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Firebug web development tool

Every modern browser has a built in element inspector. I use Firebug – an open source web development tool to find elements on a page that I want to style or change. Firebug can help you easily pinpoint a css class for a given element and find the line number in your stylesheet without having to read through lines… Read more Firebug web development tool

Help! My website is down

At some, point every website owner goes into panic mode. Your website is down! What’s wrong? Is it a hosting issue? Did you forget to renew your domain name? Is there an outdated WordPress plugin? Have you been hacked?!! Are you seeing the WordPress white screen of death? Don’t Panic Web servers are quite often momentarily… Read more Help! My website is down

Take back the ownership of your website

Whether setting up your own website or hiring a web designer to handle the process for you, make sure you own your own site and know exactly where to locate all the important account usernames and passwords. Fill in this PDF: Your Website Record If you decide to move to a different web designer, you’ll be glad… Read more Take back the ownership of your website

A Complete Guide to WordPress Permalinks and 301 redirects

Everything you need to know about changing WordPress Permalinks and 301 redirects In this post, we’ll walk through changing permalink settings on a new WordPress Installation and how to do 301 redirects when changing permalink settings on an established site. Changing Permalink Settings on a New WordPress Installation One of the first things to do,… Read more A Complete Guide to WordPress Permalinks and 301 redirects

WordCamp Presentation Ruth Maude: SEO for WordPress

The sessions from WordCamp Toronto, held November 6 2011, are available now on WordPress.tv. Here is my Search Engine Optimization Presentation: “SEO for WordPress: How to do better in Google” My Slides SEO for WordPress WordCamp Toronto 2011 View more presentations from dandelionweb Some tweets from this SEO for WordPress session: @kickthegrind tweeted: “@dandelionweb Great… Read more WordCamp Presentation Ruth Maude: SEO for WordPress

How to Set the Copyright Date of your WordPress Theme to Automatically Update

Happy New Year! New Year’s is often a time for “stock-taking”. For looking at what is working well for your business and what changes or improvements you can make for the year ahead. When the calendar changes to a New Year it is good to take a look at your website with a critical eye.… Read more How to Set the Copyright Date of your WordPress Theme to Automatically Update

SEO for WordPress – WordCamp Toronto 2011

Today I spoke about search engine optimization at WordCamp Toronto, a WordPress conference.  Here are my slides from my presentation “SEO for WordPress: How to do better in Google”. I realize that in my talk I inadvertently skipped over Google Plus. Here is what I intended to discuss – +1 and it’s effect on SEO… Read more SEO for WordPress – WordCamp Toronto 2011

Why I decided to speak at WordCamp Toronto 2011

I’m speaking at WordCamp Toronto next Saturday and I’ll be part of a team offering a free hands-on WordPress workshop for beginners on Sunday. The WordCamp organizers asked the speakers to fill out a questionnaire. One of the questions asked was “Why did you decide to speak at WordCamp Toronto?“. I gave them the short… Read more Why I decided to speak at WordCamp Toronto 2011

Backup your WordPress Website with Backup Buddy

BackupBuddy is a Premium WordPress plugin that is an all-in-one solution for backups, restoration, and migration. Backup your WordPress site: BackupBuddy makes it easy to save either just your website database or a zip file of your entire WordPress site. Other free WordPress plugins will backup just your database but if your computer dies and… Read more Backup your WordPress Website with Backup Buddy

Easy Google Fonts for WordPress | Embedding Fonts made easy

The Font Problem Clients often ask that a web designer use a specific font on their website. The challenge is that unless a website user has that font loaded on their computer a substitute font will be displayed. We are really limited to a small number of web-safe standard fonts. Using an image is one… Read more Easy Google Fonts for WordPress | Embedding Fonts made easy