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Designing and Building a Turnkey Website

Genesis framework site provides turnkey design and development services Welcome to Fetch + Field Recently I was given the opportunity to create my first website for a sub-brand Standard Beagle, called Fetch + Field. Fetch + Field was created out of the sudden and unexpected need for small, local businesses to shift from brick and […]

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What You Need to Know about WordPress’ Gutenberg

Page builder to come with WordPress core If you have a WordPress site, it’s likely you’ve heard about a new feature that was released recently as a beta and will be part of the WordPress 5.0 update: Gutenberg. Gutenberg is WordPress’ answer to the demands for page builders. For many years, plugins, like Visual Composer […]

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Simple ways to help your SEO with Yoast

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is a phrase that gets thrown around a lot in business, and it can intimidate or frustrate anyone who wants to manage their own marketing and advertising. There are many agencies that specialize in SEO and paid search (think Google AdWords); however, if these services are outside your current budget, there […]

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How to set-up redirects in WordPress

Have you ever gone to a website and clicked a link and gotten a 404 error page instead? Super annoying! Either that page has been moved, or it’s been deleted. As a site owner, this sort of error will hurt your SEO and your search engine rankings. Instead of having your users get an error page, […]

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WordPress vs Drupal: which should I choose?

What’s the difference between WordPress and Drupal? That’s a question I hear often, and it’s an understandable question. WordPress and Drupal are both open-source content management systems (CMS) that are very well known. Both have their strengths and weakness.  But which one you choose really should depend on your site’s needs. Standard Beagle specializes in […]

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5 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Write Off WordPress

WordPress is more than a blog — it’s a powerful CMS in the right hands With WordPress owning almost 60% of the market share, it’s still shocking when people seem to turn their nose up when we mention we develop on this platform. Instead of acting apologetic, we should be saying “Hell yeah, we develop […]

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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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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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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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How to update your WordPress website

I always say that WordPress sites need love. Love and attention. WordPress is one of the most popular content management systems– probably THE most popular. It is used on 60.9 percent of all sites that use a content management system, and 23 percent of ALL websites. That’s not surprising. There are dozens of reasons to […]

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