How To Build A WordPress Framework

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What is a WordPress framework? A WordPress framework is the combination of WordPress, theme, a selection of plugins and online services to create a flexible, functional platform we can use to accomplish online marketing with relative ease of use. What I didn’t mention but I’m sure you’re aware of is that it takes work on our part to find the …

Cooking the Web

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I love to cook. I’m not a chef but I’m a passable cook. I can do more than boil water and love to try new recipes. I love the art and science of cooking and how flavors are created, layered and combined to create the final delicious meal. I love the feel of a sharp knife as it cuts and …

What to do BEFORE you install WordPress

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Have you noticed how software authors and online service providers are very clear about where their responsibility begins and ends? I don’t fault them. It’s good business to be clear. But it doesn’t help a user that’s struggling to figure out what to do. The WordPress install itself is extremely easy BUT it depends on having a place to install …

Tao of the web

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I like to help the people especially when it comes to web related issues. But I have a problem. What to do with run-on-explanations. You see, I’m not one to gloss over technical details. Glossing over details installs malware, starves puppies and spreads plague. I try to avoid such things. So I explain what I see and think to a (eventually) very sorry …

Don’t let gremlins stop you

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I remember a new toy I got at Christmas that was exactly, EXACTLY, what I had asked Santa Claus for. It was the GI Joe Jeep. I remember the excitement and the anticipation while tearing off the wrapping paper and opening the package. Oh the joy at pushing that jeep around and making all the vroom, vroom sounds. I had freedom! I chased …

WordPress Websites for Small Business in 300 words

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A WordPress website for small business is a process. And it’s not really Design as we know it. It’s more of a selection process with the visual design as the last item of import. Here’s the basic recipe that I always follow:

Choosing a WordPress theme

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Choosing a theme for WordPress can be exciting and fun! I don’t know about you but I’m like a kid in a candy store with $40 to spend! Big dramatic images of beautiful people, colorful wide vistas, deeply moving landscapes, iconic world events, extraordinary photographs of everyday life, combined with appealing color schemes all designed to capture the visitor’s attention. That’s exactly …

SEO plugins for WordPress

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I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been asked “what’s the best SEO plugin for WordPress?” My immediate reply (trying to keep the look of exasperation off my face) is to ask, “in terms of what?” Think of it this way, what if someone asked you what’s the best car or best place to live? For me these questions …

Building faculty profiles

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A little background on the current state of affairs. During the move to stabilize our sites (see Rebuilding a university website. Step one.) we moved legacy content to WordPress and didn’t take time to do a redesign. We just used the content and design we already had. The design isn’t responsive and there’s old code for a mobile site that’s so outdated …

Rebuilding a university website. Step one.

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I’m about to embark on a BIG construction project and I thought it would be fun to document it as I go. Plus I need a place to write down my thoughts – it helps me think and plan. So this post is the first in a series about my project – taking the Norwich University website from a boring brochure …

Embrace your Frankenstein!

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Look! It’s moving. It’s alive. It’s alive… It’s alive, it’s moving, it’s alive, it’s alive, it’s alive, it’s alive, IT’S ALIVE! Dr. Frankenstein (1931) I remember reading Mary Shelley‘s Frankenstein.  The thought of a human being stitched together from different parts of other humans fascinated me. I wasn’t so much into the story after though I remember wondering why the …