A Complete Guide to WordPress Taxonomy SEO

Taxonomies, in the simplest of terms, are how a group of things are organized. These organizational structures can be hierarchical, like Categories in WordPress, where a Category of “Motor Vehicles” might have Subcategories such as Cars, Motorcycles and RV’s. Taxonomy structures can also be non-hierarchical, such as Tags in WordPress, where a Yoga blog might have Tags such as Strength, …

UltraCart and WordPress Content Strategy

KP asks: my client on UltraCart is considering adding a content management system such as WordPress. What are the benefits of doing so? (UltraCart is a full-featured shopping cart that works well as an ecommerce solution for small to mid-sized businesses. If you want to check it out, click the above link and then click “Start Selling Online in 5 …

Building a Website on Pay-For-Performance

Dear Tyler: I had a friend reach out to me with a question. She is building out a website for her new business and has someone who she trusts who is willing to build it out for her. She currently doesn’t have the cash to pay for this project so he is suggesting a pay for performance arrangement where he …

Rocking the WP 3.3 Sonny Update

Just a quick tech note – upgraded to WordPress 3.3 “Sonny” without a hitch. Lots of slick new features, including flyout menus, media handling, co-editing support and Tumblr import. Granted I’ve placed my bet already, but can’t help thinking #wordpress continues to blow away the CMS competition. Video of the release after the jump.

On Testing Plugins

WordPress has a fantastic developer community that creates all sorts of amazing add-on’s and functionality for websites. One plugin I’ve used very successfully is Redirection, which is particularly helpful when you relaunch a new site where the page and post URLs change. For instance we used it to redirect over 2,000 posts on The Ojai Post when that site moved …

Scribe SEO Review

Scribe SEO is a new WordPress plugin that works primarily with the Thesis theme framework or the All-In-One SEO plugin. It is designed to allow a website owner, copywriter or web designer to create search engine optimized web pages and blog posts using a set of SEO (search engine optimization) tools. These tools provide feedback on the different page elements, …