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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Navigating the WordPress theme landscape

The WordPress theme landscape is just as cluttered as plugins. But a theme is arguably more important to your site than a plugin. So how do you wade through the themes to find the right one.

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How to navigate the WordPress plugin landscape

A situation with Pipdig showed the importance of selecting the right plugins and components for your website. So here's how you can navigate the WordPress plugin landscape.

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Staying informed about web security

A couple of WordPress plugin-related security issues are not super uncommon in this landscape. But they serve a reminder that you have to stay on top of web security news to protect your site and users.

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How to make sure your WordPress site is accessible

So you want to make your WordPress site accessible to everyone. Awesome. But it's a pretty big undertaking. Here are the simple steps to achieve that goal.

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How to blog correctly for your small business

Content marketing offers a great way to advertise your small business. But there are a lot of moving parts. So let's talk about one part: blogging correctly.

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Why you should learn (some) web development

Are you looking for something to learn in 2019? Wanting to fix or extend your website. Why not start to learn web development. It might be more helpful for your small business website than you think.

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Best e-commerce plugins for WordPress

You've decided you want to add an e-commerce section to your website this year. But there are so many options out there. Here are the plugins I suggest for online selling.

How to make sure your content is accessible

You want to make your site accessible but have to wait for a developer to do it. What's something you can do right now? Make sure the content of your posts and pages are accessible.

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Should you create a website for your small business?

So you have a Facebook page for your small business and it's the only place your business is on the web. That's okay, right? If you want to grow your business, you're going to need a website too.

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My favorite StudioPress themes

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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How to use page builders correctly

Page builders are very tempting to use, especially if you're a non-developer. But things can go wrong with them pretty quickly if you're not careful. Here's how to use them correctly.