Plugins We Install on Every WordPress Site

Posted May 9, 2011 By Website Psychiatrist

(In No Particular Order)

  1. Google XML Sitemaps – Arne Brachhold
  2. Contact Form 7 – Takayuki Miyoshi
  3. Contact Form 7 to Database Extension – Michael Simpson
  4. Cloudflare – Ian Pye (CloudFlare Team)
  5. All in One SEO Pack – Michael Torbert
  6. Broken Link Checker – Janis Elsts
  7. Redirection – John Godley
  8. MailChimp List Subscribe Form – MailChimp and Crowd Favorite
  9. StatPress Reloaded – Manuel Grabowski
  10. Theme My Login – Jeff Farthing
  11. WP-DB-Backup – Austin Matzko
  12. WordPress Backup – Blog Traffic Exchange
  13. Smart YouTube – Vladimir Prelovac
  14. WP Email Login – Beau Lebens
  15. No Self Pings – Michael D. Adams
  16. Better WordPress External Links – Khang Minh
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What’chu talkin’ ’bout, Willis?

Posted March 5, 2011 By Website Psychiatrist

A friend of ours who is a web developer called us saying they were disappointed with how their recent WordPress installation was performing with the search engines. While they liked using the WordPress back end, they felt like they lost enough ranking that they were considering dumping WordPress.

What’chu talkin’ ’bout, Willis? Read the remainder of this entry »

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Color Theory in Web Design

Posted March 4, 2011 By Website Psychiatrist

So your website is up and running. You’ve followed the advice about not over-cluttering your website and you’ve ensured that it is organized in an intuitive way. All the links are up and running and hits are starting to roll in.

But how do you maximize the number of hits you get outside of what you’ve already done? There are many things one can do to achieve this, however, something that many don’t consider is color and how color theory plays a very important part in how we feel about certain things. Read the remainder of this entry »

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Rocket Past Your Competition Using WordPress

Posted March 2, 2011 By Website Psychiatrist

WordPress is, by far the heavy hitter in open source content management systems (CMS). With a WordPress CMS all the power of a world class online presence is delivered, stable and at a click of a button. Not only does WordPress provide the ultimate in content management it also is highly extensible using a myriad of freely available plugins for your site. Everything from event calendars to photo galleries can instantly be integrated into your web presence giving you new ways to interact with your target audience. Read the remainder of this entry »

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Moving a WordPress site without FTP access

Posted February 27, 2011 By Website Psychiatrist

We got involved in a project where we were needing to move a WordPress site, but we didn’t have FTP access to the server that the site resided.

Going on the theory that “there’s a plugin for that”, we found a new plugin to add to our arsenal of handy plugins: WordPress Backup (by BTE). Read the remainder of this entry »

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14 of our Favorite WordPress Plugins

Posted February 22, 2011 By Website Psychiatrist

WordPress has grown vastly from a blogging platform in 2003 to being very popularly used broadly by bloggers, designers and developers alike. This largely is due to the fact that people looking for a simple CMS with lots of useful plugins have found it in WordPress. It comes with an arsenal of plugins available which can make your life so much easier. Your site can be customized to endless possibilities with the use of WordPress Plugins. WordPress offers a flexibility and versatility to enhance online portfolios, online galleries, photo blogs, news, magazine sites or even article libraries.

In no particular order, Here are our top 14 plugins that seem to make it into every site we build: Read the remainder of this entry »

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Woodworking Business

Posted February 21, 2011 By Website Psychiatrist

We were recently asked to look at a woodworking site. The quality of woodworking capabilities that was displayed was amazing, but unfortunately the site was not doing these artists any good.

The site wasn’t bad, but it needed a lot more content. If you turned off the images on the site, you had no idea what is was that they did. Yes, a picture is worth a thousand words, but the search engines are blind when it comes to pictures. Read the remainder of this entry »

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Form over function – Post Cereals

Posted February 20, 2011 By Website Psychiatrist

Since our son has a peanut and soy allergy, I was trying to find the ingredients of Post’s Honeycomb cereal. Shouldn’t be that big of deal, after a quick search I found this page: http://cereals.com/cereals/post_honeycomb/,  and that’s where the fun began. Read the remainder of this entry »

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What is it?

Posted February 18, 2011 By Website Psychiatrist

We were asked to review the site of a business that had grown in many directions over the years. The website as well as the business had developed Severe Dissociative Identity Disorder. Read the remainder of this entry »

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Furniture Store

Posted February 10, 2011 By Website Psychiatrist

We were recently asked to look at a website of a furniture store. The site was very attractive, but it wasn’t generating any interest for the owner. We took a look at it and found a few things that concerned us. Read the remainder of this entry »

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