Using Wordpress

Home/Using Wordpress

Love WooCommerce, but want a little more?

By |2017-12-11T00:04:17-05:00May 25th, 2014|Categories: Using Wordpress, Wordpress, Wordpress Tips and Tricks|Tags: , , |

Thanks to a recent crash course in extending the Orders system for WooCommerce, I can now offer custom WordPress plugin development work with WooCommerce. Want to map your order data? I can help design a custom map for embedding (using google maps) I can also access WooCommerce orders to use the information in ways not built [...]

5 easy ways to secure your wordpress website, and what the latest wordpress hacking spree means for your site

By |2017-12-11T00:04:21-05:00April 16th, 2013|Categories: Free Wordpress Plugins, Using Wordpress, web based platforms, Wordpress, Wordpress Tips and Tricks|Tags: , , |

If we're honest, sometimes we all get a little complacent on the security front. Even the most security-conscious WordPress user re-uses a password, or occasionally writes it down on a note attached to the monitor. Unfortunately, this latest round of WordPress hacking incidents shows us that the dark world of hackers still exists, and it's always [...]

Ideas for enhacing your WordPress website

By |2017-12-11T00:04:21-05:00October 19th, 2012|Categories: Using Wordpress, Wordpress, Wordpress Tips and Tricks|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Ever look at your WordPress website and just think "I know there's something that could be improved"?  WordPress sites can be expanded quickly and easily, and can be updated for changing times and design trends.  Here are a few ideas for kick-starting some new features! 1. Add an image "carousel" or gallery Using a variety of [...]

New free WP plugin! Check out the Strong Password Shortcode plugin by Austin Themes

By |2012-07-29T11:00:31-05:00July 29th, 2012|Categories: Featured, For designers, Free Wordpress Plugins, PHP, Using Wordpress|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Just released a lightweight, free password suggestion plugin for WordPress. Use a shortcode to generate strong password suggestions for your visitors, with 8 different password types to choose from. Check it out and Download the Plugin on this website!

Learning WordPress: using the media library

By |2017-12-11T00:04:21-05:00February 17th, 2012|Categories: Using Wordpress, Wordpress Tips and Tricks|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Ever had a file you just didn't know what to do with? or ever wondered where those images you add to post or page content go? There's a good chance they're in your wordpress site's media library. To get to the media library, log in to your wordpress admin menu ( usually), then click "media" in [...]

Tips on organizing your wordpress posts

By |2017-12-11T00:04:21-05:00February 14th, 2012|Categories: Uncategorized, Using Wordpress, Wordpress Tips and Tricks|Tags: , , , , |

Tired of a never-ending jumble of wordpress post categories, with little to no relation to each other?  It may be time for a little digital spring cleaning.. Here are a few tips for getting your posts in order: 1. think of the broadest categories your posts will fall into, and make those the main categories. Then, [...]

What is WordPress, and what can it do for my small business website?

By |2017-12-11T00:04:22-05:00December 10th, 2011|Categories: Using Wordpress, Wordpress|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Wordpress is a great online application, released for free by, that's used for millions of blogs and websites around the world. It is a dynamic web application that allows you to log in and make edits and changes as needed, from any web browser. You can add and remove pages easily, and create new blog [...]

Where to check if your wordpress site disappears after an upgrade

By |2017-12-11T00:04:22-05:00November 9th, 2011|Categories: Using Wordpress, Wordpress Tips and Tricks|Tags: , , , , , , |

1. make sure there's a config.php or wp-config.php file in the root. The ugprade will have to edit this file. 2. make sure the database still exists, and that it still contains content. 3. check for database errors. These are generally found in logs, but how you access them will vary by hosting provider. 4. make [...]

WordPress tip – making your URLs behave like normal web directories

By |2011-08-30T23:08:28-05:00August 30th, 2011|Categories: Uncategorized, Using Wordpress, Wordpress Tips and Tricks|Tags: , , , , , |

By default, wordpress permalinks can seem a little..uninspired. With URLs like "", it's just hard for humans and search engines alike to really get a sense of context from it all. To get a better URL structure, with an obvious hierarchy like "", you can easily use the permalinks feature of wordpress! That's where custom permalinks [...]

A few quick tips when learning wordpress

By |2017-12-11T00:04:25-05:00August 30th, 2011|Categories: Using Wordpress, Wordpress Tips and Tricks|Tags: , , , , , |

1. When in doubt, just scan the left-hand column in the admin menu. 2. Plugin settings usually appear as options in the plugins list, in the settings menu as submenus, and as new menus beneath the normal main menu items. 3. Use pages for things that won't change much, posts for virtually everything else that needs [...]