WordPress Tips

Design trends: Content blocks and grid layout designs

Over the past few years, website design has conceptually evolved from a linear design — designing a web page like a word processing document, top to bottom — to a “content block” design. The content block concept views web pages as a grid, with multiple columns and components assembled together to form a web page like pieces of a puzzle. Here, we examine the content block trend and several websites using a grid layout design.

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Design trends: Duotone effects and gradient designs

2017 has seen an uptick of duotone color schemes. As the name suggests, duotone is a two-color design. Many times, these two colors are blended together to form a gradient. Several large companies have hopped on the duotone bandwagon as you’ll see in the examples here.

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Website design trends: Brutalism

Brutalism refers to websites with a raw, function-over-form look that is anything but sleek. With basic fonts, large or busy text, and little to no visual flash, websites using brutalism certainly stand out — and whether that’s a good thing or not is a cause for debate. Take a look at these websites embracing brutalism and decide for yourself if they’re innovative or just plain ugly.

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4 creative ideas to do more with links

When you add a link on your website, you’re probably linking to another web page. But did you know links are good for way more than that? Here are 4 creative link ideas to help you do more with your links.

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Quick Tips Recap

Throughout the month of August, we shared Quick Tips to help you make the most of your WordPress site. Read them all here.

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What is a custom post type?

WordPress comes with two built-in types of content, posts and pages, but also allows you to create others. Here’s how a WordPress custom post type could help you.

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What is a sales funnel?

A sales funnel is a series of gradually more focused efforts to drive a potential customer in the direction you desire most—to that of a paying customer. Learn more here.

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Using WooCommerce Product Types

If you’ve ever wanted to have options on the products in your online store — like sizes or colors —as many major stores have, choosing the correct product type in WooCommerce will make all the difference. At first it might be difficult to tell the difference between WooCommerce’s product types, so here’s a handy guide to help you choose the right one.

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Social September recap

Through the month of September, we shared social media tips across our social channels. We’ve compiled them all in one place here.

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How to change a post’s social media image

How do social media sites select which image they use when your posts are shared? Can you change this selection? We’ll examine use cases for Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest and establish some best practices.

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