Website design by Christopher Ross

I am a website designer, developer, speaker, and consultant who enjoys long walks with shortcodes, functional arguments, and playing with other people’s APIs. Learn more …

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

How to install WordPress local testing environments In this tutorial, we’re going to setup WordPress on your local 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 download a couple of… Read more →

Create internal links for better SEO

A great way to boost your search engine rankings is to create and optimize internal links to your own website. By creating links within your existing content to other relevant pages on your site, you’re helping search engines to better understand your own content. Creating internal links also helps your visitors by presenting them with more detailed content, and the… Read more →

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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 protect yourself, and your website… Read more →

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How to be an effective blogger in five easy steps.

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 rapidly. Here are my five… Read more →

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Deep linking to buried content will improve website traffic

I think it’s always a great idea to include fresh content on your website, either by routinely updating the pages, or by including a timely blog but there’s also something to be said about deep linking to evergreen content on your website. What is deep linking? Deep linking is a fancy way to describe linking to content beyond the homepage… Read more →

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