WordPress Design and Development
It’s amazing the things you can do with WordPress as your website platform. WordPress is website management software that you or your business can use to easily update and add content on your own without knowing code and HTML. Its very simple to add new pages or regularly update a blog or learning center on your website, without disturbing the look and feel.
We can help you with WordPress development with a customized theme with an intelligent design that will work for you, not just be a placeholder on the internet. The key is to make your copy of WordPress unique and functional for YOUR needs.
The power in WordPress comes from the endless FREE “plugins”, often designed by open source enthusiasts/companies from the large WordPress community and following. You can use these plugins in conjunction with each other and create near limitless functionality when you use a variety of different plugins for your needs. Examples of plugins on WordPress that can help your website:
Examples of Often Used Plugins to Improve your WordPress site
Yoast SEO Plugin - Handles much of the initial setup SEO concerns dynamically and intelligently.
Backup Buddy - Create backup images of your WordPress site that you can install in other locations or save for use later/backups.
Portfolio Slideshow Pro - Display gorgeous slide-shows on any page or post on your site seamlessly.
Fast Secure Contact Form - Create secure contact forms quickly and with many options. No need to know HTML or coding.
A website is an investment that costs money and time to produce. Choosing the right tools to develop that investment will, in turn, increase business value and eventually pay off. WordPress and Squarespace are the market’s two most prominent tools for developing websites and managing online content. Both will help you get your website operational without the need for much development experience. Here are some key differences between the two that you need to know when making your initial set-up decisions. Pricing Model The first major...read more
WordPress and Drupal are two of the most popular open source content management systems on the market, and rightfully so. These two systems have made it possible for casual Internet users with limited knowledge of website coding and design to pursue their online trades by providing a platform that is easy to use. By maintaining the professional appearance and capabilities of many of the larger websites, WordPress and Drupal have effectively taken away the barrier to online expansion. But what is so different about these two systems? After...read more
Stuck on whether to choose WordPress or Drupal for your web platform needs? Both open source platforms are strong market contenders with individual strengths and weaknesses but which one is right for you? Before you align with one or the other, here are four questions to ask yourself that can help point you in the right direction. When Do I Need the Site Finished? Are you in a hurry, working within a limited period of time? WordPress on average takes around 5 minutes to download to a host service, sometimes even faster if your hosting...read more
WordPress, Drupal, and Joomla! are three of the most recognized open source platforms for developing websites. If you are looking to set up a new website, you might be wondering why anyone would develop a website, including WhiteHouse.gov, using these open source platforms as opposed to paying for a professional service. If something were to go wrong, who would you call to help reduce the risk of web down time and inconvenience to your site visitors? To help ease your fears, here are the top five reasons to pick an open source platform for...read more
Going back to the days of hefty phone books, you might recall the name ‘Yellowbook,’ or at least the image of a thick yellow book sitting on your front porch. Since then, Yellowbook has expanded to incorporate a webhosting company, known as Hibu, that offers custom websites to businesses interested in showcasing their services. However, much like Yellowbook ran its course near extinction, Hibu is following a similar path. Despite some of the seemingly excellent promotions being offered by Hibu, here are some reasons why you should never use...read more
WordPress, WordPress, WordPress. How often have you heard that name lately? The business world is abuzz over WordPress and you’re probably here to find out why. What makes WordPress so unique and how is it different from any other digital ‘fad’ that has come and gone from the digital stage? To answer these questions and help make things clear, here are eight reasons why WordPress is taking over the business world. 1. Easy to Use The first reason that WordPress is becoming more and more prevalent in the business world is that working...read more
Recently Google has been making lots of changes with their local listings product including consolidating their 3 (yes there are 3 separate products) into Google Plus. Contrary to what many think or have been mislead about the Google Maps listings, here are the 3 different products there are combining into 1: Google Plus Listings (https://plus.google.com/107031953928560893654/about?gl=us&hl=en) <—New location for Google Maps listings and everything social, etc all in one place. Google Places for Business Listing...read more
When my wife and I moved to Reston in 2006, we knew very little about the founder of this community: the man, the myth, the legend named Robert Simon, Jr. We simply wanted to get out of the traffic and the hustle and bustle of Arlington. We liked Reston. We liked the trees and the outdoor activities that it offered. It was also a good time in our lives, having just gotten married, to buy a home together in a community where we could start a family. We soon fell in love with Reston. We loved the Reston culture and the people that live here....read more
If you have just updated your Android device to the new Google Maps 7.6 version, you may know that this version has made it very difficult to access the application without an internet connection. You may still be able to get what you want out of Google Maps without having to be connected to a data source or Wi-Fi signal. This information can be of particular help for travelers using Google Maps outside of their data range or for those who just want to save some of their cellular plan’s data so they can make it through to the next billing...read more
On February 5, 2014, Google released an update to its Google Places service that identifies several thousand categories and translates them into supported languages and varying customs. Business owners now have thousands of categories to choose from when setting up their Google Places profile. This will help business owners more accurately describe what their business does and it will help users find more specific categories of businesses. Selecting the right category for your business can be an important factor in determining whether or...read more