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.