Website Development

Sep 302015
[Plugin] UpdraftPlus

Plugin for Backups Positioned as the world’s most trusted backup plugin, UpdraftPlus is the world’s highest rated and most-installed plugin. UpdraftPlus can back up WordPress sites of any size. It runs wherever WordPress does, has more storage options than any rival and makes cloning simple. Your WordPress backups are worth the same as your entire investment in your website. The day may come when you get hacked (or your hosting company does or they go bust) — without good backups, you [read more…]

Jul 242012
[Plugin] Yet Another Related Post

Plugin for Engaging Readers YARPP (Yet Another Related Posts Plugin) lets you display a list of related entries on your site and/or feeds based on a unique algorithm, drive incremental page-views and provide more value to your reader. Problem: You need to encourage your readers to stay on your site and truly engage with your content so they become raving fans, loyal followers and ultimately, paying customers. YARPP helps you introduce your reader to other relevant content on your site, making it [read more…]

Jun 142012
[Plugin] Welcome Gate

Plugin for Capturing Email A Welcome Gate™ is a cross between a popup and a squeeze page.  But it’s far less annoying and aggressive than both (while still delivering serious results). Problem: Markets are becoming increasingly more sophisticated, and that’s why you need to shake things up and try new things to capture emails.  The jury’s still out, but I’m thinking that pop-ups may be getting a bit stale (although I do the Qoate Scroll Triggered plugin (keep scrolling and [read more…]

May 302012
[Plugin] Fast Secure Contact Form

Plugin for Building Forms We all know how important having a contact form on your website is.  Adding a contact form is actually one of the first things you should do when starting a new WordPress site. After all, it’s one of the biggest ways to capture much needed customer information. But what if you need a form builder to capture more than just someone’s contact information? The Fast Secure Contact Form plugin makes it easy for you to create customized [read more…]

Aug 152011
CAUTION: Don't Be Domain Happy

Don’t do it. When I decided to branch out on my own, I spent an entire weekend brainstorming like a mad woman. They say when you lose track of time, you’re most certainly following your passions.  Clearly, I was on a roll and loving every minute of it, so I guess you can say it was a passion-filled weekend. One of the biggest brainstorms that came out of that weekend was the creation of Sharing Profiles, LLC and how my network of websites would work [read more…]

Aug 122011
CAUTION: Don't Hire A Developer...Too Soon

Don’t do it. When I started planning my first website, the first thing I did was call the smartest developer I knew and trusted.  Unfortunately, that should have been the last step in the startup process, not the first step. The truth is, I had no business going into an online business without doing my homework first. Keep the control. When you hire a developer without basic knowledge in place, you’ll soon realize that your hands are tied because you can’t make updates or even the [read more…]