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How to say goodbye to a WordPress website

All good things must come to an end. (Game of Thrones and the tray of brownies disappearing in my kitchen come to mind.) Sometimes, it’s even time to say goodbye to a WordPress website.  You’re retiring (Congrats!)  You’ve hit the lottery and you’re yachting around the world. (Do you need … Read On ›

WordPress for directory websites? Absolutely!

One of my favorite things to do is show the many capabilities of WordPress…and today, I’m sharing how wonderful WordPress is for creating directory websites.  Here are some directory or listing-based websites I’ve created using my ever-competent friend, WordPress.  Examples of WordPress directory websites DudeRanch.com DudeRanch.com displays dude and guest ranch … Read On ›

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Client Green Flags: 11 Signs of a Good Client

I’ve been freelancing full-time for 17 years, and it took a while (and a bunch of not-so-great clients) to realize: You can have really good clients—and only good clients! Sure, maybe you need to sow your oats with some bad clients to realize what good looks like. But if … Read On ›

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Domain renewal letter? Totally bogus.

Have you received a domain renewal letter telling you it’s time to renew your domain or annual listing—and asking for payment? Don’t take these seriously and don’t send them money. My clients (and I) have gotten letters in the mail that look all legit, saying they are from the … Read On ›

WordPress Site Health Great job!

How healthy is your WordPress website?

WordPress needs to be kept up to date—no ifs, ands or buts! Fortunately, the built-in WordPress Site Health Status panel helps you know what updates need to be made to your plugins, themes, security and functionality. It’s color-coded: green, yellow and red, from good health to needs attention, … Read On ›