Author Archive | Melody Sharp

Why WordPress Sites Need Maintenance

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One of the reasons I attended a recent WordCamp in Sacramento was to find out how WordPress as a Content Management Solution is faring and whether other "hosted" solutions are gaining traction. When WordPress got started in 2003, it was hailed as a minor miracle for people building websites.  Now used by tens of millions, its ...

WordPress Website Hosting Nightmares

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This is a follow up to my post last year about recommendations for WordPress hosting.  Unfortunately, most small, reliable hosting companies are getting swallowed up by the big guys.  These boutique companies start out with great service and tiny monthly fees.  Then they get bought out, enter into greedy price wars, and things start to ...

Wordcamp Sacramento 2016

Spending the weekend at WordCamp. Lots of good stuff but here is one presentation that is valuable for anybody who wants and/or builds websites. Profitable Website Development: The Oreo Cookie Strategy WordPress is a complicated application software.  It's a CMS. Presentation by James Hipkin, Red8Interactive, Inc. Planning | Design | Concept Discovery Objective: Wireframes Functional Requirements Tech requirements Determine the architecture ...