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How to Use the Media Library in WordPress

November 7, 2016 | Wordpress

One of the main areas of WordPress you’ll want to understand before getting started is the media library. The media library is basically a giant folder where all of your images, pdfs, audio, and video are stored. Although truth be told you probably won’t be storing much audio or video as most of the time those files are too large to be uploaded into the media library. There is a 10mb upload limit set by default….

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Posts versus Pages in WordPress

Learn the Difference Between Posts and Pages in WordPress

November 4, 2016 | General

Have you ever wondered “What is the difference between WordPress posts and pages?” Don’t worry you’re not alone, the differences are subtle and can be a little tricky to understand. I mean they both essentially do the same thing right? Well.. yes and no. By default, both posts and pages allow you to do many of the same things. Such as adding and editing: titles, content, authors, links, featured images, custom fields, and more. But, that’s about where…

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How to Backup Your WordPress Website with BackWPUp

January 14, 2016 | General

So you just completed launching your first website and you’re really excited because your business has finally caught up with the digital age. You worked really hard to create just the right message that perfectly resonates with your target audience. And you plan to add even more great content over the coming weeks. Weeks come and go and you’re really happy with how your website is progressing. That is until one day you get an…

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Improve Keyword Rankings Using Basic SEO Techniques

November 17, 2015 | Search Engine Optimization

Interested in ranking higher on Google? Of course you are! Who wouldn’t benefit from being on page one of a Google search? Problem is you don’t know the first thing about search engine optimization (SEO). That’s ok! There are lots of simple things you can do to make some BIG IMPACT on your website’s Google rankings without having to be a technical or SEO wizard. At its core, SEO is pretty simple. People search for a term…

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How to Add Google Analytics to Your Website

November 16, 2015 | Search Engine Optimization

Sometimes I tend to forget that while a lot of web technologies are old-hat to me, they may be new or even unknown to someone else. Recently I’ve noticed that many of my clients aren’t using Google Analytics. Google Analytics is arguably THE most essential tool for any website. It’s a free tool from Google and it provides invaluable insight into your websites’ traffic, engagement, and conversions. Even if you aren’t ready to dig into the data just yet,…

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What is the best CMS? WordPress, Joomla, or Drupal ?

What is the best CMS? WordPress, Joomla, or Drupal?

August 7, 2015 | Development

What is the best CMS (Content Management System)? There are a lot of opinions on this topic right now, which can make it difficult to know what is the right option for your business. In this blog, I’ll be discussing the top three CMS platforms: WordPress, Joomla, & Drupal. First off, let me start by saying all of these CMS platforms are incredible! In my opinion there isn’t a clear best CMS, there is only a CMS that is the…

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The Three Best WordPress Plugins for Beginners

July 9, 2015 | Search Engine Optimization

There are tons of articles out there about what the best WordPress plugins are and which ones you should be using. But when you’re starting out, seeing a list of ten or more “must have” plugins can make the thought of adding plugins seem pretty overwhelming. When it comes to plugins, less is more. You can create some pretty big impact without cluttering up your WordPress install with a ton of plugins. So, if you’re ready to start adding plugins…

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Websites that Stand Out

June 14, 2015 | General

When looking to start a new website there are several options and several different price points. One of the most popular choices for small businesses are services like squarespace or wix. They are really cheap, you can do it yourself, and they have some really nice templates. They do have one major flaw however, their templates are not unique. They can sell the same template hundreds or even thousands of times. You can try to make the theme your…

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Responsive Isn’t Optional Anymore

June 14, 2015 | Responsive

Sounds harsh but it’s true. Google’s new algorithm has made sure of that. If you haven’t heard the news, let me catch you up. Google has developed a new search algorithm that checks how mobile friendly your site is. If it’s not, it will exclude your site from google mobile search results. This does not necessarily target an entire site, it checks for compatibility for each page of your site. You may be wondering, I…

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Why Website Support is Important

June 14, 2015 | General

Any WordPress template worth its salt should make it fairly simple to modify content and run updates yourself. The wonderful thing about WordPress is that you don’t have to be a coding wiz to use it. If you can use a browser and you can use Microsoft Word, chances are you’ll pick up WordPress very quickly. There are also tons of free tutorials out there on how to use WordPress and all of it’s many features. With a…

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