October 10, 2014 • Written by

Using Conversion Pixels in WooCommerce

In case you weren't aware, last night was the first "Understanding WooCommerce" online Workshop for UnderstandWP.  I had a blast doing it, and the attendees said there was quite a bit of information they learned (which is the goal, right?).  You can still purchase the archived copy in case you missed it. With Facebook Ads and Google AdWords…

October 9, 2014 • Written by

Podcasting with PowerPress

We are right in the middle of the "second wave" of podcasting.  If you're a younger person (low to mid 20s) you may not realize just how popular podcasting was back in the 00's.  It's back, and bigger than ever, and most brands would benefit from having some sort of podcasting element on their site or…

October 8, 2014 • Written by

Help! I’m Locked out of WordPress

There's nothing scarier than trying to log into your WordPress site and realizing you are unable to do so.  Honestly, it happens for one of a few reasons: we forget our password, we've given our account to someone else and they've forgotten the password, or an unsavory individual has gotten access to your account and has…

October 7, 2014 • Written by

Setting up Scroll Triggered Boxes

Let's be real for a second. People. Hate. Popups. Yes, I know they work, but - personally - I think they leave a bad taste in your user's mouth.  There is no such thing as a neutral interaction with a brand - everything you do for a user is either positively or negatively affecting your brand.…

October 7, 2014 • Written by

YouTube Videos, Tweets, and More – the Magic of oEmbed

I'll be straight with you - for a long time, adding media (other than text) to WordPress just flat out sucked.  You had to switch the site to Text (HTML) mode, paste in the object/embed code, and prayed that it looked right once you were finished.  It wasn't necessarily a fault of WordPress - it…

October 6, 2014 • Written by

The First 5 Options You Should Set in WordPress

Once you've installed WordPress, it can be very tempting to rush off and start instantly posting content.  But hold your horses there, cowboy - there's a few things that need to be done before you can really get the most out of your WordPress site! Before you write your first words, before you install your…

September 23, 2014 • Written by

Under the Hood with WordPress, Part 4: Using CSS

This is Part 4 of a 6-part series on diving "under the hood" with WordPress. Today, we're covering the last part of CSS (Cascading Stylesheets).  We'll go over some specific examples that you'll see often as you look through a WordPress theme. Intro HTML CSS - Introduction CSS - Examples PHP jQuery So, after yesterday's CSS…

September 22, 2014 • Written by

Under the Hood with WordPress, Part 3: CSS

This is Part 3 of a 6-part series on diving "under the hood" with WordPress. Today, we're covering CSS, known as "Cascading Stylesheets".  Using CSS, you can modify any property of an HTML tag and have the web look exactly like you see fit! Other posts in this series: Intro HTML CSS - Introduction CSS - Examples PHP…