Your website is only as safe as your last good backup… Thanks for checking out my talk at WordCamp Lehigh Valley. I am passionate/slightly neurotic about backups, mostly because I’ve seen lots of cases where bad things happen to good websites because they don’t have a good recent backup of their site. Enjoy the slides, and … Read moreHow safe is your website?
I was at a business growth workshop one time and was asked by a professional photographer at the end of it, “With all of the DIY website builders available these days, do I really need to hire a professional website developer?” I spun the question around and said to him, “Well, with all of affordable … Read moreDo I really need to hire a web designer?
According to a recent report from Pew Research Center, 77% of all American own a smartphone. When they first surveyed smartphone ownership conducted in 2011, that percentage was only 35% – that’s a fairly significant jump in only 6 years. An August 2016 blog post from Search Engine Land state that Google reports indicated that … Read moreWhy you must have a mobile-friendly website
The Genesis Framework is one of the most popular for WordPress. They have a ton of great-looking child themes just waiting for you to add your own creative flair and create a fantastic website. I’ve even used them for some clients as a starting point for their site. One of my favorite “hidden features” of … Read moreGenesis CSS Column Classes
This is the first post in my series about what you need to know when you’re creating your own website. In this part, I wanted to talk with you about the imporance of planning who your website is for and what you want to say to you audience. Defining your target audience You’ll hear this … Read morePlanning Your Website
One of the biggest misconceptions I see with people building their own website is not understanding what’s involved – what they need, both on the technical side and the creative/branding sitde. Through this series, I intend to give you the info you need to get started on the right foot, without getting stuck on the … Read moreWhat do I need to make a website?
In my years working with WordPress, I’ve come across a lot of people that had a similar situation. They had a website, so they didn’t need a whole new one, but they did have some questions, and the basic tutorial places covered info that was too basic for them. So, now, what? That’s why I … Read moreIs Do It Together WordPress Coaching right for you?
I came across this neat little tool the other day, and wanted to share it – the Call-to-Action Button Generator. I see a lot of websites with call to action buttons that don’t seem to fit in so well. Wrong color, wrong font, weird size/shape. It’s sad to see websites that people clearly worked very … Read moreResource Tip: Button Generator
I got an email from a copy-writer that I know the other day, and it seemed like a good thing to share on the blog… “Terri, I wanted to share the information below regarding a conversation I had with the developer I’ve used. I wanted to get your feedback on what he had to say … Read moreWhy should I use WordPress?
WordPress 3.8 a.k.a. “Parker” was released this week, with a new Dashboard look and some interesting new features. I’m trying something new in this video, and have recorded my “first look” at these changes. Check out the video below to see some of the new features and my reactions to them. I’d love to hear … Read moreWordPress 3.8 Parker – First Look
The question came up recently about how to install WordPress in a sub-directory so they could use OptimizePress for some landing pages. (OptimizePress is a theme specifically for creating product or event landing pages, squeeze pages, opt-in pages, sales pages, etc. Because it is a theme, it will override your existing theme if you want … Read moreHow to Install WordPress in a subdirectory
I get a lot of random WordPress questions, and yesterday was no exception. A friend had purchased a Genesis Child Theme – Event Manager – for her upcoming conference for moms. While she was having good success using the theme and getting her site set up, she was having a devil of a time changing … Read moreChanging the favicon with a Genesis theme
Many themes automatically add Pages created to the site’s navigation menu, but the themes don’t always give you an option on how you want them displayed. By default, Pages are listed alphabetically in the navigation menu. To reorder them, you can use the Page Order meta field for your Pages. (Note – this may not … Read moreChanging Page Order
Michael Harrawood is the husband of a colleague of mine. They called me several months ago, asking for some help with Mike’s website. Mike had started a home repair and handyman type of business, and wanted a simple website to advertise his business online, and provide reference and legitimacy for those looking for more information … Read moreWork Sample: Just Call Mike Home Helpers
I was speaking with someone today about how using a Content Management System (CMS) can help them have more control over their small business website and was surprised to learn that she wasn’t familiar with the term. This was interesting to me as I thought it was a fairly well known term and was also … Read moreWhat is a Content Management System?