It’s rare that I endorse a product on this blog, but I’m making an exception here. This won’t be a regular thing, which I hope says a lot about my decision to write this post at all. There were a good three years when I struggled to recommend a web host when people asked. After a while, I … Continue reading “Why I Recommend SiteGround Hosting for WordPress and Nonprofits”
Over on my new site, Nonprofit WP, I just published a brief review of the new Idealware report on selecting WordPress plugins for nonprofits.
Two events for nonprofits using WordPress with a bonus third are all next week in Seattle. I hope to see you there!
Quick and easy tips for making WordPress a little easier to use. Watch these once and then you’ll be racing to the admin to try them out.
Every time I log into any WordPress, even a brand new copy, I get a personalized picture in the admin bar. Here’s how you can get that too!
What if you woke up one day and found your website had disappeared? Would you mourn the hours (or days!) of effort you put into it? Owning your content is the way to prevent that.
WordPress 4.3 brings text formatting “autocompletions” and automatic password generation (and weak password shaming!). Check out these features that even the most casual user should know!
The first in a new series of posts that let you know what I’m up to!
The dangers of a DIY website and a suggestion for making better websites on the cheap.
Sometimes the stars (?) align and you just have to write (✒) about something. Last week, I was seeing emoji everywhere! Now you will too.
This past weekend, I attended and presented at WordCamp Seattle: Experienced. Even if you don’t understand the code behind the techniques, take a moment to watch users of “assistive technology.”
I recently released the MRW Web Design Simple TinyMCE plugin for WordPress. It’s a plugin that came directly out of the work I do to serve clients and make using WordPress as easy as possible. In this post, I want to share how I made the final decisions for what buttons I removed from the default WordPress editor, and provide a framework for what it means to format content well on the web.
I recently presented on “How to Pick a Plugin.” A lot of time went into thoughtfully walking people through the process, so I want to share the tips (and an exciting update to one piece of the presentation) with a broader audience.
A free WordPress-for-nonprofits event and free WordPress plugin! What could be better? (Answer: Getting back to work on paying projects!)
One of my very favorite WordPress plugins, Gravity Forms, is making a mistake with the implementation of two new form field settings. But it’s not too late to change it!
The WordPress theme landscape is vast and wild. It is a terrifying place, really, with lots of hidden dangers and dark corners. There are many things to consider when looking for a WordPress theme for your website. Here are some of the pointers I often give when the topic arises.