When you are first starting out, having a website is something you might spend days, weeks, even months perfecting. Many entrepreneurs and businesses pour tons of resources into making their site the best possible and then more resources into marketing and advertising strategies.
But, before you waste tons of time and energy making a website, make sure you are doing it the right way the first time! There are more than 1.5 billion websites out there so it can be easy for yours to get lost in the crowd if you aren’t doing everything right. To make sure that you have every piece you need for a good website, we have put together our top hints.
New Content Creation Process Designed to Build Dynamic WordPress Pages Around Blocks
Automattic released a new editor for WordPress web page creation this week as the company prepares to launch a full version upgrade of the CMS this fall. WordPress is the most popular platform in the world for web publishing with an estimated total of 30% of all websites on the internet using the script. The changes introduced with the new Gutenberg editor will affect millions of active users, many of whom are unskilled in the technical issues of web development. One of the most common problems in new software launches is change aversion, which is one reason why platforms with extremely large user communities like gMail, Word, Facebook, etc. keep their popular services standardized for long periods of time. While the Gutenberg editor is relatively easy to use and intuitive, the transition to a new content creation process will undoubtedly upset a few people initially before they learn to operate it. As a consequence, Automattic is making it easy to continue using the old editor for any website publishers unwilling to make the change. Because Gutenberg is an open source project, it has already been ported to work with the Drupal CMS as well. What remains to be seen is how much conflict the new format will have with third-party themes, widgets, & plugins which build around custom-coded solutions. The new Gutenberg editor gives WordPress users an advanced preview of the changes coming with the new WP 5.0 platform release, and is currently available to install on all active websites through the administration panel with one click.
Right now, there are more than 56,000 plugins on WordPress. There quite literally is a plugin for anything you could think of including a plugin that makes your page do a barrel roll, an Asteroids Widget (throwback!), or a plugin that will add Darth Vader quotes on your website. It can be pretty tricky finding the right on for you and your WordPress site. Here are a few of our favorites!
After weeks or months of thinking of the perfect idea for your blog, you finally have it! You know what the theme will be, the different types of posts you will have, even how often you want to post. The only thing missing is starting the blog!
Blogging is one of the most popular ways of communicating nowadays. In 2016, 67 million people blogged on blogging sites. If you are a small business and have a blog, you could be seeing a 126% increase in leads generation!
It might be tempting just to let someone else handle the development technicalities of your website. However, the latest advancements in web hosting have minimized the whole process to a few basic steps.
Today we will discuss those steps and the most popular options in each step. Let us start by first realizing why we would choose to create a website from scratch in the first place.