WordPress Archive

Week 31: Press Mentions and Website Redesign

Week 31: Press Mentions and Website Redesign

It’s been quite a while since I’ve updated this blog, and a lot has happened since then. At the end of my last blog post, I said that I had submitted my website to the Yahoo Directory. Did it help? You bet! The Yahoo Directory comes at quite a steep price at $299 per year, but I figured that it had to be that high for a reason. Since the Yahoo submission, many of my keyword rankings rose from… continue reading »

How to Rollback to a Previous WordPress Plugin Version

How to Rollback to a Previous WordPress Plugin Version

I’ve had to do this a few times. I provide website maintenance for quite a few of my web design clients, and I always keep their WordPress websites up to date (see my previous blog post on this). Most of the time, everything goes off without a hitch, but sometimes, a plugin won’t work properly after upgrading. Rolling back to a previous version should be done after you’ve deactivated all of your other plugins to… continue reading »

My Preferred WordPress Plugins

My Preferred WordPress Plugins

These days, most of my website projects are developed with WordPress.  I use these plugins in many of my WordPress websites. They are all free of charge. ThreeWP Activity Monitor – Tracks all user activity including login attempts.  If someone atttempts and fails to log in to your site, you can see what password they tried.  If you are setting up WordPress sites with an ‘admin’ username, I suggest you use something else.  Accounts named ‘admin’… continue reading »

Keeping WordPress Up to Date

Keeping WordPress Up to Date

WordPress is the most popular CMS.  You’ll want to keep the WordPress version, themes, and plugins up to date to minimize hacking attempts into your website. To do the updates, just login to your dashboard, and click any of the circled areas to go to the Updates section. You’ll be taken to the main updates page.

How to Add Images in WordPress

How to Add Images in WordPress

First off, make sure that the Visual Tab is active.  If it’s not, then click it, unless you’re an expert in HTML. You’ll need to click on the Add an Image button.  You can see tooltips if you hover over any button for a few seconds.