Is WordPress for You? And Which Version Should You Choose?

When I work with clients who are brand-new to blogging, I typically urge them to launch their blog using WordPress, because it's the gold standard for blogging platforms. It's got tons of features, and a huge community you can look to for extra support. But did you know there are two different types of WordPress platforms, and they're very different?...more
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The 15 Best WordPress Plugins for Newbie Bloggers

Are you just starting out on and not sure which of the 35,555+ plugs to install? Don't worry, you aren't the only person thinking this because I was thinking the exact same thing when I first started. Here are my top 15 WordPress plugins that I have found useful and most beneficial to the UI and flow of my website. ...more
Michele@liferedesign SEO can be scary, but the Wordpress SEO makes it so much easier! :) Glad ...more

How to Make a WordPress Child Theme in 11 Easy Steps

Recently I was caught between a rock and a hard place. I either had to accept the security risks of using an out-of-date WordPress theme, or I had to figure out whole child theme puzzlement so that I didn't lose the customizations I'd made to the parent theme (Twenty Fourteen theme, in my case). ...more
pinesandpalmettos are you serious, a child theme plugin? As i been trying to follow the above ...more

Time for A Reward!

November 30, 2014...more

Cousin It

We all have that one eccentric relative who always says and does the strangest things. In your family, who’s that person, and what is it that earned him/her that reputation?(Participating in NaBloPoMo? Head to BlogHer’s NaBloPoMo Central for more!)...more

The Old Days...

I missed those good old days.  I grew up in the 70’s, plus I have the big hair; the fashion style was astonishing, and the music (disco, disco duck….) was the best. Those memories of the past where I didn’t have any stress, wasn’t living at a fast pace, and everything seems so innocent.The kids from my neighborhood will play all day outside and they will get dirty.  They will play baseball; jump the ropes, they will play marbles. We didn’t have a Playstation or an X-Box.  Yes, I do miss those old days....more

The Countdown begin...

The countdown to the holidays has just begun. I have to start shopping for the holidays. For several people it’s too soon, but having a big family is never too early. Usually I make my first layaway the day after Halloween starting with the three oldest. After that, I do the little ones so they have more time to think what they want. They loved to write a few letters one to Santa (the big letter) and the other to their grandparents (one gift). My last gift to buy it will be for my husband after 31 years of marriage it’s getting difficult to obtain something special for him....more

I’m SO not a Techie

So I’ve been trying for about 2 hours to install WordPress on my web hosting service and the main thing stopping me is not being able to configure my FTP to upload the WordPress files. Ugh! It all seems simple enough, but it’s just not working. I’ll have to contact the help desk in the morning. When it comes to any kind of IT stuff, my eyes just glaze over, and I have one heck of a time trying to figure out just what the hell is going on....more
BacktoTechBasics Thanks Bethany. I was able to get help from a good (tech) friend. See my ...more

Why I moved from Blogger to WordPress

In early October 2013, I officially made the move from Blogger to WordPress. Most days I don’t regret my decision. I mentioned when I returned from Type-A Conference that it was something I needed to do (and should have done a long time ago) and there were a few questions as to why I needed to make the move. So here goes (and hopefully you’re still getting my feed so you can see this!)...more
A million thanks! I’ve been hesitating for a long time whether to migrate my Blogger content to ...more

Howdy, Neighbor!

Today’s Blogging 101 assignment is "Say Hi to the Neighbors": follow five new topics in the Reader and five new blogs.When I first read this assignment, I thought “easy peasy!” As a new blogger, I am constantly reading new blogs, but I must admit, there is a bit “tit for tat” in my reading and following; reading those who follow me than reciprocate. But I do follow blogs by topics of interest, but adding 5 new tags to follow is a bit daunting....more