Plugins

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Are you considering a bilingual website?

Having a bilingual website may be a great idea for your business and for your customers and you can do it with WordPress. The Internet is vast, and your users...
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What to know when considering a WordPress calendar plugin

Frequently, I get requests from clients who are interested in adding a WordPress calendar plugin to their website. So today I thought I'd write about why you may want a...
WordPress Document Management

WordPress Document Management

Have you ever wanted to offer your website visitors a way to download documents, like PDFs, Word docs, or even Power Point files? Figuring out the best options for WordPress...
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The Best WordPress Plugins for Small Business Websites

Did you know there are currently 54,476 plugins in the WordPress Repository? That's a lot of options for expanding the functionality of your website. I thought I'd share a list...
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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....
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How to evaluate a plugin

You've got a new site and you're ready to use it. Hooray! And you might need a new plugin to do what you need to do. Did you know that...
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Simple Free Plugins I can’t live without

It's a well-known fact that I'm a huge fan of premium plugins. I like a plugin that is well developed, well-documented, professional and functional and often times, that means you...
Blogging for Business

The Display Widgets plugin issue and how to fix it

If you aren't following WordPress or WordPress security, you may not have heard about the recent plugin fiasco. There's a plugin called Display Widgets. I would link to the plugin,...
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Beaver Themer Review

Everyone knows I'm the hugest of huge fans of Beaver Builder. I don't even work for them, but I sing their praises regularly. This plugin adds so much functionality and allows...
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Using Genesis ENews Extended with MailChimp

This is an update to an older post from 2015, found here. That post has started to get a lot of questions, and I thought I'd write an update since...
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Setting up a donation form with GiveWP

I'm no stranger to setting up payment forms on websites. If you've been a client of mine, you've probably even used one to pay me. But I was tasked with...
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The new Google reCAPTCHA

Do you hate CAPTCHAs? Me too! As someone who uses technology on a daily basis, I can't tell you how irritating it can be to  not be able to enter...
Easy Digital Downloads for WordPress Document Management

How to do Digital Downloads

This is coming up more and more so I thought I would do a quick post running down your options if you want to offer digital downloads. I'm going to...
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Fourth of July WordPress Deals

Apparently, the 4th of July is a great time to get deals on WordPress hosting, themes and plugins, so here's a quick list of places to check out for some...
Website Caching

You should care about caching

Let's start with this: What exactly is caching? Caching is the process of optimizing your site to get the best performance. So, when someone logs onto your website, several things...
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My Favorite Jetpack Features

If you have a WordPress website, there's a good chance you are using Jetpack. Jetpack is a free WordPress plugin that gives you a number of additional tools for your self-hosted...
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Shortcode Extras for Genesis Simple Edits

If you use Genesis, then there's a good chance that you are also using Genesis Simple Edits. This a great little plugin that allows you to easily change your byline,...
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How to use Genesis ENews Extended for your MailChimp E-Mail List

Note: This post was written in 2015, and I've written an update for it here. If you're like me, you want a good opt-in on your site. What's an opt-in?...
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Stop uploading huge images to your site

It's 2015. Our phones take fabulous images. In fact, I went on a big vacation this summer and didn't even take a big camera... purely got by on photos from...
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Great Plugins to go with the Genesis Framework

We love Genesis here. For the last year, nearly every site we've developed has been using the Genesis Framework. What is Genesis? We call it a framework, but really it's...
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Want to add extra stuff to your Genesis theme?

One of the things I love about the Genesis Framework is that you can make it do anything. ANYTHING! The more Genesis sites I do, the more I am delighted with...