This week’s WordPress and web marketing links.
This week I added a new Resources page to WP Minder. Please let me know in the comments if you find this helpful, or how it can be made more useful…
I always customize the WordPress login page for my design clients. It takes just a couple of minutes and adds a nice personalized touch, so why not? But if you’re not into development, you can make a custom login page using one of these plugins. These actually create custom forms for you that you can use in various locations in your site, but there are other plugins that just let you modify the native WordPress login page (which is what I do with a plugin of my own). Which method you pick is up to you.
Ever thought about making a WordPress site for your softball team or bowling league – or maybe your quidditch buddies? Sounds like fun, right? Here’s a guide to making a sports site that’s not too time-intensive, if you’re willing to have a bit of a basic look to it. Use great photos to help fix that.
As I’m considering keeping my newsletter vs. expanding my blog, this was a very timely find this week. If you too are wondering what’s best for your business – email newsletter or blog delivered via email – read the linked post, and don’t skip the comments below it. They may give you some interesting ideas.
And finally… it’s summer and for the lucky ones who get to take vacations, here’s a post on keeping your WordPress site running on automatic pilot while you’re out of town. Learn how to schedule everything in advance. One thing though – I’d strongly recommend against letting a service you’re not familiar with update your WordPress plugins or themes while you’re away. That’s asking for trouble and you won’t be around to fix it.