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Things you should know about security plugins

Hey look, I'm talking about site security again! It's a favorite topic of mine, but mostly because I really, really hate cleaning up a hacked site. Last week, I answered the question of whether WordPress...

Avoid 404 Errors with Redirection

Have you ever clicked on a link and get to a page that says something like 'Sorry, that page doesn't exist.' That is a big bummer when you're looking for something. This is called a...

Is WordPress Secure?

WordPress is the most popular content management system in the world, now powering around 30% of all websites. To put that into perspective, the next biggest competitor, Joomla,  has just over 3%. So that's a...

What is WordPress Multisite?

Have you ever wanted to create more than one WordPress site right on your domain? For example, we have our main site as sumydesigns.com, but we also have a support site at support.sumydesigns.com. You can...

Google Plus is going away

Do you use Google Plus? Have you? Were you thinking about it? The time has come and gone, because Google announced recently that it won't be around much longer. The announcement was made October 8,...

Tips for Engaging your Audience

I harp a lot on writing content. Content is king. Content is what brings people back. But it needs to be quality content. It needs to be useful to your audience. But I have a...

Andrea M. Rotondo

Working on websites for writers is one of our passions. This new site for Andrea M. Rotondo, travel writer and editor, was no different. Great content and beautiful photos showcase her experience as a professional...

Five tips for choosing quality WordPress plugins

The WordPress Repository has lots of plugins. LOTS. If you need something, you can probably find a way to make it happen, just by searching for options in the repository. But, just because a plugin...

Don’t neglect your contact page

One of the most important and often neglected pages of any website is the contact page. Think about it, this is likely the page where you are directing your traffic in an effort to get...

Accept Invoice Payments on your Website

If you run a business that serves clients and sends invoices, you may be wondering about a way to expedite the payment process. Allowing payments right on your website is a super fast and easy...

Organize your Business Twitter Account with Lists

When people ask me about using Twitter for business, I have a few standard tips for them. Don't set it up if you aren't going to use it. Engage, don't just post. That means like,...

Do you think running online ads is too expensive?

I have some news for you. It can be. I've heard stories of people wasting thousands of dollars and getting zero results. They come to us and say things like: "I tried running AdWords and...

Is your website’s content ready for voice search?

When you're planning a website and thinking about people finding it, you're usually thinking about what keywords someone might type into Google to find your website. Then you plan your content to accommodate those searches....

The Alexander Group Realty

I recently wrote an article about how important a realtors website is, and how most realtors aren't doing it right, but we were able to help Lauren, of Lauren Alexander Real Estate, nail it. This...

Yoast SEO: Free or Premium? What’s the difference?

I like the Yoast plugin. I have been using it for years. I install it on every site I create. It's got a lot of great features and I think the folks there know what...

Formatting Your Blog Posts

I write a lot of blog posts, and if you're here, you probably already know that. But did you know that the majority of blog readers are mostly skimming the post, looking for highlights and...

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