The WordPress 3.8 Dashboard: Brace Yourself

Just a quick heads-up to let you know how your WordPress dashboard may surprise you after the 3.8 update. It took me a moment to realize that things had not gone wrong, but that this new format dashboard was instead the most immediately noticeable feature of this latest update from WordPress.

Before:

before

After:

after

And you can see the transformation in action:

Now available: WordPress Client Support Plans

Just a quick update for clients current and new about the new client support plans that take care of your WordPress blogs and websites for you from £35 per month. … [Continue reading]

The Blogmistress and Studiopress Genesis

It is time for us to hop off the fence and share our favourite premium themes with you. Most of the paid-for options include some amazing themes, and it really does depend on what you want your WordPress blog and/or website to do for you. We … [Continue reading]

Renaming Your “Comments” Title in Genesis

I happened across a retweet of a post written earlier this year by my friend and client, Suze, which considered how we ask for readers' feedback, questions, thoughts, comments... For instance, here on the Blogmistress blog, you're invited to … [Continue reading]

Quickie: Adding a Search option to your WordPress website / blog

In the Blogmistress Facebook group we were asked about adding a search option to a WordPress website. And while there are plenty of plugins that offer the various search functions you might want, the simplest thing is to add the search option … [Continue reading]

Where to get images for your WordPress blog posts

Many of us need and want to know where to find and how to add great images to our WordPress blog posts and pages. Pictures can take a add polish to good blog, making it a great blog; using quality images is important. Simply using images from a … [Continue reading]

How to use Photo Pin to add an image to your WordPress blog post or page

  Adding an image to a blog post or to a website page is a "good thing". Ideally relevant to the content, a photo or picture can draw the reader in by breaking up the text and making the whole page more readable. One thing you must not do, … [Continue reading]

What a polite WordPress plugin!

Some time ago a regular client tweeted me with a request to add the "Thank Me Later" plugin for him. This was a new one on me so off I went to see what had caught his eye... And how lovely - a simple feature that emails a "thank you" to your … [Continue reading]

5 Essential Facts about Using WordPress

If you are tempted or being persuaded to consider using WordPress, if it is being suggested as a mighty useful tool for your blog and/or website, please read this first. Every client of ours is now referred to this post before we accept their … [Continue reading]