Preparing for PHP 7? SiteGround Can Help!

SG Optimizer will go through all the code for your theme and plugins looking for things that won’t work with PHP 7.0. Once the plugin is done with its analysis, it gives you a list of any problems that it finds.

Website Overhaul

Ready for a Website Overhaul?

Do you have an old, hand-coded website and are thinking about doing a website overhaul and moving to WordPress? If so, here are some things that you should know.


October 2016 – How to Configure the WPTouch Plugin

What do you do if your WordPress theme isn’t mobile friendly?  My advice is to install the WPTouch plugin.  It will make your site look good on mobile devices. It’s what I recommend to clients and it’s what I use on my own sites. Here are some things you should know about the plugin: Anything in […]

Fast Secure Contact Plugin

WordPress Contact Form Plugin

Do you need a contact form plugin for your WordPress website or blog? If so you might be overwhelmed by all the choices. Here’s what I use and recommend for my clients. The Fast Secure Contact Form WordPress plugin is my favorite contact form plugin. Why? The plugin: is easy to use includes a CAPTCHA to cut down […]

WordPress Software and Plugin Updates

WordPress 4.1.2 is now available.  It’s a critical security release.  If your site was updated to 4.1 then it should update automatically to the new version. If you’re running an older version of WordPress or if for some reason your site didn’t automatically update then you should update your existing system. (Very Important – Remember to […]

WordPress Update Service

Today I did a WordPress website update for a customer.  It’s a quarterly service that’s quite popular with my customers. If you’re wondering what it’s like, here’s an edited version of the email I sent the customer after the update. I did your first quarterly update today.  I usually break the update notes into two […]

Adding WooCommerce Product Categories to Custom Menus

A few weeks ago I received an email from a customer named Travis.  He’s got an online store powered by the WooCommerce plugin.  The store has been up and running for months.  However Travis recently had a problem adding product categories to the store’s custom menu. WordPress Custom Menus and WooCommerce If you’re unfamiliar with WordPress custom […]

Graphene Theme Update and Shortcodes

One of my favorite WordPress themes is Graphene. It’s easy to use, has a home page slideshow and is extremely flexible. There are ways to edit the CSS. It enables you to create custom action hook widets. You can also update the header image, change colors, add custom code to the header and tons more. Another feature enables […]

How to Configure the WPtouch WordPress Plugin

***IMPORTANT*** Things at WPTouch change frequently.  In fact, I’ve already got a new blog post about configuring this plugin.  Click here to read the October 2016 version.   One of the many advantages of using WordPress is the availability of quality plugins. For example, WPtouch is customizable, free plugin that makes your WordPress site or […]