I’ve been in Santa Cruz County since 1981, designing and maintaining websites since 1996. You can be confident of my skills (yes, I’m delighted that your nephew builds websites, too!)  because as a business owner myself, I want to help you grow your business. Melody Sharp Web Design has developed more than 125 sites–from standard HTML to WordPress CMS–but specializes in collaborating with smaller clients and nonprofits to give them a unique and successful online presence.  

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google-plusPerhaps you’ve heard that authorship is a big deal and Google Plus authorship is even more important?  Like many things for WordPress clients, “There’s a plugin for that!”

But, you do need to setup up a Google+ profile and plugin WP-Buddy author (wp-buddy) has given you step-by-step instructions for setting up your profile. Here’s recap:

  • Create a Google+ Profile (http://plus.google.com)
  • Follow this link to open your Google+ profile: http://plus.google.com/me
  • Copy your Profile-URL from the address bar to clipboard
  • Go to your WordPress Admin Panel and click Users » Your Profile. Paste the above mentioned URL to the field where it says “Google Plus Author Link.”
  • Click Update Profile.

Need help? Let me know and I’ll help you add that plugin. And, while we’re in there, let’s make sure WordPress and all other plugins are up to date.

Latest Website Launches

December 21, 2013

Having so much fun this month, starting with helping local police chief John Weiss with his cartoon website. Current projects include building a new WordPress website for the Santa Cruz Veterans as they re-open their building in January and a new WordPress site for this wonderful group, Save Our Shores, so they can maintain their […]

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What’s all this about mobile (Responsive) websites?

November 4, 2013

You can install this plugin in an effort to make your site visible on Mobile Devices. But, if you are developing a new site, it needs to be mobile friendly. Below is a great infographic from Kirsti Scott at HotDesign.  Bottom line is that Business mobile use in 2016 is expected to be almost 13 […]

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Not Ready For Prime Time?

July 15, 2013
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What to do if you want to install WordPress and get things going fast?  Things can evolve…but sometimes they don’t evolve fast enough or your client decides that they want to change their mind?  There’s a plugin for that.  This one is $23 but they do offer a free version that says “down for maintenance.” […]

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This week’s favorite plugin

April 4, 2013

What happens when you have a “staging site” at any hosting service and then launch?  Well, sometimes things go smoothly and then–often–all links don’t update so you end up with “missing image” errors.  Bummer. But, like so many things in WordPress, “there’s a plugin for that!” As their developers says: “One common problem with moving […]

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