Every site like this has a Reviews section right? Honestly, I don’t know the answer to that. I know that I enjoy reviewing different things as I get to use the technology. I want to review content management systems like Drupal, Wordpress and others. I want to review plugins and addon’s along with reviewing some new hardware of computer I built. I even film my PC builds when possible but to date the lighting has always been terrible to use the footage. I swear I am working on that though.

I also reserve the review section for how-to’s because a lot of the times I will learn something that I think others might benefit from me writing about it. I could be completely wrong, but I am always interested in reviewing something you might want me to take a look at. Feel free to email me and let me know.

My 30-Day Review Of SSDNodes Web Hosting

It's been a bit over a month now with my payment for $240/year to SSDNodes on April 14, 2017. My last host, which was Wiredtree, cost almost $750/yr so I was able to cut two-thirds of my annual costs and got 8 times the server. I knew 2017 was going to be a budget year for me. Trimming the fat where I can wasn't really much of a choice as I move into starting my own business and living on a

By | 2017-05-17T14:11:08+00:00 May 17th, 2017|Hardware, Platforms & Software|0 Comments

R.I.P. Wiredtree, No To Liquid Web, But Hello SSDNodes

It's "host choosing time" and it only took 4 months for me to make a decision on the future home of my websites, apps, and whatever else I want to host. My hosting company sold out to a bigger competitor at the end of 2016. Hosting companies come and go and this is just the technology "circle of life". Technology moves fast and as startups come, they go just as quickly which is why we get a new Apple or

By | 2017-05-04T14:33:24+00:00 May 4th, 2017|Hardware, Platforms & Software|0 Comments

Where To Learn Web Development and Professional Tools

There is no shortage in finding websites that are filled with pointers on becoming a full stack developer. Maybe you don't want to be a full stack dev? No problem, you can learn HTML, CSS, Javascript, PHP, MySQL, MongoDB, and countless other technologies instead. I can't list all of the places to learn these languages, tools, and classes, but I can help point you in the right direction on where to start if you have admirations to become more capable.YouTube is

Clash of Autoptimize, Cache Enabler & WP Rocket WordPress Plugins

I stumbled upon KeyCDN’s plugin called Cache Enabler a couple weeks ago and decided to disable WP Rocket and give it and Autoptimize a go for a couple weeks and report my findings. I did just that and I couldn’t believe how much of a difference it made being free plugins. Now, Cache Enabler plugin makes static files so it should be expected to display HTML files quickly.I decided to message WP Rocket, in private, telling them about my findings. They

By | 2017-04-27T14:36:19+00:00 March 9th, 2017|Plugins & Addons|3 Comments

Meet ARMember, the New Plugin For WordPress Membership Sites

I have tried several plugins in order to create a membership site here and all of them had a feature that I wanted missing or the support was absent. Others were too difficult to set up and I moved on after frustration kicked in. There are many plugins, forums, platforms, and everything else that you can use to bring in money to offset costs of servers and other expenses.I haven't tried every single one, but I will absolutely review all the

By | 2017-02-25T11:56:59+00:00 January 9th, 2017|eCommerce, Plugins & Addons|2 Comments

Postmatic Deserves a Spotlight & a Full Review

To start things out I need to clear up a couple things that might be confusing upfront. This post is about Postmatic Basic, the free version of their plugin that you can reply by email to comments. They also have Postmatic that is a subscription service that I am not covering in this review because I feel that the majority of people wanting to know more will be Basic users until they bring in the revenue to justify the cost.

By | 2016-12-12T08:41:05+00:00 December 7th, 2016|Content Creation, Plugins & Addons|5 Comments

Self-Hosted Email Software: Sendy Review

I have been desperately trying to find a solution to building an email list that didn't cost a fortune to send an email to my readers. I have tried using MailChimp which is fine, but expensive if you grow out of the free tier which is always the goal. I have not used any of the other big named ones so there is always a measure that I might miss.Note: I am not being paid, asked, or compensated by Sendy.

By | 2017-05-22T00:06:45+00:00 November 15th, 2016|Reviews|6 Comments

Great WordPress Themes That Are Worth Buying

I have seen this question a lot across different social media communities for podcasting and the answer is usually the same. Frankly, the days of "themed" Wordpress themes are on their way out. This is because more theme developers are putting more flexibility into their products than ever before. Generally, this might not exist for a free theme, but I don't use free themes any more. I will not be covering free themes in this because I am not actively using

By | 2016-11-08T09:39:46+00:00 November 8th, 2016|Plugins & Addons|5 Comments

Postmatic Basic & Subscription for WordPress Comments!

It's time to run through the plugin that changed the conversation...literally. This one was saved for last because it was the most important of all of the other offerings from Postmatic. Postmatic is the single most important thing that has changed the entire way we see comments from just a quick "hit & run" to how Google engineered Google+ and Gmail for fast and easy communication. This is the only plugin that I know allows you to subscribe to the

By | 2016-10-23T11:42:37+00:00 October 4th, 2016|Plugins & Addons|7 Comments

Schedule It with Calendarize It! for WordPress

Upfront, this plugin is my favorite out of all the plugins I have ever bought or used. I purchased 2 licenses for my websites because of the amount of customizing and features that it added to my site. All of the sudden people will know when I am on Blab, or Periscope. My readers can be aware of when I am publishing topics that they might want to read. Having a place to add all of my dates and times

By | 2016-10-14T16:20:08+00:00 September 29th, 2016|Plugins & Addons|4 Comments

Authors Can Leverage YouTube & Win With Patreon

If there is one thing that people want in life is money. We equate money to a worry-free existence and many paths have been well traveled to get to that point in life. All creators want is to stay at home and work online so they can express their gift for writing, painting, blogging, photography and the rest of the talents that one could use to make money. In the beginning of the internet, massive amounts of people flocked to

By | 2016-12-23T11:23:30+00:00 September 27th, 2016|How-To's for Technology, Social Media Marketing|1 Comment

Elevated Comments FTW

Have you struggled to find a way to sort better comments from the ones that are just, meh? Postmatic has yet another plugin called Elevated Comments and I truly think this one is special. I wanted to take a bit of time to see if I can do it some justice now that I have used it for well over a month. It's normal for me to use something for a while before passing judgement in a blog post. My

By | 2016-10-14T16:20:08+00:00 September 25th, 2016|Plugins & Addons|0 Comments

Social Commenting Done Correctly

It's hard to get WordPress's commenting done correctly because of the many options available and all of the pro's telling you to use this or that. Now I am one of those pro's too. I think I have found a bit of the good stuff that isn't sweeping the WordPress world at the moment and I hope this gives you some insight. Let's lead off with a quick discussion on why WordPress sucks when it comes to commenting so we can

By | 2016-10-14T16:20:09+00:00 September 16th, 2016|Plugins & Addons|3 Comments

Crowd Control in the Comments

Another plugin that I am throwing into the "dissection of WordPress commenting" is Crowd Control by Postmatic. This is #2 of the 7 posts I am publishing for the line up of plugins that are from Postmatic. They are a significant game changer that I think is not being heard enough in the blogging circles. In complete transparency, I am not being paid, sponsored, or receiving anything in return for this series. This review, along with the others, are strictly

By | 2016-10-14T16:20:09+00:00 September 7th, 2016|Plugins & Addons|4 Comments
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