What Should a Non-Profit Website Include: Best Practices for Charitable Organizations

What Should A Non-Profit Website Include?

There are lots of different kinds of sites. Ecommerce sites sell products online; they have shopping carts and checkout pages. Blogs and news sites have lots of posts and articles, and probably lots of display ads so they can earn some money from their readership. Business sites are going to have an “About Us” page with information about the company and contact forms so that potential clients can reach out online.

Managing links on your WordPress site

Web links were probably the first feature of the internet that made is stand out from other media. The ability to click on a word and be referred to another document with more information about the topic remains a very powerful concept. Search engines still use links as one of the primary tools to understand and rank your website. Here are some thoughts on how to make the links on your site work to your advantage.

Do I have to upgrade from Magento 1 to Magento 2

Magento 1 Risks

Magento 1 was EOL (end-of-life) in June 2020. This means that Magento no longer officially supports the platform, and they issued the very last security patch on June 22, 2020. Since then, there have been multiple Magento websites hacked, ransom-wared, and otherwise exploited by criminals who are all too aware of the vulnerability of Magento 1 sites that remain in the wild. Please read Online store hacked in largest campaign to date for evidence of this occurring already.

Using WordPress for donation, invoice, and event payments

Did you know you do not need to have an ecommerce site with an online store to collect payments from your customers? You might be a part of a charitable organization that just wants to collect donations, or a small business that would like to offer customers the ability to pay a bill online. Or you might be organizing an event and would like people to register and collect entry fees. All that is possible using your existing WordPress site without setting up an online store. Here are some simple steps to follow.

Why Small Businesses Need a Website

Why Small Businesses Need a Website

For many brick-and-mortar small businesses, a website may not seem like a necessity. Shops and businesses that have been staples of their communities for years may not advertise at all; what use is a website in that case? However, as the world moves more and more online, with pandemic lockdowns only accelerating that trend, many small businesses are seeing untapped potential in online markets.

When is Magento 2 the Right Choice for your Ecommerce Site?

If you are starting a new Ecommerce business or thinking about migrating from an older Ecommerce site you aren’t happy with anymore, then you will of course have to make a profound decision: what software is going to run this new (or new and improved) shopping experience for your eager customers?

Some of the big players would be: Shopify, Squarespace (with their Ecommerce plugins), BigCommerce, Wordpress + WooCommerce, etc., the list goes on and on (and if you have an ERP system, your ERP system may even have some kind of shopping front-end). And you may have heard of a very popular choice, Magento (current version 2.4.2 as of this writing). You may have already done your homework and found out that Magento 2 is a complete Ecommerce solution, with hundreds of popular extensions to fit a myriad of use-cases, with core features that handle product management, to inventory, to complete order/invoicing/shipping flow (and that’s just the core features!)

How Often Should You Redesign Your Website?

How Often Should You Redesign Your Website?

Designing a website is a lot of work, but redesigning a website can be even harder. When you start fresh, you don’t bring any baggage from an existing website. When you redesign, there are pages and pages of existing content you have to account for. What do you keep, and what do you change? How does the old content fit in with the new? These questions go on and on, and what started as a simple design change turns into a complete audit of your existing site.

Planning Your WordPress Website

You would probably like your WordPress site to look stunning, represent your business accurately, and attract lots of visitors who, in turn, become loyal customers. A daunting task to say the least, but here are some practical steps to take in planning your website.

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