Have you ever dropped red wine on a white carpet? Your nice pristine white carpet now has a ugly red stain. No worries you think, you can buy a carpet stain remover and all your worries will be over. But when you read the stain remover instructions it says first test on a small area before using. Do you test it or do you just willy-nilly spray on the stain remover? And that’s what a sandbox site is. It’s a way to test an update or upgrade before actually doing it on a live site.
Why it’s time to dump the above-the-fold myth (And adopt a common sense approach)
Bulls hate the color red! Have you heard this statement before? I’m sure you have. It’s been repeated in books, movies, my favorite cartoon and by my grandmother. But it turns out it’s not the color red that makes the bull attack. In fact bulls charge at whatever object is moving the most.
Should I FTP files to my web server (And when should I use the WordPress File Uploader)
Recently one of my clients asked me the above question. Now that’s a good question which not many people consider. We are talking about files like audio, video, pdfs, images etc. The best way to consider this question is with an example.
Why your sidebar should play second fiddle to your main content (And the common mistakes you might be making)
Have you noticed the roles played by the President and the Vice President of a country? The President is always in the forefront. And focus is always on the President. Occasionally focus will shift for a short period to the Vice President when he covers certain...
How to change a User’s Password
Step 1 : Click on the Users Tab in the WordPress Dashboard Click on the Users in Dashboard. You need to be logged in as an 'Administrator' to change a user's password. Click on All Users. Step 2: Find the User A list of all users will be displayed. Look for the user...
Why hire a professional to create your website (Instead of building it yourself)
I remember the day my husband thought he was bona fide plumber. The plumbing in our house was 40 years old. But everything seemed to be fine.
Till one day, we decided to change the kitchen faucet. Changing the faucet was relatively easy.
So my husband figured, while he was at it, he would change some of the rusted pipes under the sink too. Of course he didn’t have any of the right tools to get under the sink.
Have a newly designed Website? Three Steps to keep it Fresh
Imagine, you are the proud owner of a new car, fresh out of the showroom. The car looks beautiful, all shiny and new. And everybody compliments you on it.
But what about a year later? Unless you have been following the proper maintenance schedules, filling the right octane gasoline, your car will soon start to lose it’s luster. Pretty soon your car may stop performing. And one day it might just stop running.
A new website is rather like a new car. It has to be regularly maintained. Or all the hard work that you and your designer put in to create the perfect website could get wasted.
Overwhelmed with WordPress Plugins? Three tips to a safer choice
Three tips for making a safe plugin choice from the WordPress Plugin Repository
Most people just look at the ‘Average Star Rating’. And although this is helpful, these three tips will help you make a wiser choice:
- Version Compatibility
- Last Update of the plugin
- Number of Downloads
WordPress Themes: Three Quick Points to a Better Understanding
Have you ever planned a theme party? Like say a Hawaiian Luau? To keep the theme cohesive – you would need to create the party location to look just like a tropical paradise. Complete with the right decorations, hula skirts, tableware etc. All this would give your party a Hawaiian feel. And when your guests arrive they would probably go “WOW! What an awesome party!”
A WordPress theme is just like the Hawaiian Luau theme party. It provides your website with a cohesive look and feel. And it gives your website an identity. So that your website visitors can also go “WOW! What an awesome website.
Can’t decide on a domain name? Three Tips you should follow!
“Who cares about my domain name. As long as my website has the right keywords people will find me. It doesn’t matter if my domain name is Timbuctoo.org, or whatdoIcare.net. I just need a web presence.”
That’s one way to look at it. And it might just work for you. But the fact of the matter is that choosing your domain name is as important as choosing your company name. A good domain name increases the ease in memorizing a given site name, and this in turn means more visitors.
So lets go through three tips that will help you choose your domain name wisely.