31 Oct October 31, 2014

You Too Can Become a CSS Ninja

Geno Quiroz 0 web design, WordPress
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When I got back into the world of web design a few years ago I realized a lot had changed. First of all, what happened to the AOL dial up tone? Come on now, I know some of you out there remember this. Kids (born after 1990), this is what it sounded like to connect […]

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lign bullets around an image in WordPress

It makes me nuts every time I try to align my bullets that appear next to an image in WordPress because the bullets align around the image, instead of forming a nice line up of organized soldiers. This is my before:   It was particularly bothersome as the client is a Charlotte NC Chiropractor, so […]

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Geno Quiroz | Divi Theme tips

There has been a lot of discussion about the limitations on customizing the single post pages in Divi. After all, we have been spoiled by the new Page Builder features in Divi. Its given us a new freedom in design and layout and some of us just can’t get enough     Recently our friend […]

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26 Oct October 26, 2014

How to Add A Favicon to Your WordPress Website

Eileen Lonergan 4 WordPress Design
how to add a favicon to your wordpress website

A few weeks ago my buddy from Get5Stars took a look at my website and sent me a list of items where my website / blog needed improvement.  I was beyond grateful, because it is really really hard to see your own work with fresh eyes.   On the list of his suggestions was that I […]

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google analytics-1

As much as you trust your team and your close friends, you don’t always want to provide them with user names and passwords to all of your accounts, especially you Google Account. For me, a lot of clients ask me to look at their Google Analytics and they can easily add me to their account […]

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videocamera

Out of the many ways a brand can inspire trust and loyalty, utilizing compelling visual content to tell or extend a story is what will be most successful in sparking emotion in any audience. Whether a brand tells their story best by sharing images or an animated video, there are several mediums to explore that […]

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08 Oct October 08, 2014

Are You Showing Up for Yourself?

Eileen Lonergan 8 Blogging
Are You Showing Up for Yourself

I have been doing a lot of work lately with clients who are launching, or struggling to launch their blogs. One hurdle that keeps coming up for everyone, is time. How will I manage to post each week. I don’t want to start something I can’t finish. I will come back to blogging / building […]

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08 Oct October 08, 2014

5 Lessons From Shark Tank For Startup Success

Ivan Serrano 6 Entrepreneurs
5 Lessons From Shark Tank For Startup Success

Launching a startup is a dream for many entrepreneurs. However, what are the odds of this dream coming true? Over the course of ABC’s Shark Tank, nearly 400 entrepreneurs pitched their business ideas to investors and only 187 deals were made; however only a third of those deal were closed. Although the odds of launching […]

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Divi Theme for WordPress

The default size of the email address and phone number can be quite small (for those of us who are moving beyond “cheaters”). It is super simple to change your code to increase the font size of the email and phone number in the top line of your Divi Naviation Bar.

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01 Oct October 01, 2014

The Featured Image on My Divi Blog Posts Are Huge

Eileen Lonergan 2 WordPress

If you are using the Blog as part of your Divi Theme then you may have noticed that the Featured Images are look way too large when you click from your home screen to the blog post, example below. There are a few places where you can turn this off, or modify the settings. Login […]

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Social Media Cheat Sheet

Where is your audience? This easy to read sheet will tell you who is where and the Pros and Cons behind each platform. What I advise clients is this: Go to each social media platform and claim your listing.  You want to OWN your name as many places as possible. It is HARD to keep […]

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Simple Tweaks to Get More Blog Traffic

Yesterday I posted Stats on Blogging and my friend, Craft Beer Photographer Brian Chan, pointed put that not only is sharing posts on social media important, but WHEN you post makes a difference. I know this can all get a bit annoying and overwhelming, but if you are going to the trouble of writing a […]

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Simple Tweaks to Get More Blog Traffic

If increasing your website (or blog) traffic is important to you, then making a few tweaks to the time that you post or the length of your posts can potentially make a difference to how many visitors / shares you receive on a post. Have a look at this infographic and I would love to […]

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15 Sep September 15, 2014

Explanation of the Icons in the WordPress Dashboard

Eileen Lonergan 0 WordPress
The WordPress Dashboard | What the Icons mean

I often hear people say that WordPress is easy. The answer is, yes, it is easier than writing php and CSS from scratch. It is also easy if you know what you are doing (isn’t everything!). Here you go folks, I am empowering you with the definitions as to what each of those little icons […]

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Pro Tip for The Divi Theme

This question was positioned to me by the creator of The German based Vegan Food Blog (NOTE: the site is under construction) and I thought I knew the answer…..but I decided to reach out to my awesome Divi Theme Facebook Group to make sure I was 1) not editing the wrong files or 2) not […]

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Pro Tip for The Divi Theme

Don’t fret, this has happened to me a few times and the fix is quick. Could be a couple of things: 1. If you are using the Page Builder for your Blog layout, you may not have the Category of your blog post selected. 2. If you are using the Full Width Display for your […]

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08 Sep September 08, 2014

What to Expect from WordCamp & How to Prepare

Eileen Lonergan 1 WordPress
WordCamp Boston

I am going to offer a few tips for those who are planning on attending a WordCamp. I recently went to one in Boston, at the MIT Media Lab and I am really looking forward to the next one I am attending in my hometown of Ann Arbor Michigan. First, make sure you are current […]

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Change the Author of a Post in WordPress

There are two ways to change the author of a page or post in WordPress. In Your Dashboard Hover the post you wish to modify and you will see Quick Edit, click this and then you will see several options, Author is one, you just click on the new author (you can also turn comments […]

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02 Sep September 02, 2014

Local Small Business SEO Guide

Eileen Lonergan 2 SEO

Infographic Credit to: systemadik.com

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MailChimp | Add an Image to RSS Feed

You would have thought this would be a lot easier than it was to execute, I hope this post saves you some time and effort. 1. Download and install the plugin:  Featured Images in RSS w/ Size and Position 2. Look for the plugin settings options under your Settings tab in your Dashboard.   I choose […]

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