State of the Word 2014

For the past 11 years, the WordPress community has eagerly awaited the “State of the Word” address from WordPress creator Matt Mullenweg. It’s great to review the recent milestones and hear about the future direction of WordPress. State of the Word 2014 happened in October, but many people who use WordPress for their website vs developing for WordPress don’t know about it. So I’ve … Read More

Plugin Review: Deploy Articulate Modules in WordPress

You may not know this about me, but I spent most of my corporate career in the training field. I was still working my corporate job when I started my business and to my surprise, I found that many of the tools and techniques used to market an online business lent themselves very well to the world of corporate training – WordPress being one … Read More

Seven Things You Should Never Do With a WordPress Plugin

Remember when you were a kid and your mom would send you off to the local carnival with five bucks and “spend it wisely because that’s all you’re getting”? I don’t know about you, but I would walk through the entire carnival, assessing every game and sweet treat, ranking them in my head and figuring out how I could get the most from that … Read More

WordPress Plugin Review: Page Builder

If you’ve ever found yourself frustrated by the page design limitations in a WordPress theme, the Page Builder plugin by SiteOrigin might be the answer you’re looking for. Page Builder adds an additional tab to the Visual and Text editor on your WordPress pages and posts. It allows you to section the page into rows, and divide each row into multiple widgetized areas. You … Read More

WordPress Plugin Review: WordPress SEO by Yoast

WordPress SEO by Yoast is by far my preferred SEO Plugin. The Wikipedia definition of Search Engine Optimization (aka SEO) is the process of affecting the visibility of a website or a web page in a search engine’s “natural” or un-paid (“organic”) search results. However, now that SEO is becoming a common term used by those outside of the industry, many people also use … Read More

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