WordPress 101: What is WordPress?

WordPress 101: What is WordPress?

I have previously written blog posts about WordPress – I’m a big fan.  The two most relevant posts if you’re reading this are as follows: a post on this blog, called “Why I use WordPress to Design Websites”, and one on The Fempreneur Collective’s blog called “Why we...
How to Collect Testimonials with your Website

How to Collect Testimonials with your Website

Your website can perform many tasks that meaningfully contribute to your business.  Collecting social proof is one of those tasks. When I mention to people that their website can collect testimonials, I’m often met with confusion or merely ignorance as to how to go...
How your Website is Sabotaging your Business

How your Website is Sabotaging your Business

I know that the title is a bit dramatic, but stay with me. I love creating websites because I love helping business owners to create a beautiful space for their brand to live online. It breaks my heart to see a fab woman with a great business idea being thwarted by...
How your Website Affects your Brand

How your Website Affects your Brand

Last week, I chatted about how your brand affects your website. This week, I’m flipping it around and talking about the ways in which your website affects your brand. To make this article less abstract, I’m going to talk about an “ideal client avatar” and give them a...
How your Brand Affects your Website

How your Brand Affects your Website

When working with clients, and when chatting to potential clients, I like to talk to them about their brand to help me understand their work and their business. I believe that your brand affects your website, and I’m going to explain how in this post. How Your...
Working with a Web Designer 101

Working with a Web Designer 101

When booking discovery calls with potential clients, I feel excited for this lovely person and their journey ahead.  I genuinely want to help them improve their brand through a gorgeous online home, and working with a web designer is a big step for someone to take....
5 Website Essentials to set up your site for Success

5 Website Essentials to set up your site for Success

I love digging into the back-end systems that help a website go from “meh” to “awesome”.  I’ve been working with websites for a while, and I’ve seen a couple of similarities amongst the sites that I think are beautiful and effective.  In this post, I’m going to chat...
Tips for Choosing Plugins on WordPress

Tips for Choosing Plugins on WordPress

Last week, I wrote about what you need to know about plugins. In this post, I’m giving you a few notes on choosing plugins for your website. As always, I recommend starting with a strategy.  Write down the features that you’d like your website to have, and then...
What are WordPress Plugins?

What are WordPress Plugins?

In this post, I’ll cover what you need to know about WordPress plugins and things to be cautious of when adding them to your website.   Plugin Basics A plugin is a piece of software (free or paid) that you install on your WordPress-based website to add to the...
Why I Use WordPress to Design Websites

Why I Use WordPress to Design Websites

I’ve made no secret of the fact that I build websites on WordPress and I recommend this system to all my clients.  To me, the most important part of your business is your website, which should be updated frequently with new content and maintained with software...
Website Hosting 101

Website Hosting 101

There are many hosting providers in the world, and you have a huge choice when setting up your website.  I use WebAfrica because their fees are reasonable, their client onboarding process is clear, and their customer support team is excellent.  This is not a sponsored...
How to Set up Your Website:  New Series

How to Set up Your Website: New Series

I set up, design and maintain websites as part of my service to my clients.  The most exciting part of having a website is frequently updating it with content.  This keeps your website relevant and valuable to your audience.  Even more importantly, keeping your...
Website Redesign – Part 2:  Overall Events

Website Redesign – Part 2: Overall Events

Last week, I wrote a post sharing images of the Overall Events website before I worked on the site’s redesign.  In today’s post, I’m sharing images of what the site looks like now that the project is complete. I wanted the logo to be more than...
Website Redesign:  Overall Events

Website Redesign: Overall Events

Earlier this year I was contracted to redesign the website for Overall Events.  This woman-owned business is a Port Elizabeth based company specialising in event design and stakeholder relations. To appreciate the transformation, I saved screengrabs of what the...

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