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WordPress Drag and Drop Page Builders Are Evolving


February 19, 2015    Donna Fontenot

The WordPress community is running scared. Suddenly, Wix, Squarespace, Weebly, and others are becoming real threats to the WordPress empire as the general public becomes aware of them, and it’s …

Giving WordPress Website Backgrounds Some Much Needed Love

Giving WordPress Website Backgrounds Some Much Needed Love


February 14, 2015    Donna Fontenot

On Valentine’s Day, I thought it might be appropriate to serve up a little extra love for that ubiquitous but oft-forgotten web element – the mighty background. Sometimes, a site’s …

Which Jetpack modules require a WordPress.com connection?

Which Jetpack modules require a WordPress.com connection?


February 9, 2015    Donna Fontenot

Vladomir Prelovac made note of a new plugin on ManageWP.org today that caught my attention, and also caught the attention of Sarah Gooding of WPTavern. The plugin, called Unplug

Easily Make Design Changes To Your WordPress Site Without Destroying It

Easily Make Design Changes To Your WordPress Site Without Destroying It


January 12, 2015    Donna Fontenot

Q: How can I make changes to my theme’s design without my site’s visitors seeing everything as I do it? And how do I make sure that the changes I’m

I Love and Recommend This Laptop

I Love and Recommend This Laptop


December 7, 2014    Donna Fontenot

I evaluate tools all the time, usually software or SAAS tools such as SEO tools, web design tools, programming tools, UI tools, etc. But there is an essential tool that …

WordPress Black Friday Deals 2014

WordPress Black Friday Deals 2014


November 18, 2014    Donna Fontenot

Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2014 is almost here, so I’ve begun to make a list of the deals available for WordPress and online marketing products. Every year, I manage …

FACT: Many Small Business Bloggers Feel Intimidated When Confronted By This

FACT: Many Small Business Bloggers Feel Intimidated When Confronted By This


March 3, 2014    Donna Fontenot

I help a lot of small mom-and-pop businesses get their feet wet with WordPress, and teaching them how to create posts and pages is high priority. Most of these small …

Five Free Tools To Manage Your Freelance or Small Business

Five Free Tools To Manage Your Freelance or Small Business


February 24, 2014    Donna Fontenot

Short summary: I’ve become enamored with some free tools that are helping me get better organized and better able to manage my small freelance business. Here are my recommendations if …

The Cheapskate’s Guide To SEO Analysis

The Cheapskate’s Guide To SEO Analysis


February 11, 2014    Donna Fontenot

Bobby has a fair amount of SEO knowledge, and is capable of doing an SEO site audit. Suzie, a friend of Bobby’s, has recently seen her Google rankings decimated and …

Google Profits From Malware

Google Profits From Malware


January 24, 2014    Donna Fontenot

I tried to stir some interest for this topic in someone with more authority and more followers than I have, but haven’t yet been successful, so I decided to put …

Ideas To Kick Your Authority Into Gear

Ideas To Kick Your Authority Into Gear


January 6, 2014    Donna Fontenot

Recently, I was asked to help someone recover his site from a series of Google algorithmic penalties. But search penalties are not what this post is about. Instead, it’s about …

Giveaway – ElegantThemes Developer WordPress Theme Package

Giveaway – ElegantThemes Developer WordPress Theme Package


December 11, 2013    Donna Fontenot

ElegantThemes is one of my favorite WordPress theme providers. I’ve had a subscription with them for years. Today, I’m happy to give you the chance to win a free Developer …