Hello this is Mikel Bruce CEO of Tiny Frog Technologies. I would like to spend just a minute or two talking about if you’re considering having a new website built as this will effect how to evaluate a website proposal. Some of the things you may want to consider or factor into your decision when you’re evaluating a company and/or a different website platform – probably the most important thing is the platform that your website is built on. You’re probably familiar with a content management system. What you may be familiar with for a content management system is it’s basically a web platform or web system that powers your website. We use WordPress and there’s several other content management systems. It’s relatively important to have a content management system on your website because if you ever want to make any changes to your website,… Read More.
Hi I’m Chris with Tiny Frog Technologies and today I wanted to talk to you about a common question that comes from clients about the difference between domain registration and hosting. Well a domain registrar is a company that you purchase your domain name from. It holds the DNS settings that hold records which tell the domain “Hey I want my email over here” and “I need my website over here.” These DNS settings hold records that tell your domain where to host your email and where to host your website. It’s not necessary to have all three of them in one area because you can buy domain “A” from company “A” and also have email hosted there, and a website hosted there too. But it’s not necessary. At Tiny Frog we specialize in WordPress website hosting. So your domain can be registered with one… Read More.
Hi, this is Chelsea from Tiny Frog Technologies. I am the Development Coordinator here and I’d like to talk to you a little bit today about organizing your website content. On WordPress websites it’s really important to organize your website content so that it flows and makes sense for all of your users. This is becoming especially important for users with accessibility needs. So anybody that’s coming to your site with assistive technology in anyway whether it be a screen reader or any of the new technology that’s come out, your website content is really important as you already know. This is important for search engine optimization, but also for the general user experience. So with WordPress there are few tips that we can offer you that will really help set your site apart for accessibility: The first thing is to considered a FAQ accordion…. Read More.
One of the most popular questions we hear when building a site is, “Can we collect that information on our website?” Online forms, membership systems & shopping carts are great resources for a business. However, the more customer information and transactions that you handle on your website, the more potentially liable your business is for your customers’ data. Here are 5 best practices for collecting data on WordPress websites: 1. Be Cautious with Online Forms By default, WordPress websites do not store personal information other than what a user willingly decides to enter into a form. However, you need to be careful what information you request in forms. Never collect confidential information in an open form, such as a birthdays, social security numbers, medical information, etc. 2. Use Secure E-Commerce Systems If you need to have content on your website that is restricted to certain users… Read More.
Hello, this is Mikel with Tiny Frog Technologies. If you have a WordPress site, you’re probably aware of the fact that security is an important factor. If your website is not properly secured and/or maintained, you’ll have some issues or potentially have some site issues. In fact, there’s a saying in the WordPress world, if your website is not properly maintained and/or secured, having issues is not a matter of IF, but a matter of WHEN. So, it’s very important to keep your website secure. Maintenance Prevents Long-term Issues The analogy I like to give is if you’re keeping your car tuned up properly, and getting your oil changed with the right frequency. If you skip a couple of oil changes, it’s probably not going to have an impact on your car. But if you go 2-3 years down the road and you’re driving… Read More.
Hi, this is David with Tiny Frog. I am a software developer here to talk to you today about the difference between WordPress Single Site and WordPress Multi-Site. So there are two versions of WordPress that you can run and the first one is simply to run a single website and that’s very aptly called WordPress Single Site. The second version of WordPress that you can run is called WordPress Multi-Site and you run that when you want to have a network of websites. So, let’s say you’re running a system that’s a social networking system or like a sales system – that would be a better one – a sales system that has associates all selling your product but they each need their own website. So all those websites are going to be roughly similar, they’re going to share a lot of the same… Read More.
Hello, this is Mikel Bruce with Tiny Frog Technologies. If you have a WordPress site, you probably know that WordPress security is a pretty big deal. If a WordPress site is not properly secured it can be fairly vulnerable to being compromised. If your website does get hacked or if you have security issues, it’s very important to act very quickly under those circumstances. If your website does get hacked and if you don’t do anything about it, it could not only impact people coming to your website, but even more importantly, your website could get blacklisted by Google. And it can be a real pain and a big challenge to overcome that. So if your website gets hacked, I would strongly recommend getting it fixed right away. And also probably getting someone to put up a temporary one-page kind of landing page website to… Read More.
Hi this is Jessica with TinyFrog Technologies, I’m our Marketing Director. Today I want to talk about featured images on your website. For any WordPress website, in the WordPress dashboard you can set a featured image for a blog post or a page. And it’s really important that you don’t miss that when you’re adding new pages or a new post to your site. Basically what happens if you don’t have a featured image for a blog post, even if there’s an image on that post – if someone were to take the post and share the URL on a social media platform, the social media platform like Facebook or Google+ is going to try to just grab the right image they think goes with that article. And a lot of times they’ll get it wrong. They’ll just pull a random image. Maybe from… Read More.
Hi I’m David with Tiny Frog. I’m a web developer and I’m here to talk to you about the differences between a membership and subscription website. So you hear a lot of different terms applied to different kinds of websites and you call the people visiting the websites a lot of different things – visitors, members, subscribers clients, editors, authors, all kinds of stuff. Most of the websites we make have a system where visitors can log into the website. A visitor, we call someone who just arrives at the website. So they can either create accounts or pay to create an account. That’s the main difference between membership which is non-paying and subscribing which is paying. Not all industries use that same terminology but that’s what we use here to differentiate the two. A lot of really popular systems like WordPress, which is our… Read More.
Hello, this is Mikel Bruce with Tiny Frog Technologies. One of the questions we always ask our clients or new clients when they begin working with us and initiating a project is when does the site need to be completed by or what is the timeline for their website project? We have a lot of clients that will say they need it in a relatively short period of time and say they really need it in a rush because of one reason or another. And a typical website takes time, anywhere from two to four months, depending on the size of the website. So it’s really important to not cut that timeline short just to get it done for a certain reason or a certain event. If you cut corners on the website it will probably have an impact on the quality, on the content,… Read More.