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Chronicles of the WordPress Website Build – Phase 14 Go Live!

Welcome back, Successful Web Designers! We’re excited to share the final chronicle with you of the WordPress website Sam Hamdy is building for us. As you know, Sam became one of our interns through his training with the Successful Web Designer. Today’s post will show you his last phase building a WordPress website for a […]

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Secure Your WordPress Sites with Wordfence Security

Securing your WordPress sites is one of the most important steps you can take in your web design business. Because WordPress is so popular, it’s a big target for hackers. Securing your websites will give both you and your clients peace of mind. Today’s video shows how to install and configure the Wordfence Security plugin. […]

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Easily Increase Social Media Engagement on Your WordPress Sites

Social Media represents a great opportunity for increasing engagement on your WordPress websites. When your visitors connect with you via social media pages, you can keep them up-to-date and direct them to your site. This can help both you and your clients increase leads and sales. In today’s video, we’re going to show you how […]

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Chronicles of the WordPress Website Build – Phase 13 Polishing the Gallery

Welcome back, Successful Web Designers! We’re ready to share another chronicle with you of the WordPress website our intern is building. Sam Hamdy became one of our interns through his training with the Successful Web Designer. He is currently building a WordPress website for a real client. Sam will guide you through each step of […]

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Easily Add Author Images to Your WordPress Blog Posts

Adding an author image to your WordPress blog post can make a world of difference in how your visitors experience your site. By adding an author image, you’re creating a “connection” with your visitors that you won’t get with a generic or default image. This connection will help to increase the “stickiness” of your site, […]

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Easily Add an Icon Font to Your WordPress Websites with Genericon’d

You’re probably familiar with icon fonts, even if you’ve never heard of them before. Icon fonts are fonts that include simple graphics that you can use to enhance the content on your websites. Adding an icon font to your WordPress websites can help you in several ways: When used to break up your text, icons […]

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Creating Winning Color Schemes for Your WordPress Websites

Color is one of the most basic elements of design, and creating the right color schemes for your websites can be a big factor in the user experience your visitors will have. Here are some tips and tricks that will help you create great color schemes for your WordPress websites: Key factors When selecting and […]

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Free 5-Day Trial of VaultPress Through Jetpack

Having a quality backup plan in place is a vital part of running a successful WordPress web design business. Without backup, any issue that affects the integrity of your site can be disastrous. VaultPress is one of the premier backup plugins available for WordPress. It’s developed by Automattic, the company behind WordPress.com, so you won’t […]

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Add Website Functionality to Your WordPress Sites with Jetpack

One of the greatest advantages to designing and developing with WordPress is the functionality that’s available for your sites. Being able to offer virtually any website functionality your clients could want increases your value, as well as the rates you can charge. Unlike adding functionality to scratch-built sites, adding functionality with WordPress is effortless. You […]

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Using the WordPress Page Editor to Build Web Pages Quickly and Easily

If you’ve ever built a web page from scratch with HTML and CSS, you know how time consuming it can be. Hand coding web pages can be painstaking work, and even working from a template can require a lot of customization from page to page. One of the many reasons we love WordPress is its […]

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