WordPress Toronto

Website Accessibility & WordPress

What is AODA legislation? Ontario is the first Canadian Province to pass legislation to develop mandatory accessibility standards. The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (“AODA”) aims to make the Province of Ontario completely accessible by 2025. New obligations will be rolled out on January 1 every year. As of January 1, 2014 designated public… Read more Website Accessibility & WordPress

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

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

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 Is there an outdated WordPress plugin?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

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

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

Open Source File Management Tools

This week I tried to get my new laptop with Windows 7 setup…. only to discover that my version of WS_FTP won’t work with Windows 7 and I have to pay for an upgrade. So I said forget it and switched over to Filezilla the open source file transfer program. From my twitter friends I then learned about other open source tools that they use.

WP-admin Lesson 3: Pages

In WordPress, you can write either Posts or Pages. You can use WordPress to develop your website and not have blog at all. WordPress is a powerful content management system. This tutorial to using the WordPress administration backend will guide you through how to add a new page to your blog.