How to Troubleshoot and Fix your WordPress Website
I think most of us have had the dreaded moment of panic when we think we will just “tweak” our new WordPress theme to make it a bit more attractive. We do our tweaking in the file editor, hit save, and then on to view our new and improved theme. And, there it is, all messed up! If you’re going to tinker with your theme you need to know how to troubleshoot should things go awry.
25-point Website Usability Checklist
Failing to remember all tasks and worrying wonderful ideas might get lost? Here’s the easy way to keep track and remember. You’d be able to understand, see and know exactly what to do so you never miss anything.
The list is split into 4 roughly equal sections, (I) Accessibility, (II) Identity, (III) Navigation, and (IV) Content. Dr. Pete describes and rationalizes all of the sections and line items in the list, but you can also download the checklist as a simple, 1-page PDF. He tries to keep it simple with 3 basic ratings: (1) Green Check = Good/Pass, (2) Red Check = Needs work, but no disaster, (3) Red X = Bad/Fail. Not all points are necessarily applicable to all sites.
You’ve spent $10,000 on your new web site design. 25 hours creating all the cool social media links for people to find you. Maybe you even bought 10,000 pay-per-clicks. But if you can’t figure out what’s happening to your traffic, all that earlier time and money is wasted. So what now?
First, it’s important to remember that the number that really matters is your bottom line. Then, turn to web analytics and look for the answers.
Continue reading “Web Analytics & Search: What’s Happening to My Traffic?”
There is no final draft when you write a webpage
My wife used to have a poster in her classroom: “Never fall in love with your first draft.” Now consider ALL of your pages a first draft!
A very thoughtful article that dares to ask, “Is privacy overrated?”
Easy-to-access slide presentation that reinforces the point that not everyone uses the web like you do
Home Page Best Practices for Local Businesses
Your home page (landing page) sets the tone. Make sure it’s a good one!
Backup your WordPress blog
*Beep*Beep*Beep*Beep* (That’s the sound of your WordPress site backing up–new plug-in to help)
11 Ways to Influence People Online and Make Them Take Action
Interesting article on talking to your THREE brains. Really. You’ve got to read this