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How to Effectively Customize Your WooCommerce-Powered Website

By default, WooCommerce’s design probably won’t integrate with the rest of your site as much [...]

By |2019-07-11T15:54:00+00:00July 11th, 2019|Blog, Business, Developers, News, Resources, WordPress|Comments Off on How to Effectively Customize Your WooCommerce-Powered Website

Should You Use WordPress to Build Your Web App?

Providing an amazing experience for mobile users is becoming more and more vital. Ideally, every [...]

By |2019-07-09T15:49:48+00:00July 9th, 2019|Blog, Business, Developers, News, Resources, rest api, web apps, WordPress|Comments Off on Should You Use WordPress to Build Your Web App?

Understanding robots.txt: Why It Matters and How to Use It

Gaining visibility for your site by ranking well on Search Engine Results Pages (SERPs) is [...]

By |2019-07-01T15:49:27+00:00July 1st, 2019|Blog, Business, News, Resources, Technical, WordPress|Comments Off on Understanding robots.txt: Why It Matters and How to Use It

How to Optimize JavaScript and CSS and Improve Website Performance

No one likes a slow website. In fact, many users would rather leave your site [...]

By |2019-06-27T15:50:48+00:00June 27th, 2019|Blog, Business, News, Resources, Technical, WordPress|Comments Off on How to Optimize JavaScript and CSS and Improve Website Performance

Managing WordPress: The 4 Best Practices Your Clients Need to Know

WordPress makes it fairly easy to set up and run a website. However, this doesn’t [...]

By |2019-06-25T16:50:07+00:00June 25th, 2019|Blog, Business, News, Resources, Tips & Tools, WordPress|Comments Off on Managing WordPress: The 4 Best Practices Your Clients Need to Know

How to Conduct a Backlink Audit for Your Site (In 4 Steps)

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is a balancing act. In order to rank well, you need [...]

By |2019-06-20T15:50:06+00:00June 20th, 2019|Blog, Business, News, Resources, Tips & Tools, WordPress|Comments Off on How to Conduct a Backlink Audit for Your Site (In 4 Steps)

How to Write a Client’s Website Content (For Non-Content Creators)

In an ideal world, your clients would always have the budget to hire the experts [...]

By |2019-06-18T17:51:13+00:00June 18th, 2019|Blog, Business, Content Marketing, Content writing, Developers, News, Resources, WordPress|Comments Off on How to Write a Client’s Website Content (For Non-Content Creators)

How to Manage a Large-Scale WordPress Site (5 Best Practices)

Every website owner and developer hopes their site takes off and becomes successful. High levels [...]

By |2019-06-13T19:47:52+00:00June 13th, 2019|Best Practices, Blog, Business, News, Resources, WordPress|Comments Off on How to Manage a Large-Scale WordPress Site (5 Best Practices)

Are WordPress Page Builders Still Relevant in the Post-Gutenberg World?

Unless you’re brand new to WordPress, chances are you’ve heard about the platform’s new editor. [...]

By |2019-06-04T15:48:20+00:00June 4th, 2019|Blog, Business, Developers, News, Resources, WordPress|Comments Off on Are WordPress Page Builders Still Relevant in the Post-Gutenberg World?

Happy New PHP: A Look at WordPress’ Recent Jump in Minimum PHP Requirements

As far as programming languages go, PHP gets major updates fairly often. This means that [...]

By |2019-05-29T15:51:00+00:00May 29th, 2019|Blog, Business, News, PHP, Resources, update, WordPress|Comments Off on Happy New PHP: A Look at WordPress’ Recent Jump in Minimum PHP Requirements

How to Use Chatbots to Free Up Your Clients’ Customer Support Time

Automated website features are a hot topic, and that includes chatbots. One of your clients’ [...]

By |2019-05-22T16:51:52+00:00May 22nd, 2019|automation, Blog, Business, chatbots, customer support, Developers, News, Resources, WordPress|Comments Off on How to Use Chatbots to Free Up Your Clients’ Customer Support Time

5 Common Problems You Can Avoid by Opting for Dedicated WordPress Hosting

It can be easy to focus on your website’s users and front-end design, while overlooking [...]

By |2019-05-20T17:50:07+00:00May 20th, 2019|Blog, Business, News, Resources, Tips & Tools, WordPress|Comments Off on 5 Common Problems You Can Avoid by Opting for Dedicated WordPress Hosting

4 Reasons You Should Choose WordPress for Your E-Commerce Site

If you’re looking to start an online store, the platform you choose is essential. While [...]

By |2019-05-14T17:49:19+00:00May 14th, 2019|Blog, Business, e-commerce, News, Resources, WooCommerce, WordPress|Comments Off on 4 Reasons You Should Choose WordPress for Your E-Commerce Site

How Much Should You Encourage Self-Sufficiency in Your Clients?

An oft-stated goal of modern web design is to empower the client, by giving them [...]

By |2019-05-09T17:50:09+00:00May 9th, 2019|Blog, Business, Developers, News, Resources, self-sufficiency, Web Design, WordPress, WordPress development|Comments Off on How Much Should You Encourage Self-Sufficiency in Your Clients?

What Should You Recommend Clients Use – A Page Builder or the Block Editor?

There’s been enough talk lately about how to create content within WordPress that it warrants [...]

By |2019-05-06T18:51:12+00:00May 6th, 2019|block editor, Blog, Business, Developers, gutenberg, News, page builder, Resources, WordPress|Comments Off on What Should You Recommend Clients Use – A Page Builder or the Block Editor?

9 Projects for 2019: A Look at WordPress’ Priorities for the New Year

The WordPress community is many things, but one’s for certain – there’s never a lack [...]

By |2019-04-30T17:49:58+00:00April 30th, 2019|9 projects for 2019, block editor, Blog, Business, Developers, News, Resources, WordPress|Comments Off on 9 Projects for 2019: A Look at WordPress’ Priorities for the New Year

How WordPress Licensing Works (And Its Role In the Platform’s Success)

Most people with an interest in WordPress know about the GNU Public License (GPL). However, [...]

By |2019-04-22T17:49:44+00:00April 22nd, 2019|Beginners, Blog, Business, gpl, licensing, News, Resources, WordPress|Comments Off on How WordPress Licensing Works (And Its Role In the Platform’s Success)

Back to Reality: 4 Things to Expect from WordPress in 2019

2018 is over – in fact, we’re nearly to May already. After the big WordPress [...]

By |2019-04-18T18:51:45+00:00April 15th, 2019|Blog, Business, News, Resources, What's New In WP, WordPress|Comments Off on Back to Reality: 4 Things to Expect from WordPress in 2019

WordPress’ New Block Editor: How to Inform Your Clients

WordPress 5.0 is now live, which means the new block-based editor is now a fully-fledged [...]

By |2019-04-08T19:01:46+00:00April 8th, 2019|block editor, Blog, Business, Developers, gutenberg, News, Resources, WordPress, WordPress 5.0, WordPress Updates|Comments Off on WordPress’ New Block Editor: How to Inform Your Clients

How to Create an Effective One-Page Website

Sometimes, one page is all your website really needs. However, designing an effective one-page site [...]

By |2019-04-01T18:53:56+00:00April 1st, 2019|Blog, Business, Developers, News, one page website, one-page design, Resources, WordPress|Comments Off on How to Create an Effective One-Page Website
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