Checking WordPress website for compatibility before upgrading PHP to 7.X

If you are an digital marketing agency and you find yourself with a new client that has an older WordPress website having performance issues (or if you yourself are starting a new job managing an existing WordPress website, but not sure what’s wrong), I HIGHLY recommend that you start with an AUDIT of the website…

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WordPress 5.2.2 Update

Welcome to WordPress 5.2.2 Congratulations on updating to WordPress 5.2.2! This update makes it easier than ever to fix your site if something goes wrong. Version 5.2.2 What’s NewCreditsFreedomsPrivacy Maintenance and Security Releases Version 5.2.2 addressed 13 bugs. For more information, see the release notes. Version 5.2.1 addressed 33 bugs. For more information, see the release notes. Keeping Your Site…

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Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Starter Guide

If you’re interested in improving your site’s appearance on Google Search, and you’re willing to put in a little time learning about search engine optimization (SEO) and Search Console, here is your getting started guide. You don’t need to understand HTML or coding, but you do need to spend some time thinking about how your site…

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Free Add Event to Calendar Button

We just discovered Eventable! Share unlimited events in any email, website, or social network with your own link and embeddable button. Works with everything from Gmail to Outlook, WordPress to Squarespace, MailChimp to Constant Contact, and more! Yes there paid and enterprise version as well. See Plans & Pricing: https://www.eventable.com/pricing/ Get FREE button

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Schedule an Appointment

Acuity Scheduling is your online assistant, working 24/7 to fill your schedule. Looking to drive your (or your client’s) lead generation website funnel and entice folks with a “Schedule a Call”, “Free Consultation” or “Book an Appointment” approach? We are loving Acuity Scheduling. Sign up here and I believe we can get discount codes for…

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WordPress 5.1

What’s new with WordPress 5.1

Welcome to WordPress 5.1 You’ve successfully upgraded to WordPress 5.1! Following WordPress 5.0—a major release which introduced the new block editor—5.1 focuses on polish, in particular by improving overall performance of the editor. In addition, this release paves the way for a better, faster, and more secure WordPress with some essential tools for site administrators and…

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How to setup Google Analytics and Google Search Console/Webmaster Tools

Big thank you to Really Simple SSL for developing an amazing plugin that successfully forces every SSL Certificate we launch and enables https:// to kick in. This post is directly from their website! Follow these to a T! Oh wait, If you didn’t already install Really Simple SSL after Getting your SSL certificate, download here…

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How to disable Gutenberg – How to fix Website after WordPress 5.0 Update

WordPress 5.0 “broke” our sites. But not really… As part of our WordPress maintenance programs, we handle updating WordPress & plugins constantly for our clients. Yes, after WordPress 5.0 Gutenberg was installed, we did find editing pages and posts rather challenging. The platform is amazing if you are launching a brand new website or blog.…

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End of Life of PHP 5 – Upgrade to PHP 7 by 12-31-18

Big thank you and shout out for WordFence for monitoring, managing, education and publishing key invaluable articles that help webmasters, website developers and website managers around the world protect their clients and their websites! 🙂 Next steps: 1. As always, before I do anything, ensure back-ups of website & database are in place so that…

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Digital Marketing Agency – Preliminary Scope of Work

We’ve seen a surge in referrals asking for proposals. We therefore created this page to help with intake interviews and preliminary scope of work to determine what tactics are key to our collaboration. Below is a quick preliminary scope of work list to guide our collaboration. Transform brands and professionalize corporate culture. Encourage collaborative environments.…

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Key to Successful Communication and Collaboration

Stumbled on this Linkedin Article written back on October 2, 2014. Still just as relevant as ever. Definitely some morsels of value here. MUCH good energy for successful collaborations!  When I was at Universal Studios Television, I worked closely with our internal “creative” department producers, website developers and marketing agencies to develop breakout websites, flash sites,…

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Vaughan – Welcome to WordPress 4.7

Welcome to WordPress 4.7 Presenting Twenty Seventeen A brand new default theme brings your site to life with immersive featured images and video headers. Twenty Seventeen focuses on business sites and features a customizable front page with multiple sections. Personalize it with widgets, navigation, social menus, a logo, custom colors, and more. Our default theme for…

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9 Hidden Features in the WordPress Media Library Only Power Users Know

Discovered amazing article written by Tom Ewer of wpmudev! Solid resources & tips here. READ BELOW! https://premium.wpmudev.org/blog/wordpress-media-library-hidden-features/ Published on September 12, 2015 HIGHLIGHTS Can use as FREE image compression tool Create central repository of all images for project Quick editing tools for work on the road (vs using Photoshop, Lightroom, Illustrator, etc.) Using FREE downML – Download Media…

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Creating an ADA-compliant website

[quoteicon author=””]Special thanks to Nicole Nash, Web Designer at TechRepublic for a putting together a SOLID good summary and checklist!!! Reposting this amazing content as a resource for clients who are interested and are prioritizing. [/quoteicon] Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requires that businesses and nonprofit services providers make accessibility accommodations to…

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Happy New Year officially!

2016 is off to a fantastic start. We are in the process of building a new platform to showcase our agency. Take a sneak peak here: http://www.broekman.agency We’ve been busy rebranding & repackaging a few. Take a look here: Repackaged Organic Communication, our partner company http://organiccomm.com Check out the amazing book on Successful Happy Lawyering co-written by Lee Broekman,…

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ThinkStockPhotos.com and iStockPhotos.com – Getty Images

We use both ThinkStockPhotos.com AND iSTOCKPHOTO.COM for your Stock Photo needs ThinkStockPhotos.com is $299 for a one-month subscription. StockPhoto is $399 for a one-month subscription. You definitely have access to a “greater variety” on iStockPhoto, but BOTH usually meet average needs. Some of our clients have to move to a per image license basis as…

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How to transfer domain from Register.com to GoDaddy.com

TRANSFER AWAY FROM REGISTER.COM For those that need help with transferring their website domain from Register.com to GoDaddy, here’s the link to a how-to page on GoDaddy.com…. conveniently copied here for your convenience. https://www.godaddy.com/help/transfer-away-from-registercom-8033 Before you can transfer your domain name registered with Register.com to us, you need to prepare your domain name so it…

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Paypal – DPRP is Disabled.

Let’s start from the beginning. DPRP stands for DirectPayment Recurring Payments. It’s a module that enables you to have multiple payments, subscriptions and recurring payments with your shopping cart forms when using PayPal API integrated. For instance, we use PayPal with our favorite 3rd party form company, JotForm (www.jotform.com). Been using them for YEARS, if not…

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