Wix or WordPress

10 Reasons WordPress is Better Than Wix (2019)

I continue to recommend WordPress (with drag-and-drop plugins for those who prefer this) over Wix because there are so many disadvantages to a Wix website, namely: NON-RESPONSIVE – Ipad landscape view has problems NOT PORTABLE – If you decide to move on you are rebuilding your website NAVIGATION – Menus only 2 levels deep, 30 … Continue reading “10 Reasons WordPress is Better Than Wix (2019)”

Does your website suck ? Website tests that make it easy to find out what's working and what's not working

Does Your Website Suck?

If your website is not getting the results you want, chances are your website is not secure, mobile-friendly, accessible, responsive, fast-loading or fully optimized. Find out what’s holding you back! FREE WHITEPAPER 11 Easy Website Tests You Can Do Yourself

UAT

UAT = User Acceptance Testing

Everyone who owns a website should have a UAT procedure that is executed each and everytime the server, software, theme, plugins are updated, to ensure the website’s appearance and functionality is still acceptable. My UAT procedure includes: Appointments: Schedule a discovery call Email: Quote | Contact Reviews: Add review | Reviews Display Blog: Blog Archive … Continue reading “UAT = User Acceptance Testing”

Domain Names

What are Sponsored Top-Level Domain Names?

Sponsored Top-Level Domains (TLD) are specialized top-level domain names that are ased on ethnic, geographical, professional, technical or other theme proposed and sponsored by private agencies or organizations that establish and enforce rules restricting the eligibility of registrants to use the TLD. Here are some: .aero – Members of the air-transport industry .app – Developer … Continue reading “What are Sponsored Top-Level Domain Names?”

Create inbound links

INBOUND LINKS: Does your brand come up when people search the most popular Canadian websites?

13 Most Popular Canadian Websites Google.ca YouTube.com — User-submitted videos with rating, comments, and contests. Google.com Facebook Reddit.com Wikipedia.org — A free encyclopedia built collaboratively using wiki software Amazon.ca Twitter.com Live.com — Search engine from Microsoft Yahoo.com Instagram.com Kijiji.ca — Free classified and ‘wanted’ advertising Amazon.com — Seeks to be Earth’s most customer-centric company, where … Continue reading “INBOUND LINKS: Does your brand come up when people search the most popular Canadian websites?”

What is CSS?

What is CSS?

CSS is an acronym for Cascading Style Sheets. A CSS stores style information (like fonts, colors and layout) separate from your HTML structure and makes your pages faster and easier to update. Although you can modify a theme’s CSS directly, when the theme is updated, your modifications will be lost. As such you’re best to … Continue reading “What is CSS?”

google

Google says starting in July 2018, page speed will be a ranking factor for mobile searches.

Google Webmaster Central Blog post today Using page speed in mobile search ranking announced that starting in July 2018, page speed will be a ranking factor for mobile searches. Subsequent to this, they launched ThinkWithGoogle.com to share the latest data, insights and inspiration from Google which includes a site mobile testing tool that calls any … Continue reading “Google says starting in July 2018, page speed will be a ranking factor for mobile searches.”

Domain name(s)

How Do I Switch From Managed To DIY Domain Name Service

Managing your own domain name is far easier than it was when I registered my first domain name in 1994.  If you’re up for doing the work, or have someone on your team you trust with this most valuable digital asset, then we’d be happy to switch you at no charge. With that said, before … Continue reading “How Do I Switch From Managed To DIY Domain Name Service”

WordPress Training

Backdoor in Captcha Plugin Affects 300K WordPress Sites

This code triggers an automatic update process that downloads a ZIP file from https://simplywordpress[dot]net/captcha/captcha_pro_update.php, then extracts and installs itself over the copy of the Captcha plugin running on site. The ZIP contains a few small code changes from what is in the plugin repository, and it also contains a file called plugin-update.php, which is a … Continue reading “Backdoor in Captcha Plugin Affects 300K WordPress Sites”

WordPress Training

6 Things Every WordPress Manager Should Know

WordPress Software — free and open-source content management system (CMS) based on PHP and MySQL that is installed on a web server. WordPress Themes — a collection of files that controls the way the website displays. WordPress Plugins — pieces of software that plugin seamlessly with WordPress software that extends functionality or adds new features. … Continue reading “6 Things Every WordPress Manager Should Know”