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Writing Really Useful Content

Writing Really Useful Content

A few years ago, one of the best plugins for creating a simple thumbnail gallery on a wordpress site was the NextGen Gallery. It was not only free, but it pretty much worked out of the gate. There was just one major issue. The original developer was a brilliant coder,...

Organizing WordPress with Categories & Tags

Organizing WordPress with Categories & Tags

Maybe it’s because my first “real” job was working in a library. When I visit a website with a blog, what can drive me crazy is not being able to navigate through posts to find what I am looking for, or, being able to read more posts on a particular topic. Organizing...

Top Ten SEO Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Top Ten SEO Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

This is NOT how SEO works! What are some common SEO mistakes? Overall it comes down to two issues. One is overdoing it so much that it's all the reader notices. The other is not doing enough or any at all. Optimizing your content so it will be more likely to get...

Don’t Let Your Website Flatline!

Don’t Let Your Website Flatline!

"Help! My website disappeared!" This is the last thing anybody wants to hear. And if you are the person that built the site, it's even worse. Now you have to scrub up, rush into the operating theater, and get to work. And to be perfectly honest, it's frustrating to be...

Smart Ways to Save & Spend Money on Your Website

Smart Ways to Save & Spend Money on Your Website

While a website for your business should be considered a serious investment, that doesn't automatically mean that you need to spend top dollar on everything associated with creating a site. When I started out, many websites were built from scratch by developers who...

Dive into Divi: Using the Module Library

Dive into Divi: Using the Module Library

Image courtesy of Skitterphoto on Pexels One of the best reasons to use a page builder theme like Divi is having a system to create a module library. Why would you want to use the module library? When you are re-using content from page to another When you need to...

Dive into Divi: Using the Text and Image Modules

Dive into Divi: Using the Text and Image Modules

One of the most common types of modules found in a Divi site is the Text module. Clicking on the 3 horizontal bars in the top left of any module will open it for editing its content and settings. Here’s a quick tour around the editing module. Starting from the top...

Dive into Divi: Intro and Basics

Dive into Divi: Intro and Basics

Welcome to the wonderful world of Divi! This is the first of a new series on the Jenn's Web blog that will help you to understand how to edit a Wordpress website built using the Divi theme. I have been working on quite a few projects using Divi from Elegant Themes....

How to Post to Your Blog via Email

How to Post to Your Blog via Email

Last week I was coaching a client through the basics of keeping a blog on her site updated. As we talked about ideas like a content calendar, publishing to social media, how often to post etc., I could see the familiar look of panic start to creep into her eyes. It’s...

Fun With Robots

Fun With Robots

Have you ever googled your company name and come up with a result like this? During a very busy summer, I had re-pointed my new domain name to my hosting account and when I entered http://jennsweb.net in my browser's address bar, the result above was not what I wanted...

A Visual Guide to A Web Page

A Visual Guide to A Web Page

I recently had a phone call with a client that went something like this: Client: "You know that top of the page section with the slogan?" Me: "Yes" Client: "Can those slide through a little bit slower and have a click on them?" Me: "You mean the slider? Those do have...

A Shout Out to the Ladies

A Shout Out to the Ladies

In the spirit of International Women’s Day, Jenn Mears Web Design would like to give a huuge shout out to all my fellow female business owners! Working with you all and learning what you do and how you do it continues to inspire me. A Higher Balance Cahoon Care...

Creating a Podcast Site

Creating a Podcast Site

Podcasts are a great way to get people to listen to your content. Think about how busy your day can get and before you know it, it's 11 o'clock at night and that article you opened to read over morning coffee is still sitting there unread. But what if people could...