How to check website quality reports for free

Pingdom Tools Performance Results

How to check website quality reports for free Successful website developers check website quality regularly to ensure the success of a project, and while there are a whole host of amazing tools available for people with large budgets, most of what a great designer needs to check website quality are also available for free. Here are […]

How to remove Distraction Free Writing in WordPress

Remove Distraction Free Writing in WordPress As a feature, distraction free writing allows authors to open the WordPress editor (TinyMCE) into a full screen mode and remove the excess elements of the WordPress administration area while writing a post. It’s an interesting feature released in WordPress 3.2 that is activated by clicking the four directional arrows […]

So you’ve installed WordPress, now what?

How to Hack WordPress

I love WordPress so much that you’ll often find me making child themes with it, but we’ve also been together long enough that I can tell you it’s not perfect. There are some things that I wish WordPress would do right out of the box, but luckily there are some great plugins out there to […]

How to install WordPress locally for testing, learning, and development

How to Hack WordPress

How to setup a WordPress local install environments In this tutorial, we’re going to setup a WordPress local install on your computer (laptop or desktop) to help you develop better themes, plugins, and test WordPress outside a live web environment. What you’ll need to install WordPress on your local computer In order to accomplish this tutorial, you’ll need to […]

Create internal links for better SEO

Internal link strategies for WordPress websites Internal links enhance the user experience for visitors by sending a user to other pages deep within your website, often times to provide them with extended information on a specific subject or area of interest. Realistically, your homepage can’t (and shouldn’t) have links to every subject on your blog […]

How to make WordPress more secure.


As we recently saw with the @n attack, website security isn’t just a big business concern. It’s everybody’s concern, and the only way to protect your website from potential attacks is to take the time and learn about website security. With that in mind, let’s look at a few basic things you can do to […]

How to be an effective blogger in five easy steps.

Christopher Ross WordPress

Being an effective blogger is about more than just writing great content and focusing keywords, it’s about learning to make the most of your day and not getting bogged down in the day-to-day process of maintaining a website. You may think you have a lot of time, but once you start blogging it gets consumed […]