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Search Box

Need a more advanced search box?

If you want users to be able to search your site, you can easily drop the search widget into your sidebar and a easy, peasy, your users can search. However,...
Tips for better photos

Tips for Adding Images to your Pages and Posts

Every good website page or post needs to have an image. But not all images are treated equally and I'd like to share some tips on how to be sure...
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Adding Video to your Website

Often when creating a new website, I'm asked about the ability to include video in a website. I'm happy to say that this is actually really easy, much easier than...
301 Redirection

Avoid 404 Errors with Redirection

Have you ever clicked on a link and get to a page that says something like 'Sorry, that page doesn't exist.' That is a big bummer when you're looking for...
WordPress Security

Is WordPress Secure?

WordPress is the most popular content management system in the world, now powering around 30% of all websites. To put that into perspective, the next biggest competitor, Joomla,  has just...
WordPress Multisite

What is WordPress Multisite?

Have you ever wanted to create more than one WordPress site right on your domain? For example, we have our main site as sumydesigns.com, but we also have a support...
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Say Yes to Breadcrumbs

When you hear the term breadcrumbs, you may think of a canister of crumbs you can use to make meatloaf, but I want to talk to you today about website...
WordPress Gutenberg

Have You Heard of Gutenberg?

This is a guest post written by our team member, Elise Nester, on her experience testing out the new Gutenberg editor in WordPress.  Have you heard of Gutenberg? It’s a...
WordPress Confusion

Two Kinds of WordPress and a lot of Confusion

So you're ready for a new site and have heard a lot about WordPress. You Google it and find two different websites - wordpress.com and wordpress.org. What the heck? It...
Sumy Sisters

Hiring a small team for your WordPress website

When it comes to website design and development, there are a lot of choices. There are huge companies with lots of employees, big offices and big fees. Then on the...
Top Benefits of WordPress

Top Benefits of having a WordPress Website

We love WordPress. That's not earth shattering news. I was taking my daughter to get her French horn repaired yesterday and was chatting with the owner of the shop who...
WordPress Web Design

Why should I use WordPress over Wix or SquareSpace?

I get asked this question a fair amount, so I thought I would address it here. Why should anyone choose WordPress over any of the other options? Why WordPress over...
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A WordPress Support Plan can save your site

We offer a few different WordPress Support Plans, and many of our clients sign up for these to keep their site up and running smoothly. Having a plan ensures your...
Gene Fax

How Writers Can Showcase Articles Using WordPress

We do a lot of writer websites and the main question I get asked is, "How can I display and organize my articles?" This is a great question, because for...
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?...
redirection

Redirection: What, Why and How

There may come a time when you have to remove content on your site, change content, or rewrite old content as new. In these cases, you may find yourself needing...
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How to update 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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How to get better at WordPress

I make a lot of WordPress sites. It seems like every day I'm setting up a new one, logging in to another one. Some days I'll log into 20 or...
Fare Harbor

Setting up online book for tours

I pretty regularly get inquiries from companies that offer tours. As a regular traveler, these inquires excited me, because I have a pretty good idea of what the customer is looking...
WordPress General Settings

Don’t forget to choose your WordPress settings when you install WordPress

When you set up WordPress for the first time, it's important to remember to take a look at your general settings and make some adjustments. Otherwise, your site will be...
Save money and hassles by hiring a pro

Not all WordPress themes are created equal

If you are new to the website world, maybe just launching your own site or sites, you might have asked yourself this question: Why should I hire someone to create...