Best Hosting Companies
Once we have built your website you will need to host it somewhere. When you are looking for a web host you want to consider up time, features, flexibility, and, of course, price. We’ll outline some of our top picks below, and you can find some great promo codes here for our suggested companies on the linked website.
If you’ve ever watched a Superbowl, you are probably familiar with GoDaddy. Even if you haven’t, you will have likely heard about their over-the-top advertising campaigns. However, boundary pushing ad campaigns are not why we like them as a hosting company. We have used them personally as both a domain registrar and hosting company with absolutely no complaints. And the daily automated file backups have saved our butts on more than one occasion! The prices are great too, and they are always running coupon campaigns so check the link in the first paragraph to save yourself some money.
Mobile-Friendly Websites: Are You Ready?
It’s long overdue.
Any professional web design company (including our own) offers mobile responsiveness to all of their client’s websites. But there is still a surprising number of websites out there that aren’t responsive at all.
But as people’s ways of accessing the internet keep changing, patience for non-mobile friendly websites will wear thin. Indeed, Google has already rolled out a mobile-friendly update to their algorithm on April 21st
What the update did was create a different set of search results for people searching Google from their smartphones or tablets. Most people expected non-responsive websites to be severely devalued, but that didn’t prove to be the case.
But make no mistake: this update may have spared you, but the clock is ticking.
While the impact to your business could end up being catastrophic in the long the run, the good news is that you can make your website responsive in as little as …
Should You Add An SSL Certificate To Your Website?
The Answer May Not Be “Yes” Just Yet, But It Will Be Soon.
Secure-socket layer encryption (SSL) is nothing new for websites: since the early days of the internet in the late-nineties any respectable website that took personal information from you (i.e. payment information, login info, etc.) would use SSL encryption to help protect your information from malicious eavesdroppers.
But there has a recent trend towards a mostly SSL-encrypted internet.
Google has moved to add SSL to their Google searches, encrypting all of your Google searches so that no one can eavesdrop on what you’re searching for (except for Google). If you’re a webmaster and have a Google analytics account, you may have noticed that most of your web traffic’s incoming keywords are placed under “not provided”. This is because Google no longer wants to share what people are searching for anymore.
And with Google’s recent statements, they may be wanting …
WordPress: Posts vs. Pages
If you’ve never used Wordpress before you might have noticed when you logged in that there are two kinds of content you can add: posts and pages. So what’s the difference and what should you use? Well that depends on how you want to set up your website and how often you will be adding content, and what kind. You may even find that you want to make use of both! I’ll outline the chief difference between the two below.
When you first install Wordpress the default set up has your homepage as a list of posts, with the most recent one on the top. That’s because Wordpress was originally created as blogging software before it was expanded to be a general purpose content management system. The default setting is what is called a ‘blog style’ website. This might work well for you and your needs if you will be …
If you are a small business or individual looking to set up an online store, we would really encourage you to use the WooCommerce plugin in tandem with the Wordpress content management system. It’s a very powerful and flexible plugin, you’ll have an awesome store up and running in no time!
Sell any type of product
You can sell anything you want (as long as it’s legal!) through your WooCommerce store, whether that is physical products, music, videos, pictures, software, or other kinds of files. It is actually even possible to do affiliate marketing through your online store and sell products from a marketplace. Affiliate marketing is when you don’t actually hold any product or deal with the clients directly, you just refer sales to retailers and then earn a commission per sale.
Take payments easily
WooCommerce comes with PayPal as your default for accepting payments since it can be used with most …