WordPress Website Coach

When should I NOT use WordPress for a website

By hartsook / July 23, 2018 / 0
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click the green switch at the top of the screenshots to compare the WordPress vs the Static HTML versions of the same website the static […]

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Using the Right Tools Makes All the Difference

By hartsook / April 4, 2018 / 0
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Proof of the Pudding is in the Eating

By using Genesis and Beaver Builder, we were able to go — from request to the site launch — in under 3 weeks and for less than $600.

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The Hartsook Letter has evolved to: WordPress-Website-Coach.com

By hartsook / July 14, 2017 / 0
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I’ve been working on a new website, and rebranding The Hartsook Letter. By the end of July 2017, the Hartsook Letter will forward to:


I won’t add any new material to the Hartsook Letter site after this post you’re reading.

The new site includes all the posts from The Hartsook Letter site, but is focused on the following three areas:

  1. Building new websites
  2. Re-launching older websites
  3. WordPress developer resources & coaching

I hope the new site will be better organized, more up-to-date, more informative, and more useful. Let me know what you think.

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WordPress Resources at SiteGround

By hartsook / November 29, 2016 / 0
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WordPress is an award-winning web software, used by millions of webmasters worldwide for building their website or blog. SiteGround is proud to host this particular […]

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How to embed a viewable pdf in a WordPress post

By hartsook / September 29, 2015 / 2
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Normally putting the URL of a pdf on a line by itself doesn’t display the pdf on a Word­Press page, and if you use the add media button and paste the URL for the pdf into the URL field, you get a link that will open the pdf, but the pdf does not display on the page itself,

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Trouble moving your site to Godaddy Managed WordPress Hosting Plan? – Here are some pointers

By hartsook / September 14, 2015 / 0
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Recently a reader raised a question in a comment to a previous post. He was confused about how to move an existing site to Godaddy Managed WordPress Hosting. Having done this several dozen times now I’ve developed some “best practices” and work-arounds I can share.

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