Contact Collective IT Solutions

Contact Collective IT Solutions

wendi@collectiveitsolutions.net

We decided to update our website recently.  It makes sense to keep Collective IT Solution’s website simple and to the point!  We can help you create your website taking your wants, needs and budget into consideration. We specialize in small business WordPress websites.

We are very good at explaining things to our customer so they understand and we do not try to talk the “IT Talk” that can get confusing.

We have been working with WordPress Websites for almost 17 years, both creating them and enhancing them.  We also have considerable experience working with Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Social Media, Mobile Optimization and more.  Please contact us to set up a meeting.

10 Reasons Free Websites Are Bad

10 Reasons Free Websites Are Bad

I love this article by Elegant Themes – https://www.elegantthemes.com/blog/wordpress/reasons-free-websites-are-bad?utm_source=Elegant+Themes&utm_campaign=8df0e35e42-Divi_Monthly&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_c886a2fc0a-8df0e35e42-50578317

 

Of course there are MANY free themes out there and if you need to save money and have the time, go ahead and give it a try.  But their Reason Number 2 is what I try to explain to my clients so often –

2. Free Websites Typically Have Poor Performance and Scalability

You might need to hire someone if you have specific needs or wants!  Feel free to contact us with questions – wendi@collectiveitsolutions.net

Now is the Perfect Time for that Online Store!

Now is the Perfect Time for that Online Store!

Many of us are currently stuck working from home due to government and other stay-at-home requirements and/or recommendations. . .  Now is a great time to get that online store up and running.

1. Obtain a web host – SiteGround, our favorite WordPress web host is currently offering NEW customers 3 months of web hosting for .99 per month!  They are still reasonable pricing upon renewal!

Web Hosting

2. Select a WordPress theme.  There are so many out there for FREE or you can pay a small one time price for some premium themes if they work best for your needs. Great, Free WordPress –  WooCommerce Themes

3. Add WooCommerce WordPress Plugin for free!  Decide if you want to pay for any premium features.

4.  Hire a company like Collective IT Solutions, Inc. to help you out.  We can work on an hourly rate just to help get you up and running or we can discuss a contract (for a lower hourly rate).

 

Now is the Perfect Time for that Online Store!

Excellent Hosting for WordPress Websites

I can speak from experience and I have worked with many of the recommended industry “top ranked” WordPress web hosts.  I must admit my favorite is still SiteGround.

I have had some websites infiltrated by malicious code in the past, I have had some websites not be ‘live’ due to various reasons by the Host having issues.

Hands down, SiteGround has been the best Host for my clients. It has had the best security against website attacks. It has also had the best ‘website up’ time. It has also had the best customer service if I’ve had any questions or issues. Thank you SiteGround; you are highly recommended in my book!

Web Hosting

WordPress Statistics 2019

WordPress Statistics 2019

When searching the internet to help explain to others why we love using WordPress to develop new business websites, CITS found this excellent article from Kinsta:

Wild and Interesting WordPress Statistics and Facts (2021)

Our favorite facts to share –

WordPress is the world’s most popular content management system powering 34% of all websites on the internet. On top of that:

  • WordPress has a 60.8% market share in the CMS market
  • WordPress powers 14.7% of the world’s top websites
  • 500+ sites are built each day using WordPress while only 60-80 per day are built on platform like Shopify and Squarespace
  • The WordPress Plugin Directory features 55,000+ plugins
  • WooCommerce powers 22% of the top 1 million ecommerce sites in the world