07 November 2018

Caution Advised for 508-Compliant sites and WordPress 5.0

Caution Advised for 508-Compliant sites and WordPress 5.0 UPDATE as of November 27th at 8:00 am EST.  According to a Gutenberg Times article Gutenberg’s release is delayed. “It’s not going to be November 27, because of the four-day delay for the RC (release candidate) 1 release. The goal is to have a stable release candidate before the final version is released.” If you are an organization that is legally required to be Section 508 compliant, you are going to have to make a decision by November 27th. That is the day that WordPress 5.0, also known as Gutenberg, is scheduled to launch. The main criteria...
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05 November 2018

How to Have a Joyful & Productive Holiday Season

The Holiday season is nearly upon us! For a season full of good cheer, family time and delicious indulgences it is also one of the most stressful points of the year. It is a time of year where productivity can wane due to vacation, travel, sickness, parties and just the general influx of distractions that the season brings. Although there is less daylight (in the northern hemisphere), and an overall cozy feeling somehow envelops all of us, it does not mean the last months of the year have to be lethargic. There are small steps or improvements you can do...
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31 October 2018

Guide for everything you need to know about custom taxonomies

Everything You Need to Know About Custom Taxonomies Organizing your site’s content is crucial if you want to rank higher in search results and provide your site visitors with the best user experience possible. Luckily, WordPress makes it easy to organize your content using taxonomies. More specifically, WordPress creates what are called categories and tags so site owners can group content and make it easier for web crawlers to index websites and site visitors to find information. But did you know that WordPress is capable of grouping content together with more than the default categories and tags? Well it is....
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29 October 2018

11 “Do’s” for Productive Business Airtravel

11 “Do’s” for Productive Business Airtravel There are only 24 hours in a day, although you may often wish for more. For business executives 8-10 (or 12-15) hours are spent of each weekday working in or on your business. Even though you have probably learned how to effectively manage your day (if you haven’t check out our post on the Top Productivity Extensions for Busy Executives), do you have a game plan to maintain productivity during your business travel? Some perks of travel are that you get out of the office, meet clients face-to-face or get better acquainted with industry...
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24 October 2018

WordPress Administrative Tips For Small or One-Person Web Teams

WordPress Administrative Tips for Organizations With Small or One-Person Web Teams Many nonprofits and small businesses have to work within the framework of tight budgets. Some organizations might have just a small office staff of half a dozen people while others may only have one or two people total. And out of necessity, many times the director or outreach person is saddled with the additional task of upkeeping the website, which is something that they’ve possibly had no prior training in. So, whether you’re new to the job or have been doing it for a few years, what are some...
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22 October 2018

WordPress Taxonomies: Categories and Tags

Your Guide to WordPress Taxonomies: Categories and Tags You may not even realize it, but chances are, if you have a WordPress website, you’re using WordPress taxonomies. Unfortunately the term “taxonomy” is obscure and not often used in general conversation; even by experienced website owners. Sure, you probably know that WordPress is an easy to use blogging platform that runs nearly 31% of the world’s websites. You might also know that you can extend the design and functionality of WordPress using free and premium plugins and themes, turning your website into anything you want. And it’s also likely you know...
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17 October 2018

7 Steps to a successful digital detox

How to Successfully Unplug on Vacation Every time you plan a weekend away, time with family, or a vacation you probably vow to truly unplug. Yet, for most of us, technology is a way of life. It is necessary for both our jobs and social life. Thus making it difficult to put our phones down for more than five minutes at a time. However, there are ways you can disconnect without feeling as if life as you know it has ended or fear of being fired. To prepare for your digital detox, here are 7 steps to help you make...
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15 October 2018

Top 4 Smartphone Tips for the Busy Executive

Top 4 Smartphone Tips for the Busy Executive As an executive, you are juggling seemingly innumerable responsibilities. You are often both the final decision-maker and the one who is burdened with ultimate accountability. It is imperative to utilize your time in the most productive manner possible. However, like most of us, your smartphone probably has you on a virtual leash, re-directing your attention with every notification. So with the arrival of associated physical ailments (text neck and numb fingers) and cognitive ailments (notification anxiety, “phantom vibration syndrome” and shortened attention span), how can we use this powerful tool to run...
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03 October 2018

Conference edition: 10 things you should do before launching your website

On October 3, 2018 Amar, president and founder of AmDee, spoke at the 2018 TechNow Conference. As a one-day regional conference that connects nonprofits with the technology resources, information and people they need to succeed Amar is honored to be able to express the importance of accessible websites!   The powerpoint given during his lecture is downloadable here.
01 October 2018

Top 6+ Productivity Extensions for Nonprofits & Small Businesses

Small businesses and nonprofits share the unique challenge of needing to be as productive as possible (whether that is responsive to client emails, tracking down potential donors or maintaining an effective social media presence) often on a tight budget. Although the budgets are small nonprofit executives and small business owners often have large expectations, sometimes expecting immediate results. The key with lean budgets and a desire to increase productivity is resourcefulness: by utilizing the Google Chrome web browser in a more effective way with extensions. Extensions just may be the solution to help you conquer your challenging organizational goals with...
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