Website Building Posts
Posts and videos about making sites with WordPress. It heavily features my favourite tool Beaver Builder.
For over a decade I’ve been wasting time doing the same tedious tasks in WordPress. I decided I needed to get a grip. Here’s 5 things I’ve started doing when working with images. 1. Automatically add Image Meta-data Habitually, I was good at adding meaningful (SEO friendly) names to my images files, but in […]Read More
Last time we looked at the plugins in our blueprint install. This time we are looking at the blueprint itself and the templates and pages we use. Don’t expect an aesthetically pleasing designs. Here, the aim is to save time with a design checklist. Here’s the Blueprint The site below is hidden behind a coming soon […]Read More
In this third post I’m sharing the WordPress plugins we are using for our new web building service. Why we have chosen them and how we are handling licenses. Plugin Licensing and Client freedoms I talked about this subject recently in the podcast I do with Nathan Wrigley at WP Builds. This episode was called What […]Read More
Digital Marketing Posts
These posts go beyond making websites and on to the more pressing topic of how to get people to care about you online.
After a decade of building websites there’s one thing I’m sure about… small businesses don’t get the internet. It’s a sweeping generalisation I know, but go with it. I’m not trying to provoke, I would only like to see small businesses (my clients and friends) getting a better return. 1. Build the Website Yourself As a […]Read More
Digital Marketing is not just for those with deep pockets. Quite the opposite. It’s about being an effective business in a digital age. Few can afford to ignore it, but most, including me, struggle with it. The problem, I think, is that Digital Marketing is often not explained in simple and relevant terms. That’s what I […]Read More
My Facebook experience is limited (understatement!). I had a part-time business that found customers from Facebook, but nothing trailblazing. Yet, in my job of helping businesses get online, I end up giving advice. Mostly, I’ve sent folks to the work of Facebook gurus, but maybe something much simpler was needed. After all most of us who grew up on traditional marketing […]Read More
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