Why hire a professional WordPress developer?

Why hire a professional WordPress developer?

I had a chat recently with a potential client who was sitting on the fence about hiring me to fix his business website. He was not happy with the look of his website. Additionally, he was having issues making it function the way he wanted. The conversation centered...
Google Mobile Search – The Last 50%

Google Mobile Search – The Last 50%

In March of 2018, Google started ranking websites using their mobile-first indexing algorithm. By the end of 2018, Google had indexed about one-half of all websites using the new index. With over 60% of online searches now conducted using mobile devices, Google shows...
More WordPress Changes Coming

More WordPress Changes Coming

After several delays, WordPress 5.0 rolled out to the public on 06 December 2018. As WordPress is the underlying core to most of the websites I create, I had been using a WordPress 5.0 like environment for several months before the public release. Basically, the...
Is WordPress good for a business website?

Is WordPress good for a business website?

Readers of my blog know that I love developing and programming WordPress websites. During consultations, clients often ask if the WordPress platform is good enough for running their business website. With WordPress powering 32% of all websites on the Internet, my...
Custom image sizes for WordPress

Custom image sizes for WordPress

Images add impact to a website. They provide a way to display a visual portrayal of the textual content. Images come in a variety of sizes (both physical and file sizes). Choosing the right image sizes for your website is crucial because having large image sizes is...
WordPress theme selection process

WordPress theme selection process

While WordPress is great for blogging, it has evolved into a solid platform for business websites. Using themes, you separate the website content from the layout. One question we regularly get is what our theme selection process is. How do we choose a theme? What...
Fix Mixed Content Messages on WordPress

Fix Mixed Content Messages on WordPress

With search engines such as Google advocating for more secure websites, website owners are installing Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) certificates on their websites. An SSL certificate creates a secure connection between the website and the visitor’s browser. For most...
WordPress Default Settings You Should Change

WordPress Default Settings You Should Change

With WordPress, the installation process is pretty straight forward. Enter some database information along with the admin super user credentials and the WordPress installation script takes over. WordPress uses a standard set of default settings. While these settings...
First Impressions of WordPress 5.0

First Impressions of WordPress 5.0

I have been using the beta version of WordPress 5.0 on my testing server to gain some experience with the new editor (Gutenberg). WordPress 5.0 was officially released on 06 December. What follows is my first impressions of WordPress 5.0. Knowing that upgrading the...