Themes and Plugins You’ll Find in My Toolkit

WordPress themes and plugins.

Have you decided on WordPress for your website but have become overwhelmed by the amount of themes and plugins available? The beauty of WordPress are the amount of developers who have created themes and plugin, some free and some not. Themes are a great way to get started on the design and plugins help you […]

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Adding Protection To WordPress For A Secure Website

Are you worried that your site will get hacked or overtaken by questionable characters? WordPress powers 14.7% of the top 100 websites in the world because of its popularity has become a target for spammers and hackers. You want to protect your investment in both WordPress and your site, so it’s critical that you block […]

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Are 404 Errors Really That Bad?

are 404 errors really that bad?

404 errors happen on every website but are they really that bad? In this article, we talk about 404s, redirects and when and how to use them.

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Do This One Thing Before You Create Your WordPress Website

before you create your website.

How many of you have started to create your website with one person in mind? No, not you, but your ideal client. Your website needs to do one thing, reach the person who needs your solutions. When I first stated my business I was too afraid to narrow down my perfect clients and so I […]

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DIYing Your WordPress Website? Do These First.

Are you DIYing your website?

Are you creating your very first WordPress website? You know the DIY version where you pick a theme, add some content and site back waiting for traffic. But it never appears and you not happy with the results. Keep reading as we talk about the three things you MUST do to start your WordPress project. […]

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Designing Your Website – 5 Things You Should Know

Designing Your Website.

Looking to hire a web designer or don’t know where to start when designing your website? Keep reading to be in the know for five things that will help you start your website project. I remember when we bought our first fixer-upper house. I was handy, and crafty, and savvy, but I was so out […]

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Website Clutter: Clean Up the Chaos On Your Website

Do you have website clutter?

Website clutter is real and can affect how your visitors interact (or not) with your website. I have a friend who operates in what she calls organized chaos and it’s amazing what she gets done in a day. When there is a lot going on around me (repetitive loud noises, fast moving things, and clutter, […]

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Resources to Easily Optimize Your WordPress Site

Easily Optimize Your WordPress Site.

These last few weeks I talked about creating a good user experience on your website including optimization tips to keep your site running lean and mean. When its time to optimize your WordPress site there are some apps and plugins that come in handy to make the job easier. I’m sharing my favorites tools that I […]

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User Experience Should Be Step One of Your Design Process

Are you focused on user experience?

Let’s start with the obvious and something others are not telling you, your website is not about you it’s about your user, and that’s why user experience should be top of the planning checklist. Your website is the chance to show off what you’re all about including the solutions that your visitor went to Google […]

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WordPress Site Speed Optimization With These Three Tips

what are you doing to optimize your site>

Slow sites suck, and worse they drive people from your website because nobody has the patience anymore. So if you’re site takes forever to load you need help with WordPress site speed optimization, this article is for you. Before we dig in there’s some pre-work to get you started. Test your site speed using a service like […]

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Improving Your Sales Page, The More You Know

Is it time to improve your sales page?

Before we talk about improving your sales page let’s talk about the difference between home pages, landing pages, and sales pages. Each has a function and a purpose which are different in small ways. Your homepage has a primary object to inspire visitors to get to know and trust you by inspiring you to go […]

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Three Things That Should Be Above The Fold on Your Home Page

finding key things to include above the fold.

We’re talking home page layouts today. Take a look at your home, do you have several ways you can get inside? Me too but I don’t always have keys to access all those ways so I rely on my garage door opener. Even when I go out with someone else, I take my door opener […]

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Five Free Commercial Font Sites You Need To Know

Five Free Commercial Font Sites .

Fonts can certainly give your website personality and flair, but it’s important to realize that all fonts available on the internet are not web-friendly or free of charge. Commercial font sites are favorites of web and graphic designers for their client projects to add visual flair to their creations. There is a difference between a font […]

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Font Choices: Find the Best For Your Website

there are many great free fonts.

Ever try to find that perfect font and then you end up down the rabbit hole of font choices and selections? Every day new typefaces make their way to the web. But not every font, no matter how cute, is right for your website. When picking the perfect font(s), you have to think about a few things. […]

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Why Page Speed Matters. 3 Things Your Need To Know

page speed matters for all devices.

Think about the last time you landed on a website, and it took forever to load because the page speed was turtle slow. Did you stay? Or are you impatient like me and moved onto something else? If your bounce rate is high or your traffic is non-existent, this may be a problem for you. […]

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7 Things Your Must Do To Keep Your Site Maintained

You Need To Keep Your Website Maintained and Secure.

You Need To Keep Your Site Maintained and Secure. I recently got a new car because I lease and my lease was up. The reason that I lease is that the hubs and I like a new car every few years because mechanics we are not. I can change the oil and the tires, but […]

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Non-Techy Way to Improve Your Site Navigation

Non-Techy Way to Improve Your Site Navigation.

Have you ever gone exploring, only to come to a neat little town and have no idea where to go or what to find because there are no street signs? Worse yet, there are a bunch of “things to do 5 miles this way or 3 miles that way” and you wonder which way you […]

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Before Your Build Your Website, Do These Things

before you build your website do these things

Are you ready to tackle the project to build your website on your own or are you willing to bring on your favorite designer? Either way, there are a few things you need to know that will make the process easier. And… let’s face it. It will keep you from going totally bonkers! The process […]

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5 Simple Steps to Improve Your Website Now

5 simple steps to improve your website.

Have you neglected your website for so long that it looks like it should be part of the way back archives? Taking steps to improve your website is the first step in attracting more clients. For years, I flipped houses with the Hubs. We were lucky that when we looked at a house, we recognized […]

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Basic HTML That Everyone Should Know

HTML every blogger should know.

When starting with website development and design the first thing taught is basic HTML. Things like centering, bold, paragraphs come in handy when hand coding a styled website. With the advent of the visual editor, anyone can now do styling on their websites. While I’m not saying this is a bad thing if you want to […]

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