WordPress Toronto Meetup Group – #wpto

There are many advantages to being self-employed, although working alone from a home office can be isolating.  I talk to and meet with clients regularly, still I also feel the need to connect with other Web Design Professionals.  Through the web I am able to have virtual conversations but I really value face-to-face interactions. What… Read more WordPress Toronto Meetup Group – #wpto

The Julie/Julia Project – A Blogging Success Story

The other evening I was sitting with some friends and we started to talk about the movie Julie & Julia and the blog. One of the women hadn’t heard the story…. The Blog: Julie & Julia: 365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 Tiny Apartment Kitchen. Take a step back in time…. Julie Powell began blogging on Sunday, August… Read more The Julie/Julia Project – A Blogging Success Story

Updating your WP Installation & Plugins

From time to time you will need to update your WordPress installation to the latest version. WordPress has a built in alert system that lets users know when their installations are out of date. Whenever a new version of WP is released you will see a message at the top of your wp-admin dashboard telling you that you need to update your installation. Sometimes security vulerabilties are corrected with new releases and other times new features are added making improvements to the functionality of WordPress

WordPress as a CMS – Content Management System

WordPress is so much more than a blogging platform. Some developers will argue that the WordPress CORE isn’t a CMS in the true sense of the term; as WordPress allows users to publish web content most of us would say the term is appropriate. If you need to extend the capabilities of WordPress all you have to do is install the Pods CMS plugin and WordPress will be a complete CMS.

1000 Awesome Things – A Blogging Success Story

A few weeks ago I attended WordCamp Toronto.  I really enjoyed the Blogging Success stories that were featured between the presentations.  This week I read about a Toronto blogger, Neil Pasricha, who has an awesome success story. THE BLOG: 1000 Awesome Things On June 20, 2008 Neil Pasricha started his blog http://1000awesomethings.com.  1000 Awesome Things is updated every weekday with… Read more 1000 Awesome Things – A Blogging Success Story

WordPress Plugin – All in One SEO Pack

An essential plugin for WordPress is the All in One SEO Pack . This tutorial will explain what it does and show you how to use this plugin on your WordPress site. WordPress already goes a long way toward creating an SEO friendly website but adding this powerful plugin will give you even more control. The All in One SEO pack plugin generates meta data automatically and allows you to customize it as you see fit.

WP Lesson: What in the world is a widget?

  Widgets are placeholders, they display an information arrangement changeable by the user. Widgets make it easy to customize the content of your blog sidebar without having to change any code. Your theme will come with predefined default items in your sidebar.  A widgetized theme allows you to replace your theme’s sidebar with a dynamic one while… Read more WP Lesson: What in the world is a widget?