WordPress

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Checklist for choosing a WordPress theme

Updated April 2019.

We’re already lucky to have 30% of the world’s websites powered by WordPress. And WordPress themes are big business, with many developers and companies launching new themes every day. But what do you look for? Here’s a checklist for choosing a WordPress theme.

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Lisa GhisolfChecklist for choosing a WordPress theme
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ChicagoWebSupport.com launches with levels of WordPress support and maintenance

WordPress support and maintenance is quite a bit of my ongoing business, whether it’s “de-hacking” a compromised site or simply optimizing and protecting it. To be honest, WordPress maintenance is not the highest priority on some organizations’ long list of to dos, and yet it’s a popular target for hackers. So what’s a website owner to do?

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Lisa GhisolfChicagoWebSupport.com launches with levels of WordPress support and maintenance

Combatting the WordPress spam monster

WordPress spam has been worsening lately for everyone: It’s an easy in for hackers, especially on dormant sites or unmonitored sites. I’ve cleaned tens of thousands of spam comments out of clients’ sites before, and those comments not only show an a doorway for more spammers, but also bloat your site’s database and ultimately slow you down. Which Google doesn’t like. It’s a chain reaction.

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Lisa GhisolfCombatting the WordPress spam monster

Wordcamp Milwaukee

I’ve been to a few cities’ WordCamps now, and every city has its own flavor — but every one has great info and a community of WordPress pros who are passionate about the platform. And, they’re always willing to share tips, tricks and even the basics to newbies and professionals alike.

Milwaukee, though only in its second year, is definitely at the top of my list for a few reasons: Friendly folks, a relaxed vibe, and a great location, Bucketworks.

I’ll be talking about freelance work and how I’ve found it, lost it, and found a good business rhythm for myself. And I hope you’ll be there too!

The schedule is still being finalized, but it’s going to be a great lineup! Sign up today using the code “Ghisolf” for a discount.

And be sure to follow the hashtag #WCMKE and the Twitter feed @WordCampMKE for updates.

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Lisa GhisolfWordcamp Milwaukee