Have you heard of Studiopress Themes? Genesis Framework?

I have been using Studiopress themes since December 2009 – was introduced by my business coach Erica Rueschhoff. I can see now why she has been so in love with their themes. I love the choices, the designs, how I can change a site with just a few clicks of a button or go into the PSD files that make up the site and give the site a complete customized look. I highly recommend Studiopress because of what they have to offer in each theme as well as the support for any questions or concerns I have. If you would like to learn more about Genesis Framework – then download this free guide to see how easy it is to use:

Click to download the Genesis Guide for Absolute Beginners

Click here to download The Genesis Guide for Absolute Beginners (PDF – 1.4 MB)

** If you can edit a blog post, add an image – then you can make changes to your sidebar and footer widgets as you need to. If you have any questions – drop me a note or lets connect on my fan page at http://facebook.com/stacijansmava

Another Plugin I add to almost every website I help create/establish/design…

Yet Another Related Posts Plugin.

You can see it in action below…

Do you know if you have Broken Links within your website?

Install Broken Link Checker and find out.

Broken Link Checker is a WordPress.org plugin. Add it today.

If you need help managing any plugins or updates on your WordPress.org website – contact Staci today!

How Can I Customize SEO On My Site?

  1. Check to see if your wordpress.org theme has SEO Settings? If so – click and review and apply changes as you wish.
  2. If your theme doesn’t have SEO Settings – then you are still in luck – WordPress.org’s amazing plugins (of course!) – install All In One SEO Pack plugin.
    • When you use this plugin – make sure you have the Home Page set the way you want it, Post Title as “%post_title% and Page Title as %page_title% | %blog_title%
    • You may wish to apply “Noindex” to your archives and tag pages – as these are duplicate to the actual blog page.
    • “NoFollow” for your home page full over “Read More” linking to the complete blog posts – then you may want to apply this: within your index.php file

      Look for <a href=”<?php the_permalink() ?>” then simply add “rel=”nofollow”

      <a href=”<?php the_permalink() ?>” “rel=”nonfollow”

  3.  Are your permalinks customized? Change your permalinks to /%postname%/
  4. Does www and non-www work for your website? To test this – type in www.domain.com into your browser – does it go to your site? Then type in domain.com into your browser – does it go to your site? If one of them doesn’t work – then you need to get it setup so it does.Or visit WebsiteGrader.com –
    Permanent Redirect Not Found
    Search engines may think stacijansma.com and www.stacijansma.com are two different sites.You should set up a permanent redirect (technically called a “301 redirect”) between these sites. Once you do that, you will get full search engine credit for your work on these sites.

    With WordPress it should be setup – however it is coded as a 302 and 301 redirect is best.

    • To get this to work for your website you will need to edit your .htaccess file# Begin 301RewriteEngine OnRewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} !^www.domain.com [NC]RewriteRule ^(.*)$ http://www.domain.com/$1 [L,R=301]

      # BEGIN WordPress
      <IfModule mod_rewrite.c>
      RewriteEngine On
      RewriteBase /
      RewriteRule ^index.php$ – [L]
      RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
      RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
      RewriteRule ./index.php [L]
      </IfModule>
      # END WordPress

    If you want to redirect from the www to the non-www then this portion needs to be changed:

    # Begin 301RewriteEngine OnRewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} !^domain.com [NC]RewriteRule ^(.*) http://domain.com/$1 [L,R=301]

Hope this helps you! If you have anything to add – please leave a comment and share with others!

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Do you trust your hosting company?

I recently helped a client with a facebook fan page and they are looking at switching from a HTML website to a WordPress.org website.

I highly recommend anyone that is currently using a HTML website to switch to WordPress.org because in the long run you will be able to take control and edit the pages and even have blog posts that will help drive traffic to your website.

Personally, I have little time to work on SEO and link building for my website – so I just keep adding more value into my blog posts by sharing with my visitors what I have encountered. I know that if I write about what is important to me – that this will help others too.

Continuing why this blog post is so important for you today is can you honestly answer this question: DO YOU TRUST YOUR HOSTING COMPANY?

The hosting company that they have been using gave me 3 immediate reasons to discuss your hosting company might not be for you!

  1. Certificate warning/error before you even sign into the cpanel access.
  2. When I got in – noticed that the website took forever to load. I was sitting there waiting – waiting – waiting – this is crazy!
  3. The WordPress.org version they had was 2.8.4 (I believe!) – HELLO – 3.1 is already out and I know there was even a 2.9. So obviously this hosting company doesn’t update their files/applications.

So – do you trust this hosting company? Also their certificate warning – it expired 03/2010. So seriously – if this is your hosting company – I would be worried.

Do you want to know WHY? If your hosting company is not running the most up-to-date applications/files/software – whatever you want to call it – this allows hackers to get in. Secondly if your passwords are easy to guess – that lets hackers in. Thirdly if you don’t update your WordPress.org to the newest versions along with the plugins – this lets hackers in – do you see a pattern??

Stay Current and get your WordPress.org version and all plugins updated! Don’t have time to do this – HIRE STACI today! She is accepting clients under her monthly plan $49.97 to update PLUGINS and BACKUP files.

Get started today with WordPress.org Maintenance Package.

Are you needing some assistance with your new WordPress.org website?

I have the answer for you – you can do-it-yourself too!

1. Ecommerce Queen’s How To Use WordPress.org

2. Kelly McCausey’s WordPress Orientation interactive class, currently at $29 – lifetime membership.

Need help maintaining your WordPress.org Website?

Learning how to update your website does take time and running across a helpful resource can save you both money and time. Check out Suzanne’s WP Maintenance Guide. She offers weekly, monthly and yearly checklists, along with what plugins are highly recommended to be added to your blog to increase SEO, manage backups and much more!

Get your copy today of WordPress.org Maintenance Guide!

WordPress Plugin Recommendations

WordPress Plugin Resources:

Taking a look at the plugins I have currently installed:

  • Akismet
  • All in One SEO
  • Antivirus
  • Badbehavior
  • bcSpamBlock
  • Block-Spam-by-Math
  • Google XML Sitemaps
  • Invisible Defender
  • Login Lockdown
  • No More Frames
  • PageMash
  • WordPress Backup
  • WP-DB-Backup
  • WP Security Scan

Which plugins are you using?

Hot New Training: WordPress Powered Membership Site

Know anyone looking for some guidance how to set up a WordPress powered membership site? We just put out the perfect training course for them. Rapid Wishlist Membership Site Development is a video training guide that walks people through how to set up four of the most common membership models online, using WordPress and the Wishlist plugin.

It also includes resources where to obtain a free shopping cart that integrates seamlessly with WordPress and Wishlist. Of course, the videos walk you through how to connect it all.

We released the resource yesterday evening to our subscribers and it’s already sold a number of copies. This is a much requested training with a sweet, budget friendly price. We are sure it will be an easy sale for you. In addition, we also have special pricing in effect. The price goes up by $1 after every five sales until we reach a target price. The sooner you send your friends over, the better chance they have to get the best price (and you lock in the sale).