Category: WordPress

You may be surprised to learn that there is a potentially sizable return on investment awaiting you after making your website more accessible to the disabled. Indeed, accessibility and SEO are intertwined—improve the former, and the latter naturally follows right along. And who doesn’t want better SEO?

If you read our previous post on site health you understand the benefits of striving for a healthy website. And hopefully what you learned made you eager to achieve site health. So much so that you now want to probe your online property’s innards with a bunch of futuristic software tools. Mabe you even want to…

Well, THAT escalated quickly. Europe’s new GDPR law took effect on May 25. That same day, a number of influential companies in the U.S. announced their rejection of GDPR compliance. Many earlier assumed those companies would go all-in to achieve GDPR compliance. But no. They instead moved to block access to their online properties by…

GDPR audit. You likely need one if you operate a blog. Or a website, a newsletter, an e-commerce store, or anything online that harvests user data. And you’ll need that GDPR audit soon, like yesterday—because Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation (that’s what GDPR stands for) went into effect May 25. So you better find out…

GDPR makes you liable for penalties if you collect data on citizens of the European Union. Your location outside of Europe matters not. So it behooves you to know what this new law entails if you hope to comply with it. In a nutshell, GDPR obliges you to make some security-oriented changes to your website and to your Internet practices.

Google’s Mobile First initiative. Have you heard about this yet? You have? Great. But what are you planning to do in response to it? Nothing? OK, that’s not great. Not great at all. Because ignoring Mobile First is a surefire way to sink your website’s rankings in Google search. A big drop in rank portends…

Per Valet: “Accessibility…is your friend. You should embrace it like a friend because it’s going to help you be more successful (not to mention keep you out of legal hot-water). Don’t let the dread-inducing terminology of the [accessibility] guidelines scare you. The more you know about them, the less trepidation you’ll feel.”

WordPress has released version 4.9.5. Valet clients will see this update occur on their sites as part of their Care Plan. All releases have been checked for compatibility with your current installation. If you are utilizing the automatic updates feature you have likely already received the update. If you are not using this feature you can visit…

WordPress is pushing out a new code version next week and soon you’ll be invited via the admin area to try out the new editor coming in release 5.0—but before you click that button be sure to read this very informative article by Joe Casabona about the potential problems you may face and how to overcome them.