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WordPress Basic Training Guide

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  • 24 Jun 2015
Now that your website has been completed, it is time to move on to learning how to maintain it a bit. At the very least, keep your content current with updates to your blog.  This document provides a quick and basic summary of training steps on WordPress. Whether you’re skilled at using computer systems or

WordPress Maintenance & Security: Website Security Upgrades & Packages Available to Keep Your Cal Coast Website Secure

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  • 31 Mar 2015
Your website is complete. And it feels so good! Let’s keep it that way. No website is perfectly complete or perfectly secure. Like any marketing resource, they require maintenance. Like any software, they require updates. Most websites have potential “loopholes” that can be a security threat.  These security flaws, errors and other vulnerabilities are what malicious users (‘hackers’)

Tips for Picking a WordPress Theme

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  • 13 Aug 2012
Are you designing a website or thinking about redesigning a website and looking to save on cost, time, or don’t need a custom website? I mean, someones been there, done that right?Why not use a design thats even greater than something you can think of!?!? If you are looking for templates (or themes as WordPress

Need Images For Your Site? Selecting Royalty Free Images

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  • 08 May 2012
Looking to replace or dd an image to your website or other marketing materials? Just don’t have the time or talent to take them yourself? Don’t have it in your budget to hire a professional photographer? You may have been asked by a team member at Cal Coast to… “Please be sure to review your

Google Analytics

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  • 02 Aug 2011
Have you ever wondered who’s checking out your website? Of course you have! Could you believe that there is a way to get rich insights to the views your website gets on a daily basis? Google has developed a powerful, easy-to-use solution that lets you do exactly this. It’s called Google Analytics. Originally developed from

What is your website design style?

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  • 16 Mar 2009
All Cal Coast websites are designed with Google Webmaster guidelines in mind. Often times web designers will build an entire site out of images with text embedded. Search engines can’t read images. They began as an encyclopedia type resource where people came for information. To them, text (or content) does just that. An image intensive

Will there be any duplicate pages? Why?

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  • 16 Mar 2009
Will there be any duplicate pages? Why? No, Because search engines will not index duplicate content.  It also weighs your website down. We have seen websites where a link goes to “page a” of a site but then another link goes to “page b” but they both say the same thing. Why not just link

When going to deep interior pages of the website, will directories and folders be named relevantly?

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  • 16 Mar 2009
“When going to deep interior pages of the website, will directories and folders b named relevantly? And, will you be programming so that the URLS don’t show more than 3 instances (Levels or question marks) in the URL?” Why? Yes.  All directories, subdirectories, and pages will be named revelantly.  Search engines will not always index

Can the Meta tags be edited on all pages? Why?

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  • 16 Mar 2009
Can the Meta tags be edited on all pages? Why? We often run into issues with editing product pages for sites because their programmers had coding in there that didn’t allow us to change them. This is SOOOO IMPORTANT! Each and every page of your website NEEDS the ability to have customized meta tags.

Will my website be framed?

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  • 16 Mar 2009
Will my website be framed? Why? If you look at the HTML code of a typical framed site, you will usually see the TITLE tag, the META tags, and then a FRAMESET tag — and that’s about it! Search engine spiders are programmed to ignore certain HTML code and, instead, to focus on indexing the actual body

Will you be using CSS? If not, how will you eliminate the extra formatting code?

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  • 16 Mar 2009
Will you be using CSS? If not, how will you eliminate the extra formatting code? Will I be able to edit it easily? With a standard WYSIWYG editor? The content? Why? CSS and traditional ‘font’ coding causes “code bloat.” Search engines spiders are actually lethargic. They don’t go through the bundles of HTML code to

Will you be using links and navigation that the search engines can read?

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  • 16 Mar 2009
Will you be using links and navigation that are searchable by the search engines? Why? Java, flash, images and all that good stuff are not readable by the search engines yet. It’s just that simple; they can’t read it 🙁 Ideally, we will design your website with text links not only for the keywords, but for
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