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WordPress is a great CMS that is very robust, but one of the issues that I have always had with WordPress is the amount of time wasted in navigating the pages section to make changes to each page for my website and a customer’s website. One of the best plugins that I found many years ago was called Admin Menu Tree Page View.     The adage that “time is money” as a web developer is so very true. Therefore, the more efficient you can be in performing the essential tasks of editing pages the more profitable you can be in business. WordPress, if left alone without any modifications or installation of plugins, is a great system, but there is Continue Reading…

After more than ten years of working with WordPress, this is one of the areas that gets asked the most as a WordPress developer. WordPress is a great open source platform that approximately 76 million websites depend on WordPress today. That is a huge market share when it comes to website platforms. WordPress is one of the most widely developed platforms out there with well over 200,000 plugins and growing every day. In this article, I am going to talk about why you should lock out parts of the admin panel from your customers and how to go about doing just that.   User Roles: There are five types of user roles in the WordPress platform. The most fundamental starting Continue Reading…

1 Local Listings Search engines today rule the way consumers find you. Based on your location, consumers are going to be delivered local search results first along with paid (PPC listings). One of the best ways to get found online locally and regionally is to get registered with the big three. Google Places, Yahoo Local and Bing, which is owned and operated by Microsoft.   2 Get Social Social media is not just for people that want to share about how they stubbed their toe while going up the stairs. Social media is a very powerful tool that if leveraged correctly can drive a tremendous amount of traffic to your website. Social media is one of the most cost-effective ways Continue Reading…