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The team at Standard Beagle regularly shares deep insights and best practices you can use as your design and create your own products and services. Look to our blog for expertise in UX design, research, and other industry topics.
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Blogpost - How to Use Slick and Advanced Custom Fields in Wordpress

How to use Slick + Advanced Custom Fields in WordPress

Please be aware that this article was originally written in 2016 and may be out-of-date   Our clients often ask us to include sliders on their site home page for marketing, but it can be hard to find the right one. With WordPress, you’re given multiple options for plugins and pre-built themes that already use […]

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Blogpost - Why we moved to HTTPS and HTTP/2

Why we moved to HTTPS and HTTP/2

Standard Beagle strives to keep on the forefront of technology on the web - it helps us consistently provide the best possible service to our clients. We wanted to explain some of the steps we have recently taken with our clients' sites that will aid in providing that service. Over a small series of posts, we will review what Standard Beagle has done to increase speed, enhance security, and improved stability of the servers and the sites we host on them. In this post, we will take a dive into the upgrade to HTTPS - the why, a little bit of the how, and the benefits that come doing so.

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Adding an additional layer of security

iThemes Security plug-in has added additional features to allow site admins to easily change their authentication keys and salts without having to actually make changes to their website code

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WordPress mistakes you can easily avoid

We have all made mistakes when it comes to using WordPress.  Here are a few tips to help keep you from making them too. Not backing up This is an easy mistake to make, and an even easier one to not make.  Believe me, have your site go down just once and you will realize […]

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Standard Beagle certified as Women-Owned Business Enterprise

State HUB (Historically Underutilized Business) certification follows This month, after a 3 month application process, Standard Beagle Studio LLC was certified by the City of Austin as a Women-Owned Business Enterprise. Because of this certification, Standard Beagle has requested certification from the State of Texas HUB program. Certification is expected within days. According to the […]

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Friday Favorites - Gravity Forms

Today’s Friday favorite is a tool that we love and depend on with most of our developed sites. Gravity Forms by Rocketgenius. It’s such an incredibly flexible tool. More than a contact form, you can use Gravity forms to input data and display in a grid on a page, take payment, register users… only your […]

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