Category Archives: WordPress Tips and Tricks

WordPress Real Estate Site Design – a case study of a phoenix site evolution

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WordPress has been pitched to real estate professionals for years now as the platform of choice, the magic blue/red/pick-your-color pill for your real estate business, and with good reason.  But not all wordpress sites generate the same results.  This particular case study details the evolution of http://forsalephoenixhomes.com – a site that was originally built on…

Some thoughts on Dashter, Unicorns and this thing you call Twitter

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This post was generated by Dashter Jeff Turner (@respres), who most of you probably know as that really smart bald guy in California who runs Zeek and a bunch of other things, was kind enough to hand me a copy of Dashter that so many of my Twitter friends have been talking about for weeks…

“The Bad” The guys at WPMUDEV.org catch an evil plug-in

Being up to my eyeballs in work certainly has its advantages, but sometimes it’d be nice to be able to dig a little more into trends and new bits of code.  Thank goodness for the occasional email from a few organizations that try their best to keep me relatively close to the edge. I received one such email this…

Google Pulls YouTube Custom Player – no warning…

Custom Wordpress Website design - notprofit

My day was to be a relatively simple one.  Create a few more feeds via YouTube playlists for a pro-bono site we built, so they can go live and start recruiting kiddos for a nifty local string orchestra program, deal with some emails and proposals, and hopefully, have enough time in the evening to relax…

Fonts for WordPress, Google Fonts, your own fonts, and why Microsoft is stupid

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Hey y’all! Today, I’d like to talk about fonts… yep, fonts.  It’s this designer’s opinion that typefaces and the combinations you use are the single most important consideration when designing, well, pretty much everything.  The use of one font over another can sometimes say as much or more than what’s written with them, but until…

Facebook Comments for WordPress…Notifications!

Back in April I did a post on how to get your Facebook Comments for WordPress working, and it’s been pretty popular, but since then folks have brought up new questions and issues. The most frequently asked (solvable) question we get is about notifications.  Facebook Comments for WordPress provides several options for being notified when…

Another chance to make an impact – Are you missing it?

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Another of my quick little posts, but this time on Gravatar, and what most already know, but may have not have realized fully. WordPress users are generally familiar with Gravatar.com, as the only way to get your Avatar associated with all your posts on any WordPress site.  Most of us ran off and created our…

Headway Themes finally addresses long standing issues

Headyway 2.0.11 is here!

If you’re like us, or a DIY’er that uses headway on your site, you’ve probably notice that the last few versions have been plagued with some pretty annoying problems. Headers, navigation and footers vanishing on page saves… Some site loading double-long in Chrome… Backgrounds on running all the way to the bottom of the page…

Real estate website design – same tools, different results. Before and after.

Wordpress sites for real estate by HaMedia Group

WordPress, by virtue of being a pretty nifty platform, contains almost a promise of magic. If you go with a WordPress real estate site – everything in the world will be just fine, so they say. I love WordPress for many reasons, and yes we do build real estate websites almost exclusively in WordPress, but…

Facebook Comments for WordPress not working?

Facebook Comments for WordPress fix

Just a quick post here on a great little plug-in for WordPress – Facebook Comments for WordPress After looking through a sea of plug-ins we finally settled on this great one (props for the intro and testing it go to Jay Thompson, the Phoenix Real Estate Guy).  It does everything most will need and doesn’t…