All the wordpress themes I design are built on the Genesis Framework, which uses the Wordpress custom menu feature. Here's a handy tutorial on how to set it up. Once you have published some pages and posts on your site, you are ready to create a menu - that's the navigation bar you see … [Read more...] about How to set up a WordPress Menu
Hello lovely people! I'm currently nursing a bad case of the flu, but I thought I should take time to post this one. I've seen a LOT of blogs with sidebars that make me cringe. Do you know why a lot of people don't pay attention to sidebars? Most of them are too cluttered or too boring. … [Read more...] about 8 Tips for a Fab Sidebar
The Studiopress community is the most awesome community of developers and designers. They have made Genesis the absolute best premium framework for Wordpress there is, not just because of the fantastic features, but also because it continues to evolve to make it better and easier to use. (On a … [Read more...] about My Favourite Genesis Plugins
One of my all-time favourite plugins to use is Nick the Geeks' Genesis Featured Widget Amplified plugin. I must have used it on every site I designed for the past month. Nick is a genius! This is one awesome plugin that's extremely useful and works like a charm. What does it do? It … [Read more...] about Genesis Featured Widget Amplified Plugin
Truth. It was heartening to read this on Jeff Goin's latest newsletter. I've always been hesitant to write because of lack of confidence. Oh, I know how to write a scientific article, and I've even published a few, but blogging is different. When I was just blogging for friends and … [Read more...] about The World Needs Your Message
At the time I'm writing this, there are now 30,938 plugins in the Wordpress repository. No, you don't have to install all of them on your wordpress site. While each plugin is designed to enhance the functionality and performance of your site (supposedly), installing just any plugin you … [Read more...] about Before You Install That Plugin…
Whether you've been blogging for years, or are just starting out, you will probably toy with the idea of getting a professional to design your site. Here are a few things to consider before you take that leap. 1. Find your voice and style. Before anything else, you should be clear on … [Read more...] about When Should You Invest In A Blog Designer?
Wordpress is not merely a blogging cms anymore. Countless businesses, writers, and online publishers now use Wordpress to publish their content; and if you're one of those, it's vital that you watch out for user errors on your wordpress site. The infographic below was designed by Rafal Tomal, … [Read more...] about 15 WordPress User Errors To Avoid