Blog Posts: WordPress
Periodic, ongoing website maintenance is critical to your website functioning properly and warding off attempted website hacks and attacks (which continue to increase). Just as important, as your business needs evolve, your website needs to evolve to support them.
If you think of your website as an expense, and not as an investment in your business, it’s quite likely it has one or more of the following issues. A well-designed and well thought out website can give your business or organization an edge that can be the difference between thriving and surviving (or not).
WordPress is an amazing success story, worldwide powering 38% (as of this date) of all websites built on a Content Management System (CMS). There are some good reasons for this: ease of use, a rich ecosystem of plugins and ready-made themes, ease of use, a committed and accessible development community, and ease of use.
I was asked the other day why I use WordPress as my development platform. Even though WordPress dominates the web with approx. 23% of websites using it, there are other other platforms.
I recently wanted to add a feedback form that would be available on every page. Putting a feedback form in the footer would have been awkward, so I went looking for a popup (modal window) solution. Since we were already using Gravity Forms, I wanted to use it in the modal window, rather than one of the all-in-one solutions out there, like Popup Contact Form.
This is my presentation from WordCamp Albuquerque 2013. Mostly useful for the links to resources on the next to last page.
There is a full lineup of great sessions in place at WordCamp Albuquerque 2013! With three tracks (Designer, Developer, and User/Publisher), and a kids session and a hackathon, there is truly something for everyone who attends.
We’re all official now for WordCamp Albuquerque 2012. The ink on contract with the venue has dried and WordCamp Central has given us full approval. Fellow organizers Karen Arnold, Guy Olds, Mildred Griffee and I can be spotted with that wide-eyed deer-in-the-headlights look. We’re looking for volunteers, speakers, and sponsors.
It was a busy fall at Evo. We actually turned some projects away because we could not get to them in the time frame required (which we hated to do, but not as much as we hate working 20 hrs/day for weeks to keep up with everything). We’d like to highlight four sites launched within the last couple of months, each of them using WordPress as a CMS.
A friend of mine, relatively new to implementing WordPress sites, emailed me yesterday asking for some advice. She was using Twenty-eleven as her base, and she had run into some problems bending it into the shape she wanted it. I called her and took a look at what she was doing.