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Wordpress: Web Design Blog

5 Easy Ways to Get Your Website in Tip-Top Shape

Your website is the online hub for your small business. It’s the place your customers go to about your services, get pricing information and so much more. It’s also the very first introduction a prospective client has to your business. First impressions matter and you want your organization’s website to shine. It’s impossible to imagine Continue Reading »

WordPress Widgets: Good for Designers and Clients

One of the reasons I use WordPress for all my clients is that it gives them the ability to update almost everything on their website for themselves. But I’ve realized that until recently, when I delivered a WordPress website to a client, I had only been giving them the ability to update the content. I Continue Reading »

Just Installed WordPress? Here Are 8 Things to Do

A fresh Wordpress installation is a beautiful thing – clean, simple, and loaded with potential. But before you can start designing your Wordpress website and uploading content, there are some basic things that you need to do in order to configure it properly and make the most out of it.

My Definitive List of 40 WordPress Plugins

When I work on a WordPress website for a client, I install any WordPress plugins that I think are necessary for them to use. And after working on a lot of WordPress projects, I’ve basically developed a “package” of plugins that I have experience with and will regularly recommend that my clients use.

5 Small Tweaks to Make WordPress a More Professional CMS

WordPress is one of the most popular content management systems in use today, for many of the reasons that I’ve previously discussed on this blog. Over 50% of websites that run on content management systems run on WordPress (around 15% of websites total), so it’s widespread adoption and use is unquestioned. With such huge numbers, Continue Reading »

20 of the Best WordPress Widget Plugins

Back in July I wrote about how WordPress widgets can be good for both designers and clients, and how since I’ve discovered the benefits of using widgets I haven’t looked back. I’ll be the first to admit that this information is all well and good, but it doesn’t necessarily offer any practical advice about how Continue Reading »

Why I Want to Build Your Website in WordPress

I’ve used WordPress on four different websites that I’ve built this year, including this one. And the more I talk to people about WordPress, the more versed I am in why they should be using it on their website.

Make It Easier for Your Clients to Use WordPress

When I build a WordPress website for a client, I have to remember that while I’m fully comfortable managing, editing, and adding content or enhancements, they aren’t necesssarily. So I make a few slight changes on the administrative side while building their website, which (hopefully) improves their overall user experience.

8 WordPress Plugins That You Shouldn’t Need the Plugin For

One of the problems I have with Wordpress, though, is that there is certain functionality that all content management systems should have, but that with Wordpress you need plugins in order to incorporate.

Avoid Duplicate Content on WordPress Websites

WordPress is a great tool to build a website in, but when it comes to search engine optimization, there are a few areas where it needs some improvement. The issue of duplicate content is one of them, so I’d like to talk about what duplicate content is before presenting 5 easy ways to fix that Continue Reading »