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Favicons – What and Why

Do you know what a favicon is? It's that teeny tiny little icon in the tab of your web browser that represents a website. These are especially helpful if you are prone to using more...

Your competitors are not your customers

One of the first things we do when talking to a new client about their website is ask who their online competitors are. It's important to know who they are, and be aware of what...

Do you need a CDN?

As is usual, my answer is maybe. What is a CDN? CDN stands for Content Delivery Network and refers to a distributed group of servers that work together to provide content for users on the...

Stock photography on your website

Often we're asked by clients if they should use stock photography or if they should hire a professional photographer for photos for their website. The answer is, it depends. Understanding what stock photography is may...

How to customize your permalinks in WordPress

As I'm learning my way around Gutenberg, I'm finding myself with new questions that I'm determined to find an answer to. One of those questions right off the bat was how to change your permalinks....

Brute Force Attacks: What you need to know.

If you've never been the victim of a Brute Force Attack, be grateful. And then take steps to prevent it from happening to you. As a person who has been using WordPress since 2006, I've...

Scheduling WordPress posts to publish at a different time

If you're new to blogging, you may not be aware of this but did you know you can publish blog posts for future dates and times? Just because the button says Publish, doesn't mean you...

Adding PDFs (and other docs) to posts and pages using Gutenberg

Using the Gutenberg editor is A LOT different than using the classic WordPress editor. And there are many things you are probably familiar with in the old editor that you can't figure out how to...

How much does a website cost?

One of the first questions we typically get asked when talking to prospective new clients is, "How much does a website cost?" And there's a reason we get asked this. If you ask 10 different...

Auto-sharing blog posts to social media

If you are publishing on a blog frequently, and you're also on social media, it's a really, really good idea to share your blog posts on social media. It creates a link back to your...

A word about WordPress user levels

If you have a WordPress site, then you have at least one user: you. And there's a good chance that you're an administrator. WordPress actually has five different user levels, but if you're the only...

Setting & Achieving Online Goals

Have you set your New Year's Resolutions yet? And have you already failed? Resolutions are typically a way for you to set yourself up for failure. They are no different than wishes, because they are...

Should I run the updates for WordPress, my plugins and theme?

I was talking to the son of a client one day, a younger guy who is really into technology, does some web design as a side job, and he said to me he didn't run...

How to take your own product photos that look great

Ever since having kids (15 years ago) I've joked that "Every mom with a camera thinks she's a photographer." I can't even count how many moms I have known over the years that started a...

How long does it take to make a website?

What I wish I could do right now is to give you a definitive answer with an exact time. But unfortunately, the true answer to how long does it take to make a website is...

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