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I find my eyes glazing over and realize many hours have passed. I am not sure if I've made any progress at all. This accurately describes my early experience of shopping for a premium WordPress theme for a client. There are an incredible amount of choices out there, ThemeForest alone claims to have 5,701 WordPress Themes & Templates to choose from. So how do you choose? First of all, you might not have to. If you are working with a designer/developer who prefers certain themes with a good track record, it's perfectly acceptable to defer to them. You'll want to make...

WordPress Maintenance Program Flip Flop Freelance WordPress website monthly maintenance program for $25  includes: Bi-weekly back-ups of the site. Regular backups ensure that a site can be restored quickly in case of a security breach within the hosting server or other technical malfunction. Regular updates to Wordpress core coding, and plugin coding and theme files. Outdated code is the #1 vulnerability to an existing website by outside attacks (often mass attacks within a hosts server). By performing the regular updates provided by WordPress, theme developers and plugin developers, your website is more secure against these types of attacks. *the maintenance program does not involve...

WordPress Security Tips If you've ever forgotten to save your work or have suddenly "lost" it by clicking away from it, etc. you know what a royal pain it can be to recreate it. Now imagine that happening to your whole website. Poof, gone. It's enough to make most people ill. How likely is this going to happen to you?   There is no such thing as a 100% secure website or a 100% secure Content Management System.  In general, WordPress is as secure or more secure than other CMS, particularly with it's constant updates. Because WordPress is such a popular platform (and...

Many of my clients ask about whether the theme they chose is mobile responsive or mobile friendly. But what does that really mean? First, it's important to know that if the theme they chose is not "mobile friendly" it does not mean that it can't be easily viewed on all mobile devices. It can be seen and navigated on all mobile devices - including those with the smallest screens but it's the ease of navigating through one's site that varies greatly when a theme is dubbed "mobile friendly".  When a theme is designed to break itself down smoothly across a variety...

As a WordPress web developer, I like to discuss the pros and cons with my clients for placing a blog on their site. Most people understand the pros: 1.  Search Engine Optimization Having a blog is one of the best ways to drive new traffic to your website and to improve your rankings within search engines like Google and Bing.  When determining if a site is current and relevant, Google checks for new content.  By posting new content on a daily, weekly or bi-weekly basis to your blog, you will be maximizing your chances that your search engine ranking will improve.  Putting relevant tags...