Enjoy the following guest post focused on how and where to track down free frameworks to use when building your own WordPress theme, courtesy of SEO Nick Robson. The views expressed in this post are those of the author and not necessarily that of Return On Now. In today’s business environment, more and more people are starting to run their… read more →
Although many of us blog for business purposes, not all bloggers are getting paid for their work. On the other hand, most smaller businesses need to keep expenses in check when promoting their wares. We often get questions from clients and colleagues about our recommendations for low cost or free answers to how to promote a blog. Below are some… read more →
WordPress is our CMS of choice for most small- to mid-sized businesses. There are a slew of benefits, from putting web content management in the hands of non-technical staff to providing a platform to launch a site in a short timeframe. It does come with some downside, though. When a platform is built and maintained via the community (a.k.a. open… read more →
Today I conducted a training session for the Austin SEO Meetup Group, at the Flying Saucer in Austin, TX. In preparing for this presentation, I did a lot of research to ensure I was fully up to speed on all of the latest ways to optimize WordPress. That was very fruitful, so much so that the presentation grew to over… read more →
I recently presented a training about the “Basics of WordPress” to the Austin Online Marketing Club. In this lively session, we covered some overarching data about what a CMS is, how WordPress fits into the CMS landscape, and related topics. Then we dove into a hands on tutorial about how to use it, geared toward beginner and intermediate level WordPress… read more →
The content management system (CMS) landscape is beyond fragmented. There are literally hundreds (possibly thousands) of CMS options available. My personal favorite is WordPress, the CMS platform we use for the Return On Now website and blog. It is also the most frequently used blogging platform today. Plugins: Why They Matter Bloggers love WordPress for a very good reason –… read more →
Are you considering the addition of a forum to your Wordpress blog? Forget about it; just go for a forum with full social networking / community features! This post outlines WP-Symposium, the best plugin I’ve found for appending social networking capabilities to a Worpress-based site.