WordPress

  • 3 tips for managing lots of WordPress sites

    January 19, 2017 by Morgan Ryan

    When you’re managing lots of WordPress sites, it’s quite the task just to keep track of them all, let alone do the design work you were hired to do. You’ll be juggling multiple deadlines, working with lots of clients, and managing several employees, all while trying to keep those creative juices flowing. If you’re not prepared…

  • Why you need a WordPress staging area and how to use one

    January 10, 2017 by Morgan Ryan

    When you manage a WordPress site, eventually there will come a day when you need to make some changes to it. That could mean just some simple tweaks to the theme or an update to a plugin, but either way, your site will change just a bit. And when you have to make those updates, it…

  • 7 easy ways to make your WordPress site sparkle in 2017

    December 29, 2016 by Morgan Ryan

    2017 is just around the corner, which means it’s the perfect time for a brand new site – or at least some simple updates! We believe you’re going to do some amazing things in the new year, so before you get too swamped with new clients and projects, follow these quick tips to make your…

  • Web design and development workflow tools for your toolkit

    December 8, 2016 by Zane Fletcher

    Web development is a modern, ever-growing field requiring incredible attention to detail, collaboration, and patience. The developer of today is nothing like the developers of even a few years ago, with tremendous advancements in the field altering many of the core processes. Just as the game changes, so too must the player. To keep up…

  • Debunking common WordPress myths

    December 2, 2016 by Ashley Gainer

    When you’re just starting a presence on the world wide web, the options for building your website can be pretty overwhelming. After any real amount of research, though, it becomes pretty obvious that WordPress is one of the top choices. The other thing that becomes pretty obvious is that a lot of people have objections…

  • The pros and cons of WordPress page builders

    November 22, 2016 by Adam Fout

    Though WordPress is marketed as a simple, easy-to-use platform on which to build your website, the reality is often less than straightforward. If it were truly that simple, that is, if just anyone could pick WordPress up and build an incredible website with no training, then marketers and developers like us would be out of…

  • 9 reasons why your blog should be on WordPress

    November 9, 2016 by Ashley Gainer

    WordPress has been around for a long time (practically centuries in internet-years), and it’s the #1 platform for building a blog. But is it really the best option? If you know anything about Flywheel, you know that we love WordPress. But do you know why? In short, WordPress is an incredibly robust platform that’s ideal…

  • Basic WordPress tricks every designer should know

    November 2, 2016 by Zane Fletcher

    WordPress, while designed to be simple and user-friendly, has a steep learning curve for those who don’t work with it every day or are just starting out. That’s why we asked WordPress experts (Flywheel’s very own Happiness Engineers!) to give us their favorite basic tips and tricks for designers. 1. Be picky with your plugins…

  • Simple ways to speed up your WordPress site

    October 27, 2016 by Joanne Amos

    The faster technology increases, the quicker our patience decreases. In the modern world, speed is everything, and your website’s no different. The speed at which your website loads has a direct impact on your traffic, bounce rate, conversions, and revenue. According to KISSmetrics, 47% of consumers expect a site to load in two seconds or…

  • Easy ways to create an exceptional eCommerce experience

    October 18, 2016 by Morgan Ryan

    In many ways, an eCommerce site really isn’t too different from any other WordPress site. They may share the same plugins, use similar themes, and even have comparable content. But in many other ways, eCommerce sites are a very special type of website with unique challenges and tests. That’s why sometimes, it can feel a little…

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