Contact Form 7 Azure Integration

2017-09-22T18:57:56+00:00

Contact Form 7 is one of the most popular plugins for in premium WordPress themes.  However, if you are hosting through Azure you may have issues when you are first setting up your site and testing your contact forms. Azure sometimes will block the contact forms from sending you email notifications which is the entire purpose of the contact form. Luckily there is a simple solution. Downloading the SendGrid plugin and setting it up properly will stop Azure from blocking these emails. SendGrid’s WordPress plugin replaces WordPress’s default wp_mail() function by using either an SMTP or API integration with SendGrid to send outgoing email from [...]

Contact Form 7 Azure Integration 2017-09-22T18:57:56+00:00

Does Your Small Business Need a Blog?

2017-09-01T16:59:44+00:00

 If you are running a business website, you have probably heard the advice that you should start a blog. The decision on whether or not to blog can be overwhelming. There are many things to consider. Do you have the time needed to manage it? Who will contribute? Will people actually read it?The fact is, if you are running a business website without a blog, you are missing out on some major opportunities to engage your visitors and increase website traffic, which will lead to increasing your search ranking overall. In the world of tweeting, sharing, and liking we live in, [...]

Does Your Small Business Need a Blog? 2017-09-01T16:59:44+00:00

Why Your Small Business Needs A Professional Website

2017-09-01T16:42:06+00:00

  Many small businesses run lean and think that spending money on a professional website is a luxury that they cannot afford. Because of this, many small businesses have websites that are out of date and not user friendly or opt out of a website all together. Your website acts as a first impression for your business. Customers visit it to learn more about your company, as well as research product information and determine if they want to do business with you. If you are an owner of a small business or startup, it is important you realize that a website [...]

Why Your Small Business Needs A Professional Website 2017-09-01T16:42:06+00:00

Outdated Website Design Techniques That Are Aging Your Website

2017-06-26T17:44:40+00:00

  Having a modern website is important for how visitors view your company and brand. In fact, a Stanford study found that 75% of web users admit making judgments about the credibility of an organization based on the design of its web site. An outdated website makes your company seem less professional and trustworthy.Wondering if your website is looking outdated? Web trends move quickly but not so quickly that it’s impossible to keep up. Here are a few design trends that will age your website.Bad stock imagesStock images have been a staple of websites for a long time because, well, people love [...]

Outdated Website Design Techniques That Are Aging Your Website 2017-06-26T17:44:40+00:00

WordPress Glossary: Common Terminology & What They [Actually] Mean

2017-06-26T17:55:48+00:00

 Content Management Systems, like WordPress, are set up to make creating a website or blog easy. However, many beginners find themselves struggling to do so. Most of the confusion is resolved once new users get used to the terminology. Below is a list of common questions about WordPress terminology and what they actually mean.What is a WordPress Theme?A WordPress theme is the overall layout of your website. Depending on which theme you pick there will be different formatting options that are available for you to choose from. Some structural components that are built into themes are menu structure, page templates, and [...]

WordPress Glossary: Common Terminology & What They [Actually] Mean 2017-06-26T17:55:48+00:00

Is Your Website Mobile Friendly? How To Find Out

2017-04-13T15:52:46+00:00

  You have probably heard the importance of having a mobile friendly website. Your customers are no longer just accessing your website from their computer and the move to mobile can no longer be ignored, as it will impact business. Additionally, search engines, like Google have said in recent years that not having a mobile friendly website is going to hurt you when it comes to search rankings. But what does it mean to have a mobile friendly website and how do you know if search engines consider your website mobile friendly? This blog post will address those questions and go [...]

Is Your Website Mobile Friendly? How To Find Out 2017-04-13T15:52:46+00:00

Step by Step Setup for Contact Form 7

2017-04-07T12:00:21+00:00

  Contact Form 7 is one of the most popular plugins for WordPress and it is included in most premium themes. Many of these themes use page builder plugins and have prebuilt layouts that you can easily edit to make a professional looking website without having a lot of web design experience. However, Contact Form 7 is not quite as straight forward for beginners. The plugin is popular for a reason, it is highly customizable and works with systems like Azure, that block other contact forms from notifying you through email. Not to mention it’s huge popularity with over 3 million [...]

Step by Step Setup for Contact Form 7 2017-04-07T12:00:21+00:00

Branding Guide for Small Business

2017-03-23T14:29:31+00:00

  Having a consistent style through every contact you have with the public is something you shouldn’t underestimate the value you of, especially in small business. Using the same fonts, language, colors, etc. not only shows that your brand is established and trustworthy but it also shows potential clients that you are serious about what you do. You want your business to stand out and be noticeable in order to win people over and having a consistent brand can help a lot. Where do you start? Your Message The big picture of your message is WHO your target audience is and [...]

Branding Guide for Small Business 2017-03-23T14:29:31+00:00

4 Features Every Contact Page Should Have

2017-02-10T14:42:01+00:00

  On most websites, the contact page is the second most visited page of the website,with the homepage being the first. Quite often though, the contact page is quickly thrown together with little thought about the content. Your second most viewed page of your website is clearly something you want to put some thought into. A correctly formatted contact page can make a big difference when it comes to conversions and getting people to take that next step of contacting you. The following is a list of best practices and things every good contact page should include. Location, Location, Location Internet [...]

4 Features Every Contact Page Should Have 2017-02-10T14:42:01+00:00

Ultimate Blog Post Checklist: How to Increase Traffic

2017-01-27T16:03:51+00:00

  We all know how time consuming blogging can be.  A lot of effort goes into researching, writing, and formatting a thoughtful and informative blog post. Creating the content is the hard part but the steps below are the things you can do to set yourself up for success. Follow this checklist to get more shares, likes, engagement, and page views to your blog and website. Download a printable version of this list to keep by your desk here. Is your title [super] catchy? Did you know On average, 8 out of 10 people will read the title, but only 2 [...]

Ultimate Blog Post Checklist: How to Increase Traffic 2017-01-27T16:03:51+00:00