WordPress 3.2 Released

With 4th of July also came a new release of WordPress, version 3.2. For our clients, the most important aspects of this release are the speed improvements and a change to the administration page layout. Also included in the release is a new default theme which obviously has no significance for AshWebStudio or our clients […]

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Do I need a mobile version of my site?

A lot of the online interaction is moving to mobile devices like your phone. With this big mobile push recently, some of our clients are asking us about creating a mobile version of their website. So, do you need a mobile version for your site? As with most things the answer is, “it depends.” The […]

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WordPress: How to setup named anchors

If you want to create a link to a point on a page, here is how to do so in WordPress. Often times this is used for an FAQ page to create a list of questions and link to an answer further down the page. This does require to use the TinyMCE Advanced plugin to […]

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Simple WordPress Banner Ad Manager

We needed to create a banner ad management system for a client and found all existing plugins either broken or not very simple to manage. We decided to create a custom one using Custom Post Types, post meta data and basic templates. We realized it was such an easy thing to put together, we figured […]

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AshWebStudio’s Non-Profit Work

We are very excited to announce the launch of a website we did for an international non-profit group called 911ParrotAlert. This group helps reunite lost birds with their owners. You may know that we run an online e-commerce store selling bird toys, food and accessories. We opened the store because we own a Greenwing Macaw […]

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New Support System at AshWebStudio

New support policies Since we started AshWebStudio back in 2007, we have accumulated a lot of great clients. However, as we add more clients that means we support more clients. When we first started it was not an issue for one person to maintain our client base with an extremely quick turnaround (often times within […]

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Email: POP vs IMAP

We offer web hosting services here at AshWebStudio and along with that comes email hosting. This allows our clients to have account@yourdomain.com which looks much more professional than pinkballerina47@hotmail.com. Many people don’t realize there are two ways to access your email – and I don’t mean Outlook and Webmail. What is POP access? Accessing your […]

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Google’s Panda / Farmer Update: What it means for you

Google recently updated their search result algorithm which they do frequently. However, this update was a bit bigger than normal and has seemed to affect quite a few websites (11.8% according to Google). What changed? This update was intended to make corrections for sites that put extremely poor quality content on their websites. For sites […]

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Domain names for SEO

Matt Cutts, the best connection us web developers have to the insides of Google, recently posted a video about domain names in terms of SEO. Many companies face the decision to get a URL that is short, simple and easily brandable/usable or a domain that has targeted keywords in it to help with SEO. Keyword […]

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Don’t chase Google’s algorithm

When it comes to SEO, many of our clients don’t know what it takes to rank well. There are a ton of factors that Google uses to determine how it ranks websites from the content on your page to links from other websites to yours. The algorithm Google uses is always changing, almost weekly. So […]

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