8 Tips for Adding a Compelling Page or Blog Post

Oct 16th, 2009 | By | Category: How-To

I’ve devel­oped a lot of web­sites over the years, for a lot of peo­ple. I’ve devel­oped them for peo­ple who were seri­ous about mak­ing them work, and I’ve done them for peo­ple who were just dip­ping their toe in the Inter­net pool. What I’ve learned is, peo­ple with no goals when it comes to the on-line expe­ri­ence won’t last long. I’ve done some spec­tac­u­lar work for peo­ple who lost inter­est after the fact, not because I wasn’t there to help them along the way, but because they didn’t know what they were doing there in the first place.

Using Template Files In WordPress

Oct 3rd, 2009 | By | Category: How-To

For some rea­son my clients always have weird require­ments for pages. Thank­ful­ly, Word­press has a way. I remem­ber read­ing a post on a forum recent­ly where a user asked the ques­tion, “I cre­at­ed a Page and on that Page I want to list all posts in a spec­i­fied cat­e­go­ry. How do I do this?” Nat­u­ral­ly, one user decid­ed to tell the guy it was impos­si­ble and that he should just stick to the sta­tus quo. This post is more for that doo­fus than it is for the guy who asked.

Three WordPress Plugins You Must Have

Sep 26th, 2009 | By | Category: How-To

There are sev­er­al more plu­g­ins I find indis­pen­si­ble, but these three are the post edit pow­er­house I use to keep things tidy and user friend­ly. Two of them require API keys, but all are free, like most oth­er Word­Press relat­ed plu­g­ins. Give them a shot. I can’t blog with­out them.

Time Management the Mark Joyner Way

Sep 20th, 2009 | By | Category: How-To

Since I start­ed work­ing inde­pen­dent­ly, I’ve had to learn a few valu­able lessons that I don’t think I could have learned with­out them smack­ing me in the face. I learned that out­sourc­ing those things that you aren’t good at is a good idea. I’ve learned that no one per­son can do every­thing. I’ve learned that good time man­age­ment is more valu­able than a good assis­tant. I’ve learned that a PDA is only as good as the infor­ma­tion you both­er putting in it. I would have learned them all faster if I had dis­cov­ered Sim­ple­ol­o­gy soon­er.