Category Archives: WordPress

Register now: 6 Ways to Make your Next Website the Best Ever – Sept 24, 2013, 4-7pm

6 Ways to Make your Next Website the Best Ever! Santa Cruz Park & Rec class #16776, $79 Tuesday, September 24, 2013, 4pm-7pm NextSpace, 101 Cooper Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060 Register now: online, or by phone at 831-420-5270, or in person at City of Santa Cruz Parks & Rec, 323 Church St., Santa Cruz, […]

Six Essential Pages — Website Basics 101

Do you know which essential pages your business website should have? This presentation gives an overview of the SIX essential pages that your website — any business website — should have. This presentation covers best practices and conventions about these pages:what are they, why should you have them, and what should be on them. Here’s the […]

Blogging and, class resources

Thank you for attending Santa Cruz Parks & Rec class Intro to for Free Website or Blog on March 1, 2011. My presentation is available here: Download Presentation [PDF] My Upcoming Classes are listed here: Here are some great Blogging and WordPress resources: How to Fail at Blogging and Social Media: Great Social Media […]

Best SEO Search Engine Optimization Resources

My clients and students are often starting from scratch on SEO and would like to learn more about it, usually the basics. I find myself recommending these online SEO resources frequently. This blog post is for anybody who’d like to learn more about SEO. Here are some of my favorite Search Engine Optimization resources: [updated 1/31/2011, […]

Build a Blog or Website with, view presentation

Thank you for attending the Santa Cruz Parks & Rec class Build a Free Blog or Website with – For Beginners on October 12, 2010. 1. My presentation is available for viewing or downloading here: MyPresi-Oct12-2010 [PDF] 2. I’ll be teaching How to Prepare for Your Website Overhaul (or New Website) on Tuesday, January 25, […]

Expand Your Reach With Social Media, View Presentation

Thanks for attending the Santa Cruz Parks & Rec class Expand Your Reach With Social Media on September 28, 2010! “Excellent class that covered alot in a short amount of time. Thanks Sara and Karen!  This should be a required coarse for anyone starting or managing a small business!” Maggie Ann Johnson Barr 1. My […]

Getting Started with WordPress – Codex Resources

Codex has GREAT online information to help you get started with WordPress. First stop, go to their New to WordPress – Where to Start page at: Codex provides this Four Step Plan to help WordPress newbies get started: Step One – Read Step Two – Make a Plan Step Three – Install WordPress Step Four […]

Website Relaunch and Time to start blogging again

I’m back. I took a four month break from blogging. I didn’t plan it that way but it happened anyway. All said, it wasn’t bad to have one less thing on my list to worry about for a while. During that period, I used my Facebook Page as a quick substitute, and that worked well. […]