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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 [...]

What labeling do I need to put on my website?

By |2013-09-14T03:25:31-05:00September 14th, 2013|Categories: For designers, Wordpress Tips and Tricks|

Many fields and professions have very specific needs in terms of labeling and disclosures on your website. In any well-planned website launch, you need to consider what elements you need to add to your site to satisfy your particular legal requirements. Obviously, from a non-legal perspective, this can seem very daunting. But, all you need to [...]

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 [...]

What to do when your wp-admin is blank

By |2013-01-13T04:33:24-05:00January 13th, 2013|Categories: Wordpress Tips and Tricks|

Ever try to access your wordpress admin panel, and it just pops up with a horrifying blank screen? The solution may be even simpler than you think. In most cases, if you can still access the site, but your admin area is blank, it's the file "functions.php" in your theme. Even one blank space after the [...]

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 [...]

5 Easy Ways to let users interact on your wordpress site

By |2017-12-11T00:04:21-05:00July 2nd, 2012|Categories: Social Media, Wordpress Tips and Tricks|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

1. Comments Although it is a pretty obvious first suggestion, many disable this functionality in favor of simplicity. Adding back that commenting functionality is a simple way to give your audience a chance to respond to your latest updates and product releases. Note that adding comments does have at least two downsides: Comment bots automatically posting [...]

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 (yoursite.com/wp-admin/ 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, [...]

Choosing your new wordpress theme

By |2017-12-11T00:04:22-05:00February 9th, 2012|Categories: Designing Wordpress Themes, Free wordpress themes, Wordpress Themes, Wordpress Tips and Tricks|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Faced with the vast variety of the free and premium wordpress themes out there, many people hesitate to really look for their own actual design and just go with one of the (still-great) wordpress themes in the wordpress extend theme repository. While it is certainly a quick solution, sometimes it's worth taking the extra time and [...]

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 [...]