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10 Reasons Why You Should Build Your Website Using WordPress

WordPress is a fantastic content management system that you can use to build websites. We love it so much that this website and pretty much every site we build uses it. Here are 10 reasons why it’s so awesome and you should use it to build your website.   1) WordPress is free and open sou...

The Importance of Mobile Friendly Web Design

Mobile friendly website design is becoming increasingly more important. Take a look at some of these stats about mobile device usage: 51% of local searches were done on a mobile device. 45% of Google searches in the United States are from mobile devices. 26% of emails are opened on a mobile phone. 3...

Why Regular Maintenance of Your Website is so Important

Whether you’re on your own or part of a larger company or team regular maintenance of your website is just as important as building it in the first place. Very often a company will launch a website and forget about it, focusing on other projects. This is a big mistake. There are many different areas...

What is Domain Privacy Protection and Why Is It Important?

Whenever you register a domain you’re required by The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) to submit your personal information including your name, address, phone number and email. You might not have known that ICANN also requires this information to be publicly availabl...

5 Things You Need to Do Today to Improve Your Website’s Speed

Your website’s load speed is incredibly important. According to Strange Loop, even just a 1 second increase in the amount of time it takes a page to load can result in: A 7% loss in conversions 11% less page views A 16% decrease in customer satisfaction Furthermore, according to Akamai, 47% of...

A Beginner’s Guide to the Genesis Framework

If you haven’t already we recommend you check out our general WordPress guide before reading this one. That post will explain how to use WordPress and this post assumes you have a basic knowledge of how WordPress works. The amount of WordPress themes out there can be incredibly intimidating. I...

How to Set Up Expires Headers on Your Website

Expires Headers can help improve the load times on your website by telling the browser when it should request the server for a file or download it from the browser’s cache. If you have browser caching set up on your website then when someone visits your website certain files are saved in their brows...

5 Free WordPress Plugins You can Use to Add Real Estate Listings to Your Site

One of the best things about WordPress is that since it’s open source people have created plugins that can do pretty much anything you need. In general WordPress lets you create two kinds of web pages, Posts which are blog posts and Pages which are general website pages. Many themes have other...

What is an SSL Certificate and Why is it Important for Your Website?

Using an SSL on your website has many benefits such as building trust and confidence as well as improving your search engine rankings. SSL stands for Secure Sockets Layer and it’s a technology that encrypts all the information sent to and from your website. This ensures that any private information ...

How to Create Professional Contact Forms Using a Free Plugin

Contact forms are an excellent way for your website visitors to get in touch with you. There are many benefits to using a contact form rather than simply listing an email address on your website such as: The convenience of being able to contact you directly through your site rather than having to op...

Basic HTML, No Coding Experience Required

Thanks to software like WordPress you no longer have to type pure HTML code to make websites. However it’s definitely beneficial to know some basic HTML because you can still use it on your WordPress website and lots of other places on the Internet like forums and comment sections. HTML stands...

The Ultimate Beginner’s Guide to WordPress

Now that you’ve set up your web hosting, domain and installed WordPress it’s time to learn how everything works. This is a giant post covering pretty much everything important to know about WordPress and how to use it. Because this post is so large We’ve divided it up into sections...

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