How to Create a Website for Your Small Business (a Three-Part Tutorial Series) from Automattic Design

Are you a small business owner looking to set up your very first website? There’s been some really great tutorials and content coming out of Automattic’s various satellite blogs to help you. I entirely missed the first two installments of this series on Automattic.Design on creating a SB website, so here are links to allContinue reading “How to Create a Website for Your Small Business (a Three-Part Tutorial Series) from Automattic Design”

WordPress.com Business Now Supports Plugins and Third-Party Themes

Originally posted on The WordPress.com Blog:
For many years, WordPress.com has been a simple way for people to create their own beautiful WordPress website in minutes. But that simplicity came with a tradeoff — WordPress.com did not offer built-in support for the thousands of third-party plugins and themes that helped make WordPress the world’s…

Summertime!

I’m currently taking an extended vacation from posting, but wanted to pass along a couple of updates: WordPress.com Business Plan Gets an Upgrade (unofficial): Since there has been no public announcement from WordPressdotcom/Automattic about the changes to the Business plan upgrade following the forum thread this past May, it seems those changes are in theContinue reading “Summertime!”

WPcom Business Plan gets an upgrade (unofficial)

With very little information to go on, it looks like WordPressdotcom has taken the final leap to enter the full, managed WP hosting arena by offering its Business plan users access to a wider range of plugins and custom themes through the Calypso dashboard. This includes access to WooCommerce and forums like bbPress and BuddyPress.Continue reading “WPcom Business Plan gets an upgrade (unofficial)”

Lodestar-a trendy theme for your business

WordPress.com just released to its users the Lodestar theme (by Automattic’s Mel Choyce), which is also available for WordPress.org users. It’s a beautiful one-page business theme designed to highlight the best features of your organization. One-page business themes have caught on hugely over the past couple of years. Initial set up of these themes canContinue reading “Lodestar-a trendy theme for your business”

How to Choose the Best Theme for Your Business Website

Originally posted on The WordPress.com Blog:
Building a beautiful website for your business begins with choosing a theme — a design that controls page layout, widget areas, and default style. With more than 350 free and paid themes on WordPress.com, selecting a theme for your business website can feel overwhelming, but you can make it…

WordCamp Jerusalem 2013: A Belated Wrap-up

WordCamp Jerusalem this year has come and gone. Presentation slides have since been added to the event website (video soon?) and some of slide packs are in English although the presentation itself may have been given in Hebrew. Here are the talks I attended; With the exception of “Getting to Know WordPress”, all presentations wereContinue reading “WordCamp Jerusalem 2013: A Belated Wrap-up”

WordPress.com Business: Get a professional website without a professional price tag

Originally posted on The WordPress.com Blog:
Are you a small business owner who wants an interactive website with demo videos? A pro blogger who wants to try out a bunch of premium themes before committing? A non-profit building its first website, and in need of a little extra support? Say goodbye to sky-high web…