Saving Permalinks Doesn’t Update .htaccess File – WordPress Bug

Contents of the .htaccess file being empty

There is a bug in the current WordPress version (4.9.1) that prevents the .htaccess file from being updated properly when you save the permalinks. Evidently this bug existed in 4.9, but it is still a problem! I noticed this over the last week or two. On multiple WordPress sites, when I’ve gone to update the permalink structure, every page returns … Read More

What to Look for When Choosing a Web Hosting Company

I had a couple questions asked to me recently regarding website hosting, and I figured I would answer them briefly here! Q: What should I look for when choosing a web hosting company? A: Web hosting needs can vary wildly depending on your website and business needs. If you’re a small business with a basic website just getting started, you … Read More

WordPress Website for Burnsville Skin Clinic

We are happy to announce that we have launched the website for a great new skin clinic in Burnsville, MN: The Refinery Skin Clinic. The site is built on the WordPress platform in conjunction with X Theme. The built-in front-end editor allows these clients to make changes to their own website quickly and easily themselves. There’s no need for them … Read More

Video Dashboard for WordPress – Now With Vimeo Support

Video Dashboard plugin in the WordPress Repository - Now with Vimeo Support

We just updated the plugin we have in the WordPress repository – Video Dashboard. As many of you already know, this plugin allows you to embed a streaming video into the dashboard of your WordPress website. For a couple years now I’ve been wanting to add Vimeo support to it, and I am happy to report that we have completed … Read More

Why Your WordPress Site is So Slow

Headline for the blog post on Why Your WordPress Site is So Slow

Whatever you’ve read in the past about why your WordPress website is slow, throw it away. If you have books, burn them. Because they are all beating around the bush. Take a look at the following chart. What we’ve done here is highlighted the main areas which affect website load times. Website Load Times – Importance of Various Factors Take … Read More

How to Prepare Killer Content for Your Website

For most small businesses, a website is the single most important part of their marketing strategy. All roads lead to Rome, and all links lead to… The internet. Which is where your website will be. And while some may incorrectly claim otherwise, theĀ contentĀ of a website is by far the most important part. Besides being the only thing search engines care … Read More

10 Ways to Save Time Editing with Page Builders like Cornerstone

You can save a lot of time making a high quality website by using a drag-and-drop page builder. Once you’ve chosen the right one for you, the next step is learning how to work with that builder’s features and your own habits to cut down on repetitive behaviors. The page builder I use is Cornerstone. For almost as long as … Read More