WordPress

Gosh, I like WordPress. Although I’ve worked in other content management systems, I find myself drawn most strongly to WordPress for its ease of use and increasing flexibility.

Securing your Nonprofit’s Website in 2017: Things People Do

By |November 28th, 2016|

As Internet hacking, impersonation and surveillance grow in volume and audacity, we all have to become more disciplined about how we browse the Internet and how we protect our online accounts. This includes the nonprofit sector, since we handle extensive […]

Is WordPress.com a good solution for your nonprofit website?

By |March 13th, 2015|

I generally recommend WordPress to organizations for a fast-to-deploy and easy-to-manage website — anyone can install WordPress software on an organization’s web host (not sure what I mean? Here’s a post to explain web hosting) and be creating a website in minutes.

But […]

My updated WordPress plugin list for 2015

By |December 26th, 2014|

Part of what makes WordPress so great is that there is a vast community of people working together to make it better all the time. Many of the things you would call “features” on a website (for example, the ability […]

The four stages of an effective nonprofit website redesign

By |September 5th, 2014|

I recently posted on how to “freshen up” your nonprofit website design, but there’s also the point where your organization needs a complete redesign. For example, you may not have a responsive theme (a theme whose appearance adapts for visitors on […]

Three simple ways to freshen up your nonprofit website design

By |August 14th, 2014|

Although I generally recommend that you budget time and money to maintain your web presence, many of the groups I work with are too busy saving the world (or some part of it) to go through a complete visual design […]

My go-to WordPress plugins for nonprofit websites

By |December 27th, 2013|

I encourage my nonprofit clients and friends to use WordPress for their websites because it’s fast and affordable to deploy. Then when you’re ready to grow and expand your website, you can easily do so via plugins. I also regularly answer […]

Three ways having your WordPress website is like having a car

By |November 11th, 2013|

Okay, not everyone owns a car, but many people still comprehend car analogies, even in NYC. And lately I’ve been talking about the need for ongoing investments in websites if you really want them to “work.” So I’ll explain a […]

Six WordPress tips for users and admins

By |August 23rd, 2013|

WordPress gets better all the time, so even experienced users don’t notice all the improvements to the interface. Here are six WordPress tips to remember: three for all users, then three more for site admins.
1- Set your screen options
You have […]

“Packing a Punch with WordPress” at Making Media Connections

By |June 6th, 2013|

I had a great time leading a three-hour workshop at the Community Media Workshop’s Making Media Connections conference. Here’s the Powerpoint from “Packing a Punch with WordPress.” The workshop was pretty hands on, and we mostly looked at things together […]

10 things to ask your WordPress developer for

By |March 22nd, 2013|

I was just on the phone with a developer and we were lamenting “who could’ve guessed five years ago how great WordPress would be for nonprofit websites now?” It’s reliable, flexible and yet easy to learn and use —  even […]

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