12Jul

13 Tips to Use WordPress Security to Keep Out Hackers

It seems like everyday there's a new case of hackers breaking into a large company's database. We've all heard about how Target was hacked and WannaCry, the global ransomware attack. With over 1/4 of the top websites on the Web using WordPress, this volume makes WordPress websites a prime target for hackers.

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11Jul

12 WordPress Plugins You're Missing Out On with 1+ Million Installs


You already have an awesome WordPress website. Now, you're looking to add new features to your website without having to be a professional coder. And, preferably, these additions should be free (because who doesn't want to save money?).

Plugins are the perfect fit for your needs. There are thousands of these features that you can download from the official WordPress website. These pieces of software smoothly integrate into your WordPress website. Best of all, most plugins are free!

We cover 12 popular plugins that each have been installed at least 1 million times. They enable forms, web security, analytics, and other website features. By the end, you may even have an idea for a plugin for your website. If you're not using these plugins, you're missing out!

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24May

How to Improve UX: A Guide to Improve Your Content Organization


Imagine a user visiting your website for the first time. How does that visitor find all your content that addresses their specific pain point? The perfect content to resolve their issue may be your blog post, white paper, guide, landing page, or something else altogether. Content organization really needs to empower visitors to access the content that they want to see within a couple of clicks.

Pillar pages like our Ultimate Guide to Web Design are a recent industry best practice to group your best performing content. We teach you how to organize your content to align with your target keywords and your Buyer's Journey. By the end, you will understand how content organization can make your content within 2-clicks of any visitor on your website's homepage.

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20Apr

16 Best Designed Educational Websites that Put Their Students First


I remember applying to universities in the early months of 2015. As a transfer student, my priority was to get accepted into the best program for my major. But, I still wanted to feel a strong connection to the university that I would attend. I searched far and wide on each of these university's websites to find out more about their student experience.

All of the schools used education website designs to create responsive websites. The best designed educational websites, however, put the spotlight on student experience and success. We used this criteria to research the best college website design for American schools. Here is the list of our findings.

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12Apr

Web Typography Best Practices for Designers to Know by Heart

Typography and web design go hand-in-hand to make a modern website. You may have a great idea for a web design that will make your website responsive and beautiful. Perhaps, you have been inspired by these innovative B2B website designs. But, have you kept in mind how to layout the text on your website? Dense text is difficult to read and makes for a poor user experience.

With such a variety of web fonts, sizes, and colors, laying out website text is a process that requires attention to detail. We share a few web typography best practices to make your website content easy to read and pleasing to the eye.

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