Website 101

I’ve given this “lesson” many times over the years, so it’s high time I post it here so it’s preserved and readily available. This begins with “the 3 things you need to have for a website” and then takes each of those a couple of steps further. The Basics: 3 things you need for website: […]

25 Cool Websites Built with WordPress

The folks at Elegant Themes have again done the work for us: check out their recent (Jan. 8, 2016) post sharing 25 cool websites built using WordPress: www.elegantthemes.com/blog/resources/25-cool-websites-made-with-wordpress. The sites are: Gisi Design – a German brand company website. Highlights: Runs on the X Theme – ThemeForest’s most popular WordPress theme; beautiful transitions and animations Who […]

100 Best FREE WP Themes (WPMUDev)

Once again, the folks at WPMUDev.org bring us a great resource: they spent many many hours scouring through the WP database of free themes, and identified these 100 best themes. Rather than copy the whole article, or even partial (where do you draw the line?), I’ll simply share with you the list of theme titles. […]

Facebook in WP

Integrating social media (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.) into your website is so important these days, if you want to optimize your SEO (Search Engine optimization)… and this is as true for WP-built websites as any other websites… So here are a couple of recents posts from one of my favorite sources of WP advice, […]

40 Web Designs Blogs to Watch in2015

Elegant Themes, which post so many great advice columns on how to make the most of your WP-Built website, offers this list of 40 web design blogs you should follow: www.elegantthemes.com/blog/resources/40-web-design-blogs-to-follow-in-2015

An After School Class at EAHMS: Web Design Using WordPress

I am so very busy in my new job (Academic Coordinator, comparable to Ass’t. Principal) at E. A. Hall MS, I really should not add more to my plate… but I am a fool and I can’t resist, so I am teaching a 1 day/week class in the after school program, on Web Design Using […]

WP Themes 101

For my presentation on WP Themes at the Santa Cruz WordPress MeetUp, Wednesday October 22, 2014 Outline: Free vs. premium vs. custom, pros and cons of each What to look for in a theme Where to find themes (and where not to look) Child themes P.S. WP Remote — an awesome plugin for website managers […]

WordPress.com vs. wordpress.org

And yet again, the bloggers at Elegant Themes offers us important and helpful information about the world of WordPress web design.This article offers many great insights into both wordpress.org and wordpress.com, and how to use each. Since we here at Agora Media Services are all about helping you create your own websites, and since you […]

20 Best WP Themes in 2014, and more

Once again, the folks at Elegant Themes offer an informative review of some of the best themes out there. In addition, the article includes a nice overview of the pros and cons of free themes vs. premium themes, as well as “freemium” themes, which they define as “the Digital Love Child Of Free and Premium […]

12 WP books

The folks at Elegant Themes, in addition to creating truly elegant themes, also post lots of great information for WP users; many of them are lists, like “Best WP portfolio plugins,” “Best contact form plugins,” “Best WP tutorial websites,” and so many more. Here’s a new one (8/30/2014) from them, “12 WP books to add […]