Interview with Troy Dean of WP Elevation

Last year at Pressnomics, I had the pleasure of chatting with Troy Dean about his newest business venture, WP Elevation, which is the world’s first business accelerator program to help WordPress consultants get better clients, work on better projects, and… [read more]

How to Install a Banner Ad on Your Genesis Child Theme

If you frequently publish new content on your website and have a fair amount of traffic, adding a few ads to your Genesis-powered website can be a great way to make some extra cash. One of the frequently asked support… [read more]

How to Build Your Own WordPress Website

Using this tutorial, we will build a website with 4 key characteristics: It will look great. Make a positive first impression on your viewers with a beautiful website that sets you apart as a professional. It will be easy to… [read more]

WordCamp SLC 2013 Recap

This weekend I made the trek up to Salt Lake for WordCamp SLC 2013, and I had a blast! This was the third WordCamp I’ve attended, and the first I’ve presented at. I gave a talk on How to Rock… [read more]

Why I Love the WordPress Community

Around 2009, I came across Chris Ford‘s website, and immediately fell in love with her design style. I wanted to be her when I grew up, and I emailed her to tell her as much. Even though I was a… [read more]

Why You Should Use A Genesis 2.0 Child Theme

Alright, folks. If you hang out online with internet techies like I do, you’ve likely heard some buzzwords like “HTML5” and “microdata” being thrown around surrounding the release of WordPress 3.6 and Genesis 2.0. As of writing, WordPress 3.6 has… [read more]

WordPress Troubleshooting Flowchart

It happens to the best of us: you refresh your WordPress page and you have a mini-heart attack when you discover that your sidebar is now suddenly below your blog posts, or your footer is missing, etc. The good news… [read more]

What Is Web Hosting? Why Do I Need It?

Today I received an email from a gal who was curious about switching from Blogger to WordPress, but wasn’t sure what web hosting is or why she needs it. I thought it was a great question, so I decided to… [read more]

How to Use FTP

Even if you installed WordPress using Fantastico or Simple Scripts, you will likely need to use an FTP client to install certain plugins and themes. So let’s start with the basics! What is FTP? An FTP (file transfer protocol) client… [read more]