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

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 Vegas 2015 – Slides

Hello WordCamp Vegas attendees (and the WordCampers that couldn’t actually attend inLas Vegas)! There was a lot to take in with my #WCLV talk on “Unleashing WordPress”, so I’ve uploaded the slides here with hopefully the wordpress.tv video once it becomes available. If you have any questions, comments, feedback, or ideas, feel free to add them … Read more

An Intro to Custom Post Types, Taxonomies, and Fields

Hello everyone, and welcome to the first of many posts explaining the real core of what powers WordPress, and how you can use it to the greatest effect. In this (hopefully quick and clear) overview, we’re going to explore a few basic WordPress concepts to set the foundation moving forward. Let’s jump right in! Note: This … Read more

How to Set Up Variable Products in WooCommerce

As any frequent readers (ha!) may know, I’m an avid fan of WooCommerce – I believe that it’s hands-down the best eCommerce platform available on WordPress, and one of the best available in the world. With untold flexibility and an ever-growing community, the sky’s the limit for the little plugin that started just a few … Read more

Changing WooCommerce Cart Icon Styles

Similar to my guide on how to change order status icons in WooCommerce, I frequently get asked how to change the WooCommerce Cart Icon (and icons all around the site itself). It’s not as bad as you’d think – here’s a quick walkthrough on how you can change the cart message icons in your WooCommerce shop. First, … Read more