Author: D.J.

  • How to Create a New Admin User in WordPress

    How to Create a New Admin User in WordPress

    In some situations, you may need to add a new user to your WordPress site. Maybe you’ve decided to share responsibility for the site, or you’re working with a developer or technical support person. Rather than give them your personal login credentials, it’s much more secure to set them up as a new user. This […]

  • How to Install WordPress Plugins

    How to Install WordPress Plugins

    It’s easier than changing the clock in your car. Okay, maybe not but it really is easy once you learn how. There are a couple of methods for installing plugins on your WordPress site. The search method is the easiest and safest, so let’s start there. Add by searching Step 1: In your dashboard, scroll […]

  • Is The Block Editor Toolbar In Your Way?

    Is The Block Editor Toolbar In Your Way?

    Hoist the toolbar to the top mast, matey! There are some things we don’t like but can never hope to change. The Arctic ice shelf falling into the sea comes to mind. Stirring natural peanut butter. The last episode of Gilmore Girls. One thing we can change and feel great about is the position of […]

  • How to maintain your WordPress website

    How to maintain your WordPress website

    Congratulations! Your WordPress site is launched and you are live on the internet. It’s a fantastic feeling right? Well, at least I hope it is. Now you can sit back, catch up on your shows and just let it do it’s thing. If only that were so. Of course there are posts to write, and […]

  • Are your photos slowing down your website?

    Are your photos slowing down your website?

    How to successfully compress images for your website and get your speed back Go small or go home. There it is, the gorgeous hero image that’s perfect for your website. Bathe in its glory. It’s so beautiful, you just want to jump inside it. Your visitors will probably love it, too, and they’ll love you […]

  • Is Your Website Boring? Maybe That’s Okay

    Is Your Website Boring? Maybe That’s Okay

    This Site is Boring How boring is this site? It’s pretty basic, right? It has no bells and whistles, no fancy javascript sliders or interactive games. It’s no Melo Mayhem, that’s for sure. And that’s okay. My goal for this site is to offer WordPress services and education in the clearest, most distraction-free environment as […]

  • This is why your WordPress site is failing

    This is why your WordPress site is failing

    And how to avoid a total website meltdown Imagine you’re an auto mechanic. Someone brings their car into your shop because the check engine light is on, and it’s running really hot. It’s also making knocking sounds. You pop open the hood and pull out the dipstick. Sure enough, the oil is extremely low. And […]

  • Case Study: Dazzling Jewelry Shop Site Redesign

    Case Study: Dazzling Jewelry Shop Site Redesign

    I was approached by a gemologist and jewelry designer who already had a great WordPress site that had been running for years. It was a fairly simple yet nice-looking jewelry shop site, based on the Noir theme, which is optimized for WooCommerce. Here’s how the front page of her site looked at the time: She […]

  • Stop! Before you use that WordPress theme…

    Stop! Before you use that WordPress theme…

    These days, there are a vast number of WordPress themes to choose from. I didn’t even try to count them. I also haven’t tried to count the stars in a long time. Suffice to say that your options are not limited. So, with the multitude of themes out there, how do you choose one for […]

  • How to Get Better Help From WordPress Support Forums

    When you run into trouble with your WordPress site, it can be incredibly frustrating. Especially if you’re not a “techie” person and you just want things to be easy-peasy, which is probably why you chose WordPress in the first place. But like anything in life, sometimes things go wrong and we have to put on […]