Tips and Tricks

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Set Up Online Appointment Scheduling with Calendly

Tell me if this sounds familiar. Someone contacts you from your website and you want to talk to them on the phone. So you send an email and ask if...
Website Engagement

Tips for Engaging your Audience

I harp a lot on writing content. Content is king. Content is what brings people back. But it needs to be quality content. It needs to be useful to your...
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Prioritize Website Function over Website Design

When we hear from potential new clients, one of the first things they often want to tell us is all the ideas they have for how they want their new...
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Website Content: Perfect is the enemy of done

Believe it not, the biggest delays we experience when completing a website results from website owners struggling with content. Everyone wants to showcase their business, their products, their services in...
Website Goals

Setting Measurable Goals for your Website

Is your website successful? Yes? No? How do you know? Have you considered that question at all? When we start talking to a potential client about their new website, I...
Custom Post Types

Custom Post Types Explained

Every been wondering about Custom Post Types? (Sometimes called CPTs.) What is it? When do I use it? I have some answers for you. So what exactly is a CPT?...
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Words Matter

What you put on your website is as important as how it looks. So when it's time to write copy, there are a few things you should consider. What do you...
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Title and size images for better SEO

Images can help your site rank better, but it's essential to save your images with file names search engines can discern so that search engines can categorize them. Let's say...
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Fourth of July WordPress Deals

Apparently, the 4th of July is a great time to get deals on WordPress hosting, themes and plugins, so here's a quick list of places to check out for some...
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Does your website need testimonials?

Believe it or not, there's some debate on this. I saw someone on Twitter wondering if she should put testimonials on her site, and someone else told her absolutely not,...
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The right way to add photos in WordPress

Can I tell you a secret? There's a wrong way and a right way to insert a photo into a post. You may be doing it wrong! I know what...
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How do I change the navigation menu in WordPress?

I actually get this question a lot. When you spend all day everyday in WordPress, you sometimes forget that a task you think is super easy can be scary and...
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Five (possible) reasons your website is slow.

Don't you hate it when you go to load a website and it takes forever? Nobody is going to wait for that wheel to stop spinning if it takes more...
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Social media practices to help promote your business in 2015

Social media marketing can be daunting for any business - it takes time and a firm commitment to build a trustworthy online reputation - but if done correctly, social media...
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Help! I can’t find revisions of my WordPress post or page.

Uh oh! Have you changed your Wordpress post or page and realized you made a mistake and want to get your old version back? But aren't sure how? We all...
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Blurring backgrounds in Photoshop

Sometimes a good photo can be better if the item of interest is enhanced with a blurred background. This is easy to do in photoshop. First, open your photo into...

WordPress Basics: What are categories and tags?

If you are new to blogging, you may be asking yourself what are categories and tags, and how do I use them? Categories and tags are two different ways to...
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WordPress Basics: What’s the difference between a post and a page?

If you are new to Wordpress, you may have some questions about the content management system. We use Wordpress for every site we design, so while many things are second...
Conversion Tracking

How to add Google Analytics tracking code to your WordPress site

Hello! So, you have a Wordpress website? Awesome! We love Wordpress. And now, you want to track your traffic and gain valuable insights by using Google Analytics. That's awesome too!...
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Break Through the Blog Block

We blog a lot here at Sumy Designs because websites that blog generate more traffic. Writer's block, or blog block, happens to all of us bloggers every now and then...
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Print Design vs. Web Design

The transition from web design to print design can be tricky but if you keep a few things in mind, the process can be a smooth transition. DPI or dots...