Leverage Browser Caching in WordPress

Have you ever gone to Pingdom Tools and received a near zero score on “leveraging browser caching”? This is really an easy fix that you can implement on your own blog. What is Browser Caching? Every time a browser loads a webpage it has to download all the web files to properly display the page. […]

Remove Shrinking Header in Genesis Centric Pro

This is a hack but it worked for me. Just replace the code below with the code in /js/global.js. The only difference is that I remove the “shrink” class in line 7. Editing the code below will remove the shrinking header on the Centric Pro theme. Then, it’s just simple css: I tried this and it […]

Style the Genesis Author Box to Look Like Twitter Bio

I’ve worked with Genesis for almost two years now, and I think the two weakest styled parts of any Genesis Child Themes are the comments and the author box. The author box says a lot about you. Might as well make it look nice. Today, I want to go over how you can style your Genesis […]

Download Free Minimal Genesis WordPress Child Theme

Looking to Download a Free WordPress Theme for Genesis? Grab Nominal from Github  Nominal has a less is more approach. The Minimal child theme expresses everything you’re about, with very little effort. Custom Header Custom Featured Images Footer Widget HTML5 Markup Mobile Responsive Threaded Comments Previous and Next Post Landing Page Again – this minimal […]

How to Build Your First Genesis Child Theme

I’ve been interested in Genesis for years, have built multiples sites on it, but have never really developed my own theme. I’ve tweaked other themes, even modified them to look completely different, but now I am going to build my own theme. I am not sure what I’ll call it yet, but it’ll be free, […]

Subdomain vs New Domain: Which is Better for SEO?

In case you are not interested in reading, here is the conclusion: Based on past analytics and Google updates, a subdomain on a well branded domain is better than a new domain. The subdomain will have the links and the branded domain. Plus, a subdomain will protect the site from future updates (many of the […]

Final Assessment: Google Analytics Platform Principles

I missed a question, and it drove me crazy until I got it right. If you are wondering about the correct answers for the Final Assessment, here you go. What are the four main components of the Google Analytics platform? (select all that apply) Collection Configuration Processing Reporting The tracking code in Google Analytics: (select […]

A Very Fond Farewell to Thriveworks®

I’ve had the great opportunity to be part of an amazing place at Thriveworks. Thriveworks is a mental health company that provides premium care with a focus on customer service. Their counselors are respected leaders in the field, and appointments for individual or couples counseling are available within 24 hours of your call. They have […]

AppThemes Vantage NoFollow NoIndex the Archive Pages

Vantage is really a rough theme for SEO. If you have a directory, you are trying to get links, but then Vantage points all of those links away. Plus, there is a ton of duplication. To get rid of the archives indexing, add this gist to the wrapper.php file – somewhere between and That’ll do […]

Add No Follow Links to App Themes Vantage

AppThemes’ Vantage does not have nofollow on the directory links nor the social icons. Replace this on single-listing.php to add no follow links (otherwise you will be following all the links off your page)