Posts by Jennifer Dopazo

WordPress in Plain English: Categories vs Tags

Categories allow you to group your posts and organize them along your website. Depending on the theme and widgets you have enabled on your website, the name of the category can be displayed before or after a post or publish a post in a specific area on a page. They give some sort of ID…

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WordPress in Plain English: Custom Fields

Custom Fields lets you add additional information on to your website that can be used by Posts, Pages or Custom Post Types. One of the ways WordPress stores information is with meta data (data about data!). By default WordPress provides us fields like Title, Categories, Tags, Featured Image, Excerpt and more. Once we enable Custom…

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WordPress in Plain English: Custom Post Types

WordPress provides different types of content to publish, one of them is known as a post.Lets think of a traditional blog for a second, those that show a list of articles vertically and are ordered by date.  These articles are posts in the WordPress world. There are five post types already setupin your WordPress installation:…

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WordPress in Plain English: Plugins and Widgets

A Plugin is a tiny program that works hand by hand with your WordPress installation by adding more features and functionality. I like to think of them as little modular accessories that you add seamlessly to your website, adding desired features without getting in the way of the main WordPress installation.  There is a plugin…

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WordPress in Plain English: Child Themes

WordPress works with themes.  A theme is the one that defines the look, feel and structure of your website, it includes templates of the different type of pages your website can use, the styles of the fonts and colors in which the content will be presented.  It also includes the functionality to it. A Child…

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Crafting Websites: Inspiration from the best

We are familiar with inspiration boards and vision boards and I'm a great fan of creating quick ones when starting a new project.  I tend to take pieces from different inspiration sources and put them together as a puzzle to see how they might work and find the potential they can bring to a given…

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Crafting Websites: Get Inspiration from offline sources in addition to online sources

Another great way of getting inspired is to look outside the online world. Design inspiration can come from just about anywhere, think of typography, photography, color palettes, composition, scale and functionality. When you're looking for inspiration, you need to see things in a different way and from a different perspective. Look for close-ups, organic and…

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Crafting Websites: Where does inspiration come from?

Inspiration comes from anywhere. Lets pretend you are a book publisher looking to build a website.  The first reaction will be to look to book publishing websites, bookmark all of them and build your sections and features based on them. That's one way of approaching it, however, I really want to encourage you to first,…

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Custom Websites: Determining the goal for your website

Before you start building your website (or hiring someone to do it) you really need to think of its purpose, you want to be clear on what you want your visitors to do once they arrive there. Do you want people to make an appointment, order a book or just contact you? Creating a framework…

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Custom Websites: Be inspired without copying

Why copying another site won’t work for you It’s normal to look for inspiration and check what others in your field are doing.  If it’s working for them, it should work for you, right? Hmmm… not all the time. The thing is that when we are talking about branding and Web Design there are no…

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