WordPress Planning Tips & Worksheets

Widgets to Keep Your Homepage Fresh

widgets to keep your homepage fresh

Your website should look fresh and up to date every time a potential or existing customer visits. Make this task a lot easier by adding widgets to your homepage which automatically display recently added content, images and social media. Here are a few of the best WordPress widgets to keep your homepage fresh... Slideshow Widget Slideshow … [Read more...]

WordPress SEO Worksheet


Planning your website's search engine optimization systematically will not only give you a better success rate but also a better understanding or how the process works. Our WordPress SEO Worksheet incorporates all the WordPress page elements important to SEO into one place so you can easily plan and revise your  search engine optimisation as well … [Read more...]

WordPress Hosting in New Zealand

New Zealand WordPress hosting and installation instructions

Find out how to register a domain name and set up WordPress website hosting with experienced New Zealand WordPress hosting provider, OpenHost. Once your hosting is setup, follow step by step instructions to install WordPress (all from inside the OpenHost control panel) until you are ready to login to start adding content and designing your … [Read more...]

Coming Soon Page for New Designs


While you're designing and adding content to your new WordPress website, I recommend putting up a temporary 'Coming Soon' page so people who manage to get to your website before you're ready to 'go live', don't see what you're up to. The beauty of using an under construction plugin is that only people not logged in see the 'Coming Soon' screen. … [Read more...]

Homepage Planning Checklist


Your homepage is the most important page on your website, the page the majority of your website visitors will see first. It should be immediately obvious to someone visiting your homepage for the first time, what you sell, who should buy and how to buy? In this tutorial, you will learn... What types of content to include on your … [Read more...]

Search Engines Love WordPress

SEO plugins for WordPress websites

Find out which are the best SEO plugins for WordPress, what to write in your titles and descriptions and what the next steps are for optimising your website. SEO stands for Search Engine Optimisation and since the vast majority of online searchers use Google, I recommend optimising your website for Google. SEO With Genesis Framework If you are … [Read more...]

My WordPress Plugin Guide

Plugin MindvMap 1

This is an extract from my presentation at WordCamp Auckland 2010... What is a WordPress Plugin? Plugins are pieces of software which you can upload to your WordPress website/blog to add functionality such as: email forms | photo galleries | social media sharing | events calendars | e-commerce. The WordPress Superiority Factor ”The best bit is … [Read more...]

WordPress Planning Checklist


If you are planning a new website using WordPress, here are some things to think about before you start. Planning or at least considering these will make the entire process easier and will ensure that you make the most of all of WordPress’ features and functionality. Plus, your website will be fabulous! Design and Layout Header - Logo and … [Read more...]

Print Blog Planning Template


I have created an "A4 Blog Planning Notepad" for you to print and take with you so you can plan your blog posts from wherever you are without having to tied to a computer. A4 Blog Planning Template You can save the Blog Planning Notepad to your computer by clicking on the image right or link below, then clicking the save icon in Adobe Acrobat. … [Read more...]