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8 Steps to Start a Website
21 Jan

8 Steps to Start a Website
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Many bloggers and business owners have been where you are right now—in need of a website and not sure where to start. First of all, breathe in, breathe out, and relax! It's a lot easier to set up a website than you might think. This article will go over the process of creating a website in eight simple steps. We’ll start with some cautionary advice about proper planning, easing into the topics of hosting options, domain names, content management, and site design. We’ll then continue with a brief discussion on how to best...

Fundamental Web Design Principles You Need to Know
25 Oct

Fundamental Web Design Principles You Need to Know
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Having an attractive and usable website is the goal of every website owner, and for people who run a small business, the look and feel of their website is of vital importance. It's where visitors create their first impressions—those brief seconds in which we accept or reject what we see on our screens. A site's design is also responsible for retaining each visitor's attention and guiding them through your content.  In this article, we’ll go over seven design principles that, if followed, will help you create a website that engages your...

Web Redesign Without Hurting SEO
18 Oct

How to Redesign Your Website Without Damaging SEO
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When exhaustive keyword research and perfect SEO-focused content have put your website on the first page of search results, it is definitely something to be proud of. It takes a lot to achieve this, and there are always significant challenges along the way. Holding on to your high ranking can be just as challenging. Some site owners will see their site go from the first page of results to the second or third page and have no clue as to why it has happened. It could be caused by ignoring the latest...

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9 Oct

Infographic: Things to Check if Your WordPress Website Is Down
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WordPress offers nearly limitless possibilities as a CMS. A lot of those come from various plugins and other add-ons that you can install to bring extra functionality to your website. However, when something breaks, these plugins and add-ons are often the culprits. If your WordPress website is down, there are a number of things you have to check first, to eliminate some of the worst possible options. In this infographic, we cover the most essential first steps to take. Click here to read the detailed blog post. Click on the infographic to...

How to Ensure Plugins Don’t Mess up Your WordPress Site Stability
4 Oct

How to Ensure Plugins Don’t Mess up Your WordPress Site Stability
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It's common practice for WordPress website owners to install plugins to extend the features and functionality of their website. There are plugins that provide enhanced security and allow you to monitor your site's performance. You can install plugins that will manage your backups, help you run a forum or chat service, improve SEO, minimize spam, and perform countless other site management tasks. As useful as they are, there's a potential downside to using plugins: They can break your website! However, if you use them carefully, you'll have nothing to worry about. But there are...

Qubely: Take Gutenberg to a new height with custom blocks and ready elements
30 Aug

Qubely: Take Gutenberg to a new height with custom blocks and ready elements
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As the days pass by, people are taking a fancy to the Gutenberg editor. This block-based WordPress editor not only brought a new page building system but also enabled WordPress users with plenty of new capabilities. With the default Gutenberg block, you can create a website much easier than before. But you will need more advanced blocks and functionalities to design professional web pages. This is where Qubely, a Visual Gutenberg Block Toolkit, comes into play. With plenty of dedicated custom Gutenberg blocks, built-in sections, ready page layouts, and a world of styling options, Qubely is not...