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The Pros & Cons of Building a WordPress Website

Posted by on October 25th, 2021

When it comes to building a website for your business or brand, little matches the versatility of building on the WordPress CMS. Used by some ridiculous percentage of the web (around 40%) from simple to complex websites, this CMS (Content Management System) is a go-to for many. With an open-source library boasting thousands of themes and plugins alike, why wouldn’t it be? Still, many people opt not to build in the WordPress CMS, and that’s okay too – WordPress is not for everyone. We’ll talk about the pros and cons of using WordPress to DIY your site and help you…

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What are WordPress’ images and image sizes?

Posted by on October 8th, 2020

One of the greatest things about WordPress, a CMS that runs about 35% of the internet, is the flexibility of it. You can do just about anything with WordPress or the plethora of unending plugins available for download. WordPress’ back end is so robust that there are plenty of features built in that you don’t necessarily need to download a plugin to get what you need. With a little bit of knowledge, and some fiddling in the back end (make sure you do a backup prior to any work!), you can achieve impressive results. One thing WordPress has, by default,…

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Ensuring Contact Form 7 Submissions are Received on Office 365

Posted by on September 1st, 2020

One of the single most frustrating things I’ve dealt with is the variations of things that can cause contact form submissions not to be received. The most common reason is that they are labeled as spam, but are still received. On rare occasions, contact form submissions are not received at all. In Office 365 email setups, this seems always to be the case. Unfortunately, by default, GoDaddy uses Office 365, so you may be here wondering how to tackle this issue.

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Site Launch: Dash Drains NH

Posted by on November 15th, 2019

hasOptimization is proud to announce the launch of a new website for drain cleaning and unclogging service provider Dash Drains. Dash Drains is located in NH and serves NH, though has a partner in MA who operates in MA. This business owner came to us looking for help building their very first website. They needed a basic website which says what they do and how to contact them. We were happy to help! After providing the business owner with a few solid themes to choose from, we then went into modifying the colors, putting the logo into place, and making…

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Ensuring Contact Form Submissions Don’t Go to Spam

Posted by on June 19th, 2019

A constant complaint that we have is that website contact form submissions go to spam folders, and then no one ever sees them, and clients think that business owners are ignoring them. While there’s not a whole lot we can do if your email provider is preventing you from getting contact form submissions in the first place (Looking at you GoDaddy), there are a few steps you can take to ensure that your contact form submissions never end up in the spam folder.

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WordPress 5.2 is here!

Posted by on May 9th, 2019

Woot woot! What’s so great about this update of WordPress? Here are some awesome new features rolling out with WordPress 5.2:

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8 WordPress Security Essentials for Beginners

Posted by on March 18th, 2019

So you’ve decided to launch a foray with WordPress as your backbone. Congratulations! Whether this is your first or fifteenth WordPress website, you may or may not have dabbled in tightening down your security. We go over some of the essential security you should use and implement on your WordPress site. Remember what they say, an ounce of prevention today is worth a pound of cure!

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Site Launch: j.b. smorgasboard

Posted by on January 30th, 2019

hasOptimization is proud to announce the launch of a new website for NH appetizer platter catering board creators j.b. smorgasboard! We worked with owners Jill and Brit to launch their first ever website, logo, and marketing materials. We were happy to be able to assist these new business owners with taking their first steps forward into becoming full time business owners. The j.b. smorgasboard duo had a lot we needed to get settled. Since this was their first ever attempt to start getting out onto the web, we helped them with their overall branding package and getting them started on…

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MonsterInsights GA Plugin v 7.4 Removes Manual Authentication

Posted by on January 16th, 2019

Something interesting happened this morning, as they sometimes do. Monster Insights, the popular Google Analytics integration plugin for WordPress, released an updated version of their plugin (as they often do). Along with an updated preference panel, the new MonsterInsights (free version is now being called Lite) version 7.4 also removed manual Google Analytics authentication. In the past, it’s been possible to just paste your UA code into the MonsterInsights plugin, whether you had control of that GA property or not. With this latest release of MonsterInsights 7.4, that feature has been removed. Not surprising – MonsterInsights has been pushing authentication…

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Gutenberg Snag: White Text on White Background – How to Fix

Posted by on December 12th, 2018

Gutenberg has been out for… Like all of a week now. While it’s sometimes breaking things and sometimes working A-okay, there are some weird bugs that are popping up here and there while we wait for theme authors and plugin authors to roll out adjustments to their items to make Gutenberg work as seamlessly as possible. One issue I ran into was a curious one – white on white text in the backend.

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