Product Review: Design Palette Pro Plugin

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Design Palette Pro for Genesis is a Premium WordPress Plugin that you can buy for use with StudioPress' Genesis framework and some StudioPress Child themes.  This plugin really allows you a point and click interface to customize your own CSS without ever having to learn an once of code.  You can even do some advanced level modification of alignment, sizes, weights, colors, … [Read more...]

How to Integrate the Genesis eNews Extended Plugin on Your WordPress site

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Recently I was working on a WordPress site running on Genesis and a StudioPress child theme and I wanted to integrate a MailChimp email marketing list to the site.  At first glance it seems easy but there are a few tricks that I want to share to help you get it right the first time.  Now I've written about integrating and customizing MailChimp before but this tutorial will show … [Read more...]

3 Jetpack Features That Will Make Your WordPress Site Better


I’ve written about Jetpack a few times before but there has been a lot of development work going on lately from the team at Automattic.  Jetpack is an “a la carte” WordPress offering that allows you to use a lot of the same functions that folks on a hosted site have access to except that you can run them on your own self-hosted WordPress site.  You can choose to … [Read more...]

Preview How Articles Look on Search Engines with All In One SEO Plugin


For those of you who use WordPress like I do than you've probably heard of the All In One SEO plugin from Semper Fi Web Design.  I've been personally using this plugin for about the last 5 years on any WordPress site I've built, tweaked and customized for Search Engine Optimization.  Recently I noticed that they've added a "Preview Snippet" functionality when you are creating a … [Read more...]

How to Install the Instagram For WordPress Plugin

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Most plugins in WordPress are fairly straight forward to install but when I was first installing Instagram for WordPress, a plugin that makes a connection to your instagram account and shares the photos you modify, store and post on instragram to your WordPress site I found out otherwise.  Sounds pretty cool right?  Well, it is but the problem is that you actually need to do … [Read more...]