This month’s April Toolbox features team building, task completing, e-signing and news reading. We look at four tools that may improve your life or business in an age of paperless and remote work. Let’s ride, shall we? Get your tasks DoneDone Now matter how many tools I look at, I still struggle with my task lists. Sure, I know, there are tons of task lists and project management systems out there, but they always seem to be more than I need. I decided I wanted to keep the user interface more simple and not be overwhelmed. Frankly, I just wanted
If you are part of the Atarim Facebook group, you will know Disha Pegu. She is the person who manages the company’s community and the social media channels. She keeps the conversation going, keeps it energetic, and she really is an advocate for website consultants and agencies. She describes herself as, “A social scientist, huge supporter of diversity inclusion (everywhere), a compassionate marketer.” Indeed, she has experience in Project Management and marketing. She brings a lot of skills to the table for Atarim. Today, we learn more about the Atarim Community Manager Disha Pegu. What have you learned about being
It is April folks. Where has this year gone? There are no jokes here, just another roundup of things happening in the WordPress Universe. Let’s get started, shall we? The Pattern Creator is now open The WordPress.org Pattern Creator Now Open to the Public One thing I’m excited about is the new Pattern directory in the WordPress repository. For someone who is trying to make a switch to the Gutenberg editor, the Pattern Directory is great. As Justin Tadlock says at the WP Tavern, “The WordPress pattern directory finally opened its gates to the entire community today. Anyone with a
Welcome to my TED TODD Talk. I have been around WordPress web care consultants for several years now and have seen a lot of the successes and failures that many have had. It can be hard with long hours trying to get client websites done, overwhelmed with a huge task list, feeling like the kitchen is on fire all the time, clients that ghost you, and never-ending isolation as we mostly work from home. Most web care consultants are trying to do right by their clients, not looking for any attention, and want to have time for their families.
In today’s toolbox, we chat about cleaning up notifications in the WordPress dashboard, not saying hello, and a new theme called Olympus. Saddle up. We’re going riding. Cleaning up the notifications in your WordPress dashboard Notifications. We just assume this is part of life in the age in which we live. Everywhere we go, there are notifications. Notifications via text messages, emails, on the sidewalk walking down the street, everywhere we look, there are notifications. It seems to happen more and more inside the coveted WordPress administration dashboard. Every plugin that has a lite version almost always has some kind
A long, long time ago, I attended my first WordCamp. That was in 2017 in Fayetteville, Arkansas. To that point, the only thing I had ever attended was a WordPress Meetup in Fort Worth, TX. Among the organizers was Josepha Haden Chomphosy. She was one of the people running the show. I could tell right then she had the knack for leadership. She wasn’t afraid to take the lead, a skill I imagine she got from her mother. Fast forward almost ten years later and she is one of the top people at Automattic, the company that oversees WordPress.com and
In this month’s roundup, we take a look at the Atarim Web Agency Summit, Elementor’s bold move, the future of WordPress Multisite, Plugin March Madness, and surprising the thing may have helped many ladies get into a career of coding. Ready to get started? Giddy up. Atarim Web Agency Summit is coming in April The Atarim Web Agency Summit is back and it will take place on April 26-29th. As with previous years, the summit is virtual, free, and will include loads of great presentations from experts in the website agency industry. Hosts include Atarim’s Vito Peleg, Stephanie Hudson Co-Founder
Many times I have contacted WordPress companies with questions before buying the product. More times than I care to admit, I have heard silence. A handful of times I went through with the purchase, but my loyalty is being tested. I’m inclined not to buy again if I don’t get much after-sales customer service. Simply put, buying from someone who isn’t responsive from the beginning likely means they won’t be responsive after the sales. Or, at least, that is the perception I have. How about you? My point here is that communication matters immensely. Our soft skills matter a lot.
Every month we go looking for tools that might be helpful to Web Care Consultants. In today’s toolbox, we look at a WP Site Audit tool, a Block Theme Generator, a plugin to protect your videos and a new block from Kadence Blocks. Get ready to add new tools to your toolbox! WP Audit Site Sometimes I don’t think we give QA (Quality Assurance) enough credit. It is extremely tempting to get a project launched and onto the next one. You know, we have bills to pay and all. Web consultants should absolutely include QA in their process and charge
Every time I have helped a business with their WordPress website, I have seen tons of problems with their website, security vulnerabilities, and more. Every. Single. Time. There has never been a better time to be in the WordPress Web Care business. Many businesses don’t know what they need to know. Sure, some are going to want to DIY things, but they often run into major roadblocks. Don’t burn that bridge. Let them know how you work when the time comes. WordPress itself is looking more like a Software as a Service (SaaS) solution. We can build a custom site