With Wordpress it is easy to schedule your posts so that they are released in the future!
There are many reasons to post into the future and Wordpress makes it super easy. One of my clients, Crossfit Mount Kisco, posts a Workout of the Day every single day. Andrew or Kevin at Crossfit Mount Kisco sits down at the beginning of the week and maps out their entire plan for the week by creating posts for each day’s workout. Then, instead of clicking “Publish” to make these workouts available right away, he instead “schedules” the post to appear on a particular day, at a particular time. This is a BRILLIANT way for two busy men to handle this important part of their business ahead of time! On the home page, the most recent post appears, which happens to be the workout for TODAY. Tomorrow, when tomorrow is today, that workout will appear first, and so on. Check the Workout of the Day postings in action here!
Here’s how to do this:
Crossfit Mount Kisco came to Techcare, LLC to help them with a website for their gorgeous new facility. We put together a simple yet comprehensive site for them in record time. Andrew, owner of Crossfit Mount Kisco, knew exactly what he wanted as far as content on the site, but was unsure of design and what back end to use. We guided Crossfit Mount Kisco to use Wordpress, which would make updating their site simple on a regular basis, which they do on a weekly and daily basis.
Crossfit did not have many photos to use, and was unsure of how to get some. TechCare instructed them …
Camp Playland of Redding and Camp Playland of New Canaan recently underwent an overhaul of their websites. Both sites are now hosted on WordPress and have a fresh new design. WordPress is much easier for the camp administrators to maintain than their older HTML static site…..
Most owners of websites want to blog but can’t find the time, energy or content. Is this you?
I work with many business owners who have a self-hosted WordPress installation, and who are gung-ho about adding a blog to their website. We set up the blog area, they write a few posts, and then they stop. Eventually, the blog or news area looks outdated which is not good for bringing in new business.
Here is how to post to your WordPress website using your iPhone.
1. Touch the App Store on your iPhone
2. Touch the Search icon at the bottom of the screen
3. At the top of the screen in the white search bar, type WordPress and then click the blue Search button
4. The top choice should be WordPress by Automattic – touch that app
For the rest of the steps….
Have you ever looked at a website and knew that you liked it but weren’t sure why? How about one that you did not like, but weren’t sure why….
Well, it could be the fonts! Fonts play a SUPER important role in how a person feels or reacts to a website. Fonts create a feeling for the page, whether it be strong, soft, romantic, funny, serious, conservative, playful, happy, or one of many other emotions. When you are working on your website, I encourage you to pay particular attention to the fonts chosen to create the emotional reaction you desire from your visitors……
Years ago TechCare, LLC custom designed a website for Williams & Company, a body and skin care clinic in Darien, CT. The site was designed with only Williams & Company in mind. The background color is the actual Benjamin Moore color that is on the walls of the spa. Almost all of the photos on the website were shot on location….
Many of my clients have wonderful testimonials from their customers. These are great tools for marketing purposes, and they should be displayed proudly on their websites!
Many other clients follow a philosophy, and there are many wonderful quotes from influential people that they would like to display on their site as well.
Typically, testimonials and quotes are handled by listing them on a page together, so that visitors to a website can scroll down a list and read them. This is fine for some applications, but not for all. The reason is simple: the testimonials or quotes may not have relevance, or meaning, if listed on a page. Don’t get me wrong, I do believe that in many cases, listing testimonials or quotes on a page is important. But there are many cases when we can make the testimonials or quotes more powerful and meaningful if we put them in the right spot: right where your web visitor is.
So how can you do this? I will give you a few examples:
Muskegon Lights is comprised of two historic lighthouse in Muskegon, Michigan. These lighthouses could have been in danger of being destroyed, as were many other parts of the entire area, taking a bit of our American history with it. They are now safe, and there is hope that they will be restored close to their original state. TechCare, LLC worked with Muskegon Lights to create a beautiful and extremely informative website for the public.
The Hallen School is a school for students with special needs located in New Rochelle, New York. The school is comprised of an elementary, middle and high school. Taking students through their entire school career gives the students the consistency that some of them need.
The school had no presence on the web when they first called TechCare. We were working with a blank slate, which can be a lot of fun, and a lot of work.
Do you know what an UberMenu is? How about a MegaMenu? It is cool. And it is cool not just because it is great looking, but is functional in a way that it solves a problem that can be very hard to solve when creating a website. That maybe makes it super-cool.
This is the type of menu you now can find on many shopping websites, such as llbean.com, officemax.com, staples.com, or target.com. If you go to one of those sites and mouseover the main menu, you will see a huge menu drop down or fly out, with lots of well organized links.
When you have a site with tons of content and need to organize it so that visitors to the site can find what they want easily and quickly, you need an UberMenu or a MegaMenu.
Many of my clients do not need this type of menu because their site does not contain so many pages, or we find a way to organize their content under a few main menu items. Recently, though……..