Many new website owners wonder why their website seems to load slower and slower. A common culprit is overly large image sizes. Yes, a webpage probably weighs less than 10k, but the photos it contains are often over 1,000k (1MB), and thus the photos are the main reason most web pages run slowly. When your site is lighter, loading speed gets much better. If your site took several seconds to load before optimizing your images, these could now become milliseconds. Research shows that larger … [Read more...]
Learn the worlds most popular library to build full-blown websites: Bootstrap 4
Bootstrap 4 represents a major rewrite of the library. Not only are there a lot of changes under the hood, but there are also several new concepts you’ll need to wrap your head around. The course takes you through everything you need to know in order to create full-blown websites with Bootstrap 4. Whether you've been working with Bootstrap before, or are completely new to the framework, this course will get you up to speed with the newest version. What you'll learn: The responsive grid … [Read more...]
Secure your WordPress website for free!
Organizing against corporations or governments that might retaliate against your website? You can fight back and secure your WordPress website by installing a security plugin. I recommend the free WordFence plugin. Go to your WordPress.org Dashboard and click on Plugins. Type WordFence in the search box and then click Install. When installed click Activate. Then, don't try and finish the install by just clicking around, use this tutorial and install it … [Read more...]
Empowering your readers to promote your content on their social media
Many times organizations will have an upcoming event and they will send out a text saying "promote our upcoming event on your social media accounts" and wonder why no one comes to their event. Help your members EASILY promote your upcoming events using Social Sharing, here's how: (1) Create an article on your web page. Then put share links at the bottom or top of your article to make it easy for people to share. Use your favorite service or try the free Add to Any service. If you're using … [Read more...]