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6 tips to make WordPress mobile friendly
There is no doubt that WordPress is the most popular Content Management System (CMS) because of its variety of features and customization options. You can create any kind of website with WordPress, and there are thousands of plugins and themes available in the WordPress gallery you can choose from.
However, in today’s age where 41% of the population within America access the web via mobile devices, it’s imperative you make your website mobile friendly, the number of mobile internet users are overgrowing. According to Statista, by 2020 there will be 275.9 million mobile phone internet users within the United States.
While it isn’t cause for immediate panic it is important to note that without a responsive website it is possible that by 2020 half of your audience will leave your site because it isn’t responsive. 57% of users say they won’t recommend a business with a poorly designed site. This includes those which aren’t tailored to look good on mobile.
Now is the perfect time to start worrying about your users viewing experience across all devices. You’ve completed the first step in this journey by identifying that your website is not responsive. The next step is to implement these 6 easy solutions to create a responsive website.
Check out these 6 Easy Solutions!
Website Security News
Close to One Billion People’s Emails Leaked in One of the Biggest Hacking Scandals Ever
In what is already being called one of the biggest and most compromising data breaching events in human history, 982 million email accounts and related personal data have been illegally acquired and exposed. It’s presumed by officials and authorities that the responsible party is made up of one or more high caliber cyber criminals with a yet-to-be determined motive.
Pipdig WordPress plugin accused of DDoS attacks and backdoors
Pipdig, a blog theme and plugin company, was accused of using obfuscated code to gain backdoor access to customer blogs and launch low-scale DDoS attacks on rivals.
Website Accessibility News
What Is Web Accessibility? (And Why It Matters for Your Business)
G2 Crowd (blog)
People with disabilities who are using a product are also that product’s users, but the discipline of user experience doesn’t encompass the technologies or techniques aimed at optimizing their experience. Instead, a completely separate discipline is charged with that responsibility: web accessibility.
How To Personalize Your Nonprofit Fundraising
What comes to mind when you think about personalized fundraising? I believe a truly successful fundraising campaign is one that reaches and engages its intended audience — one that is able to tell a compelling and meaningful story about why a donor should give. The detail and planning that is necessary to create truly personalized fundraising campaigns require hard work and effort.
“Paddlestar Galactica” as Fundraising Event
While NPQ has written before about using games to raise money for a nonprofit, we thought it was worth lifting up an interesting creative variation on the theme being put into practice by 826DC, a nonprofit that, as Rachel Nania of WTOP explains, “provides free creative and expository writing programs” to youth in Washington, DC.
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