Oct 202013
My clients ask me why I love WordPress. This can be a long answer, but I will try to make it short and sweet: It is the BEST! OK, now seriously.... lol ~ It is user friendly, easy to learn and easy to maintain ~ It is the way websites seem to be going: you do not need to learn html to create one, but you can still have a flashy, professional site ~ There are many many great themes (templates) and plugins available ~ Support is very good for WordPress, as it's use/popularity is so vast ~ You can have control of your own site and save money ~  It is a free, open source platform ~  Read more [...]
Jul 182013
I am always updating WordPress plugins for me and for my clients, and changing them out completely from time to time. Although plugins are fabulous, it is not a good idea to have too many, as they can slow the function and speed of your website loading, especially if they are not updated regularly. So these lists are a great checking opportunity, and many thanks to Jeff Bullas for this post: Click here for 30 great WordPress plugins.             Read more [...]
Mar 032013
Many thanks to Scott Heron for this guest post about WordPress themes he recommends. There are literally hundreds, if not thousands of Wp themes out there, so it is sometimes hard to choose the right one for you and your business. Getting advice from a VA or from a WordPress expert like Scott is always a good idea. Thanks, Scott! Wordpress is a tool used for free and open source blogging, with a PHP and MySQL based Content Management System (CSM). It has been rated as the most popular blogging system owing to features like plug-in architecture and a template system. It is known to have been Read more [...]
Aug 052011
Run a survey, vote, competition, with a prize. Use SurveyMonkey, a free online platform, where you create the survey or contest, and add the link to your FB post or website. Make it fun, and short – just two or three questions works best. Install a plugin that adds a Facebook Share button to each of your blogs on your website. In this way your readers can easily share your content with their Facebook friends.  Try Share This, and there are many others on WordPress. Use Facebook plugins/apps for your biz page.There are many easy-to-use plugins that will enhance your reader’s  experience Read more [...]
Aug 262010
Two of my clients are now launching into membership sites... It is fun, but I have been on a Wishlist learning curve, 1shoppingcart, plugins, teleseminars, and all the brainstorming that goes with it! In this game there is something new every day, and the tools change at an astonishing rate. Evenings and weekends are so often spent updating my skills or knowledge base. I have written an article on membership sites- the steps involved, the plugins needed, the Social media plan that has to be in place, the newsletter/email tools to choose from. I am posting it here - it might help others. Membership Read more [...]