In today’s day and age, every small business needs to be online. It not only allows people to buy products and services from you without going into your physical storefront, it also helps you get found online and grow your customer base.

But, like anything, your website needs to be built and run correctly. It can be a lot, no doubt. These posts will help you learn what you need to know so that you can create your new website with confidence, and keep it running so it helps your business.

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One year of Gutenberg

Gutenberg, WordPress

It's been over a year since Gutenberg was rolled into WordPress. There was a lot of talk then. But what is it like with the new editor now?

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A look at some of the top Gutenberg themes

Ecommerce, Gutenberg, Small Business, Web Design, Website Planning

It's been almost a year since the Gutenberg editor was rolled into WordPress core. And there are a number of themes that are designed and built with it in mind. So let's take a look at some of the top ones.

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Best ecommerce themes on ThemeForest

Ecommerce, Small Business, WordPress

ThemeForest is one of the biggest places to buy a theme for your website. I'm not the biggest fan of the themes there just because of code quality, but there are some really good ecommerce themes there. Here's a look at a few of them.

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What’s ahead with WordPress 5.3

WordPress

WordPress 5.3 is roughly a month away from release. But testing has already begun, and we have an idea of what will be in the last major release of 2019. So let's look at what you can expect come Nov. 12.

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Getting better quality on Upwork

Small Business, Web Design, Web Development

Hiring on Upwork for web developers and designers can be hit or miss. You either get the right person or people who don't really fit. But there are ways that you can attract better applicants for your job posting.

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Resist the temptation to use popups

Content, Small Business, User Experience, Web Design, Web Development

Pop ups are an unfortunate trend on the web these days. While it might seem tempting to add one to your site, the reality is that it creates a bad user experience for you visitors. So don't do it.

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What is the contact page?

Small Business, Web Design, Web Development

The contact page might not seem important to you, but to your visitors, it's how they ask you questions. So make sure your contact page is up to snuff.

About page on JacobMartella.com

What is the about page?

Small Business, Web Design, Web Development

The about page is obviously where you talk about yourself and your business. But what real role does it have on your website?