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WordPress Maintenance: Web312 Houston Plan

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If you are using WordPress, it is very important to keep up with the updates and plugins that are available to be downloaded. Many people often times overlook the importance of keeping the plugins up to date. It is also very important to keep frequent site backups. As a Chicago web design company, we are constantly creating new websites, and we make sure to do monthly backups of all of the websites that we are hosting live.

Typically, a WordPress website keeps all data and information on a MySQL database, which is located on your web hosting. Storing your information on a database will make your site more flexible, functional and reliable rather than storing the information in files. The database keeps your website moving smoothly throughout navigation and guarantees less load time. Site performance is very important in the development of your website, especially if you are into search engine optimization. As of this year, Google now includes site performance in their ranking algorithm. Site performance and load time just got tremendously more important when it comes to the success of a website.

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Don’t Get Caught in the Cold; Warm Up Your Online Presence Today!

Don t get caught in the cold  Warm up your online presence today.

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How I Know It’s Time To Redesign My Website

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Websites are amazing tools for businesses. Since the invention of the Internet, there are companies who have been creating websites to gain business and interact with people on a whole new level. However, as we know about the world of technology, it ages fast! You do not like the latest smartphone? Wait an hour (Yeah, that is a spoof off of the Chicago weather motto). Consequently, websites can get out of date in only a couple of years. So how do you know when it is time to redo your website? There are a few ways to tell.

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As the Real Estate Market Evolves so Should Your Website

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“If you build it, he will come” is a great line from Field of Dreams starring Kevin Costner, but it might as well apply to the future of your Chicagoland real estate website if you build and nurture it the way you should to grow your business. The only difference, of course, is that “he” really means “she” and “they” – all the potential customers you may be missing out on of if you have ignored the power of online marketing.

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Nothing Beats WordPress for Reliability

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Here is a shocking revelation.

If your business website suddenly goes offline even for one day, the dreaded “This website is temporarily down …” error message for your customers could spell doom for your bottom line. In today’s hurry-up, “gotta-have-it-now,” ecommerce-driven world, you might as well just post a link to your competitor’s online store.

But there is a solution: Use WordPress as your web development platform, and demand a Managed WordPress Hosting environment to keep your site online, 24/7. At Web312, we are one of Chicagoland’s premiere website development companies and are experts in design, content development, online marketing, hosting, and website security – all supported by a robust WordPress-powered environment that stands head and shoulders above all other development and hosting platforms.

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Supercharge your Mobile Presence with WordPress

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According to a recent report from PewResearchCenter, more Americans are using mobile devices than ever before as their primary means of going online. While 67 percent of the country has home broadband access, 68 percent say they own a smartphone – and 13 percent of online users are smartphone-only. As a Chicagoland business owner, now is the time to take advantage of that trend.

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Similarities Between Web Design and Wednesdays

similarities between web design and wednesdays

Here at Web312, our web design team calls today Web Design Wednesday. It rhymes, so that is probably mostly the reason why. However, that got me thinking, “What are some similarities between professional web design and Wednesdays?” I came up with four things.

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Thanksgiving Web Design Tips

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Thanksgiving is a wonderful holiday. We get together with people we love and eat a ton of great food. It is seriously a holiday everyone can enjoy to some degree.

However, there are things we can learn from the day. These are things that even apply to great web design. As a professional web design team, we look for lessons everywhere we look. This one was a little tricky, but we think we got some good points.

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The Importance of WordPress Hosting

the importance of wordpress hosting

Keeping your website reliably online is absolutely critical to being successful in today’s Internet-powered economy. If your site is not available for potential customers, then you are losing the opportunity to promote your brand and drive revenue. This is where hosting for your WordPress site comes into play.

According to some estimates, almost 50 percent of all websites are powered by WordPress, and it is easy to understand why:

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