As personal blogs proliferate across the internet, one category of blog is steadily becoming more popular: the mental health blog. Many WordPress website owners are using their blogs as a tool to help their own mental health, in turn also helping others with similar issues, increasing public awareness of mental health issues, and aiding medical professionals learning more about mental […]
There are hundreds of millions of blogs on the internet, so directing traffic to yours can seem like an impossible task. Lack of traffic can make a blog seem like a waste of time. There are, however, many tried and tested methods for significantly increasing the exposure of your WordPress blog. The time you spend promoting your blog should be
When you are deciding what you want your WordPress website to look like, it can be helpful to know about the skills and disciplines that go into visual design. Graphic design, UI design, and Visual design are all commonly used terms describing the process of website building. Here I will examine the actual definitions of these terms as used in
Here at Clockpunk Studios, we often get asked questions like, “Where should I host my website?” Or, “What are your preferred hosting solutions?” And while we can design a site that will work with just about any host you want to use, our current recommended solutions are Siteground Managed WordPress and DreamPress from DreamHost. Why do we prefer these webhosts?
Browsing the web, you may encounter either an “HTTPS” or “HTTP” prefix at the beginning of a web address. What does that extra “S” mean? How does it affect browsing experience, and how can it benefit WordPress site? HTTPS stands for Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure, while HTTP is Hypertext Transfer Protocol. This describes the protocol that transmits user-input information: monetary
Most Authors hope that their readership is engaged by their work. This motivates authors to look for writing advice, tips, and examples on how to engage the reader. It’s challenging to hold the attention of your audience these days, with so much published material out there and many other media options. What makes your work stand out in comparison to
We’ve been hard at work here at the end of 2019, but the holidays usually see enough of a slowdown in client work that we can squeeze in some time to rework our own web presence. Our previous site design was built in 2014, so it was time for a change. The goal of this redesign has been simplicity and
Recently, Google Search Console sent out an announcement regarding the usage of SSL on sites. If your site includes text fields of any sort, Google Chrome will begin displaying an “insecure” message if the site isn’t using SSL in October. My understanding is that even search fields or comment forms will trigger this labeling. We can quibble about whether such
Often at Clockpunk Studios, we hear some variation of the following question/concern regarding WordPress: “My friend has a WordPress site, and it got hacked. I’ve heard that WordPress has a lot of security problems, so I’m worried about using it.” We completely understand these concerns, and a few years back, we were also concerned about the security of WordPress itself.
A common misconception is that owning a WordPress website is free of costs. While WordPress itself is “free” software (as in beer, as well as speech), running a solid WordPress site itself isn’t free. There are some ongoing costs associated with any reliable WordPress site that people new to websites overlook or don’t understand. Let’s run down those costs and