress developers have created some amazing plugins that help keep our WordPress sites secure.  iThemes Security and WordFence are awesome.  WordPress security expert blogs are […]

Free Stock Images

Free Stock Images

Do you buy an image for every single blog post you publish?  What about for your advertisements?  Buying royalty free images can get expensive fast! When I am purchasing graphics to use for a project I usually buy from DepositPhotos.com.  I love their selection and don’t feel their prices are too bad either! For blog […]

Reorder Your WordPress Admin Menu

Reorder Your WordPress Admin Menu

Have you ever wanted to change the menu order of your admin menu in WordPress?  Maybe move those links you don’t use very often to the bottom; for me that would Media and Links.  I would even love to move the Appearance and Plugins menu options up to the top of the admin menu. Thankfully […]

Display the Shortcode

Display the Shortcode

Yesterday I shared a post about little know WordPress features.  I’ll be honest, I already knew about most of them.  However today will browsing through the Advanced WordPress group on Facebook I found a post by Alex Mills in which I learned something new! If you have used WordPress for any amount of time, I’m […]

Little Known WordPress Features

Little Known WordPress Features

I have made it no secret – I love working with WordPress. I love the community, the themes, the plugins, and everything else that comes with it. While WordPress is easy to learn, there is a lot to learn depending on the skill level you are aiming for.  Even users who use WordPress everyday can find […]