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By John Locke October 4th, 2015 in Business and Entrepreneurship, Client Attraction, Storytelling
Oct 4, 2015

Listening To Clients

Many web designers think of design as an outlet for creativity.

Yes, creativity helps immensely in this job.

But there’s many of us who believe that being a designer it goes a bit deeper.

I believe that design should be focused on solving problems and understanding business objectives first and foremost.

How do we determine what problems we are actually solving?

Communication is a huge part of that equation.

Long before a visual designer opens Photoshop, or a web developer cracks open a code editor, they should spend as much time as possible talking to their clients. Here’s why.

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Dates and Times In WordPress

By John Locke October 2nd, 2015 in Front End Development, WordPress
Oct 2, 2015

Macro shot of a Timex Watch (Dtae and Time in WordPress)

WordPress has built in functions that deal with dates and times. A few of these of these functions are the_date(), the_time(), and the_modified_time().

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Automatically Change The Copyright Year In WordPress

By John Locke September 28th, 2015 in Front End Development, WordPress
Oct 2, 2015

Change Copyright Year In WordPress

A common question for website owners is “How do I automatically change the copyright year in WordPress?”

Most WordPress themes have a place in the footer for copyright information or site credits.

Sometimes this is in the footer.php file, sometimes it’s not. It depends on the theme.

I’d like to show you not only how to change the copyright year automatically, but also how to change all types of dates in WordPress.

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Focus On What You’re Good At

By John Locke September 26th, 2015 in Business and Entrepreneurship
Sep 26, 2015

Focus On Your Strengths, HIre For Weaknesses

All our lives we’ve been told to improve the areas where we’re weakest.

If you’re unskilled at something, the common wisdom is to work on skill that really hard so you can eventually be a well-rounded individual. A human Swiss army knife, if you will.

A lot of that same mentality carries over into running a business.

And what happens is you have business owners trying to do all these things that they’re not really good at, because that’s what they think they should be doing.

Instead of knowing what we’re best at, and focusing on those strengths, we try to do it all. That leaves us being inefficient at everything.

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Repost Old Content To Social Media From WordPress

By John Locke September 20th, 2015 in Social Media, WordPress
Sep 20, 2015

Repost Old Content From WordPress To Social Media

Have you ever seen seen Twitter accounts that seem to post archived articles on a semi-regular basis?

Chances are they are using some sort of automated plugin with their WordPress site to achieve this.

On social networks like Twitter and Facebook, the timelines go by very quickly.

Consequentially, posting a link to your latest article only once greatly reduces your chances of having people see it. Having a strategy for getting your content in front of people enough times for them to see it drastically improves your chances of people hearing what you have to say.

Another thing to consider is new followers (prospects) discovering your material for the first time have no knowledge of your blog archives. Reposting your content is a way to ensure that both new and old followers are exposed to your expertise and insight.

If you want to automate what you repost, and control where and when you’re reposting your website content, Revive Old Post is an extensible WordPress plugin that can solve that problem for you.

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