Articles & Tips

Gutenberg … the WordPress “Block” Page Editor

By now, we’re all familiar with the changes that came to WordPress with the release of their 5+ update. WordPress 5+ moved the classic page editing experience into the world of “blocks”. In other words, WordPress 5+ no longer has … Continue reading Gutenberg … the WordPress “Block” Page Editor[MORE]

Plugin Recommendation: Smush Image Optimization

  I’ve written a lot of articles over the years about the importance of sizing & compressing images to help your website run faster and more efficiently. I know many of the Photoshop sizing tips I’ve given can be a … Continue reading Plugin Recommendation: Smush Image Optimization[MORE]

What should you expect from your hosting account?

How do you know if it’s time to upgrade your hosting account (or hosting company)? Many of us have had the same hosting account for years. By keeping the same account, we may be missing out on opportunities to upgrade to … Continue reading What should you expect from your hosting account?[MORE]

Google’s “Not Secure” Site Labeling

Update to this article: Note that as of September 2018, Google Chrome phased out the green coloring on the padlock & https in the address bar. After their successful push to get all sites to adopt SSL, their thinking is … Continue reading Google’s “Not Secure” Site Labeling[MORE]

Why it’s important to keep your WordPress site updated

NOTE: The WordPress 5+ update changes the way you’ve edited your Page & Post content if you are running an older version of WordPress, so familiarize yourself with Gutenberg asap! I know it seems like WordPress releases a lot of … Continue reading Why it’s important to keep your WordPress site updated[MORE]

Onsite Checkout VS Offsite Checkout

I’ve had quite a few clients ask me recently about the differences between having their online stores process payments onsite vs offsite. I wanted to take a moment to explain how onsite checkout vs offsite checkout works so you can … Continue reading Onsite Checkout VS Offsite Checkout[MORE]

Sizing website images & why it matters

How fast your site loads is important. Visitors don’t like slow sites, and they often won’t wait for slow-loading pages to load before they move on. One of the things that slows down a website is using large images — … Continue reading Sizing website images & why it matters[MORE]

Is My WordPress Site Secure? Being Proactive in Protecting Your Site

We live in a world of malware infections spread by botnets, denial-of-service attacks, and viruses that take over computers to steal data. I know it can seem a bit overwhelming. As website owners, we all have a responsibility to make sure our … Continue reading Is My WordPress Site Secure? Being Proactive in Protecting Your Site[MORE]

Google search rules boost rankings for responsively designed websites

There’s lots of buzz about the new Google mobile search rules that Google has implemented to refine search results for mobile users, but what do those changes mean for you and for your website? As web browsing on mobile devices … Continue reading Google search rules boost rankings for responsively designed websites[MORE]

Make the Switch: The Benefits of Going With a WordPress Website

More and more small businesses are making the move from static sites, to WordPress. The reasons for this evolution are simple. As the internet has grown and evolved, businesses and organizations of all sizes are finding it necessary to be … Continue reading Make the Switch: The Benefits of Going With a WordPress Website[MORE]

Center For A Non Violent Community Gets a Free Online Boost

The Center for a Non Violent Community unveiled their new custom website this week at nonviolentcommunity.org. The local organization was the winner of an annual contest held by Laura Bowly Design. Each year, Bowly donates a custom content management system … Continue reading Center For A Non Violent Community Gets a Free Online Boost[MORE]

Maintaining the Content of your WordPress Site

WordPress makes it easy for you to maintain the content of your site. A custom site may have many custom feeds and features, but the basic things you need to know are the differences between Posts and Pages, how to … Continue reading Maintaining the Content of your WordPress Site[MORE]

I’ve Been Hacked! Now What?

For many site owners, the first indication that their site has been hacked is when they try to access their website and get the Browser Warning Screen instead. The screen tells them that their site has been deemed an “Attack … Continue reading I’ve Been Hacked! Now What?[MORE]