What’s In A Name? Choosing a Domain

July 8, 2019

What’s in a name? Sure, a rose by any other name might smell as sweet, but if it’s not something easy to remember, no one’s going to find its website! One of the first decisions you have to make about your website is choosing your domain name (and making sure it’s available).  Smush It Together So you think you’ve got…

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The WordPress Infographic to End All WordPress Infographics

March 22, 2019

If you’ve ever had a moment where you’ve thought, “…but I need my site to do THIS,” chances are, WordPress developers (or plugin developers) have already thought of it. One of the most versatile CMS (that’s Content Management Systems) in existence, almost a third of the internet’s websites are built on the WordPress platform. And if you’re working with me,…

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The Best Hosting for Your WordPress Website

March 12, 2019

When it comes to hosting, there is a veritable smorgasbord of options, and over the last decade, I’ve had the chance to try quite a few of them. Through trial and error, I’ve found favorites at every price point. I had a bit of a revelation this week: it turns out by recommending the same dang WordPress hosting I’ve been…

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Four things to do before meeting your web designer

March 13, 2018

Have you just set up your initial meeting with a potential web designer (maybe meeeee?) and wondering what to do in the meantime? First of all, you definitely don’t need to do anything; an experienced web designer or developer will be ready to walk you through your first steps. But if your excitement won’t let you sit still until you make…

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How to Get the Most Out of Your Professional Photo Shoot for Your Website

June 26, 2017

Great photography can take an okay website to completely stunning, so if you have the time, inclination, and budget, you should definitely consider scheduling a professional photo shoot as part of your web design plan. Since most photographers don’t shoot exclusively for websites, though, you’ll want to have some clear instructions for him or her so that you get the…

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How to Install WordPress Plugins, Not the Bad Ones

February 26, 2017

WordPress has a ton of benefits: flexibility in design, near unlimited functionality, accessibility to non-coders… I won’t bore you too much with my WordPress nerd-ery. But those benefits have made WordPress the most popular website platform on Earth, which is, in and of itself, the best perk of all. WordPress’s huge popularity means there are a TON of plugins to…

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Where to Find Great (and Legal) Images to Use on Your Website

January 30, 2017

A picture might be worth a thousand words, but maybe not thousands of dollars in copyright infringement penalties. Ok that was a terrible joke BUT I know that a lot of website owners struggle with where to find images. For many, their first instinct is to browse Google Image Search and grab the first relevant image you find. This is not a…

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