Category: Website

WordPress.com Now Offers Website Development

The commercial arm of WordPress (WordPress.com) announced they were entering the website building business. The announcement was generally not well received by the WordPress web development community. But many softened their response and saw opportunity as more information became available. People think of WordPress as the company that develops the open source content management system

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WordPress Powers 39.5% of All Websites

WordPress is now powering 39.5% of all websites in 2021, up from powering 35% of sites in 2020. Counting only sites that use a content management system (CMS), WordPress has a market share of 64.1%. A significant number of websites (38.3%) use no content management system at all. This data is provided by W3Techs which

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Wix Websites Are Not Small-Business Ready. Here Are 13 Reasons Why…

If you’re looking for a DYI friendly small-business website platform, the usual suspects are likely to include WordPress, Squarespace, Shopify, GoDaddy, Weebly, and hopefully Wix. One of the main reasons these platforms are attractive is their ease in setup and updating. Even if you hire a designer to create your site, a user will find

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Why Your Local Pages Might Be Happier on a Subdomain

Whether to build local pages on a subdomain or within a subfolder has long been a topic of heated debate. I’ve never sought to sway anyone’s religious conviction, nor do I intend to begin doing so. If you’re a devout subfolder-er, then I’m sure you have your reasons, and I look forward to hearing them.

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WordPress 5.6 May Break Sites on December 2020

WordPress 5.5 rolled in August 2020 and soon after millions of websites across the Internet broke. Get ready because WordPress 5.6 has the potential to do the same thing. WordPress is on a planned three phase modernization of the use of jQuery. jQuery is a set of scripts that gives websites functionality like animation, provides

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Why Small Businesses Need A WordPress Website To Grow Online

WordPress is an open-source content management system licensed under GPLv2. This means that anyone can use and modify the WordPress software for free. In simple words, WordPress is software that can be used to develop websites. It is the simplest and the most used software to develop websites or blogs. In fact, WordPress powers over

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A B2B Website in the Age of COVID-19

In the age of COVID-19, there are minimal networking, tradeshow, or face-to-face selling opportunities. Many B2B companies who relied on these tactics for lead generation have been caught flat-footed and are in a state of panic due to the lack of leads. Bop Design has a current client that has relied on a 1-page website

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How to Create a Useful and Well-Optimized FAQ Page

The golden rule of marketing has always been: Don’t leave your customer wondering, or you’ll lose them. This rule also applies very well to SEO: Unless Google can find an answer — and quickly — they’ll pick and feature your competitor. One way to make sure that doesn’t happen is having a well set-up, well-optimized

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DIY Web Design Doesn’t Cut It. Here’s Why

As an enterprising manager or business owner, you may feel lured by the siren songs of DIY website builders. It happens easily. Almost every major web-hosting platform offers a DIY builder. At first glance, these tools appear to rain financial savings on businesses small and large alike. After all, why would you hire a website

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Which Web Design Platform Is Right for You?

Whether it’s design preferences or optimization best practices, the web moves fast. A state-of-the-art website launched in 2014 according to the highest standards of the era might be completely outdated now, whether due to overuse of a trendy effect like parallax, or prioritizing the desktop experience at the expense of mobile usability. As your site

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