Small Business WordPress Websites

Small businesses have unique needs when it comes to their websites. The most obvious of these needs are performance in the form of sales or conversions, affordability, and scalability. WordPress is perfectly suited to fill these needs.

Small Business Sales / Conversions with WordPress

Unless other accommodations are being made, a website development plan which does not include a search engine optimization and conversion strategy is inherently flawed. Every website should have goals: create sales, deliver lead form submissions, newsletter signups, or simply page views. Establishing a list of goals allows for proper micro- and macro-analytic tracking which will allow conversion rate optimization to be applied.

 Conversion rate optimization is the process of reviewing conversion analytic data in order to ascertain specific reasons behind a successful, or unsuccessful, conversion strategy.  Continue reading…

Managed WordPress Hosting | WordPress Website Hosting Security

Due to a recent increase in malicious activity directed at websites with out-of-date software, it has become necessary for us to make modifications to our hosting services and rates. These modifications represent our ongoing effort to provide our clients with secure, professional hosting services.

Although it is true that hackers are working day and night to find security vulnerabilities to exploit in every CMS (not just WordPress), the good guys are doing their part as well. By issuing regular updates to the WordPress Core, WordPress Plugins, and WordPress Themes these web developers are actively patching potentially exploitable holes in security. These updates will not do any good if they are not installed, however. The Bellingham WP Managed WordPress Hosting service has been created as an affordable option to address these security concerns.
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Comcast DNS Issues | Troubleshooting and Fix

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Last night I was having issues with my internet connection through Comcast. After some initial troubleshooting, the issue appeared to be with Comcast’s DNS. After hard-coding Google’s DNS server addresses into my network adapter the issue was resolved.

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Is your website responsive? | Responsive WordPress

Your website should look good for your visitors and customers at all times. Don’t you agree? Not only does this require rock-solid WordPress Hosting, but also a properly coded website.

Have you ever loaded a website on your cell phone and had a very poor experience? Maybe the white text displayed on a white background making it unreadable, or maybe a slideshow failed to load. Regardless, I feel confident that we have all experienced a non-responsive website at some point in time.

 Without a proper responsive website design, your website could be unusable for your customers when they need it most. 

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Bellingham WP’s Sustainable Connections Membership

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I’m very proud to announce that Bellingham WP has become a member of Sustainable Connections. Sustainable Connections is a membership-based group of local businesses whom understand the benefits of supporting our local economy while committing to sustainable business practices. Holding a membership with Sustainable Connections has been a goal of mine for Bellingham WP ever since we began offering website design services.

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The Importance of Proper WordPress Permalinks for Search Optimization

What are permalinks?

Permalinks are an important part of every WordPress website’s SEO efforts. So, what are they exactly? The term permalinks refers to the URL (Uniform Resource Locator) for specific pages and posts. Take a quick look up at the address bar while you’re viewing this post and you will see the end result of a proper permalink structure. As you can see, the URL for this post is https://www.bellinghamwp.com/wordpress-seo/the-importance-of-proper-wordpress-permalinks-for-search-optimization/. The permalinks that I have set within the dashboard of WordPress are responsible for the /wordpress-seo/the-importance-of-proper-wordpress-permalinks-for-search-optimization/, where /wordpress-seo/ is the category and /the-importance-of-proper-wordpress-permalinks-for-search-optimization/ is the post name. With regard to search engines this is a perfect, keyword-rich URL structure. But WordPress doesn’t come this way by default.

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Bellingham WordPress Services

Although there are many web design companies in Bellingham, there are few which specialize in WordPress. We have focused our efforts and vision on WordPress web services since 2008. Our skills have been honed through the years by supporting not only our client’s websites, but our own websites as well.

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What is a WordPress child theme and why should I use one for website?

What is a WordPress Child Theme?

What is a WordPress child theme?

The WordPress team has done a great job of summing it up in their codex: http://codex.wordpress.org/Child_Themes. But I’ll dispense the knowledge in my own words just the same.

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