Tips to Make Your Business and Website Better

  • How to Get Started with a WordPress Site

    How to Get Started with a WordPress Site

    Congratulations! You’ve decided to create a website using WordPress. That was an excellent choice. Before you start learning how to use WordPress, there are some important first steps to take.

  • Why You Should Be Blogging

    Why You Should Be Blogging

    One of the first things I tell clients when I revamp their websites is, “You should be blogging on a regular basis.” I’m usually met with the kind of resistance associated with telling someone they should eat more cruciferous vegetables. Sure, they say, I know I should, but it’s not really something I see myself…

  • How I Came to Love Blocks in WordPress

    How I Came to Love Blocks in WordPress

    A Gutenberg Love Story I know. You hate blocks in WordPress. I get it. I hear this almost every day from WordPress users all over the world. If you’re thinking I’m going to spend this post trying to convince you how wrong you are and why you should love blocks like I do, you can…

  • How to Secure Your WordPress Website

    How to Secure Your WordPress Website

    There are some scary articles these days about hackers busting into WordPress sites. Sometimes it seems that every day yet another plugin has been compromised or declared unsafe. And sometimes it even seems like it’s the same plugin over and over again (I’m looking at you, Elementor). With all the hacking going on, it seems…

  • Hate Gutenberg? Go Back to the Classic Editor Forever

    Hate Gutenberg? Go Back to the Classic Editor Forever

    Are you a die hard fan of the Classic Editor? Do you absolutely hate Gutenberg? If you’re agonizing over the way WordPress has been changing things on you, you’re not alone. I get it. You may have had your site going for years, way before Gutenberg was even a thing. And over time with the…

  • Stop Using Sliders on Your WordPress Site

    Stop Using Sliders on Your WordPress Site

    Sliders! Everybody wants them on their sites. They give “life” to a dull site, they make it look more “professional,” sliders make your site look like it’s super complex and sophisticated. Stop using them. Before I get into the why about my very strong advice, let’s cover some basics. What’s a Slider? A slider is…

  • 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…

  • How to Install WordPress

    So you’re ready to install WordPress and get building. Fantastic. If you have your domain name and hosting set up, then let’s get started! *If you still need to do this, you can follow my tutorial on registering a domain name and finding a host. Maybe it’s Just a Button While this tutorial is about…

  • 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…