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Useless website feature

What website features can you ditch?

There are a million things you can put on your website these days. And it's fun to play with new features and try new things. But when it comes to...
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How to create a better photography website

When I became a mom in 2003, I took a lot of photos of my kids. I bought a nice camera. I tried to get artistic. In fact, so did...
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Using AI to generate content for your business website

You have to be living in a box if you haven't seen any of the buzz around AI recently. I asked ChatGPT today, "What is Chat GTP?" and this is...
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20 Holiday Social Media Post Ideas for Small Businesses

Are you neglecting your business social media accounts? I know, it can get tiring and hard to come up with new ideas for what to post to your various social...
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Testimonials & Reviews: What to do and what not to do

Adding testimonials and reviews to a website can offer several benefits for businesses and individuals. Here are some reasons why you should consider incorporating testimonials and reviews on your website:...
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Stop adding downloads to the media library

There's a better way! If you have a website that offers any kind of download for users, typically PDFs but there can be others too like Word docs, CSV files,...
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A Guide to using Calendly with WordPress

Two things I love: Calendly and WordPress. Calendly is an online scheduling and appointment booking tool that allows individuals and businesses to streamline the process of setting up meetings, appointments,...
Mailchimp

How to integrate MailChimp into your WordPress site

There's no "one" or "right" way to integrate MailChimp into your website, so I'm going to give you a lot of options. Some simpler than others. So let's start with...
Zoom WordPress Integration

How to set up a Zoom to WordPress Integration

Now that we're all settling into our new normal, it has become evident that much of our work can be done via video conferencing, and one of the most popular...
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Create an online portfolio that amazes your customers

It doesn't matter what service you offer, if your website is a place where you try to sell your services, then you need an online portfolio. What is an online...
YouTube

How to Embed YouTube Video in WordPress

I was searching through old blog posts the other day, looking for out-of-date posts and happened upon one where I describe how to embed YouTube video in WordPress. This post...
Online Shopping

Tips for maximizing your WooCommerce site

Having an e-commerce site is hard. You have to compete with a lot of other sites selling similar products. You have to compete for price, for the best shipping deals,...
Terrible Pop Up

Pop-Ups: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly Truth

Let me clear about something at the start of this post. Everyone hates pop-ups. Everyone. Hates. Pop-ups. This is a fact that website owners need to know. That may be...
Conversion Tracking

Google Analytics Traffic: What really matters

If you are using Google Analytics, you may have already realized this much... it's complicated. There's a LOT of data in there about Google Analytics traffic. On a monthly basis,...
Google Search Console

What can Google Search Console do for you?

Most people are familiar with Google Analytics, but maybe not as familiar with Google Search Console. What is Google Search Console? Previously known as "webmaster tools," it's a control center...
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How to Name Your Website Images

If you manage a website, there will likely come a time when you want to add images to said website. And that's great! New content and new imagery creates new...
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Tips from a Website Designer: Small Details Matter

Almost anyone can find a DIY website program and get a website online with probably not that much effort. And it may not even look too bad, to be honest....
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Comment Spam

Everyone hates spam. You can get email spam, form spam, analytics spam, robocall spam and comment spam. That's a lot of types of spam and I'm sure that's not even...
Error Page

Creating a great error page

It's inevitable that at some point, someone is going to hit an error page on your site. Even if you never changed it, never delete a page, or never change...
Link Building

How to find & fix broken links

What is a broken link? A broken link is a link to a page on your website or a blog post that doesn't exist. This happens sometimes when a blog...
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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...