How to Send the Right Blog Post Image to Facebook

How to Send the Right Blog Post Image to Facebook

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If you publish link to your blog posts on Facebook, then odds are you’ve probably experienced an issue with Facebook choosing the wrong image to go along with the blog post. Maybe it’s a random image from your sidebar or footer area… whatever it is, it’s just plain wrong! I’m going to show you how […]

5 Signs You're Ready to Outsource Theme Development

5 Signs You're Ready to Outsource Theme Development

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You love designing, and let’s face it, you’re ridiculously awesome at it. But the coding process might be getting you down. Here are five signs that it might be time to pass the work onto someone else: 1. After finishing a design, you catch yourself thinking, “The fun part is over.” Do you dread moving […]

Transitioning from Free to Paid Products

Transitioning from Free to Paid Products

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Hi! I’m interested in starting making pre-made Blogger themes. I can code with HTML, CSS and Javascript and have coded websites for myself and family businesses. Eventually I’d love to start up a business doing this and charging for custom designs – though I’m not that confident yet. I feel I would be better simply […]

WordPress Frameworks are a Crutch

WordPress Frameworks are a Crutch

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I don’t just mean theme frameworks (though they also apply). I mean any kind of framework. Genesis (theme framework) Kirki (Customizer framework) Redux (options panel framework) others?? Wait, aren’t these things supposed to make my life EASIER? Well, yes, but that’s part of the problem. Frameworks like the ones I listed above are “easy mode”. […]

New UBB Add-Ons and a First Look at My Newsletter Plugin

New UBB Add-Ons and a First Look at My Newsletter Plugin

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I’ve been working hard and have some awesome new products available in the shop that I’m excited to share with you! Then I’ll give you a tour through my upcoming, re-coded newsletter plugin. It’s super snazzy. 😉 Get your flame on The UBB Flame Ratings Add-On basically adds a second rating system to the Ultimate […]

5 Things I Need to Change About My Business

5 Things I Need to Change About My Business

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In many ways, the launch of Ultimate Book Blogger v3 has been amazing. But in some ways it’s actually been pretty bad, and has highlighted a few things that I need to change about the way I do business ASAP. 1) I need a staycation… Like, now I’ve been working practically 24/7 the last few […]

Are You Looking for a Professional or a Puppet?

Are You Looking for a Professional or a Puppet?

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This is something that both clients and freelancers need to figure out. As a client, what are you looking for? You want a new website—awesome! But are you looking for a professional or a puppet? If you want a professional then you want someone who knows what a good design looks like, who knows how […]

How to Design Your Own Logo

How to Design Your Own Logo

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You know what one of the biggest must-haves is when designing your own logo? A huge bundle of inspiration. That’s why I love those super cheap bundles of hundreds of fonts, vectors, and other assets. They’re so much fun to peruse and get inspired! In honour of The Hungry JPEG’s most recent bundle I’m going […]

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