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It’s Time to Integrate Your Social Media Into WordPress

It’s Time to Integrate Your Social Media Into WordPress

Social media marketing has seen many advancements over the past few years, one of which being its increased integration with other marketing channels. Email campaigns, content marketing, and even your website all fall into this category of marketing methods that can be enhanced with social sharing. Utilizing social media within your WordPress site is a great way to make your site easier to use and increase viewer engagement among each marketing channel.
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Why You Shouldn’t Count MODX out Just Yet

Why You Shouldn’t Count MODX out Just Yet

There’s no denying that WordPress has completely dominated the market of Content Management Systems (CMS), and for good reason. WordPress’ intuitive design and versatility has made it an excellent choice for anyone looking to jump right into a fully-functioning CMS.

But the overwhelming success that WordPress has experienced doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s the only CMS for the job. In fact, one could even argue that it’s not the best CMS out there when we look at specific jobs.

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Are Chatbots the Future of Web Development?

Are Chatbots the Future of Web Development?

The machines are coming for us.

Not the all-knowing, all-seeing machines à la Agent Smith in The Matrix or Skynet from The Terminator franchise, but rather, machines built as service-based website integrations. We’re talking, of course, about chatbots: The popular interactive software applications that use language processing protocols to mimic human interactions.

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The Latest from WordPress 4.8 and Why Publishers Should Care

The Latest from WordPress 4.8 and Why Publishers Should Care

We work with many clients who use the WordPress platform, so we like to keep tabs on what the WordPress folks are up to and whether the latest updates are taking things in the right direction for the site builds we do.

WordPress is at it again—this time releasing an update that streamlines the UX of WordPress and hammers out some longtime problems that ardent fans of the platform will be happy to see gone.

Version 4.8, styled “Evans” after the jazz performer Bill Evans, includes several key updates that streamline the publishing process:

  • New media widgets that make image, video, and audio inclusion easier than ever
  • Updates to text widgets that simplifies the process of rich text formatting
  • A news and events dashboard to keep users informed about what’s going on in the WordPress world

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When Does Switching to WP Engine Make Sense for Your Business?

When Does Switching to WP Engine Make Sense for Your Business?

A minor irony of being a website owner is that your ultimate goal is not to have to fool with it anymore.

No, that doesn’t mean getting rid of the site, or closing the business and retiring to some tropical paradise (although that, too, is a worthy, long-term goal). What it means is that your business is so successful that you can pay people to worry about your site for you.

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3 Reasons You Haven’t Thought of Why Your MODX Site Should Be Maintenanced

3 Reasons You Haven’t Thought of Why Your MODX Site Should Be Maintenanced

At the 1997 COMDEX computer exposition, Microsoft founder and CEO remarked in a speech that if automobile prices behaved like PC prices, “the car would cost about $27.” This innocuous line became the butt of numerous jokes (some passed off as fact) that were variations on “but would you want a car that crashed twice a day?”

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