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Wordpress 5.0 - What Is It and What To Do About It | GreenCup Design

WordPress 5.0 – What Is It and What You Need To Do About It

You may have heard that WordPress is launching WordPress 5.0 today which is probably causing you to scratch your head and ask, what does that mean to me and what should I do about it?

This is a big deal. WordPress is finally catching on to the popularity of drag and drop web page builders and is incorporating this functionality in their own editor – in a major way. While this new editor, called “Gutenberg,” won’t change the way your page looks to your visitors, it will change how you see your site on the inside.

With such a big change, people will wonder if their website will be ok after the update. The short answer is yes – with some exceptions. The long answer can be read about and debated until we see the effects of the changes.

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Keep Your Online Presence Running at its Best | GreenCup Digital

Maintenance 101 – Keep Your Site Looking and Running its Very Best

There are endless articles and blog posts covering the importance of marketing your business through your website, blog posts, and social media. Although those are important pieces, they are part of a bigger picture. Your online presence and the platforms that carry it must be maintained.

A lot of business owners, especially small business owners, get involved in the construction of their own website. They may build a beautiful site using tools like WordPress or Squarespace, but people often stop there, sometimes leaving the site as is for years. Or, they don’t realize that it needs to be done.

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Is it Time for a Website Redesign?

I’d say about 50% of our website clients come to us for a redesign.  The most common reason cited is that the website design is old, broken, or no longer looks good.  A close second is the content is no longer accurate, either because their target market has changed or was written in house by someone who didn’t know how to write for the web.  The latter is common for first time small business websites.

Unfortunately, there is a lot more to a website than just looks and words.  A website should lead potential clients / customers in an ordered pattern, never letting them float indiscriminately around the site.  It should use language specific to the target market / demographic.  And it should certainly have been planned with specific company goals in mind.   Read more

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