1. Divi 5: The Game-Changing Update Coming Soon for Your WordPress Website

    In the dynamic world of website design, staying ahead of the curve is paramount. And if you’re a WordPress enthusiast, you’re likely familiar with the powerhouse theme known as Divi. Well, hold onto your hats because Divi 5 is on the horizon, and it’s about to revolutionize the way you craft stunning websites. Let’s dive in and explore the exciting new features and speed improvements that this update brings to the table.

  2. Jetpack CRM

    Jetpack: A CRM Perfect for Many Businesses

    JetpackWhat comes to mind when you think of a jetpack? If you immediately conjured up an image of someone hovering in the air wearing a “backpack that flies” – you are in good company. However, when it comes to your company, the Jetpack plugin in WordPress does much more than merely suspend your company as bystanders watch.  Rather, the WordPress plugin is designed to help keep your company moving forward and helps you connect better with those you come into contact with.

    Among many things, Jetpack now is a CRM (Customer Relationship Management) tool designed to help you keep your clients happy so you can continue to grow your business. It works easily within WordPress, so you don’t have to set up a separate site or platform to use it. Instead, you host your own data using your own server, making it safer than third-party options that can create security risks. In addition, Jetpack CRM allows you to set up admin roles, specific permissions, and combine it with other security plugins so you can be certain that your site is all you need it to be.

    So, what is it that Jetpack CRM has that makes it so ideal? Glad you asked.

  3. Why is WordPress So Popular? 12 Reasons to Use WordPress

    WordPress is one of the most popular website content management systems (CMS) used today. In fact, a recent report shows that 39.5% of all websites use WordPress. Going a step further, WordPress has a market share of 64.1%, as well as a respectable lead over Shopify as a platform for e-commerce. Not only is it a popular choice for e-commerce sites, but it has been a longstanding favorite for sites dedicated to blogging as these stats show:

    • 400 million people view 24 billion pages hosted by WordPress monthly.
    • 70 million new posts and 47 million comments are made every month
    • WP blogs are written in more than 120 languages

    So, what is it about WordPress that makes it so popular? One must first consider its longstanding track record. It has been around nearly 20 years. Perhaps, it’s the flexibility that comes with an open source architecture – definitely all reasons to opt for WordPress as a content management system (CMS). In fact, WP is the platform of choice for well-known companies and organizations like The White House, BBC America, Sony Music, Variety, and The Walt Disney Company. With so many entities choosing to use WordPress, it bears the asking- Why is WordPress so popular?

  4. How to Choose a Payment Processor for Ecommerce Websites

    If you want to have an ecommerce website for your business that is beneficial for you and easy for your clientele to use, then you must have a payment processor. There are dozens of payment processors out there, so it can be difficult to know which one is best for your specific needs.

    If you are new to the world of ecommerce, then it can be a bit overwhelming. Since everyone has different needs and preferences, it may be necessary to have more than one payment method in place. So, to help you determine what payment processing option(s) will be best for your website, we have researched several options.

  5. How Many WordPress Plugins are Too Many?

    Did you know?

    If you have a WordPress website then chances are, you have a few plugins included in your site’s design. And, as the stats above indicate, you are not alone. After all, they play a significant role in the safety and usability of a website. They can be uploaded to your website easily and gives your site functionality that can take developers a significant amount of time to create on their own.

  6. Wix or WordPress: Which is the Best for Business Websites and Why

    Your business needs are growing and you know you need to build (or upgrade) your website. You know there are options available for creating websites, but it can be confusing how to decide which platform is the best fit for you? With Wix and WordPress being two of the most well-known platforms, we are going to compare the two from the perspective of a developer who works a lot with small business owners. And just full-disclosure, we do develop with WordPress, although we have helped a few clients with their DIY type sites on Wix, Weebly and Squarespace over the years.

  7. What Features Do You Need for Reliable WordPress Hosting?

    Powering over one third of all websites, WordPress is one of the most ubiquitous website design platforms on the Web. Consequently, there are an abundance of tools and web-related aspects designed to work with it. This is a good thing, because the choices are many. However, this plethora of choices can also make it difficult to determine what elements are best for your needs. One example of this is the choosing of a hosting provider.

    There are 4 types of hosting options often considered by website owners – shared hosting, Virtual Private Servers (VPS), dedicated servers, and managed WordPress hosting. With all of these options, making the right choice might seem like an overwhelming task with too many factors to understand. To cut to the chase, the key features you should look for in a reliable host for WordPress sites would be speed, security, support, robust backups, included SSL certs, and helpful developer tools. In this post, we will break down the details of what all of that means so you can make an informed decision when choosing the best WordPress hosting provider for your website.

  8. The Gutenberg WordPress Update: Pros and Cons

    It’s now been six months since WordPress released the Gutenberg editor plugin. Gutenberg became the default editor starting with Wordpres version 5.0 which launched in December, and as such, there has now been time for more people to assess the new editing experience and share their various insights. For some, the transition has been nearly seamless and welcomed enthusiastically. For others, not so much. (In fact, according to one survey, 75% of users dislike it!)

    However, since Gutenberg is now the new default editor for WordPress, its good to have a better understanding of it. But before you get too concerned, here are some of the pros and cons of using the Gutenberg plugin.