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We design and maintain WordPress websites. We can help you create and build a website, speed it up, and be ready for the big changes in WordPress called Gutenberg. 

Be ready for Gutenberg

WordPress released WordPress 5.0 on Dec 7, 2019. This version of WordPress replaces the aging Classic editor with an intuitive drag-and-drop editor called Gutenberg.  It’s a huge improvement. Even better, third party developers are plugins like Atomic Blocks and Caxton for the Gutenberg editor, adding even more power. However, you can still use the Classic Editor if you want and everything will work fine.

Gutenberg may also break things. WordPress sites need to be checked to insure they are ready for Gutenberg. The process is generally simple and straightforward. Incompatible plugins and themes are upgraded to current versions when possible and replacements are found if they cannot be upgraded. Most of the time it’s just a couple of hours of work.

In addition to creating and maintaining the sites below – all of which were ready for Gutenberg as of early November 2018 – we have also helped other clients get their WordPress sites ready for Gutenberg. Contact us for more information.

Speed up your WordPress site

Google uses page loading speed (among dozens of other criteria) when ranking a website. The faster a site loads, the better. You can test sites at Google Page Speed Insights. It runs tests on the mobile version of the site as well as the desktop version, as Google now considers the mobile version of a site at least as important as the desktop version.

Speeding up sites is done by optimizing the disk cache, Javascript, CSS, and HTML, perhaps adding a mobile theme, activating AMP to speed up mobile page loading, and testing to see if plugins or the theme are slowing down the site. We handle the technical details. Contact us for more info.

We designed and / or manage the following websites.

Websites

Bike Improve. Bike shop in Santa Monica CA.

Inspire Leadership Today. Management Consultant, Hartford CT area.

Consumers United For Fairness.  Advocacy site.

Politics in the Zeros. Personal political blog. The 2 x 4 grid of posts on the home page was created using the Caxton plugin for Gutenberg in just a couple of clicks.

Law Offices of Robert Havens. Worker’s compensation lawyer. Los Angeles. Informational articles about worker’s comp bring hundreds of hits a day, which is unusually high for a site like this.

Ann Dunn Violin. Violin Teacher. Google Adwords targeted to the geographical area drives traffic to the site.

Judy Hevenly. Psychic in Los Angeles. Social media and email list helps bring new clients.

Cara Scissoria Greeting Cards. WordPress e-commerce using Woo Commerce to sell greeting cards.

Coldwell Banker Cedar City UT. House rentals, commercial leases, property management.

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