Productivity

Is Your Page Load Speed Affected by Your WordPress Theme?

WordPress themes are the backbone of the platform. You select a theme and customize it to fit your clients’ needs. From that, a creative and beautiful website is born. Themes allow you to design websites fast and effectively, but not all WordPress themes are created equal. Can the theme you choose affect the load speed…

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Is The Speed Of Your WordPress Page Affected By Plugins?

The thing many designers love about WordPress is the ability to customize a page using plugins. Most of the time, these third party tools that offer additional functions that WordPress does not. They can really help small businesses thrive and can make even commonly used themes feel individual. But plugins aren’t always rainbows and cupcakes.…

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Are Abandoned Plugins Dangerous?

One of the many things that attracts users to WordPress is the ability to use plugins to customize the online experience for businesses and readers alike. What happens when a plugin becomes abandoned or neglected by its developers over time? Generally, the plugin itself will let you know when it needs to be updated by…

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“This Site May be Hacked” says Google: Now What?

Your client calls you. They just heard from several customers who attempted to reach their website and received a warning. Their Google search says, “This site may be hacked.” What does that mean? Is the website safe? What do you need to do to fix it?  The longer you wait to fix issues like this,…

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What is HTTPS and Do You Need It?

You’ve probably noticed, if you’ve worked on established company domain names, that sometimes they say “Not Secure” at the browser search bar. This means the site address still starts with HTTP not HTTPS. But what does that mean? As a designer, your focus is on creating beautiful pages for your customers, but paying attention to…

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Hackers Aren’t Looking for Credit Card Info on Your WordPress Site

We’re constantly hearing stories about hackers targeting websites to obtain the private data of millions of people. They may be after credit card information, tax information, or social security numbers. These kinds of data breeches can negatively impact individuals for years after the initial hack. And today, even more attention is being paid to our…

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I Hate This: What Learning Something You Hate Does to Motivation

You love design. You really love it. You enjoy pulling together the color palate, assembling images, creating logos. That’s where you shine. You can express your creative side and help your clients put their best foot forward. Designing websites is part and parcel of that process, right? In today’s digital space, a well-designed website is…

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Customer Impact: The High Cost of Learning On the Fly

Your focus is design. You create gorgeous sites for clients that reflect their brand and image. That’s what you do, and you’re good at it. But what happens when the site goes down? You may not have the technical expertise to stop and fix things on the go to ensure limited down time. If you…

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