I just got married yesterday, and I have a new last name! Instead of waiting to update the logo, I figured I would just do it a little early, because in all the chaos that goes along with a wedding, that is exactly the kind of thing I would probably forget to do. So you may have already noticed the logo change a few days ago. I hope it doesn’t confuse anyone, but for now, this domain will still be donnafontenot.com, but my name and logo has changed to Donna Fontenot Cavalier. I also started a new personal blog at
You are a small business. You have a website or you are planning on creating one soon. You have a lot of questions but have no idea where to find the answers or who to ask. Who has the answers? Who can you trust? Who won’t just feed you a line of marketing B.S. and take your money? Get Trusted, Expert Help Nearly all businesses face this problem, but it’s the small businesses that struggle the most because the wrong decision can be a make-or-break decision. A long-time friend and colleague of mine, Kim Krause Berg, kept hearing the same
Today, Automattic caught the WordPress community by surprise, by announcing that they acquired WooCommerce. It’s actually a great move, for both Automattic and WooCommerce. Really, everyone wins. Obviously, WooCommerce gets their big payday, and the money will enable them to make an even better product. (And yes, there is room for improvement there). And of course, WordPress.com users will get ecommerce ability, and that’s really the point. WordPress.com needs to compete with the likes of Squarespace and Wix and the rest. Frankly, WordPress.com has fallen behind in its ability to attract users who want more than a simple blog. The
Have you ever wished you could just click on any element of your WordPress theme and edit the CSS style of it, with the ability to see the changes you make immediately – all without having to write CSS code? Or maybe you don’t actually mind a little coding, but you still wish you could see the changes you make without having to edit, save, refresh, see how it looks, edit, save, refresh, see how it looks, again and again. Two WordPress plugins aim to make all your CSS editing wishes come true. Today, we’re going to put both to
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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 background is bold and in-your-face, and other times, it only peeks out around the edges of a frame, hiding in the shadows like a fugitive. Lost In The Swirl Of Textures and Patterns and Colors, Oh My If you’ve ever looked for a background image to use – whether the plan is to present it as a bold statement or as a subtle peekaboo – you’ll know how the hours
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 Jetpack, created by Tanner Moushey, gives access to all of the Jetpack modules that do not require a connection to WordPress.com. The plugin does this by putting Jetpack into developer mode. I’m not sure what effect that might have on things now or in the future, but it is an interesting way to handle the problem of wanting to use some of Jetpack’s modules, without having to connect to WordPress.com in