How to make photos come to life with a little bit of CSS magic.

Have to share this because it’s just too fun. And who doesn’t love CSS animation? http://codepen.io/bvbrandon/pen/Hvqes

How To Rock Your Local SEO with Alex Miranda

Last night I attended an incredible presentation by SEO guru, Alex Miranda. As a Google Partner, he knows so many tips and tricks that I just couldn’t take notes fast enough. Lucky for me and you, he has posted his slides online. Take a look and get ready to give your own website a boost!… Read More

Adding Icons to Your Gravity Forms

Have you wanted to make your forms look nicer by adding icons in the input boxes? Here’s how to do it with Gravity Forms: 1) Upload your icons to the site. I prefer to use ftp and upload the icons to the image folder of my theme so clients won’t delete them by mistake, but… Read More

Change Menu Labels without Changing Page Names

Super quick WordPress tutorial on how to change the navigation or menu label without changing the page name.

WordPress Website Security: Is Your Website Secure?

Security is a hassle, there’s no way around it. Taking off your shoes at the airport, locking your doors, having your bags checked before you enter stadiums- it’s all a big pain. But in the end, we know it’s worth the effort. Website security can be the same way. It takes some extra effort, but… Read More

iThemes Security -Can’t Login – Redirects to the Home Page (formerly Better WP Security)

iThemes Security is one of my favorite security plugins, but it can be a little buggy.  I am always very careful about upgrading the plugin because sometimes it locks me out of the site by redirecting me back to the home page whenever I try to login.  When that happens, I can usually change the… Read More

NextGen Thumbnails Stretched or Blurry? Here’s the Fix:

NextGen certainly has it’s issues, but it seems to be the only game in town. I’ve had problems on a couple different sites with the tumbnails appearing stretched or blurry. This happens when I try to change the thumbnail size from the standard. I’ve regenerated those thumbnails, but they just don’t display properly. The images… Read More

Control Your WordPress Page Formatting with Basic HTML

With WordPress’ visual editor, it’s pretty simple to design your page or post the way you want. However, sometimes there are just times that the editor just won’t do what you want. WordPress follows most of the regular HTML rules, but there are a few things that WordPress does differently.  Here are some tips. First,… Read More

Google’s 200 Ranking Factors

Compiled bySingle Grain and Backlinko, this infographic is by no means an official list, but it has some great information on it.  

WordPress 101: The Dashboard

Let’s talk about the backend of your WordPress website in detail. Dashboard This is the first place you are directed to once you log into your site. Depending on your plugins, this could look a little different, but in general, I don’t find this page very useful and you won’t really need to use it…. Read More