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4 Key Website Performance Metrics and Why They Matter for Your School Website

When you’re running a school or nonprofit organization, it’s crucial to work out the balance between “nice-to-have” and “need-to-have.” Some things are “nice to have.” For example, a few less meetings so you can focus more time to get stuff done. Some things are “need to have.” A website –…

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Does your WordPress website load in under 3 seconds?

Google favors websites that load in under 3 seconds, because that is a benchmark for a better user experience and website performance. It shouldn’t be hard to make your website load this fast, but many websites fail to meet this benchmark. We recently started working with a nonprofit whose WordPress…

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Advantages of Dynamic Content on WordPress Sites

Creating a more professional WordPress website can be done through enhancing site design and plugging in advanced features. Web developers will suggest these options to you; however, have you thought about including some dynamic content into your WordPress site to boost the overall user experience?  What is dynamic content?  Dynamic…

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8 Guidelines for a Successful Online Fundraising Campaign

As a result of the pandemic, organizations have moved their businesses to be partially or completely virtual and digital. Non-profit organizations are no exception. As the digital world grows, this poses a great opportunity for non-profit organizations to run strong online fundraising campaigns to support their causes – especially in…

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Design TLC’s online course building skills featured on LifterLMS podcast

Tara was excited to be featured on the LifterLMS podcast to discuss the online learning platform Design TLC created for Tiny Chefs.  Tara used LifterLMS software to build online cooking courses for children. These online courses have given Tiny Chefs a chance to market their products online at a time…

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Creating New Opportunities with Online Courses

The Coronavirus Shutdown has been devastating for many small businesses. After school classes, camps and other in-person enrichment programs have had to pivot to survive. We recently helped Tiny Chefs create a full online cooking course for kids and families in order to continue to offer their creative programming during…

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Why It Is Important To Update Your WordPress Plugins and Themes

WordPress is an excellent platform to use for many types of websites. This is evidenced by the fact that over 30% of the world’s websites are built with this open-source software. When you use WordPress’s open-source solution for a website, it is important to be aware of the need to…

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Google Analytics Basics for Schools, Camps and Nonprofits

We connect all the websites we build to Google Analytics (GA). GA is a free resource that can give you a wealth of knowledge about your website traffic and performance. It is an overwhelming amount of data which can be scary if you don’t have an idea of what to…

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Uh Oh! WordPress not sending email from Contact Form

Every website should have a contact form. This is an important way for people to reach you, and often the key lead generator on a website. We use Gravity Forms on most of the websites we create, as it is reliable, has a lot of add on features, and we…

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How to Fix WordPress Problems

If your website is down or if you are having problems with your WordPress website, what do you do? Most likely, you contact your website developer and tell them you’re having a problem and ask them to troubleshoot and fix the problem. What does your website developer do after you…

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WordPress Maintenance: What Is It and Why Do You Need It?

You have probably been told that your WordPress website needs “maintenance.” When I tell clients this, I explain what maintenance means, as it may not be obvious. There are at least 3 key elements of website maintenance that need to be performed regularly. Updates WordPress is software. Just like apps…

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How much does it cost to run a nonprofit website?

We recently started working with a local nonprofit organization and will be building their first WordPress website. We love showing our clients that a WordPress website can do almost anything you need it to! Because WordPress.org is open source software, developers around the world create software that extends the functionality…

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