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Is WordPress Safe as a Website Platform?

Is WordPress safe to use as a website platform? It's a question we hear quite often. The answer is YES. Like most things in life, you need to know how to properly set up a WordPress website and you need to maintain the software that runs your website. Let’s dig into this discussion a bit more to explain. Just last week I was speaking with a client who had been told by its outsourced IT provider that using an open source platform like WordPress is bad because it can be hacked. The IT person's recommendation was instead to use [...]

2019-03-26T09:29:24-05:00By |Categories: Tell Your Tale, Web Design|Tags: |

Moving from Adobe Business Catalyst to WordPress

What to Think About When Moving from ABC to WP Adobe has announced the end-of-life for Business Catalyst, a website host and web platform. As of March 26, 2021, Adobe will stop hosting all Business Catalyst sites. We’re already seeing a mass exodus of Business Catalyst partners and at least one of the largest web design companies is moving the bulk of its clients to WordPress. We’re also seeing the support structure of Business Catalyst being reduced as some of Adobe’s key people move on to greener pastures. Fortunately, Tell Your Tale has been focused on building WordPress websites [...]

2019-05-28T17:10:39-05:00By |Categories: Web Design, Website Maintenance|Tags: , |

Why WordPress Makes Sense for Business Websites

As web designers, we’re often asked which platform is best for building business websites. My answer is unequivocally, “it depends on your organization’s needs and goals.” I stand behind that because there are some instances where an organization would need one platform over another. However, the majority of businesses can and do use WordPress as the backbone of their website. This post explores five reasons why WordPress makes sense for business websites. Open source means you can find a plethora of web designers who can work on your website. This means you are not limited on your choice of [...]

12 Areas of Your Website That Should Be Kept Current

As someone who loves to learn something new every chance I get, it’s exciting to see rapid advances in technology are connecting more people every day. This is also leading to a broader set of creative minds coming together to solve complex problems and inventing entirely new products and services. A lot of information is being generated as well, at times more than we can process, so we’re having to invent new ways to manage it all. Just as important is the need for up-to-date and relevant information. Secure, reliable and fast platforms to support this are required as [...]

The Case for Monthly WordPress Maintenance

I often am asked why organizations with WordPress websites need to update and maintain them on a monthly basis. To me, it’s like having air conditioning in Houston’s summer. You aren’t required to have air conditioning, but it sure makes your life easier and in some cases it’s life-changing. Proper WordPress maintenance will literally keep your website running optimally. Without it, tools break, the site’s navigation can become unusable and your business’ online presence will end up looking unprofessional and unreliable. Why wait until these things happen to your site to correct them? Here are a few things to look [...]

2019-05-28T17:12:53-05:00By |Categories: Web Design, Website Maintenance|Tags: , |

WordPress and Business Catalyst Comparison

Implementing a Content Management System (CMS) is not a one-size-fits-all situation and requires a comprehensive analysis to arrive at the best decision.  This article provides a high-level overview of WordPress and Business Catalyst that can be helpful when deciding which CMS to use.  Keep in mind that both systems are constantly evolving to meet market demands and to keep up with the latest trends in technology industry. Total number of websites As of March 1, 2016 at around 5:20 pm CST the total number of websites was 996,545,487 according to Internet Live Stats. Business Catalyst claims to host over 120,000 active [...]

2019-03-26T09:50:59-05:00By |Categories: Web Design|Tags: , |