Beaver Builder vs Elementor – Update and Recommendations
Editorial | Review | Site builder

Beaver Builder vs Elementor – Update and Recommendations

Beaver Builder and Elementor are the two most popular and frequently recommended page builders in the WordPress ecosystem.  For years they were locked in a page builder war for the hearts and minds of site builders.  In April 2018 the stats were compelling enough that I called it,  Elementor had won a decisive victory.  The…

WebARX Full Walkthrough and Review
Security | Site builder

WebARX Full Walkthrough and Review

Introduction WordPress powers more than a third of all websites and is a popular target for hackers.  Hackers begin scanning and probing for vulnerabilities within minutes of a new website going online.  It is essential that your websites be protected.  WebARX is the first plugin I install after installing WordPress.  With a good security plugin…

WordPress Themes and Plugins with a Lifetime License – The Ultimate List
Resources | Site builder

WordPress Themes and Plugins with a Lifetime License – The Ultimate List

Last Updated March 11, 2021.  The ultimate list now has more than 140 WordPress themes and plugins with a lifetime license.  A lifetime license can be an incredible value if you use the theme or plugin for several years.  A lifetime license helps you step off of the subscription treadmill.  Some vendors are moving to…

The Site Builder Guide to WordPress Security
Security | Site builder

The Site Builder Guide to WordPress Security

Introduction WordPress powers more than a third of all websites and is a popular target for hackers.  Hackers start scanning and probing for vulnerabilities within minutes of a new website going online.  It is essential that your websites be protected.  The first thing I do when after installing WordPress is install a security plugin.  With…

Toolbar Extras – Make the Admin Toolbar Work for You
Review | Site builder

Toolbar Extras – Make the Admin Toolbar Work for You

Every time I work on a site I am reminded by the absurdity of the default admin menu shortcuts.  For example, the main links back to the dashboard from the front-end are Dashboard, Themes, Widgets, and Menus.  While those links are nice, I go to the Plugins admin page much more often.  In this post,…

Userback and WordPress – Ways to Use this Feedback Platform
Review | Site builder

Userback and WordPress – Ways to Use this Feedback Platform

In the video accompanying this post I take a look at the Userback feedback platform, do a walk-through, and show you some ways that you can integrate it into your WordPress website.  I found that though Userback is straightforward and simple, it is pretty powerful, but easy to use.  Userback allows users to draw on, annotate,…