The Bottleshop Collaboration Project is 11 small, local, independent bottle shops in Western Washington that share common values and a love of craft beer. The purpose of the new website is to share and announce beer releases in Western Washington.
Swans Moving and Storage needed a fresh face on their existing website. We worked closely with them and listened to the limitations of their existing website while providing feedback on possibilities. Together we came up with a vastly improved website.
Glad we were finally able to work with Artistic Excavation on their new website. They’ve been so busy with excavation jobs that their website wasn’t the number one priority. Good things take time.
Another successful conversion of a static website over to WordPress. Always so enjoyable when a client is elated they can make their own updates to their website!
It was fun to work with Karen, Tara and Barbie on redesigning their website to incorporate a little bit of personality from each of them.
New website for PC Technologies launched. If you need great tech support contact Jon.
We often get asked why a WordPress site should be updated to the latest version of WordPress. And when we use the term “WordPress” here we are referring to the three components of a WordPress installation: the core (WordPress itself), plugins (which extend the functionality of the core), and the themes (used to display the content of your website).
To keep it simple, there are five key reasons to keep each component of your WordPress site up to date:
Security – Since WordPress is open source, it is great for users and developers looking to increase and expand functionality. Because it is so popular AND open source, WordPress can be the target of security attacks. When a security vulnerability comes to light in WordPress core or in a major plugin, it can be quickly fixed, and an update released. Theses fixes come in the form of WordPress core, plugin and theme updates.
Performance – Often updates will improve the performance of WordPress itself, or of a plugin or theme.
Bug fixes – Updates typically fix bugs that could be affecting a website.
Compatibility – Keeping the WordPress core and plugins up to date will keep the key components of your website working together as they were designed. Many plugins will get an update to ensure compatibility with a new version of the WordPress core.
Features – Keeping your site up to date also gives you access to new features developed by the WordPress team, plugin developers and theme builders. All these can provide a better experience for you as the maintainer of your website and for visitors to your website.
Kudos to the folks over at 99designs.com for making a “File Types Cheat Sheet”. With so many file types out there, and different applications for each, it is nice to have a go-to source for explaining the differences.
View the entire post on 99designs.com.
It is very rewarding when we are able to help out a client by giving them more control over their website, like with Winners Sportswear. We converted their older ecommerce-focused website over to the WordPress platform. The WordPress platform will provide them with easier updating, expanded ecommerce functions through WooCommerce, a blog if they want it, and other functionalities they did not have before.