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16 Questions for a Better Estimate

In case you hadn’t heard, one of the services I offer is website creation. Don’t want to do it yourself? No worries. (Likewise, I don’t want to do my own taxes or fix my own car.) I have a list of what I offer (including extras), what I need from you and the master plan, but in order to give an accurate estimate on cost and time, I need more information. Here are some questions I typically ask — from the high-level to the specific.

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Changing Page Titles + Permalinks? Hold Up!

Any time you change a permalink on a page or post, you should make sure users can still get to the page with the old link. Luckily there are a bunch of great redirection plugins that can do this for you. Read more about why and how to use them.

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Yes, Your Restaurant Needs a Website

I’m going on a trip! When I travel, I do a bit of research beforehand, and it includes looking at your restaurant website. Read more about why exactly a website is SO important to travelers like me.

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In Defense of the “Blog” and the Simple Way Your Small Biz Can Start Blogging

We already know that WordPress is great for your small business, but what about the blog feature? Now, I’m not talking about THAT type of blog. A blog that’s boring, not relevant, riddled with ads and too… personal. Rather I’m talking about the type of blog that has valuable content. Let’s talk about the what, the why and the how to get started blogging on your small business site today.

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Give Your Website Some TLC

A proper, finely-tuned website can be a valuable business tool. In order to get the most out of it, revisit your site regularly. (Yes, YOU. Go look at your site right after you read this!)

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What Will Your New Website Do For You?

So you’re ready to take the leap with a new website for your small business — congratulations! It’s an exciting step — getting the word out about everything you offer, showcasing your skills or products and connecting with your customers and the world. But before you start coding or choosing color schemes, ask yourself a few questions.

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Your New BFFs, My WordCamp Pittsburgh Presentation

Over the weekend, I attended WordCamp Pittsburgh. (Woo!) WordCamp Pittsburgh also marked my first WordCamp as a presenter! My talk was titled “Your New BFFs – The WordPress Core Tables + The MySQL Database.” If there’s any one, true calling I feel I have in the world of tech, it’s the database.

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