The ultimate guide to cross-posting on WordPress and Medium to increase engagement while avoiding duplicate content

I love WordPress, obvs. It’s my CMS and blogging platform of choice for so many reasons. But sometimes it seems like a party is happening on other, similar platforms, and FOMO sets in. Cool, cutting-edge people are sharing their smart, insightful thoughts and getting Recommends, Follows, and most importantly…more views and engagement. I’m talking about you Medium. What is  Continue »

I got to talk about the future of WordPress for two hours, and it was awesome. #WPThinkTank

With WordPress powering over 20% of the web, millions are tied into it as it powers their blogs, sites and applications. Along with all those site owners and users, WordPress businesses like ours are among those invested in the future of WordPress. That’s why a bunch of us came together a few days ago for  Continue »

4 Dead-Easy Steps to Protect Your WordPress Site Against Hackers

Newsflash: If you run a WordPress website, you should absolutely take basic steps to secure it against hackers. OK. This is not really news to you and me. The problem is, that if you are like most people, you don’t consider website security to be an exciting topic. You acknowledge it’s important, but, hey, it’s  Continue »

WordPress for startups: what you need to know to make the most of it

More and more startups look towards WordPress to get their website off the ground, and for good reason! WordPress is Open Source, so you’re not locked into one vendor forever; it integrates well with search and social marketing; it’s easy to manage; and the themes are either free or cost very little! It’s many a  Continue »

How to add semantic data to your WordPress site in 20 minutes or less – my talk at WordSesh 2013

A bit over a week ago I was invited to speak at the second WordSesh online conference. WordSesh is a full day of live WordPress presentations from all over the world. The presentations were live-streamed via Google Hangouts, and you can see my presentation and the video at the end of this post. I spoke about  Continue »

5 Things to Dump from Your Homepage Now

We are all on a quest for a great homepage that represents our brand and serves our goals. Unfortunately, we fall into the trap of overcrowding our home pages with features and elements that drive visitors away. Here are 5 major homepage mistakes that we all see everyday – and some tips on how you  Continue »

3 excellent sources for keeping up-to-date on WordPress news

Like any piece of self-respecting software or online service, WordPress and its ecosystem are constantly changing and improving. Between core updates, new plugins, and useful tutorials released by the community, it can be hard to keep track of it all. As an agency that provides WordPress services, we of course must constantly stay up-to-date on  Continue »

Learn from my mistakes, don’t make them! My talk at WordCamp Europe, and some thoughts

WordCamp Europe has come and gone, and it was amazing. I have been to five WordCamps, but all were in Israel, so it was great to expand my WordPress horizons to Europe, and the world. WordCamp Europe was impeccably organized by a group of energetic and passionate volunteers. Everything went smoothly: the sound systems worked,  Continue »

I’m off to WordCamp Europe: WordCamp for the rest of the world (i.e. not in the US)!

Tomorrow I’ll be leaving on a jet plane for the land of windmills and tulips: Holland. The purpose: to participate in, and speak at, WordCamp Europe! For the first time ever, a pan-European WordCamp is taking place on Oct. 5-7 in Leiden, The Netherlands. As many of you know, we at illuminea have been organizing  Continue »

WordPress 3.6 is cool: native support for video and audio files, post locking and more

This past Friday, a new version of WordPress was released to the world. Called “Oscar” after Oscar Peterson, a jazz pianist, it includes some pretty cool and exciting updates and features. Here’s a rundown of some of the highlights: Native support for video and audio files WordPress has great support for embedding YouTube and Vimeo  Continue »

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