Category: WordPress websites

  • 8 things to do if you can’t afford a website yet

    8 things to do if you can’t afford a website yet

    Starting a new business on a shoestring? Can’t afford to shell out a grand or two, or more, on a website? Here are 8 things you can do to get started, for free!

  • vs How to choose vs How to choose

    So you want a website, and you’ve heard of WordPress, and maybe you’ve heard that there are two kinds of WordPress: and Say what? If your needs are simple and your budget is small, a personal blog for example, consider going with You’re basically on your own, but if you need coaching,…

  • WordPress Needs Proper Maintenance

    WordPress Needs Proper Maintenance

    WordPress keeps getting better, but only if you make the updates. For example, WordPress 3.9, which is just out as I write this post, has a much improved image processing module which makes it easier to edit pictures. The most important reason for keeping your WordPress site up to date, however, is security. Just as the ones for your computer’s operating…

  • WordPress Websites

    WordPress Websites

    Most of the new sites and redesigns that I’m creating nowadays are built on WordPress. Why? WordPress is a open-source blogging application that can be installed on a domain either as part of a site or as the basis of the entire site. It allows the site owner or contributors to make additions to the…

  • WordPress is User-Friendly

    WordPress is User-Friendly

    My friend Richard Novossiltzeff is assembling his family history on a new WordPress site. He’s having great fun sorting through the documents that have been sitting in boxes for decades, scanning them and getting them online for posterity. He’s finding WordPress to be really user-friendly. But he had a bit of trouble installing it manually.…

  • What fonts can I use on my website or WordPress blog?

    The fonts that people see on a website (or blog) – or in an e-mail, for that matter, are the ones they have on their computer. It matters not which ones you have on yours. “Browser-safe” fonts are very few in number, as they comprise those fonts that almost every computer has installed. They are…

  • Facebook scores again

    I now have two clients who tried blogging, with the best of intentions, but didn’t keep it up.  One tried Twitter but that fizzled too.  Now, both have set up Facebook Pages, and have finally found their social medium. I can see many reasons why Facebook works for them:

  • The impact on traffic of having a blog on your web site

    Maybe you’ve heard that it’s good to have a blog on your website – that it brings more visitors.  Want proof? I have a fun little website – a labour of love –  that I’ve been growing for 10 years now, the Nova Scotia Photo Album. It started out as a wedding gift on a…