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How to start a website on a budget

Digital Marketing, Ecommerce, Small Business, Web Design, Web Development, Website Planning

Creating a new website can cost a lot of money. For a custom website, you're looking at a starting point of at least $2,000. But there are ways you can trim that cost. So let's find out a way we can build a new website for half that price.

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The best themes from the WordPress theme directory

Small Business, Web Design, Website Planning, WordPress

One of the best parts of WordPress is the official theme directory full of free themes. But there are currently over 7,000 themes in the directory. So to help you get started finding the right one, here are four of my favorite themes in the directory.

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My favorite StudioPress themes

Small Business, Web Design, WordPress

So you want to use a prebuilt WordPress theme for your website. Great! Now where do you start? Well, here are some options I recommend from StudioPress.

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Why you should avoid free website builders

Digital Marketing, Small Business, Web Design, Web Development, Website Planning

A lot of people are looking for free website builders. But if you're serious about a new site and growing your business online, you really should try to avoid them.

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Why you shouldn’t use the new WordPress auto updates feature

Website Care, Website Hosting, WordPress

WordPress 5.5 brings in a cool new auto updates feature for plugins and themes. While this might seem like a great way to reduce the amount of time you spend updating a website, there are some potential pitfalls that will be a major headache.

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What to expect with WordPress 5.5

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WordPress 5.5 is slated to be released on August 11. The second major update of the year features a number of exciting changes to WordPress and the block editor. Let's walk through them.