If you are using WordPress for your website, at some point you’re going to need to add other people as users to your WordPress Admin. You might need to have multiple WordPress users if you have an editor, a writer helping you write content, a sponsored blog post, a virtual assistant uploading things for you,… Read More

At some point every business owner has come across articles and podcasts that talk about branding, controlling your brand, branding your business, and on and on. The word “brand” is thrown around so much that it has lost meaning. And, there is the assumption that if you are interested in learning about branding, you already… Read More

WordPress 4.6 Release: What You Need to Know

wordpress 4.6 release - what you need to know
Cynthia Bartz • August 16, 2016

As of August 16, 2016 WordPress 4.6 has been released. This article tells you what you need to know about WordPress 4.6 in plain, non-tech language. Before you read any further let me answer the question that is at the top of your mind: Yes, you need to update WordPress. About WordPress 4.6 As always,… Read More

There are lots of little pieces that make up website navigation in WordPress including: reordering navigation items in your menu, creating sub menus, changing titles, and adding new menu items. The navigation on your website is all controlled in the WordPress Menu Editor. If you’ve been following my blog for a while, you know that… Read More

How to Make a Sexy Lead Magnet eBook Image

Cynthia Bartz • August 10, 2016

You’ve got an awesome lead magnet eBook. You’ve spent hours and days and weeks curating your best blog posts or crafting the ultimate checklist or coming up with a fantastic workbook. Now it’s time for the hard part, creating that sexy lead magnet eBook image so you can plaster it all over your website and emails…. Read More

Where Do I Login to WordPress? Not a Dumb Question.

Cynthia Bartz • August 2, 2016

Where do I login to WordPress? First off, this is not a dumb question. And even though it feels basic, you are not stupid or incompetent for asking it. In fact, half of my clients ask me this question because, WordPress is awesome and complicated at the same time. You are not alone in feeling confused…. Read More

Maintaining a good file organization may not seem important when it is just you, or if you are early on in your business. But, I believe that you are building something truly awesome. When you hire your first employee, or decide to move files off your computer, or simply grow larger it will be infinitely more complicated and difficult if you don’t have a system for organizing your files. If you don’t have a system, you will have created a nightmare for… Read More

I like to think of content formatting like salt. Not formatting your content is like throwing away your salt shaker. It doesn’t matter how many hours you put into Julia Child’s beef bourguignon if you don’t add any salt. Salt is what makes things taste awesome. In the same way if you spend days or… Read More

Video: How to Reorder WordPress Archive Pages

How to Reorder WordPress Archive Pages
Cynthia Bartz • July 18, 2016

If you have a resources, staff, classes or other custom post type you probably have a page where all of these posts are listed on one page. By default WordPress will list these posts in order from newest to oldest. You can reorder WordPress archive pages to appear in the order that makes the most… Read More

I hate my website, now what do I do?

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Cynthia Bartz • July 12, 2016

As a website designer and developer you would think that my first website was fan-freaking-tastic. Of course I would get it right the first time, it’s my livelihood. But you would be wrong. Even I have said ‘I hate my website’ at some point, and I was 100% responsible. In fact, I have yet to… Read More

How to Quickly Change Menu Labels in WordPress

Cynthia Bartz • July 6, 2016

This article will show you how to change menu labels on your WordPress website. Menu labels are the titles of the items in the menus on your website. Most of the time WordPress will automatically pull the title of the page as the navigation label for that page in your menu. However, we don’t always… Read More

Uncheeseball Your Website with Better Photos

Uncheeseball your website with better photos
Cynthia Bartz • June 21, 2016

Your website photos should support your content and visually communicate your brand. If you are using photos to just fill space you are missing an opportunity to differentiate yourself from your competition. Your business is anything but generic, so your photos shouldn’t look generic either. Hallmarks of Stocky Stock Website Photos Stock photos can be… Read More

3 Simple Things Your One Page Website Needs

Cynthia Bartz • June 14, 2016

Not every business needs a ten page website with bios, lengthy service descriptions, blog and online store. If you are reading this, you already understand the importance of having a place to call home online. However, your small business doesn’t necessarily need a mansion of a website. For many small business, especially ones that are… Read More

Your website should be your best sales person. As a small business owner you don’t have time to waste on building a website that doesn’t really work for you. You need a website that is going to help you convert website visitors into clients and clicks into phone calls. Maximize the time you spend building… Read More

If you are new to creating websites, the task of publishing a website can seem overwhelming and very confusing. It is no wonder that many soloprenuers turn to solutions like Squarespace and Weebly. You can publish a website pretty quickly and things like hosting and code are taken care of for you. But the drawbacks… Read More

You need a website, not just a page on LinkedIn or a listing on Thumbtack. You need a place on the internet to call home. Your career coach website is the place where you can demonstrate to prospects and clients that you are a professional that gets results without competing against ads and other users…. Read More

The Truth About Business is You Need Design

Cynthia Bartz • April 26, 2016

Ignoring business design is like putting a plant under a bucket. Sure, it might do OK for an hour, a day, a week even. But at some point your business… plant, is going to be anemic and in need of attention. Now let me be clear, design doesn’t have to be fancy and worthy of… Read More

How to Update WordPress – And Protect Your Website

Cynthia Bartz • April 19, 2016

Is your WordPress website up to date? Are you sure? Do you know where to check? Keeping your WordPress website up-to-date with the latest WordPress software is the most basic way to ensure that your website is secure. WordPress regularly updates their core software to plug security holes, introduce new features that make it easier… Read More

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