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 / 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! 2. Select a WordPress theme.  There are so many out there...

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Excellent Hosting for WordPress Websites

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...

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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 (2019) 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...

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The True Cost of WordPress Maintenance

The True Cost of WordPress Maintenance

When working with WordPress Website clients, I always try to include a Maintenance package in our signed contract. Many of the clients are all for it and see how it can help. Some clients don’t see any need for it. And sometimes, clients feel they can do it themselves (which is a great option in my opinion if they are willing to take the time and gain the knowledge to do so!). Here is a decent article by EfficientWP explaining these 3...

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Gutenberg – WordPress 5.0

Gutenberg – WordPress 5.0

Well, it’s finally happening.  WordPress 5.0 will be a very big update and it’s being released 12/6/2108. This is a great article by WordFence that explains what I’ve been trying to tell my clients for months now: WordPress 5.0: How and When to Update You can use a classic editor for a few years if you do not want to use the new editing features.  The new editor will have a learning curve for end users, but it should offer...

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Using WordPress? Make sure you’re prepared for Gutenberg

Using WordPress?  Make sure you’re prepared for Gutenberg

There are many articles and rumblings on the internet currently regarding Gutenberg, WordPress’s “in the near future” new Editor.  Some reviews are good and explain the intentions of Gutenberg.  Some are better and point out what will not work with the new WordPress updates and what features will be improved due to the new updates.  And some reviews are just telling you what a horrible change this will be since many older...

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