2016 Best Web Site Building Platforms – Starting with Free!

2016 Best Web Site Building Platforms – Starting with Free!
How to Narrow Down the Countless Offers and Options for Building A Web Site If you want to build a web site there’s no shortage of options, starting with absolutely free and going up to custom platforms costing thousands of dollars. With so many choices available you could easy pick what seems to be a great offering, only to have it quickly become a huge regret. So let me help you cut through all the clutter of choices by offering you a short list of what I consider the top options on the market today. There are Basically Three Categories for Building a Web Site Most platforms and options fall...
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Now it’s official: Google favors mobile-friendly sites!

Now it’s official: Google favors mobile-friendly sites!
For years Google has been pushing for web sites to become “mobile-friendly” because that is where search growth is coming from. People are searching from their mobile devices now more than ever before, while desktop searches are dropping off. Now it’s official. On April 21, 2015 Google released it’s latest formula that will favor mobile-friendly sites. Basically what this means is, when a search in performed from a mobile device, Google will index results with mobile friendly sites first in line. This will not affect searches on desktop or laptop computers, but don’t...
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Two Simple Steps to Quick and Easy Websites for Churches!

Two Simple Steps to Quick and Easy Websites for Churches!
WebReadyChurch is expanding! After 2+ years of supporting churches with our blog and training events, this latest offering is in direct response to our number one request, “How can I get a simple and inexpensive church web site up and running when I don’t know anything about the web?” Introducing WebReadyChurch.net Ordering A Web Site for Your Church Is Easy: 1. Select A Theme > Click for live demos 2. Complete the Request Form Only $595.00 includes: set-up, domain name, design and the first year of hosting. Then only $10 per month for domain renewal and yearly hosting after the...
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Nine Favorite Resources for Great WordPress Themes (Some FREE!)

Nine Favorite Resources for Great WordPress Themes (Some FREE!)
If you are going to build or update a WordPress site, then you are probably aware that the key to a great site is choosing a great theme. Also referred to as templates, themes provide the front-end look and functionality of your web site. There are countless themes available, but please note that all themes are definitely not equal. A bad theme choice will bring nothing but headaches and your site will never be what you had hoped for. If you are not that familiar with themes, how to find them and choosing a good one, then maybe I can be of some help. I have reviewed hundreds of themes over the last...
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2014 Best Platforms for Building A Web Site (starting with Free!)

2014 Best Platforms for Building A Web Site (starting with Free!)
How to Wade Through the Countless Options for Building A Web Site If you want to build a web site there’s no shortage of options, going from absolutely free to custom platforms costing thousands of dollars. With so many choices available you could easy pick what seems to be a great offering, only to have it quickly become a huge regret. So let me help you narrow down all the clutter into a short list of good choices. There are Basically Three Categories for Building a Web Site Most platforms and options fall into one of these three: Free, Self-hosting and Paid Partners. Following are my 2014...
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One of the Best WordPress Theme Creators Just Got Better!

One of the Best WordPress Theme Creators Just Got Better!
So How Did Themify Just Get Better? Themify is definitely one of my favorite theme creators and now with the addition of their ‘drag-and-drop’ builder I love them even more! They released their Themify ‘drag-and-drop’ Builder a few months ago and included it in all their themes. Since then, I have been using and loving it enough to where I feel confident recommending this builder to you. It really makes building custom pages so easy! What Is the Themify Builder? It is best described by Themify: “The Themify drag & drop Builder for WordPress helps you build any page...
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5 Important Tasks to Start the New Year

5 Important Tasks to Start the New Year
Happy New Year 2014! I love fresh starts. The first of the year is a great time to reset. Here are 5 easy but important tasks to get the new year started off right… 1. Update Your Social Networks – If you are web social this is a good time to assess the impact and decide if you need to add or delete some social profiles. Need some inspiration? Watch the video in this post > #1 Reason Why Every Church Should Be Social Networking If you’re not web social I’ve got news for you. Your grandparents are looking for you on Facebook! Just about everybody is on one or more social...
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Drag & Drop Theme Builder for WordPress FREE!

Drag & Drop Theme Builder for WordPress FREE!
Working with the Georgia Baptist Convention, I am in the planning stages to build stand alone web sites for multiple GBC ministries. We know we want a consistent look and feel for every site which creates a problem. Each ministry has their own unique content needs. Knowing that the typical cookie cutter template will not work, I was looking for a WordPress theme that would offer ultimate flexibility. After a long search, I found my solution on Themify.me.  I now have a new favorite when it comes to WordPress themes! Themify has just introduced the next generation of web building for WordPress. It is...
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Case Study: Extreme Makeover for Georgia Baptist Convention

Case Study: Extreme Makeover for Georgia Baptist Convention
What Do You Do with an Over-grown Pet Alligator? It was once a fad among New Yorkers vacationing in Florida to bring back baby alligators for their children to raise as pets. These infant gators eventually grew up and outlived their cuteness, sad to say, at which point their desperate owners flushed them down the toilet to get rid of them. (I realize this could simply be an urban legend, but it does make for a great illustration…) A web site can be like that gator. It starts out cute enough, but over time, as people keep feeding it more and more content, the web site becomes way bigger than you...
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Twitter App Not Updating on WordPress? (Fix Tutorial by Brian Harris)

Twitter App Not Updating on WordPress? (Fix Tutorial by Brian Harris)
Have you noticed lately that the twitter feed on your WordPress web page has stopped updating? It’s not that unusual for Twitter to get overloaded and go down for a vast variety reasons. (It’s the only the site I can’t think of that has a really cool whale being carried by birds to illustrate that they are overloaded.) So the first few times I noticed it, I didn’t really put much thought on it. It wasn’t until a friend who is a daily blogger messaged me asking what I knew about it. I’m always up to a challenge so I started looking to see what the issue could be. I soon discovered that...
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