A quick and easy guide to improve SEO

There are a lot of misconceptions about Search Engine Optimization (SEO) on the internet, with one expert claiming one thing and a different guru claiming the opposite on how to improve SEO. It is easy to get caught up in the confusion, so I want to set out and provide some general guidelines that will … Read more

Hide WordPress Administration Sidebar Items

A common question I hear is that a user wants to modify the backend of WordPress – specifically, to make the WordPress Administration a little less overwhelming for clients, new users, or other administrators that may not need access to all of the functionality. There’s a quick and easy way to modify the menus in … Read more

How to Safely Add Code to your Theme’s Functions File

If you’ve ever spent some time looking desperately through Google to find a tweak, customization, or modification to get just right, you’ve undoubtedly ran across an article or thread where the answer was to add a function. These are brief snippets of PHP code that modify output – I even mention functions in a lot of … Read more

WordCamp Dayton 2016

On March 4th and March 5th, I got to speak at WordCamp Dayton 2016! As a twist, this year there were actually two presentations, an impromptu talk on WordPress 101 with my fellow Automatticians and a prepared talk about small business success online. This page will be updated as I get videos and more information, but … Read more