WordPress 5.0: Is your website ready?

WordPress 5.0: Is your website ready?

With WordPress 5.0 ready to launch in the fall of 2018, I am preparing clients for the upgrade and providing advice on how to proceed when WordPress 5.0 finally ships. With WordPress 5.0 being the biggest update yet, it is important to properly prepare before blindly...
Gutenberg Editor: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Gutenberg Editor: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

When Automattic releases version 5 of its very popular Content Management System (WordPress) later this year, it will come with a new editor. The new editor, named Gutenberg, will provide a welcomed update to the way website owners edit pages and posts. I have been...
Common WordPress Mistakes Business Owners Make

Common WordPress Mistakes Business Owners Make

One of the most satisfying parts of my job is helping business owners overcome common WordPress mistakes. Normally, these mistakes result from owners (or their web designers) not fully understanding how WordPress works. Also, they don’t follow the best practices for...
Learn how to optimize video for your website.

Learn how to optimize video for your website.

More websites are streaming video nowadays. Video adds a visual component that helps get your message across. Videos can show how to do something, explain a feature, walk-through a house, or provide background information. While videos add to your website, ensure that...
Is WordPress Secure?

Is WordPress Secure?

Readers of my blog know that I am very passionate about developing WordPress websites. I live and breathe WordPress. I am always looking for creative ways to design and develop WordPress websites for business owners. One question that normally gets asked is: “Is...
How schema helps your business on search engines

How schema helps your business on search engines

The search results displayed on search engines take their information from various parts of a website. Google will look for a meta description tag in the head of a web page. If Google does not find a meta description, it will use a portion of the first paragraph of...

WordPress Developer vs Designer

Being a WordPress developer, I get to meet a lot of people. Most often, I meet new people at networking events. When meeting new people, the opening conversation normally follows the same pattern. “What do you do?” “I’m a WordPress Developer.” “So, you’re a web...
WordPress Sensitive Data Exposures?

WordPress Sensitive Data Exposures?

Last week, I wrote about how to keep hackers out of your WordPress website. Out of the box, WordPress provides a secure platform for business websites. There are some sensitive data exposures you need to be aware of. The issue is not a WordPress problem but a web...
WordPress hacking attempts rising

WordPress hacking attempts rising

A recent check of the weblogs and Wordfence reports identified that hacking attempts on the WordPress websites that I administer is on the rise. The hacking attempts are becoming more frequent and come from a variety of countries. Most are trying to login to the...
Six problems hurting small business websites

Six problems hurting small business websites

Over the years, I have been engaged to assist small business owners with their websites. Most website owners created the sites themselves or had someone they know (a family member, a relative, or a colleague) do the website design for them. I keep track of the most...