Author Archives: Rob McGuire

Here Are Two Ways To Keep Your Copyright Date Current

One of the most neglected parts of a website is the copyright date. I can’t tell you for certain how many websites I’ve come across with outdated copyright dates, but it is quite a few. You may have noticed these too. Maybe you visited a website to read their latest article and noticed that their […]

Add Markup To Images In WordPress

WordPress developers are finally starting to embrace markup in themes and plugins, and that’s a good thing. I’ve been implementing schema markup in the websites I’ve been building for a few years now, and it has definitely helped the overall performance of these websites. However, one area that I haven’t seen any development in […]

Protect The wp-admin Folder With .htaccess

One easy way you can add an extra layer of security to your WordPress website is to protect your wp-admin folder by blocking access to everyone other than you.  This only takes a few minutes to do, and it can save you hours of grief later. There are only 2 steps involved in protecting your […]

Permalinks After Migrating From Blogger To WordPress

If you compare the permalink structure on a WordPress blog to a Blogger blog you’ll notice real quick that Blogger URLs end in “.html” while WordPress URLs don’t.  When migrating a blog from Blogger to WordPress that is something that needs to be addressed before the converted site goes live. You basically have two options […]

Does A Blog Migration Affect SEO?

People considering a migration to WordPress are often concerned about what will happen to their site’s search rankings afterwards. It is a very valid concern, and not one to be taken lightly. People often ask me if migrating their website will cause their rankings to drop, and my answer is always, “Yes and no.” This […]

The 10 Best Plugins Used By Blog Movers

WordPress has existed for 10 years and I’ve been building WordPress websites for almost as long.  During this time, a lot of things have changed, but one thing that hasn’t changed is using plugins to enhance the functionality of your website. Plugins can add or enhance features not found in the core of WordPress software.  […]

Using Call To Action (CTA) In WordPress

The HubSpot software is pretty good with using call to action messages when creating blog posts.  HubSpot users can create many different CTA messages, and they can be inserted into posts as they see fit.  Or a user can set it to where a set of CTA buttons are randomly inserted after a blog post.  […]

Redirects Can Make Or Break Your Migration

About 2 months ago I was approached to do a migration from HubSpot to WordPress.  I spoke with the prospective client’s agent several times over the course of a few days.  During this process, I did a pretty thorough examination of the HubSpot site to be migrated, including creating a list of all the URLs […]

Monitoring Your Website With Google Analytics

I’ve found that most people don’t really give much thought to how their website analytics are set up.  And that’s a shame, because an incredible amount of information about your website can be harvested if Google Analytics is installed and configured properly. When I move blogs to WordPress, I always insert your analytics script back […]

WordPress Security

There are many different options you can take when installing a WordPress site, but when we move blogs to WordPress we utilize several measures to ensure that your new website has rock-solid security and is nearly impervious to hackers. We would like to say that our WordPress installs are 100% safe from hackers, but unfortunately, […]