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Three WordPress Admin Plugins to Love

Spend a lot of time in WordPress admin? Check out these plugins that just might make your life easier.

Blurring the Lines Between Themes and Plugins

WordPress themes have been adding more and more features that were once plugins. Who is to blame and where should it stop?

10 WordPress Plugins You’ll Love

Lucinda shares 10 plugins that’ll crank up the functionality of your WordPress blog.

WordPress Tip: Disable and Remove Unused Plugins

As WordPress continues to evolve and change, and your blogs grow as well, you may no longer use certain plugins, but forget to deactivate them or remove them and this could lead to a huge security issue down the road.

WordPress Plugins and Database Interaction

This post was written as part of the How to Write a WordPress Plugin series. When you are writing a plugin, you will inevitably have to store variables in a database and retrieve them. Fortunately WordPress makes data retrieval simple with options and a database object. This post will cover storing and retrieving data from […]

How to Get Ideas for WordPress Plugins

This post was written as part of the How to Write a WordPress Plugin series. If you are convinced that you would like to investigate the possibility of creating your own WordPress plugin, it may be hard to think of that idea that will allow you to take the plunge. Fortunately, there are many places […]

Plugins for a Search Engine Friendly WordPress Blog

One of the first things that should be incorporated into a design is a strategy towards search engine friendliness. With the wealth of blogging platforms available, it isn’t immediately apparent what one can do to make a blog more search engine friendly. Sure, an author can lace the content with keywords and constantly update the […]

Customizing WordPress: Plugins

The final Wordpress article in our customization series, this week focusing on the best Wordpress plugins available.

Schema: Using Structured Data Markup to Improve Your Site’s SEO

A beautifully developed website doesn’t matter if no one ever sees it. Incorporating structured data markup, according to standards from the Schema.org project, makes it easier for search engines to crawl your site. Although there’s no hard evidence that structured data markup directly improves search rankings, it can increase the number of referrals from search […]

Design Focus: Pins & Trails

These websites use maps to illuminate information or as a strong motif in their designs.

5 of the Most Effective WordPress Security Tips on the Internet

In an age where hackers prey on small businesses and their websites, it’s more important than ever to ensure your WordPress site is as protected as possible. Thankfully, by addressing a handful of common issues, you can effortlessly increase your overall level of security and diminish your chances of being targeted by these nosy criminals.

Design Focus: Websites are Made of These

Metaphors are a cornerstone of design, but what if the design itself shows the tools and components used to build a website? The result is an interesting “x-ray” into the web design process, as seen in this week’s featured sites.