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
If you have a WordPress site, you may have gotten a notification from your website or your hosting company when there’s an update available for WordPress. Many people ignore these update notifications. Here’s why you shouldn’t. Security It’s important to keep your website software updated to help prevent security holes that could allow unauthorized access … Read moreWhy do I need to update my WordPress site?
Sitemaps are useful for your website for a number of reasons, but mostly to help search engines find all of the fabulous content on your website. While it’s possible to create an XML Sitemap by hand, there are several handy tools that make it easy for anyone to create a sitemap for their website. Below … Read moreHow to create an XML Sitemap
I encountered an odd thing a couple of months ago that I wanted to share in case you, too, encounter this odd thing. What is the odd thing? Squished/sideways pictures. I am the webmaster (big surprise) for my Toastmasters club. I was sent some photos to post on the site. Which I did through the … Read moreStubborn Sideways Pictures & how to FIx Them
Would you drive a car without insurance? Would you buy a home without insuring your investment in it? Most people would answer “No.” to these questions. Yet, when it comes to a website, especially a business website, so many people take no steps to protect the investment they have in their site. Even if you … Read moreHow to backup your WordPress site
Choosing a theme for your WordPress site is a decision you should spend a little time with. While it is easy to change your theme without rebuilding your site, if you change your theme often, it can confuse visitors who may have gotten used to the banding and feel of your previous theme. So how … Read moreHow to choose the right Theme for your WordPress site
It’s Spring. Spring is finally, officially here in the US – yay! And with it, all the rain. But that’s okay – because I have an activity that you can do whethers its rainy or not in your part of the world. I’m talking about Spring Cleaning for your Website. Really? Yes! Your website is … Read moreSpring Cleaning for your website
All websites need two things to exist and be easily accessed – a domain & hosting. I often see people get these confused, or think they are the same thing. They’re not. The best analogy I’ve found for explaining it is to compare it to building a new house. To build a new house, you … Read moreWhat are domains and hosting?
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?
If you are in the WordPress world, I whole-heartedly believe that you need to attend a WordCamp at least once (a year), if not more. I attended my first WordCamp in 2010 in New York City. I had been using WordPress for just under two years at that point, and was living in Connecticut, so … Read moreWordCamp is for (WordPress) lovers
Craigston Colorado is a custom home-building and cabinetry business in Evergreen, Colorado. I was contacted by owner Tucker’s wife who wanted to surprise her husband with a new website for his birthday. The previous website for Craigston Colorado, although functional, had a very dated look, and it was not easy to make changes or add … Read moreWork Sample: Craigston Colorado
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
The Pittsburgh Toy Lending Library is a wonderful and unusual place. It’s a place where you can go with your kids to play on the many toys that they have available – everything from trains to animals to play houses to blocks, large and small, and balls and riding things and climbing things and even … Read moreWork Sample: Pittsbugh Toy Lending Library