5 pages you should have on your website

The single most common part of a website project that causes the biggest delays, time after time, is content. Trying to decide what to put on your website seems to send most people straight into analysis-paralysis. And I totally get it. But – a website without content is just some pretty pictures, and that’s not …

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Yes, it costs that much. Let me tell you why.

…And that’s the point I’m trying to make. Building a WordPress website on your own is totally do-able, but it will take longer than if you have someone do it for you. It will cost you less in actual money spent to do it yourself, but it will cost more in time and in lost sales and missed opportunities. You can save money or you can save time, but it’s not really possible to save both and end up with a quality website.

8 Signs You May Need a New Website

8 Signs You May Need A New Website

With many things, one can adopt a “if it ain’t broke it, don’t fix it” mentality. But, it’s not always easy to know when your website is broken and is need of fixing. I’ve compiled a list of some of the more common issues you may be facing with your website that could indicate it’s …

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Website Development Process

Sometimes it can seem like building a website is some sort of mystical, magical process. And while I do sometimes joke about “working my magic” on websites, it’s not really magic at all. It’s a process, and it’s one that I’ve developed and adjusted over the years (and continue to tweak as needed) to something …

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How safe is your website?

Your Website Is Only As Safe as Your Last Good Backup - WordCamp Lehigh Valley 2017

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 …

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Do I really need to hire a web designer?

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 …

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Why you must have a mobile-friendly website

Why You Must Have a Mobile-Friendly Website (especially in 2017)

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 …

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Genesis CSS Column Classes

Getting started with Genesis CSS Column Classes blog post graphic

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 …

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Planning Your Website

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 …

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What do I need to make a 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 …

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Is Do It Together WordPress Coaching right for you?

WordPress One on One Coaching

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 …

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Resource Tip: Button Generator

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 …

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Why should I use WordPress?

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 …

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WordPress 3.8 Parker – First Look

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 …

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How to Install WordPress in a subdirectory

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 …

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