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What is a WordPress Theme?

By Dave Bell | March 14, 2013

Not unlike a soap opera, this blog expands on last week’s “episode” in which I addressed both the growing pains and the ultimate usefulness of WordPress themes. So what’s my plan here? To explain what a WordPress Theme actually is. WordPress itself is just a bunch of files that look like typical programming mumbo jumbo.…

WordPress Themes and you…

By Dave Bell | March 8, 2013

WordPress Themes are usually wonderfully fun and productive. But sometimes, even in WordPress, things can go awry. Mostly, WordPress themes have come to a point where they work – and work well – about 99.6% of the time. But that does not mean there cannot be a learning curve and/or a few digital “snake bites”…

What about Email?

By Dave Bell | March 2, 2013

  Here at CapeWP.com, email is still king. Facebook is, well, popular for sure. And Twitter is, well, short and to the point. Both are fun in their own way, but email is still the best way for businesses to communicate – a direct line into any employee’s inbox (or client, or friend, or family,…

What are all these things?

By Dave Bell | February 24, 2013

Mow the lawn. Clean the bathroom. Eat dinner. Watch TV. Play with cat. Go for a drive. Shovel snow. Do email. Vacuum entire house. Gas up the car. Clean windows. (OK, maybe that last one is a stretch.) Well, in case you have not guessed, these are all things I would rather do than log…

What a storm!

By Dave Bell | February 16, 2013

The weather report was pretty much spot on. All was amazingly smooth here at the corporate headquarters of CapeWP.com. At the previous location in Brewster, the story would have been quite different. Gratitude was foremost in my mind the entire time. The readers of this blog had various reports. From no power for 4 days…

E-commerce machine…

By Dave Bell | February 8, 2013

As promised, I have fluffed up a forgotten site into a lean mean e-commerce machine. www.veryhappycats.com You may notice the professional banner ad at the bottom of this post for my cat food site. I am also having one made for this very site you are reading and the Very Happy Cats site. By next…

Do you like money?

By Dave Bell | February 1, 2013

We must have a lot in common because I like money too! And I especially like using technology to make money. EBay is a perfect example. For artists ETSY is a great example. Many sell on Amazon too. Often I have played the “What is in my closet that I can sell?” game. When I…

6.5 perfect plugins that every WordPress site needs!

By Dave Bell | January 21, 2013

That was just to get your attention. I see more than a few headlines like this each day. I read many of them and the accompanying articles in order to learn at least one thing to increase my WordPress knowledge. And here is the formula many of those sites use: a. Write a compelling headline.…

Ouch. Digital snakebite!

By Dave Bell | January 18, 2013

It all started innocently enough. With a desire to show you, the reader, how easy and fun it is to turn a regular WordPress site into an e-commerce machine. After all, every single Cart, plugin, or widget I looked at said EASY in huge flashing letters. So, how hard could it be? Then the plot…

Is CapeWP the perfect web host?

By Dave Bell | January 10, 2013

Well, there is no doubt about the answer for this month! 100% uptime for a full year is impossible. But for a month, as you can see, perfection is quite possible. I enjoy having 100% as a goal but the reality is more like 99.99%. Which ain’t too bad either. This information is readily available…

2013 + WordPress = Best Year Ever!

By Dave Bell | January 5, 2013

Most people I speak to that ask what I do exhibit some form of familiarity when I mention that I create WordPress websites. And these are not really technical people, just regular computer users. I often hear “Oh yes, I have a friend that has a WordPress website.” Or “I have heard of that but…

One of CapeWP’s catch phrases is…

By Dave Bell | December 28, 2012

Keeping it local. Meaning just what it says. Buying local goods and services is so important to Cape Cod’s local economy and well being. When I made the executive decision to give locally for Christmas in lieu of gifts for people that really did not need or want them, there were many good options to…