Optimizing Image Media with WordPress for better SEO and Site Speed

Images are indispensable rich media for a website, no matter the content: news, eCommerce, blogging, social networking, etc. Unfortunately, today’s standards of site speed and search engine ranking prioritize load times alongside quality content. And if you have to compete with another content provider, but your site load speed is abysmal, search engines will punish … Read more

Our Favorite WordPress Contact System – Contact Form 7

A contact form is an important part of any site for allowing users to submit questions and feedback to site owners. For WordPress sites, creating contact forms is simple with the Contact Form 7 plugin. Contact Form 7 is the most widely used and best supported plugin for creating contact forms in WordPress, and it’s … Read more

How Advanced Custom Fields can take your WordPress Custom Content to the Next Level

Advanced Custom Fields is my go to WordPress plugin for WordPress customization. There are quite a few plugins that can help you develop custom content for WordPress, but in my opinion this plugin stands far ahead of the pack. It is feature rich, the UI is beautiful, it is stable and easy to work with, … Read more

Converting to WordPress from Joomla or Drupal

Over the last 13 years that we’ve been building great websites for great people, we’ve worked with dozens of different content management systems (CMS).  Of these, the platforms that we’ve worked with the most are the ‘big three’:  WordPress, Joomla, and Drupal.  As of this writing, WordPress accounts for 58.7% of the market share of … Read more

Why you need a Landing page and not just a Home page

Search engine optimization can be so tricky. If you’re trying to educate yourself, you will read lots of different things from different people. That’s why we share only SEO knowledge that we’ve gained through direct experience. Enhancing your website’s performance with a landing page falls into that category of search engine optimization. Instead of a … Read more

Website redesign

Reasons for website redesign range from “Our current website is keeping us from achieving our business goals” to “Hey, why do we still have a spinning globe on this website? Is it 1999?” and everything in between.  Regardless of the motivation for a site redesign, we at Watermelon Web Works bring twelve years of experience … Read more