It’s the numbers that tell it: outsourcing is regarded as one of the most effective operational practices in the business world today. This bar chart shows what companies are outsourcing worldwide: The WordPress market is no different. Although with some caveats: outsourcing WordPress development – or any other type of work – has a substantial… [Continue Reading]
Is your WooCommerce store eerily slow? Does this have you worried? Well, it should because studies have shown that 67% of UK shoppers and 51% of those in the US claimed that a slow site is the top reason they’d leave. In addition, only a 1-second delay can result in a 7% reduction in conversions…. [Continue Reading]
What is a Child Theme in WordPress? A Plain English Explanation of Their Importance in Custom Development
Customizing a theme is one of the most frequent tasks WordPress developers get hired for. If you ever engaged with one of these professionals, there’s a high chance you might have been asked whether you had a child theme or not. Wait a second – you thought – I have a theme I bought from… [Continue Reading]
WordPress offers quite a large array of plugins that cater to an enormous amount of tasks. That’s one of the main reason behind its fast adoption rate. The ease of finding and installing a WordPress plugin might lower your attention to whether that plugin will be a good and cost-effective solution for your website. In… [Continue Reading]
How To Pay Outsourced Developers: Fixed-Price vs Time and Materials Pricing Models – Which One Should You Choose?
Working with outsourced developers means that there are a few fundamentals that need to be hammered out from the beginning. This is because each project is different in its own regard and throws up a unique set of challenges. As a result, the solutions and the way in which these are tackled change too. When… [Continue Reading]
Working with remote freelance developers is becoming a common thing for many businesses. The fast-paced and more efficient workflow provided by outsourcing entire development projects, or parts of them, usually outgrow the learning curve required with this new approach to working. On a purely business perspective, geographical borders are often a limit to growth and… [Continue Reading]
The Underestimated Ingredient To Boosting Your WordPress Website’s SEO And User Experience: Proper Site Structure
They say “every building is only as strong as its foundation”. WordPress websites are no exception to this rule. Site structure makes an enormous amount of difference on how the website functions and handles different aspects of your business. It also defines the user experiences (UX) that each of your users has. But how does… [Continue Reading]
Maybe you never noticed, but your WordPress website sends you emails. Don’t believe me? Here’s what I mean: and also: In both cases, it was my website alerting me about something: my daily backup was done (email sent by the plugin I’m using on my website) and someone posted a comment on one of my… [Continue Reading]
Using A Plugin vs Hiring A WordPress Developer To Custom Code That Feature: What Should You Opt For?
WordPress is a plugin hub and that’s one of the biggest reasons people choose the platform to build and run their website or eCommerce store. Adding a WordPress plugin makes things much simpler, there’s no doubt about that. But it also might bring in lots of code and functionality you’ll never use and clog your… [Continue Reading]
Why Asking “How Many WordPress Plugins Is Too Many Plugins?” Is Like Counting Windows At Your Office
Plugins allow WordPress to be one of the most famous choices for creating and managing a professional website through a Content Management System (CMS). The easy availability and extensive functionality that these “additional chunks of code” offer to a website are enormous. Think about it for a second: a single plugin is enough to transform… [Continue Reading]