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How To Edit WordPress in the New Gutenberg Editor

What is Gutenberg? If you haven’t logged into your website in a while and are preparing to write or edit in WordPress, you might notice some changes. Gutenberg is a take on a new editor for WordPress, which replaced the WordPress classic editor. It is named after Johannes Gutenberg, who invented a printing press over…

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Find Hidden Screen Options in Your WordPress Website Backend

WordPress is a powerful and versatile, open source content management system. Over 33% of all websites in the world are WordPress sites. For those who only use it to publish blog content, WordPress is easy to use. However, some confusing and “hidden” basic things, such as Screen Options, may take some getting used to when…

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What is the Difference Between Domain and Website Hosting?

The concept of “hosting” can be IS confusing. A client recently asked us if they should cancel their domain hosting account because we moved their website hosting to a different provider. The answer is no! You need both. Confusing? Yes! Here is a basic overview of DOMAIN HOSTING (also called “Registration/Registrar”) and WEBSITE HOSTING. You…

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Reputation Marketing: Get More Genuine Online Business Reviews

When you’re looking to try a new restaurant or find a home service provider, what do you do? If you are like most people, you turn to the internet to search, and then you look at online reviews to narrow down your options and make a decision about where to go or who to hire.…

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How To Search For and Find Keywords

Are you wondering how to search for keywords? Keyword research is an important part of SEO (though not the only part! We go over keywords as part of an SEO strategy for summer camp websites here). This research can be very complex and involved, which takes a lot of time, tools and experience. If you…

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How To Choose a Web Designer For Your Business

Are you thinking about creating a new website for your business? You might consider building a website yourself, especially if your business is small and your budget is limited. However, once you reach a point where you want to invest in important marketing tools like a website, you might consider hiring a professional to create…

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Why Landing Pages Can Help Your Business

… And What Exactly Is A Landing Page? Let’s start with what a Landing Page is NOT. Many people refer to the “Home Page” of their website as a “Landing Page.” You could argue that any page someone lands on could be referred to as a “Landing Page.” (And in fact, to Google Analytics, a…

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How to Improve Your Summer Camp Website’s SEO

It’s getting to be summer camp registration time! While some camp programs have a waiting list within hours, others may struggle to bring in new campers. Most parents pick camp programs based on reputation and word of mouth in their community, but many people rely on a Google search to look for summer camp options…

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How To Add Images to a WordPress Website The Right Way

Images, and how you add them to your website, can make or break the success of your website. An unappealing, unprofessional photo or graphic can leave your visitors with a negative impression of your business. A great photo can grab attention; however, if the image is not prepared properly for the web, or if it…

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How To Create Your Best Website

One of the great things about a website as a marketing tool is that it is dynamic. A website can be frequently changed and updated, unlike printed materials. For example, if you print 1,000 brochures and then decide to change your pricing, the process and expense in editing and reprinting the brochures can be prohibitive.…

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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 on your phone and software…

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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 of a basic WordPress website…

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New and Improved Website for Tiny Chefs

The team at Design TLC has been busy over the past few months. We have been building new, updated websites for schools and camps. We truly love being involved in a process that helps kids learn! The amazing women-owned business, Tiny Chefs, has been a client for several years. We did not build their original…

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New Website Launch For The Abramson Scholarship Foundation

We are thrilled and honored to have helped The Abramson Scholarship Foundation update their website. The team at this foundation, almost all volunteers, are dedicated to helping high school seniors in Washington, DC not only finance their college education, but also to guide them through their college experience with their unique mentorship program. We believe in…

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Listing Events and Calendars on Your Website: Best WordPress Calendar Plugins Review

We make WordPress websites for schools, classes, camps, and restaurants which requires listing many upcoming events, and different types of events as lists and calendars. There are several things to note when adding events to your WordPress website. Here is our review of two of the best WordPress calendar plugins: Events are a special type…

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It’s After Launch Time. Do You Know Where Your Website Account Information Is?

I recently contacted all of my current clients and even some past clients to share with them a list of their website and domain hosting information, as well as any logins I have on file for their business. My team at Design TLC spent a lot of time pulling together information we had collected over…

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What is Caching and How Do I Clear My Browser Cache?

While not unique to WordPress, if you have a WordPress website, you have probably heard of caching or browser caching, and been told a few times to “clear your cache.” (Note, this is different from clearing your CASH, which is not usually a good idea). Caching in a Nutshell There are a few types of…

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What is The Difference Between a Page and a Post on My WordPress Website?

WordPress is a wonderful platform for building websites – it is why we only build websites with WordPress at Design TLC, and why about ⅓ of all websites in the world use this open source software. When it was started as a blogging platform, WordPress only offered “Posts” as a type of content on a…

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Google Map Not Working? Learn How To Fix It and Create An API Key

We recently wrote about setting up your Google My Business Page to help your business get found in Google Map searches. Another important consideration in your “Google World” is adding Google Maps to your website to help people find you, or to help them find events your are linking to on your website. Is Your…

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How Setting Up Your Google My Business Page Helps You Get Found

Google wants to help you get found by potential customers. Why? Because Google’s goal is to be the search engine that everyone goes to when they are looking for information. Check out this article about how to optimize your content for Google. There’s more you can do to help your business get found in Google…

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