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How to easily fix the “connection to the site is not secure” warning in Chrome with SSL

Have you seen “Not Secure” warnings popping up in the URL bar? Are you aware of the security changes for internet browsers? What’s the deal? As an everyday internet user, these security warnings can be helpful. A secure site connection is a great way to know whether or not you can trust the site you’re on or feel comfortable submitting your personal...

32 inspiring WordPress website designs

Looking for web design inspiration? When you’re building or redesigning a website, sometimes you need a little spark to get you moving. No matter what kind of website you’re working on, there are brilliant (and successful) examples out there that can show you how to make WordPress beautiful! What makes an inspiring website design? Inspiring...

3 ways to make animated GIF screenshots of design work for your portfolio

After your latest web design project is done, it’s time to show it off and add it to your portfolio. Your website visitors (and prospective clients!) will want to see your awesome work in action. Great imagery is key, and in the digital space, there will be times when you want to illustrate project functionality. Showing it off with animated screenshots...

Collaborating with SEO experts on a website project

As a designer or developer,  it’s not uncommon to find yourself working alongside an SEO expert or team on a website project. In these situations, collaboration is key.  While everyone will be working toward a common goal of a high-quality site, your design and functionality decisions may unknowingly impact the search marketing teams’ work and...

5 ways to build recurring revenue into your agency or freelance business

If there’s one thing that’s frustrating about running a small agency or freelance business, it’s the unpredictable income. Oh, the unpredictable income. You can fall into cycles of feast and famine, going between booked-out for months and scrambling for last-minute work. Meanwhile, as you search for ways to scale your business, you might also...

Set Your Sites on Recurring Revenue! Scheduled Invoices Now Available With Growth Suite

As your business grows, finding new clients to support your revenue goals can become increasingly time-consuming, and let’s face it, hustling from project to project can get downright exhausting! What’s the answer? It might seem obvious, but staying organized with the right client management tools is one of the best ways to successfully grow...

How to use Ninja Forms

If you’re trying to grow leads for yourself or your clients, adding effective contact forms is a great place to start.  While you can build your own custom forms from scratch, there are also great WordPress form plugins readily available today that can automate the process with added functionality, helping you get valuable information from people...

Lead Generation for WordPress: A Beginner’s Guide Part Two

In part two of this guide, we’ll pick up where we left off — implementing a strategy for effective lead generation.  As noted in our first installment, generating leads from your website, or adding lead generation features to the sites you build for clients, is a great way to grow your business and turn site visitors into customers.  If...

How to use Contact Form 7

Including easy-to-find contact information on the websites you build is a great way to help users get ahold of you (or your clients!) Sometimes, an email address is all you need, but if you’d like to automate the process with a little more functionality, a contact form can help ensure that you always get the information you need from the people trying...

Lead Generation for WordPress: A Beginner’s Guide

There’s one thing every website must do in order to be successful: generate leads. Lead generation is the key to turning site visitors (who may otherwise leave and never come back) into engaged users, readers, viewers, and ultimately, customers for your own agency services or for the websites you build for others (or both!). If you’re curious...

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