Why Switching Premium WordPress Themes is Plain Stupid

Why Switching Premium Themes is Stupid

Working with Art of Blog has allowed me the time and resources to work with the best premium WordPress themes on the market. The one thing that I have learned with almost all premium WordPress themes is that while they offer increased functionality, they’re also meant to lock you in. And while this is not […]

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11 Painless Actions You Can Do Today to Set Your Blog Up for Killer Success

11 Painless Actions

Have you ever heard of analysis paralysis? Here’s my simple definition: Over planning so much, you actually get nothing done. The problem is that you can plan all you want, but unless you take action, none of it matters! To be successful in blogging, you have to continually focus on things that work, and stop spending valuable time on […]

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Do Most WordPress Developers Charge Too Much?

WordPress Poster Logo

I have seen WordPress development costs range anywhere from $500 – $2,500+ for just a fairly simple website (a blog page and 1-3 inner page designs). When you can get a professional looking WordPress theme for just $50-200 that comes with very simple options to customize the theme, is $2,000+ justified? Before we can answer […]

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How to Edit WordPress Safely

Stop Sign

Not too long ago, someone emailed me for some advice on how to fix their website. They had been editing Thesis with the built in custom file editor. After saving a change they made, the website would not work anymore and was spitting out errors. The gentleman told me that he had talked to some […]

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How to Turn Comments into Email Optins

Aweber Comment Optin Settings

I’ve always been told that an internet marketer’s biggest asset is his list. And I will tell you that, as a blogger, you should be working on ways to not only increase your email list, but also to keep people on your list. And with a headline like that, you’re probably expecting some shady method […]

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Increase Conversions with a Slide Down Optin

Art of Blog Feature Box Screenshot

No matter what your reason for blogging and running a website, chances are that you want to increase the newsletter conversions for your website. We looked at Pippity, a premium pop-up plugin for WordPress, but it didn’t quite give us the functionality we wanted on Art of Blog. For Art of Blog, we wanted an […]

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How To Display An Old Post Message

Over the past several months i’ve noticed a common problem that websites and blogs have – Old, outdated content. It’s something that all of us are guilty of. Even on Art of Blog we have to make corrections to posts as WordPress is updated and products change. The question is how do you, as someone […]

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How To Use The Thesis Multimedia Box To Display Content Dynamically

If you use Thesis, you’ve heard of the Multimedia Box and you know what it does. Right after you installed Thesis, you saw those pictures at the top of the sidebar that display randomly every time you refresh the page. Chances are you probably disabled because you figured you didn’t need rotating images at the […]

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7 Top WordPress Real Estate Themes

WordPress Real Estate Themes

Just about every type of business that you can think of, has made it onto the internet. Today we are going to focus on real estate themes for WordPress. All of these real estate specific themes are very well designed and laid out beautifully. I think that the difference between these themes will come down […]

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WordPress Header Design 101

WordPress Header Feature Image

One thing that I love doing is searching on Twitter, for people asking for help. Recently I saw two Tweets that had been asking for help in customizing their WordPress header. Those tweets became the inspiration for this tutorial. I wanted to make this tutorial as easy as possible, and completely using FREE tools. Let’s […]

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Need Design Inspiration For Headway? We Got Them

Headway Design Customizations

So, you may or may not know, but Headway makes customizing a website in WordPress very, very simple. All of the website design customizations are done visually in Headway. With a few clicks, you’ll be able to pick your layout, colors, fonts and pretty much anything else that you want to OCD about. With so […]

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How To Build A Beautiful Website With Headway Themes

How To Build A Beautiful Website With Headway Themes

Do you ever land on a website that is so clean and professional looking that you presume you could never develop something so high class? If you scan the landscape of the web, it’s clear that most small businesses, churches and people you find online are convinced that they have no option but to settle […]

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