Category Archives: WordPress Websites
Creating hard-to-hack passwords for your online accounts is one of the most important things you can do. It’s also something most people fail to do. In this week’s roundup, you’ll find seven excellent resources to help you evaluate your passwords’ security and safely store your personal information online.
- There’s a cool tool that’ll show you how many seconds, minutes, hours, years, or millennia it will take a hacker to break in to your accounts.
- Another tool will show you whether your e-mail IP address has been blacklisted.
- A fun comic shows creative ways to create hard-to-hack passwords
- Plus, you’ll learn about two popular password management apps, and get a how-to video, to boot.
I want to hear about your favorite anti-hacking strategies, too, so be sure to leave a comment.
Grab a cup of coffee (or tea, or water) and get started! read more >
In today’s roundup of fascinating social media news from around the web, we’ll look at:
- 4 strategies Disney uses to create freakishly loyal customers
- How to be smart in a world of dumb bloggers (guaranteed to offend!)
- 6 flaws your non-profit’s mobile website should never have
- Should you reserve a Twitter account for your pre-born baby?
Click the “Read More” link to access the complete text of all four articles. read more >
By Judith Ingram
Two years ago my publisher released my first book—a nonfiction Christian devotional on forgiveness. In keeping with my contract, I established a website to advertise my book. However, I had no marketing strategy nor a clear idea of how I wanted to interact with readers.
My modest website sat in cyberspace virtually unnoticed, like a business card lost in a pile of advertisements cluttering the kitchen counter. read more >
By Jennifer Cote
I had to ask myself that question. I’d been creating my own websites for years. My husband and I had opened a small local café in 1985; by 2004, it seemed fitting to create a business website for it.
When I published a cookbook in 2006, I created another website to share recipes (and hopefully, attract an interested market). I learned enough HTML to create a decent, though limited, website. I could not easily construct a blog on my website, so I created a number of separate blogs, using free services such as Blogger, WordPress, Yahoo.
I wasn’t sure of my “brand,” so I tried to be everything. It was exhausting. read more >
This is a guest post by Celina Conner. If you would like to submit a guest article, please check out our guest post guidelines.
Apart from the navigation design, background theme and the like, did you know that your website’s design orientation also affects user experience?
Yes, that’s right. In this article, we will discuss how your site’s design orientation compliments or negatively affects viewers’ behavior.
Because there are limits to how “tall” websites call be, landscape orientation is preferred by some users. This is to make the text appear shorter when, in fact, it is composed with the same number of words. One disadvantage seen though is that users will be required to scroll horizontally. This is often seen as poor usability. read more >
In this week’s roundup of the most helpful blog posts from around the web, you’ll find links to 7 excellent tutorials about website security, search engine optimization (SEO), e-mail marketing, and website essentials. Click on each headline to access the full article.
- How to protect your computer and data in case disaster strikes
- 10 steps to a secure WordPress website
- A breakdown of all your website’s traffic sources
- How to use your domain name with Gmail, Yahoo, or Hotmail
- How to make your email open and click-through rates skyrocket
- How to speed up your WordPress site
- What you need to know to pair fonts well
- 12 must-have free fonts you should have in your collection
This is a guest post by Graeme Caldwell. If you would like to submit a guest article, please check out our guest post guidelines.
Analytics are essential for anyone who intends to be a success with their WordPress blog or website. Success requires delivering something of value to visitors.
A big part of that value is instinctive, as with any creative endeavor. It comes from experience, knowing your niche, and a passion to create something that people will appreciate and find valuable.
However, without analytics, it’s almost impossible to know whether your efforts are finding any favor. Without evidence, you will be walking randomly in the dark with no clue what to change to make your site better for its visitors, or to increase the conversion rates.
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“Leaders of integrity.” The phrase is almost an oxymoron, isn’t it?
But Martha S. Weiss and Dianna Frey, directors of Equipping the Next Generation, are committed to training women to develop their leadership potential, using biblically-based leadership techniques.
Martha and Dianna came to us with an existing “build-it-yourself” templated website they wanted to retire. They asked us to create a custom-designed, custom-programmed WordPress website and blog. This article highlights a cool custom feature we created for their new site: an event registration function that allows them to create a new event in less than a minute. Read on! read more >