If you follow us on Twitter you’ve already seen the notice from WordPress that a critical update was just released. So, what does this mean and what do you need to do if you have a WordPress blog? What’s the problem? This update fixes a vulnerability in WordPress’s coding that could allow a hacker to… Read More


WordPress themes make all the difference in the way your blog is presented to the world and they allow you to change from one look to another in a few clicks! There are thousands of options out there for a WordPress theme, so how do you decide which ones suit your needs, gets you the… Read More


Recently there have been several injection exploit attacks on WordPress through specific hosting companies. Godaddy, Network Solutions, and most recently Media Temple hosted sites were targeted for the attacks. The one I just dealt with on this blog (and 23 of my own and client blogs) was called JohnnyA. It inserted a Javascript that re-directed… Read More


It’s no secret that we think WordPress is the best blogging platform, and we recommend it for Websites too. WordPress can enable you to create an online presence for a fraction of what a traditional web site costs and have an easy to use content management system (CMS) to boot. Installing, configuring and training on… Read More


WordPress gets frequent updates and you’re not always sure if, when, how or why you should update. This tutorial shows you how to upgrade your WordPress install and how to decide if it’s time to update and what to look for before you hit that update button! Tweet… Read More


There are some amazing plugins and some that will make hash of your WordPress install. The key is to know what you want, see if it works with your themes and version, then look at reviews and bug fixes to make sure it’s current and the reviews make sense. In general you can just un-install… Read More


The newest default theme with WordPress 3.0 is called Twenty Ten and it takes major steps forward in the ability to control the design of your WordPress blog right from the start. The ability to easily add menus and drop-downs is something many people used to go to premium themes for. Here’s a description of… Read More


If you’ve got a blog or you built an entire website in WordPress with just pages, odds are you’ll need to know how to edit and create new pages in WordPress. This tutorial walks you through building a page and adding it to the menu (in the Twenty Ten theme). Tweet… Read More


Search engines look for whether the keywords you use are represented in the content of the article. If they are not you can be discredited. Try to target the keywords for each post on 3-5 keywords only and tune the content to deliver a good readable message that includes those keywords. The first keyword you… Read More


Under the settings tab is the link for Permalinks. These are the permanent links to your blog posts. Even if you update the page, unless you change the permalink the link stays the same. This is important when people are linking to your posts! Tweet… Read More


The settings section of the WordPress dashboard is where you get to fine-tune everything, but it can be a little off-putting. ¬†What IS all this stuff and what do we do with it? This video is the longer version and walks you through the whole thing step by step. If you’d like to cut to… Read More