Unsplash WP Plugin

I am always on the lookout for new and interesting photos for use in websites, blog posts and to pass on to clients. There are several places you can get free photos to use, in fact here is a list of 30 of them, but finding the perfect photo, downloading and uploading it again in… Continue Reading

World Backup Day 2014

Today, March 31st, is World Backup Day and I want to remind you to make sure you have a backup of your data. If you do already have a backup you need to make sure that backup is working and you can successfully restore data from your backup. What should you be backing up? Desktop… Continue Reading

TinyPNG Plugins

TinyPNG Plugins

Optimizing your WordPress site to be faster is good for your users, but it is also good for your search engine results. It is one of the things that is in your control. One of the best ways to optimize your PNG images is to use TinyPNG. Previously you had to manually use the site… Continue Reading

Web Hosting Recommendations

It has been awhile since I talked about web hosting so I thought I would update everyone on what I am using and what web hosting I have been impressed with over the last year. As many of you know I have and host many of my clients websites on my dedicated server through iWeb.… Continue Reading

3 Easy Tools to Name the Theme

3 Easy Tools to Name the Theme

A common question from people as they are searching for a theme for their WordPress website is what theme is ____ website using? If you know HTML/CSS it is pretty easy to look at the code and determine what the theme is and where that website got it from. If you don’t know HTML/CSS here… Continue Reading

Upload Flash Files in Media Library

Upload Flash Files in Media Library

I learned something new today and I thought I would share. I discovered that it was no longer possible to upload Shockwave Flash files in the WordPress Media Library. Not that I have to upload flash files very often but I had a client that wanted to add a flash game in their website and… Continue Reading

Control Automatic Updates in WordPress

Control Automatic Updates in WordPress

One of the new features in the WordPress 3.7 is the ability for WordPress to be able to update itself. This has also been one of the more controversial features, but personally the new ability to had WordPress automatically update when a new security update is available is a fantastic idea. If you are not… Continue Reading

WordPress 3.7 “Basie” Released

WordPress 3.7 “Basie” Released

WordPress version 3.7 code named “Basie” in honor of Count Basie, is now available for download or update in your WordPress dashboard. If it is not yet showing as an update in your WordPress dashboard you can download a copy directly from WordPress to update or install. This new WordPress release features some of the… Continue Reading

Barcamp Regina

I meant to post this several months ago but I thought better late than never. I presented about website speed at the first ever Regina Barcamp. I could probably write post upon post upon post on each slide but I will just post the presentation here and if there are questions leave a comment or… Continue Reading

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