Genesis: How to Create Custom Sidebars for Categories, Posts and Pages

Custom Sidebars

Seeing the same sidebar on my site day after day gets boring — even for me — so I can just imagine how blind regular readers become to sidebar messages when the message never changes. There is a solution to sidebar blindness though — create different sidebars for different categories, posts and pages. In this […]

Get More Google Love: Insert Post Last Updated Code

water filter search

I like to search Google ‘smart’ as I expect most of my (and your) blog readers do as well. When I search Google for a product type, I limit my search to articles posted within the last year. The following graphic shows results for a recent search when I was researching water filter pitcher dispensers […]

How to Optimize Your WordPress Blog


Did you know that each time you save a draft post to your WordPress blog, the mySQL database stores a record of that post? Your WordPress database also contains records of each update you make to published posts, and all those spam comments you thought you were deleting when you clicked the ‘Empty Spam’ button? […]

Price Drop on StudioPress All-Theme Package


Just a quick note to let you know that the StudioPress folks have dropped the price of their Pro Pack All Themes Package for one week only, starting today. Until Tuesday, you can get all 46 StudioPress child themes, plus every child theme design they make in the future, for only $299.95. That’s a savings […]

WordPress 3.3 Fights with Akismet


Here’s a heads up about what happens to your Akismet plugin once you install WordPress 3.3 First, ALL comments posted to my blogs were going into spam after I installed WordPress 3.3. Ergo, I wasn’t getting email messages about comments being held in moderation. Thought no one was enjoying my latests posts until I found […]

How to Privately Test Drive a New WordPress Theme


I’m finally getting around to upgrading my last few blogs to the Genesis Framework from StudioPress and have decided to spare my readers the ugliness that usually accompanies such a change. In this video I discuss how to use a plugin that allows you to test drive a new WordPress theme in the background, so […]