Annie Anderson

Hi, I'm Annie! Not only am I your instructor here at DBB Courses, I'm also a WordPress web designer and developer. I've been a graphic and web designer/developer since the early 1990's and have been building sites on WordPress since 2006.

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Design Consult & Audit

A few days ago, I mentioned that in 2022 I would be implementing a paid consult model and that once I got the updates made on my website, I’d be changing the introductory price. . . Well, I got the updates made over the weekend and will be offering the intro price until Sunday January 9. After that, it will increase to $375. So, if …

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The difference between categories and tags

One of the key features of WordPress blogs is the ability to file posts in different categories of your choosing. This enables your readers an easy navigation system of finding other articles (blog posts) on your website that might interest them and it is helpful for SEO (Search Engine Optimization) as well. When you first setup WordPress, you’ll see a default category called “uncategorized.” You …

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How to add pages to your WordPress website without site visitors seeing them until they’re ready

“How do I add new pages without people seeing them until they’re ready? I don’t want the site in maintenance mode because I don’t want to miss out sales.” This question has been asked a lot lately in various web design and WordPress groups I belong to so I thought I’d share a couple of tips! Creating a new page in WordPress is super easy …

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How to optimize images for your WordPress website and why it matters

Most people just upload images to their WordPress website without a second thought. But did you know that large image files will slow down your site? Sometimes these large files can even slow down your site a lot. Whether they’re images you took yourself with your phone or camera or created in Photoshop or another software or they’re images you downloaded from a stock photo …

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How to manage reader comments (and spam comments) on your WordPress website

We’re going to talk about two different things when it comes to comments: allowing comments on your site and dealing with comment spam. Comments are a great way for your readers to interact with you and each other, and is a great way to create community on your site. But how do you manage comments? How do you enable comments? And what do you do …

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