Speed matters. Your users aren’t going to sit around and wait forever for your site to load. Google’s going to ding your search engine rankings if you have a slow site. When you get a huge influx of traffic, the inability to load your site quickly could cause your server to crash. A slow website … Read More »

I’ve soapboxed time and again about what is SEO and how whenever we get asked if we “do” SEO, I end up having an in-depth, educational talk about the many aspects of improving your search engine optimization. At Digital Ink, we don’t manage Adwords campaigns. We don’t create content for our clients. And we don’t … Read More »


This is the ninth in an irregular series of blog posts about the tools we use to design, develop and maintain websites and the digital products we create. We’ve previously written about Soliloquy and Cycle2 sliders, the Pingdom Website Speed Test, Sprout Social, Chrome Developer Tools, Free Stock Photos, Google Webmaster Tools and Font Awesome, Glyphicons, and Dashicons, and the … Read More »


It seems like every week there’s a new story about Internet security, whether it’s the breach of a major corporation like Yahoo or Target, or a political hack like those reported to have come from Russia during the 2016 Presidential Election. These breaches happen so often that IBM made a commercial where the news was … Read More »


I don’t know about you, but I use Facebook much more rarely than I did in the past — and I’m not the only one. There’s been a lot of talk about how Facebook users are sharing less, the rise and spread of fake news on the platform, and how Instagram and Snapchat are becoming … Read More »

Simple Locator

One of the newest tools in our plugin repertoire is Simple Locator by developer Kyle Phillips. It allows you to add location data — longitude, latitude, address, and more — to any WordPress post or custom post type, and both display it and search by it. It’s one of those plugins that makes WordPress that … Read More »


One of the reasons WordPress has been able to grow so quickly and become the content management system used by 27% of the web is its extensibility. WordPress can be used for almost any website imaginable; from your basic small business website to a full-fledged e-commerce site to a massive news publishing platform and more. … Read More »

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