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11 Jun

8 Reasons to Choose WordPress
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Choosing a good content management system (CMS) for your website is as important as choosing good fuel for a car. It’s what keeps it running! A CMS helps you upload, maintain, and deliver all of the content on your website. It’s like your site’s backbone, brain, and beating heart. It organizes and indexes your content, making it easier for search engines to crawl through the website and fetch information requested by users. Of all the content systems out there, WordPress has been around longer than most—over 15 years. With more than...

Elementor Website Builder and How to Migrate Your Elementor Website
31 May

Elementor Website Builder and How to Migrate Your Elementor Website
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Would you like to update your WordPress website design, but just can’t find the perfect theme for it? Not to worry. In this article, we are going to review Elementor. It’s a powerful WordPress page builder that lets you design beautiful websites. Maybe you’ve already used Elementor to create a great looking site, but now you need to move it to a new host. We have you covered there too. Below, you’ll find tips on how to migrate your website without losing any of the design elements. Let’s get started. Elementor: A Powerful Website Design...

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30 May

Infographic: The 404 Page
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If you have ever used the internet, you have definitely seen the 404 error page. When you click a link or open a website, and it says something along the lines of 'page not found' with some generic text. The 404 error pages are inevitable for any website, and you definitely need to have one set up. The best part about it: you don't have to go the generic way. You can make the 404 page work for you. In this infographic, we show you an overview of how to optimize...

19 Apr

How to Buy a Pre-Owned Domain Name
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If you’ve ever looked into buying or renting a house, you know that location is often the top priority. You want a place that your friends can find, not one that’s in the middle of nowhere. A website without a domain name is similar to that. It’s kind of like having a home in the middle of nowhere. Nobody will be able to find it. This is why it's important to get a domain name for your website, and why a domain name is also commonly called a web address. It's...

Content Distribution Networks: How CDNs Improve Site Performance
16 Apr

Content Distribution Networks: How CDNs Improve Site Performance
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Do you know about the journey that website content takes to get to your computer? First, you type in a website address. That’s considered a “request” for content. Then, the request is sent to a server that stores the website content. That computer “serves” the content to you, fulfilling your request. It’s interesting how the internet works! In this article, we’ll discuss something called a CDN. That stands for Content Distribution Network. As the name indicates, a CDN is a network of servers created for the strategic and efficient distribution of content. CDNs are...

Two Great WordPress Themes: Newspaper and Newsmag
22 Mar

Two Great WordPress Themes: Newspaper and Newsmag
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Finding the perfect theme for your WordPress website can be difficult. You have to choose a theme that: looks beautiful, doesn’t have bugs, is completely secure, and gets frequent updates. Finding a theme that ticks all four of those boxes isn’t easy. But, today’s your lucky day, because we’ve found two high-quality WordPress themes that have all those bases covered and more. One is called Newspaper, and the other is Newsmag. Both themes are made by a company called tagDiv. In this article, we’ll review these themes and show you why...