You have a new website and it’s almost done. What now? This –> a 15 point checklist to test your website for the best user experience. Below I’ll walk you through everything you should look at before you call your site done and release it for the world.
If you’ve been around the WordPress space for awhile, you’ve probably heard of the WordPress REST API. If you’ve done any research, you may have been really intimidated by what you found — namely, a LOT of technical jargon and seemingly no clear path on how to actually use it. Today I’m going to show you (the absolute beginner) how to use it.
Have you heard of WordPress staging sites? Know what they are and if you need one? If the answer is no, don’t worry. I’ll give you all the info, plus show you how to create one.
If you stumbled upon this post because you’re trying to change the columns on the job dashboard of WP Job Manager, scroll to the bottom for some code. Also, good luck! Otherwise, join me for a small story of how I solved a problem.
You’re starting a new project or business (yay!) and need a website. You don’t have a lot of money and it just so happens that your friend creates websites. They’ve offered to create one for you for free or cheap. Great news, right? Not so fast.
You’re working with a developer for the first time to set up a new website for your business. (Yay!) Beyond design and copy, you have some decisions to make. Here’s my take on the ideal setup for your domain name, hosting and email along with reasons for each.
If you’ve ever worked with a developer or agency, they may have tried to sell you an ongoing maintenance package once your website was complete. Maintenance packages can range from $30/month to $199/month (or more) and can include a variety of services. If you’re not flush with cash or would rather try to avoid ongoing fees for your WordPress website, you can DIY these services with some time and elbow grease. Let’s look at the fees you can get around and those that you won’t be able to avoid.
You’ve heard of WordPress themes before, but you’re not 100% sure what they are. What do they do? Why do you need one? What’s the difference between free, paid and custom themes? Why do people design from scratch? Let’s dive in and talk about different theme options and when you’d want to use each one.
Meta descriptions. You’ve heard of them and heard you need them, but you’re not sure what they are, how to write them or where to put them. It turns out, it’s not super complicated, and you absolutely can have great meta descriptions for your website. Read on, friends.
Do you know what your next blog post will be about? Thinking of ideas doesn’t have to be complicated! Here are five fun and easy ways to find a topic for your next post. (And not just any topic — one that will be enjoyable to write AND just right for your audience.)