Visalia Breakfast Rotary’s New Website Is Live on SquareSpace.com!

The new website for Visalia Breakfast Rotary is now live! For this website we combined FlexTech Media’s RapidRollout package with SquareSpace web builders and web hosting technology instead of WordPress. This decision turned out to be the perfect scale of services needed to produce a website the client can content manage themselves. The website is…

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Mobile Trends Among Web Visitors

No matter how sophisticated a technology is, if the user experience is frustrating, it won’t last long. That same principle applies to your website and how well you serve your mobile visitors. An excellent way to check and see how your website is faring among the untethered is to implement Google Analytics. This system can…

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Visalia Rotary Community Foundation Website Goes Live

https://www.visaliarcfoundation.org was built on the latest version of SquareSpace. The Foundation’s new website is mobile-friendly and easy to update. A prime goal of the project was to deliver a website the client could update themselves, including adding and removing pages. The custom user guide, the videos referenced in the user guide, and screen-based training sessions…

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How To Implement Amazon WorkDocs For Basic File Sharing

Amazon WorkDocs provides secure, file sharing for the purposes of completing a project together, without the file sharing system taking up space on anyone’s hard drive. It provides document versioning, and the ability to recover a deleted document.

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ShortPixel for WordPress simplifies image optimization with pro results.

Optimizing images for the web is not something WordPress does well natively. Why would it? It’s not an image processing system. It can accept images and resize them, and it will optimize for file weight, but controlling how WordPress does that requires either coding or a plugin. If you’ve ever objected to the decisions WordPress…

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Is a WordPress Website Right For My Organization?

Choose a professionally built WordPress website only if you have specific functionality requirements or design needs that a do-it-yourself web builder cannot offer as reliably, intuitively, or as affordably. I’ll hit the major differences as I see them based on building websites since 2001, and building with WordPress since 2009.

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Your Brochure, Your Website, and Content-First Design Approaches

I’ve been implementing secure websites with built-in Content Management Systems (CMS) since 2004. I started using Adobe Contribute®, and eventually embraced WordPress™ over Joomla™ and Drupal™ for one very important reason: the ability to modify the back end to improve end-user friendliness. No CMS provides an out-of-the box user-friendly environment quite like is advertised, or…

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WordPress Security Updates As Separate Releases

Before we get to flying cars and space tourism, I would really like to see the WordPress ecosphere consider separating release candidates into Feature Updates and Security Updates whenever possible.

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Why Use Self-Hosted WordPress Instead?

Any self-hosted website you own will have maintenance costs. It requires consideration from the start about how you are going to keep all its components updated and its security stance relevant to the types of threats public-facing websites experience. Some of my clients have IT people for this, and some do not. The cost for such services varies according to the website’s complexity and the problems encountered during maintenance.

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