WordPress vs. Drupal … fight!

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As a user and developer of WordPress since 1.x If you want a really detailed look, please read the very exhaustive, recently released, updated Idealware report on OpenSource CMS , which includes Drupal, WordPress, Joomla and Plone. A caveat: I have more experience, especially with larger sites, in Drupal than in WordPress, so there are things that I may be missing. WordPress still has only two content types: Blog Posts and Pages.

See How Wild Apricot Integrates with WordPress

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With the help of a plugin, Wild Apricot and WordPress now speak to each other like never before! Read about the exciting new features. Wild Apricot

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WordPress vs Drupal. Fight!

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As a user and developer of WordPress since 1.x If you want a really detailed look, please read the very exhaustive, recently released, updated Idealware report on OpenSource CMS , which includes Drupal, WordPress, Joomla and Plone. A caveat: I have more experience, especially with larger sites, in Drupal than in WordPress, so there are things that I may be missing. WordPress still has only two content types: Blog Posts and Pages.

NTEN Case Study: From Drupal to WordPress

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Pongos is a Wordpress development firm located in Maryland. The decision to move from Drupal to WordPress was not taken lightly. However, while we plan to continue our support of the Drupal community as much as ever, we decided for our own website redesign that WordPress was the better option. With WordPress, we were able to find an existing and fully tested integration that we could build on top of. case study drupal Web Sites website design wordpress

[Cool Infographic Friday] 51 Amazing Facts about WordPress

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We love WordPress, SocialFish is built on it, so couldn’t resist this one. Tip o’ the hat to WebsiteBuilder for sending this along. Photo by Joey Kyber on Unsplash. Cool Infographic Friday

Nine steps to building a WordPress website for your nonprofit

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WordPress has a great list of hosting providers that support WordPress. Install WordPress. Most reputable hosting companies offer a 1-click install of WordPress as demonstrated in this video. WordPress Pages are different from Posts.

WordPress Tags And Categories – The Ultimate Guide For Nonprofits

John Haydon

According to WordPress, tags “make it easier for people to find your content. How to Create Effective WordPress Tags. WordPress makes this easy with an auto-complete feature and a tag-cloud – both display tags you’re already written.

WordPress Plugins for Nonprofits

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WordPress is one of our favorite systems for making it easy for nonprofits to maintain a blog. Even if you don’t have much technical background, WordPress makes it easy! Here are a few of our favorite plugins we’ve used to help our nonprofit clients to customize WordPress to fit the needs of their audiences: Administrative. User Role Editor: Allows you to change any standard WordPress user roles (except administrator) capabilities list with a few clicks.

Why millions of WordPress sites are at risk

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WordPress remains a popular content management system for many people, owing to both its ease of use and the fact that it doesn’t cost anything. As with any software, if it’s not updated regularly, WordPress can be susceptible to attack.

WordPress 3.1 Allows Nonprofits To Choose From Up To 10 Different Post Formats

John Haydon

WordPress now allows admins and editors to from up to ten different Post formats. WordPress wordpress wordpress postsWhat this means is that you can now create a more diverse website by using various different content types.

Three Killer Nonprofit WordPress Sites To Learn From

John Haydon

Last week I asked folks on Quora for examples of exceptional nonprofit WordPress websites. If you’re not familiar with WordPress, it’s one of the most popular (free) CMS platforms. Another beautiful WordPress site putting stories at the center.

Why I Love The Headway WordPress Theme Framework More Than Ever

John Haydon

As you may know, I’ve been a huge fan of the Headway WordPress Theme since it first came out (this site is built with Headway). WordPress headway wordpress

Useful Hacks, Tricks & Tips for WordPress Users: Part 1

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It’s no great secret that one of the elements that makes WordPress so incredibly popular is the fact that it thrives on a sense of community. Lots of WordPress users aren’t aware that, by default, the program shows your latest posts and added content on the homepage of your site.

State of the Word – from WordPress

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Thought you might enjoy this State of the Word address from Matt Mullenweg of WordPress. There’s a concise history of WordPress, and some interesting survey results from the site that boasts it’s running every 22 of the latest 100 new active domains. This post has been reprinted from its original appearance on associationTECH.

15NTC WordPress Day: Event Recap

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What happens when you bring together 200 developers, power users, content managers, community organizers, and IT-decision makers that are either using or considering, WordPress? Here's a recap of the first ever WordPress Day for Nonprofit Professionals at the 2015 Nonprofit Technology Conference. The first ever WordPress Day for Nonprofit Professionals was a success. 15NTC Web Sites wordpress day Program Chrissy Rey. Founder and President. Pongos Interactive.

Picture This: Automatically Add Instagram Photos to Your WordPress Site

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And for those owning, operating or administering a WordPress site, having a tie-in between Instagram and their pages can really boost hits and visits and add serious curb appeal that helps drive traffic to a website.

How to Add Stupidly Simple Polls to your WordPress Blog

John Haydon

Test it out for yourself: WordPress polls

New and Notable: What’s Coming With WordPress 4.9

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Back in May, we took a look at what was coming down the line with the WordPress update 4.8. Now, the intrepid and ever-forward-thinking folks at WordPress are prepping the next update, WordPress 4.9, In keeping with that trend WordPress 4.9

Fact versus Fiction: A Q & A on WordPress Plugins

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When it comes to WordPress sites, designers and admins—when asked what is one of the most confusing aspects of the platform—will most likely put “plugins” somewhere on their list. Indeed, plugins are fantastic and, in many cases, a must-have when working on a WordPress site.

12 Ways to Make Your Website More Pinnable

John Haydon

WordPress users can use the Open Graph Meta plugin to sniff out the problems. Here’s an awesome plugin to create rich pins for WordPress. If you don’t use WordPress for your website, check out the Buffer Button.

Paired Up: Must Have Smartphone Apps for WordPress Bloggers

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The best and most noticed bloggers working on the WordPress platform no doubt attribute much of their success to being able to post, update and edit on the go. So what are some of the best smartphone apps that WordPress users should install and use immediately?

Three Simple Ways to Dramatically Increase Website Traffic From Facebook

John Haydon

Your Website content marketing Facebook Marketing facebook social plugins wordpress Although Facebook has decreased newsfeed exposure (reach) for Facebook Pages, they have increased newsfeed exposure for links people share with their Facebook friends.

Cleaning Up: One-Click WordPress Site Optimization

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Whereas seasoned WordPress pros know all about database optimization, newbies to the platform may be a little in the dark as to the why, when and how of the process. Essentially, optimizing your WordPress database gets rid of unwanted data and greatly improves efficiency and, therefore, performance. To begin—and this is vitally important—be sure to create a complete WordPress back up before moving on to optimization.

The Buddy System: Going Social with Your WordPress Site

Byte Technology

The best WordPress bloggers, site owners and administrators know that one of the keys to having a fantastic and wildly successful web page is to integrate everything you post and promote with some sort of social media component.

How to Choose the Best WordPress Host for Your Needs

Byte Technology

When it comes to designing, launching and running a WordPress site, there are so many critical elements to consider for achieving success, from stellar content to an easy-to-navigate theme and templates to keeping track of updates to plugins. That said, one component of a great WordPress site—and one that far too many users ignore—is whether or not they’ve chosen a solid, fast and reliable hosting service. Free WordPress Hosting. Shared WordPress Hosting. WordPress

The Starting Line: Great Tips for Beginning a WordPress Blog

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And although that number includes a lot of fly-by-nights sites and those who don’t have staying power, blogging—especially via a WordPress site, an innovator and leader in the technology—is still a force to be reckoned with on the Internet. Utilizing WordPress plugins and widgets, be sure to plant social share buttons on your pages. Keep your WordPress site simple to navigate and explore. Lastly, be sure you keep your WordPress blog backed up and secure.

7 Easy Fixes to Get Your Nonprofit Ranking Higher on Google

John Haydon

Your Website ranking higher on google Search Engine Optimization SEO wordpress I’m sure you’ve heard a thing or two about search engine optimization (SEO). For many, SEO is a murky concept at best, and downright confusing at worst. It’s true, SEO is a complex topic with a lot of moving pieces.

WordPress 2017: A Taste of What’s New and Exciting

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The good folks at WordPress are constantly making fixes and improvements to the platform’s core program, and just this last December they rolled out the latest version, WordPress 4.7. A major release from the designers, the update includes lots of great new features that all WordPress users will want to investigate thoroughly. Don’t forget: unless a site operates on a managed WordPress hosting service, users will have to manually initiate the update.

Taking Care of Business: Some Great WordPress Themes for E-Commerce Sites

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It’s amazing to think that, when it was first launched, WordPress was a fairly simple and intuitive content management system designed to help the beginning blogger get their feet wet in the virtual world. WordPress

On Alert: Signs that Your WordPress Site Has Been Hacked

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Many WordPress site owners and administrators have no doubt experienced an unease or wariness at one point or another when it seems that something just isn’t right with their site.

Bad Ideas: The Most Common Mistakes for Rookie WordPress Users

Byte Technology

It’s little wonder that some 76 million websites worldwide are designed and administered via the WordPress platform given the ease with which any one—from tech newbies to Internet and design pros—can get their blog or e-commerce site up and running. Indeed, WordPress powers a staggering 26 percent of the Internet and offers tens of thousands of plugins, themes and more that allow users to express themselves through myriad designs and customizations. WordPress

Plugging In: Updating Your WordPress Utilities Safely and Securely

Byte Technology

Want to know the number one reason WordPress sites get hacked as well as the number one reason users experience compatibility issues? Indeed, with an open-source platform like WordPress—and not to mention the thousands of plug-ins and themes available to users—it should come as no great surprise that bugs, security holes and the like are constantly being discovered and, unfortunately, exploited by nefarious hackers. WordPress

Useful Hacks, Tricks & Tips for WordPress Users: Part 2

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In Part 1 of this column we learned that, thanks to the vast and incredibly helpful community of WordPress users, there are countless hacks, tricks and tips to make designing, building, editing and administering a WordPress site a lot easier and, often, a lot more fun.

Why WordPress is the Best Choice for your Website CMS

Byte Technology

Not so with the behemoth of the Internet, WordPress. Today nearly 75 million sites are constructed and managed on the WordPress platform—which first debuted in 2011—and there are some very good reasons why. Here are the top five reasons while WordPress is a no-brainer choice no matter the vision you have for your website. While many CMSs come and go, for more than five years WordPress has shown itself to be a reliable—and therefore lasting—platform for web design.

The Latest and Greatest: What to Expect With WordPress 4.8

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There’s little doubt that one thing dedicated WordPress users look forward to year after year are those always-exciting updates. And with WordPress 4.8 now via their computer or by using the WordPress Beta Tester Plugin. For those frustrated with this limitation, WordPress 4.8

Quick Fixes to Common WordPress Problems: Part 2

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In Part I of “Quick Fixes to Common WordPress Problems” we looked into five of the most frequently encountered hiccups that occur for both beginning users and well-versed pros. However, as is the bane of many users, WordPress doesn’t come equipped with a built-in back up program.

Quick Fixes to Common WordPress Problems: Part 1

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No matter whether you’re a WordPress newbie or a seasoned pro who has been building and managing sites on the platform for years, it’s absolutely inevitable that, at some point, you’ll hit a snag and need some help.

Plugging In: Must-Have WordPress Extras for Business Websites

Byte Technology

As a business owner operating via a WordPress-based website, it’s important to leverage all the tools the amazing platform has to offer in order to maintain a competitive edge and keep your products and services relevant and noticed in the burgeoning world of online commerce. Fortunately, keeping track of and investigating the latest add-ons for your WordPress site is a snap as there are literally thousands in existence and more coming every day. Industry News Web Design WordPress

Screen Play: Creating A Full-Width Page in WordPress

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When it comes to many WordPress sites, visual page appearance is extremely important for the user experience. And of course WordPress themes come with tons of options to customize and create exactly the look you want for your blog, e-commerce store, company website etc.

Working Together: Great Social Media Plugins for Your WordPress Site

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When it comes to WordPress sites, many of the themes also work around the idea of assimilation and integration with other online resources. Lastly, if your social media forte is with Instagram, the plugin Instagram Feed will throw your images onto your WordPress site.