How to Use Tags in WordPress
Blog tags are a key way to organize content. Here’s how to use them strategically. Any business planning to adopt blogging as a serious part of their content strategy is likely to run into a familiar problem: how to help their users discover more of their content. Fortunately, WordPress incorporated blog tags into their content… read more
WordPress Security Checklist: What You Should Know
Why small websites should take security seriously. Many business owners are tempted to underestimate their need for website security because their sites don’t receive enough traffic. However, hackers are a little like burglars canvasing a neighborhood. A house in a wealthy neighborhood might have more valuable property, but it will also have higher security, which… read more
7 Reasons Why You Need a WordPress CMS Website
If you need a website with robust content management capabilities, you won’t do better than WordPress CMS. When launching a new website (or considering a current website for a major overhaul), many of a business’s early decisions will be governed by their choice of Content Management System (CMS). If you aren’t familiar with the term,… read more
How Custom Content Types Give Ecommerce Businesses an Edge
WordPress allows for greater flexibility with content types, which lets Ecommerce businesses showcase their products. Custom content types are an underused function on many ecommerce sites. For one, many businesses have never thought to use them, and don’t know how to implement them in their sales strategy. And for another, many ecommerce platforms don’t have… read more
Visual Composer vs Custom Development: Which Should You Choose?
Visual composer is a bad choice for web development. Here’s why. We sometimes have clients ask why we custom develop our sites rather than using a tool such as Visual Composer. After all, as a tool which basically allows users broad customization tools for editing the front end of the website, it seems like a… read more
Ecommerce Platforms Round Three: WooCommerce vs. BigCommerce
Choosing an ecommerce platform for your business? Let’s compare two of the top contenders. We’ve been taking a closer look at top e-commerce platforms lately, mostly comparing the industry leaders against out platform of choice, WooCommerce run on WordPress. If you’re interested in some of our previous comparisons, they are: Choosing Your E-Commerce Platform: WooCommerce… read more
Ecommerce Platforms Round Two: WooCommerce vs. Magento
How to choose an ecommerce platform that will help your business scale. If you’re a small ecommerce business ready to grow into a medium (or large!) business, choosing the right platform to support your growth can be an exciting but also intimidating process. On the one hand: your business is doing well, and you have… read more
WooCommerce vs. Shopify Plus: Which Is Better for SMBs?
Can WooCommerce handle the needs of mid-sized or larger businesses? We recently wrote a comparison of WooCommerce and Shopify, where we considered their relative value propositions, and which businesses had the most to gain from working with one or the other. For this comparison, we focused on WooCommerce, a free plugin designed to work with… read more
WordPress Questions to Ask Your Developer
If I’ve learned one thing from our involvement in the WordPress community it’s that everyone uses it differently. On one hand this is awesome because no matter what you’re trying to do, it’s likely that someone else has tried to do the same thing and has shared their successes and failures online. On the other… read more
Are You Ready to Hire a Web Design Agency?
Agencies, freelancers, and DIY: how to choose the best solution for your budget. You need a new website. Your current website looks like it came from the early 2000’s at best, it’s hard to use for both you and your customers, and you know it’s holding your business back. However, you’re not sure where to… read more