There’s no doubt that plugins are one of the reasons for WordPress’s success. They can do some wonderful things.
Even so, they’ve been the downfall of many a site. This post discusses the tradeoffs of plugins and how to protect your site from the Creeping Menace of Plugin Bloat. Read more…
Many small to medium-sized nonprofits need an easy, inexpensive option for their websites. A common bit of advice is often dispensed in those situations: try WordPress.
Depending on the organization’s needs, that advice might be spot-on. Unfortunately those giving the advice sometimes don’t delve into an important question: which WordPress?
Because there’s not just one kind of WordPress.
In fact, there are four.
Dental checkups. Cleaning the gutters. Computer backups.
Some things are all too easy to put off even though we know we should do them.
I can’t help you with your teeth, and I won’t help with your gutters, but I have advice about backups. Specifically, WordPress backups.
Every day more organizations trust WordPress as their website platform. I do too, and I often recommend it to clients. That’s great. The problem is that some organizations take trust a little too far by assuming nothing will ever go badly wrong.
This is the last in a three-part series discussing website options for nonprofits.
Part 1 gave background information about what a website really is and discussed options for where yours can live.
Part 2 discussed the traditional approach: installing a web page editor on your computer and using it to build a website.
But the last 5 years have introduced a bevvy of tools that promise to let you build a website using nothing but the most basic and ubiquitous tool of the Web Age: the humble web browser. In this third post we’ll take a look at those tools. Read more…