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
Need to make some design changes to your WordPress theme but don’t want to completely blow up your live site in the process? Here’s how to do it right – it’s easy too!
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 I never talk about, and yet, it’s the most important one I can think of. The trusty laptop. It’s Christmas season, and lots of people are buying laptops for themselves, their significant others, and their kids. There’s no “right” laptop for every person, but if I had to pick one that is “right” for most people…the one that hits the “sweet spot” most often… it would be the Lenovo Flex
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 you need similar help. The Backstory Recently, I became frustrated with the inability to access some of my various temporary notes, text files, and miscellaneous other information on multiple devices. I’d been frustrated before, but not enough to take the time to do something about it. Finally, however, I decided to take the time to find the right tool(s) that would enable me to take simple notes or jot things
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 subscription to ElegantThemes. There are obvious reasons to be excited about that. After all, they make beautiful themes, and you get ALL OF THEM for free! You also get EVERY PLUGIN they make for free! (Yeah, they make really cool plugins too…more on that in a moment. In addition, you’ll get every NEW theme and plugin they make for the next year! And lucky you, they are just about to
Black Friday and CyberMonday are typically thought of as the time to purchase holiday gifts for friends and family. But I like to use this time to buy work-related products for myself. It’s tough to afford all the various scripts, themes, and tools needed to run a website or consulting and development business, so I look for deals that help me cut my expenses whenever possible. This time of year is the best time to find those great deals. While compiling the list for myself this year, I decided it would be a good idea to share that list with
I work with a lot of small businesses who are either looking to get their business online for the first time, or who are moving old, static HTML sites to WordPress. Inevitably, the concepts of blogging for business comes up. SMB owners want to know the following: What is a blog, anyway? Does my business really need a blog? What am I supposed to blog about? What is WordPress? I’m sure I’ll still be answering those questions for a long time to come, so I thought it would be great to share some videos that do a good job of