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431MEDIA Website Design Blog

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Articles, How-To's, and Reviews to help our clients and prospective clients leverage the power of the internet to drive business.

WPCore: Easily Manage WordPress Plugins

November 5th, 2014 by

  WordPress plugins can be excellent tools for improving your WordPress website. From security to content presentation, there are plugins to help you do just about anything you can think of. Not all of the plugins out there are worth installing on your website, but when you find a plugin you really like you don’t [&hellip

Increasing Traffic with Visual Elements

November 1st, 2014 by

  When you think of your favorite websites to visit what is one thing they all have in common? I’m gonna go out on a limb here, and guess they have content you enjoy. I’m also going to bet that content isn’t text-only. Text-only content is pretty boring. Engaging websites use visual elements, and lots [&hellip

WordPress Version 4.0

October 13th, 2014 by

I’m pretty late with posting this, but for those of you who don’t know, WordPress 4.0 has been released. If your website uses WordPress, make sure you update to WordPress 4.0 soon as possible. It’s always a good idea to keep your website running the latest version. This helps minimize the risk for security vulnerabilities [&hellip

WordPress Mobile

November 3rd, 2012 by

WordPress is an awesome tool for any business owner, but what if you’re a business owner who’s constantly on the go? The WordPress Mobile app will keep you connected to your website no matter where you’re at.   Will It Work With My Website? The app works with WordPress versions 3.0 and higher. If you’re [&hellip

WordPress Makes Life Easier

November 2nd, 2012 by

If you’re a business owner, you probably don’t have time to learn how to build a website. You probably don’t even have time to learn how to manually edit and maintain a static website. A WordPress website solves some of this for you. If you’re comfortable using word processing software, like Microsoft Word, you’ll be [&hellip

Alabama Businesses Can Succeed Online

October 4th, 2012 by

A study by Google, Inc. states that less than half of the businesses in Alabama have a website or online presence! That’s pretty astounding given the technological era we now live in. This information is inspiring for Alabama businesses that are looking to get started online.  There is a ton of opportunity for local businesses [&hellip

Highly Focused Website Design

October 4th, 2012 by

Definition: A highly focused website design incorporates different templates into an overall website design. One template is used for your normal web pages, while a focused content template is basically a stripped down version of your normal web page. If your company sells products, a highly focused page would focus solely on a single product. [&hellip

Tips For Creating Quality Content

July 27th, 2012 by

We all want to draw new business, and a surefire way to do that is by creating engaging content that keeps visitors interested. Writing quality content can often be really frustrating. Many of us have a hard time coming up with what we think are interesting ideas. The tips below are aimed at giving you [&hellip

WP Engine Vs Budget Website Hosting

July 18th, 2012 by

While sometimes overlooked, your website host is the foundation of your website. If you’re using shoddy website hosting, your website is going to be intermittent, slow, and insecure. None of which are things you want to be known for. Neither are they things you want to deal with on a daily basis. Budget-based website hosting [&hellip

Why I Love WordPress Website Design

July 16th, 2012 by

What is WordPress? Before I start telling you why I love creating WordPress website designs, I thought it might be a good idea to tell you what WordPress is. In short, WordPress is a “publisher-focused” Content Management System (CMS). You can post blog articles, create pages (such as an About Us page), edit pages and posts, [&hellip