As a web designer, when I ask clients about their timeline for launching their new website, the usual response is: “As soon as possible.” This makes perfect sense as every business wants to put their best foot forward when it comes to their website. But there are often challenges in taking a website from concept to finished product in short order.
WooCommerce powers over 28% of all online stores and is the most popular eCommerce platform on the web. Not bad for a bootstrapped product that you can download for free.For store owners, WooCommerce gives you full control over you store, allowing you to sell anything online. And for developers, the plugin is open source, extendable, adaptable [...]
Today, I wanted to take some time out to look back at the major milestones, news and trends have shaped WordPress throughout this year, the theme and plugins trends that have evolved throughout the year, and also look at what to expect for WordPress in 2018. WordPress in 2017: The Milestones March: WordPress Plugin Directory [...]
Last week, one of my clients, a business consultant, told me he was this close to closing his biggest deal yet. The only problem? He doesn’t have a website.
If you want to sell more products or services, get more subscribers on your mailing list, or generate leads for your website, you need a killer landing page.
It’s been eight years since Bitcoin, the world’s first decentralized digital currency, was first invented. While it’s still rare to see websites that accept Bitcoin payments, the fact is that 1.5% of Americans have used it or are currently using Bitcoin – that’s 4.8 million people. Interestingly, while many developers have created plugins for accepting [...]
We previously discussed keyword research – what it is, how to implement it, and why your business needs it to succeed – but for a website to succeed, keyword research is not the only factor.
To some degree, the world of WordPress plugins is a bit like the old wild west. The open source platform means that anyone can write plugins to extend functionality. At its best, plugin authors create useful tools to help us build highly-functional websites for very little cost. The other side of the coin is that plugins containing security holes and even malicious code can put us at risk.
So it’s a wasted opportunity when sites throw up contact information as a quick afterthought. Really, you should be putting a lot more time and thought into what you publish because for many businesses, your Contact page is the beginning of your relationship with potential customers or clients.
WordPress is used by nearly 30% of the internet. Why? Because it makes building and managing your website easy. It has everything you need to create a blog, landing page or fully fledged online store. You can change the look of your website by changing your theme, or add new features with a few clicks [...]