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Category: Wordpress

Using a Website Template or WYSIWYG Website Builder? Don’t Forget to Tie Up These Loose Ends

Few websites are built without some kind of templating. Even web developers use low level templating to organize their code and streamline their development process. If you’re building your own website you’re probably using a visual template for your website (often called a theme). You may even be using a what-you-see-is-what-you-get (WYSIWYG) drag and drop web builder (like what is offered by WordPress’ Gutenberg, Wix,…

Wix vs WordPress: Which Should You Use to Build Your Website?

So you are thinking about launching (or re-launching) a website. You’ve probably heard of popular platforms like Wix and WordPress. Which should you choose (if either)? Let’s pit Wix and WordPress against each other and see who comes out on top. In this article we’ll cover both Wix’s and WordPress’s: Access to data, Analytics, Blog management, Extensibility, Page building, Search engine optimization (SEO), and Theming…

Medium vs WordPress

So you are thinking of starting (or restarting) a blog (by the way, if you aren’t blogging yet you should be). You’ve heard of popular blogging platforms like Medium, WordPress, and HubSpot CMS. Which blogging platform should you choose? In this article we pit two of the most popular blogging platforms against one another to reveal their pros and cons. Medium vs WordPress, which is…

4 Ways WordPress 5.0’s Gutenberg Will Affect Your Business or Nonprofit in 2018

WordPress is about to change forever. WordPress’ update to version 5.0 is due out soon and is coming with a whole new way to compose blog posts and pages. The WordPress team is calling the new post editor “Gutenberg” (you know, after the guy who invented the printing press and changed media forever). If your business or nonprofit has a WordPress website you should know…

Does Your Blog Need a Web Developer?

Blogging is a great way to share your brilliant insights to the world. But if you’re a writer and not a web developer, you probably don’t particularly enjoy all of that technical stuff that comes along with maintaining your blog’s web presence. (I know I don’t.) Setting up a blog, managing hosting (including security and backups), customizing your theme and webpages all take time. And…

15 Common WordPress Mistakes Small Businesses Make (and What to Do About Them)

WordPress is a powerful content management system (CMS) that meets the needs of countless small businesses. Many small businesses launch the first version of their website themselves. You slave over it, tweak it, launch it, and sit back basking in your shiny new website’s glory. Yet we all make mistakes from time to time… and too often, with the Web, we don’t realize our mistakes…

The 25 Best WordPress Plugins for Small Business

Getting your small business website up and running opens a whole new world of possibility: online marketing and e-commerce. WordPress is a powerful tool that powers over 30 percent of websites currently online and has big names using its interface, including the New York Times, Disney and Mercedes-Benz. When you join the ranks of businesses and bloggers that trust their brand’s online presence to WordPress,…

HubSpot vs WordPress: The Ultimate Comparison

So you are thinking about launching (or re-launching) a website. You’ve probably heard of popular services like HubSpot CMS and WordPress. Which should you choose (if either)? Let’s pit HubSpot and WordPress against each other and see who comes out on top. In this article we’ll cover both HubSpot’ and WordPress’s access to data, analytics, blog management, extensibility, page building, search engine optimization (SEO), and…

How to Add a WordPress Blog to a Non-WordPress Website

Nearly 30% of all websites are now powered by WordPress. WordPress remains the top blogging platform despite competition from other blogging tools like Ghost, Squarespace, Blogger, and others. Blogging is still very much alive and well thanks to the power of content marketing. Businesses and organizations of all kinds are using blogs to develop their authority, grow their traffic, and increase their conversions. Consequently, we…