Want to include / embed a map from Google Maps into your WordPress Site and want to get rid of that annoying white callout box? It's easier than you think. What is the Callout Box In the embedded map above you'll notice the white callout box (that never seems to display fully). Very few people … [Read more...] about How to remove the Callout in Google Maps
I was thrilled to see that the Red Hot not-for-profit uses WordPress to power its Site. Red Hot is an organization 'fighting AIDS through popular culture' and I initially became aware of Red Hot through the RED HOT + BLUE album and video from 1990. Here is a bit about RED HOT + BLUE from the Red Hot … [Read more...] about WordPress Websites for Charities
Does it make a difference to Search Engine Optimization (SEO) which Webhost you choose? The answer is a resounding yes; a Webhost can 'make or break' your WordPress SEO as well as make your Website easier or more difficult to maintain. Page load speed and SEO Google and Bing, the largest Search … [Read more...] about Do WordPress Hosts make a difference?
I love the Mailchimp newsletter service and set up alot of Mailchimp sign-up forms on WordPress Websites. I also help a lot of people to automatically have their Blog Posts/Articles sent as newsletters (all totally automated and saves a tonne of time). Mailchimp is the best newsletter service not … [Read more...] about How to make the Mailchimp WordPress Plugin look better
AddThis is a social sharing service. I've installed the AddThis WordPress Plugin on many Websites and use it on my own. With the Plugin, sharing icons/buttons are shown in Pages and/or Posts making it simple for visitors to share the content with services such as Google+, Facebook, Twitter and so … [Read more...] about Thanks for the incredible service AddThis
We hear so much about how much data regarding our friends/connections in social media helps organizations to profile us. This of course raises privacy concerns but it also enables organizations to better our Web experience. An early pioneer in this concept was Amazon.com who recommend products … [Read more...] about The Gmail Social Graph
I've gained and lost an equal number of Search Engine Optimization (SEO) clients due to my reluctance to use scaring tactics in SEO. Many so called SEO experts use the unknown of SEO to scare clients into paying vast amounts of money where it just isn't needed. It's not just the waste of money and … [Read more...] about Critical new SEO advice
For security reasons it is absolutely critical to keep software up to date (even Apple are allowing auto-update in OS X Mountain Lion). WordPress is no different; with each new version of WordPress comes new functionality however security updates are also included in WordPress updates. … [Read more...] about WordPress Statistics