Although my biggest sites have outgrown shared hosting, I still have the need for low-cost hosting every now and then, and I have a long history with Siteground. I find their support to be excellent, and although I never did any speed tests, I was not surprised to read some recent studies praising their speed…. [Continue]
I’m often asked which WordPress tools I use. My arsenal includes lots of premium plugins and services because developing and supporting good code is expensive. Here are some of the tools I use to build my sites.
How to Find Creative Commons Images for Your Blog
This short tutorial shows how to use the WordPress plugin ImageInject to find and insert Creative Commons images in a post in as little as two clicks. The free plugin searches Pixabay and Flickr to find images based on your keywords. To fine tune exactly what kinds of licenses you want to use, and how you want…[Continue]
3 Free Plugins of the Month: August
Everyone loves lists; everyone loves plugins! So I’ve decided to start a regular Free Plugins of the Month listicle. Without further ado, here’s this month’s crop of three free WordPress plugins I’m loving at the moment. 1) Image-Inject Need an image for your blog post? Of course you do. Want one that’s free to use,… [Continue]
Rating: BackupBuddy is more than just flexible backup, it’s a tool for moving, duplicating, and restoring sites. Are you excited yet? Well, not many people are as passionate about backups as I am, but look at it this way: When your site crashes and burns (and it will, someday) what will you do? If you’re… [Continue]