I use these three WordPress plugins in every one of my clients websites. Yoast SEO is for exactly what it says it is for. Wordfence and BackupBuddy are for security.
Many WordPress theme providers have their own contact forms, but these forms are limited in capability. Not only that, you are limited to the amount of form fields the theme provides. As great as the Divi WordPress theme is, their form is very basic. It only has three fields: name, email, and message. The same holds true for Canvas, another great WordPress theme. If I wanted to add a “how did you find us” drop down field… continue reading »
This post is for people that know how to add pages and posts. If you don’t know how to add a page or a post, read my starter WordPress tutorial that I wrote a few years ago and come back here. Let’s imagine that you bought a cookbook and the recipes are in random order. You would have trouble finding the recipe for the chicken dinner that you’ve been craving. If you have published a… continue reading »
What makes WordPress so great is that you can find a plugin to fulfill almost any functionality that you need. You don’t have to be an expert programmer to get the functionality that you need with WordPress. If you want an online calendar, there are plugins for that. If you want to run a social network like Facebook, there are plugins for that. Do you want to run an e-commerce website with a shopping cart? You guessed… continue reading »
Warning: Only use this method if you are sure that you do not have admin access to yourWordPress admin area and you cannot get it from anybody. Over the last few years, I’ve inherited some web design clients that had WordPress websites designed for them but didn’t have admin access because their web design company didn’t want them to have it. If this sounds like something that has happened to you, then all is not lost IF you have access… continue reading »
This post has been updated. Canvas from WooCommerce (formerly WooThemes) and Thesis from DIYthemes have been removed from this list. I didn’t feel like giving you 50 themes to choose from because I didn’t want you to go through analysis paralysis. If you give a person too many choices, they won’t choose any of them. Out of the box, these themes may not look like much, but they all come packed full of features. All… continue reading »