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Custom WordPress Websites with Types & Views

Types and Views are two WordPress plugins that work together to let you create complex custom WordPress websites without touching the php code. The Types plugin defines content – creates Custom Post Types, Taxonomies and Custom Fields. The Views plugin allows you to display the content without learning php. It isn’t a drag and drop… Read more Custom WordPress Websites with Types & Views

How to create a 301 redirect when you delete a page

Restructuring your website doesn’t need to cause errors. In this post we’ll show you how to create what is known as a 301 redirect. What happens when you delete a page? Last week a client who wants to restructure some content on her site asked me “What happens when a page is deleted?” The answer is… Read more How to create a 301 redirect when you delete a page

Add the TREB IDX to your WordPress Real Estate Site

You don’t need a special Real Estate theme or expensive realtor web service to add searchable MLS listings to your WordPress site. Toronto Realtors can easily add searchable MLS property listings to a WordPress site with the free TREB IDX data feed. An IDX feed will promote ALL TREB property listings on your website, not… Read more Add the TREB IDX to your WordPress Real Estate Site

Custom Headers in WordPress

Houston, we have a new header image! Do you remember this?  With the old WordPress Twenty-Ten and Twenty-Eleven themes you could set a featured image for each page that would replace the header banner image. One problem with this was that if you uploaded a large image as the feature image for a blog post and… Read more Custom Headers in WordPress

Places move to Google+ Local

This past week roughly 80 million Google Place pages worldwide were automatically converted into 80 million Google+ Local pages. In September 2011 Google acquired ZAGAT.com a restaurant rating and reviews service. Zagat reviews and ratings are the cornerstone of the new Google+ Local experience. Google+ Local reviews will be displayed from people in your circles… Read more Places move to Google+ Local

LinkedIn Profile 100% Completeness Formula

Yesterday I attended (and spoke at) Freelance Camp 2012. I picked up some great LinkedIn tips from Margarita Ibbott‘s session “Understanding How to Network: going from virtual to meeting IRL”. After her session I spent a little time further tweaking my LinkedIn profile and, yeah, it is now at 100%!! Today I did some further… Read more LinkedIn Profile 100% Completeness Formula

How to set Canadian Taxes for your Online store

NOTE: Rates adjusted to reflect changes in tax rates as of April 1, 2013 Setting up an online store is a lot of work and if you’re a Canadian shop the most frustrating part will likely be to get the taxes charging correctly. You need to charge GST to some Provinces, HST to others, with PEI and… Read more How to set Canadian Taxes for your Online store

With WordPress you’re ready for whatever changes come to the Web

In 1999, I built my first website. Back then my browser was Netscape, my Internet was dial-up, I didn’t own a cell phone and Facebook didn’t exist. Since then the Web-world has seen a lot of changes. As a website owner today, you want to make sure that your website isn’t being left behind! Where… Read more With WordPress you’re ready for whatever changes come to the Web

Creating Custom Content in WordPress with Custom Post Types

What is a Custom Post Type? Your WordPress website comes with two primary post types: blog posts and pages. You can extend your WordPress functionality by creating custom post types for the specific needs of your web portfolio. A post type can be pretty much any type of content (i.e. Events, Testimonials, FAQs). Registering a… Read more Creating Custom Content in WordPress with Custom Post Types