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August Roundup 2022
WordPress Business
Todd Jones

August Roundup 2022: conferences, messaging, manually installing WordPress and more

In this month’s roundup, we take a look at a some upcoming events, a new platform where you can find more WordPress events, a vulnerability, the importance of messaging in your forms and a couple of new designs. There is a lot to explore, so let’s get started. Shall we? Upcoming conferences Let’s take a look at few of the upcoming conferences and events. Email List Building School Jan Koch of Virtual Mastery Summit is launching an email list building summit in just a few days. The event is free to attend from August 8-12. The event will explore ways

Privacy by Design and Foundational Principles
Privacy
Donata Stroink-Skillrud

Should You Design Websites with Privacy in Mind?

When building websites for clients, you usually have to juggle multiple priorities, from staying within the budget to presenting outstanding designs that your clients will love, to building out all of the features and functionalities that have been requested. One facet of website design that many designers and clients overlook is the meeting of privacy-related requirements. In this article, we will discuss why you should keep privacy in mind when designing websites, the concept of privacy by design, examples of best practices, and some tips so that you and your agency can build beautiful websites that also meet privacy requirements.

2022 MainWP features
WordPress Business
Todd Jones

2022 MainWP features: Good enough for a crime fighter

The opening story is completely fictional. Do not take this as an accurate account. It is for fun. 🙂 A few months ago, MainWP’s resident support tech, Keith Crain, was monitoring the support tickets when he found a request. The request came from someone who had an email that consisted of Dark Knight and Gotham. Crain thought to himself, “Could it be?” Turns out that the dark caped crusader uses MainWP to manage several sites for his colleagues, a group he called JL.  👀 The Dark hooded knight had a request: Could MainWP launch a dark mode? Crain immediately got

Reasons for Long Term Partnership with WordPress Agency
Tips & Tricks
Editorial Team

10 Reasons to Choose a Long-Term Technical Partnership With a WordPress Agency

A high-quality website can do wonders for online businesses of all shapes, sizes, and niches. After all, your website is the main entrance through which users get acquainted with the products and services you provide. Moreover, businesses with top-notch websites generate more significant revenue and are likelier to establish good relationships with their customers. Remember that the development and maintenance of a site is a time-consuming and all-encompassing endeavor that requires high levels of technical expertise. There aren’t many people who can keep their site fully operational while at the same time staying focused on their actual business growth. This

website care onboarding checklist
WordPress Business
Todd Jones

A Checklist for onboarding WordPress Web Care clients

Today, we are going to ‌take a closer look at a checklist for onboarding WordPress website care clients. At the end of the article, you will find a link to download a PDF version of the checklist. If you don’t already have an onboarding checklist for your website care clients, this article is for you. 1. Add the client to your customer portal and/or CRM Add your client to your client portal and/or client relationship management system. This task should be at the top of your list. Some people have a client portal that they use to manage clients. There

toolbox
WordPress Business
Todd Jones

Toolbox: Running your web care business with Groundhogg, Zencastr and more

In this month’s toolbox, we talk about tools to help you in several ways, including podcasting, CRM and funnels, database cleaning, and powering a website in the modern age. As a web care business, we acquire new customers and websites regularly. These tools may be helpful as you onboard your new clients into your web care business. Ready? Let’s roll. WP Sweep WP-Sweep Have you recently acquired a new website for your web care business? You likely will do a lot of auditing of your new website, and one of those areas may be the database. A great tool to

Q&A with Talisha Lewallen
Interviews
Todd Jones

Q&A with Talisha Lewallen of WP Connects

Talisha Lewallen is the CEO and Co-founder of WP Connects an organization that seeks to connect United States military personnel to careers in WordPress. Talisha is also an award-winning Cherokee Nation Basket Weaver, a mom, wife, and farmer. She has several family members who served or are already serving the US Military and noticed they struggled to to enter civilian life including re-entering the workforce. Through a connection with Post Status Publisher and Owner, Cory Miller, she started WP Connects. Today, we learn more about Talisha Lewallen and WP Connects. What is your WordPress origin story? My WordPress Origin story

Privacy
Donata Stroink-Skillrud

Google Analytics: Privacy Friend or Foe?

The truth is that most of us have either used or installed Google Analytics on client websites. It’s relatively easy to use, provides great insights on website performance, and gives excellent clues on how to improve engagement. In fact, Google Analytics has become so popular that it’s used on over 28 million websites and many agencies usually have it listed in their standard operating procedures for building new websites. Even though Google Analytics is a great tool that many of us are intimately familiar with, Google Analytics has also made headlines recently for a different issue – privacy law non-compliance.

WordPress roundup
WordPress Business
Todd Jones

WordPress Roundup: Breakdance, Meltdown, Women in Tech and more

In this month’s WordPress roundup, we take a look at an existential threat, women in tech and in WordPress, and confusion with Oxygen Page Builder. Women in Tech and WordPress I graduated high school in 1989.  I felt the smartest people in my glass were the girls. And they proved it by graduating at the top of my class. So, I never had a problem with the idea that women were smart enough to do what men do. Kathy Van Zant recently shared some of our journey as a woman in the world of tech. You might call it a

telling your origin story
WordPress Business
Todd Jones

Telling your origin story: 3 types of origin stories to tell for WordPress consultants

What is your favorite superhero? What is your favorite character? We all have our favorites. For me, it may depend on the time and place. I have always liked Batman and Spider-Man, largely because they are a part of my childhood. I remember watching the silly Spider-Man Shows on Public Broadcasting Service TV as a kid. I watched a lot of Spider-Man, Superman and Batman shows as a kid, so they resonate. I have made up a few characters along the way, none of which have made it to print. I mean, if you make up a character, there has

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