Categories for: Web Development

Questions to Ask Your Web Developers

Published: December 14, 2016 by
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You've decided you want a new web design or website. You're excited and a bit overwhelmed. You have a business to take care of. You don't have time to learn all of the lingo and new technology. You've hired the experts for that. While clients shouldn't have to learn all the terminology, there are some important questions to consider before... Read More

Help! The Zombies Want to Attack My Business!

Published: October 19, 2016 by
Winter is coming and your digital business is under a zombie attack! Whether you know it or not, zombie viruses, spyware, and malware are at the gates of your site, and it's a full on apocalypse of Cialis and Viagra ads. To make sure your online business isn't overrun, you need someone to stand guard at the gates 24/7 and... Read More

Learn S’more: WordCamp OKC was in Tents

Published: August 12, 2016 by
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BigWing was proud to sponsor the very first WordCamp Oklahoma City – a conference for people in the WordPress community to learn together and share ideas. We attended, we networked, and we learned – and we want to share that new knowledge with you! Lesson #1: Be a Good Citizen in the WordPress and Tech Community WordCamp Oklahoma City 2016 kicked off... Read More

Custom Post Type Templates for WordPress

Published: June 3, 2016 by
WordPress Custom Post Type Templates
One common complaint I have observed on the support forums is templates for Custom Post Types. They simply don't exist and there is no plan to support them. For example, if you have a post type with the name of gallery, the recommendation is to create a PHP file in your theme called single-gallery and code out that template. However,... Read More

How-To Create WordPress Custom Post Type Archive Content With CMB2

Published: May 18, 2016 by
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A common issue web developers often run into is how to get content into archives for custom post types. This often happens when either the SEO team or Content Marketing team wants to add content to an archive page. Archives, by their nature, only display archive content. There is no custom title or custom content. One solution is to create a... Read More

The Beginner’s Guide to Accelerated Mobile Pages

Published: March 7, 2016 by
The Beginners Guide to Accelerated Mobile Pages
Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) have been generating buzz in the digital marketing world lately. However, a quick search doesn’t reveal much except bits of code and articles filled with industry slang. Until now. We’re here to tell you everything you need to know about Accelerated Mobile Pages and why you should care about them, without the jargon and technical details.... Read More

Preparing WordPress Plugins For Release

Published: September 30, 2015 by
A few weekends ago, our Web Development team attended WordCamp Dallas/Fort Worth. Ronald Huereca, our Senior Web Developer, spoke on"Designing [WordPress] Plugins for Release." Ronald Huereca describes WordCamp DFW: "It's always an honor to be chosen to speak, and the organizers and volunteers did a brilliant job" Clayton Dorris described his first ever WordCamp as: "WordCamp DFW was an incredible opportunity to... Read More

Why Web Hosting Matters

Published: September 16, 2015 by and
When building a website, there are a plethora of choices on where to host your website. Hosting platforms like SquareSpace, WordPress.com and others are begging to host your site. You need to ask yourself: will a hosting platform serve your company's needs best, or will you need to opt for a more custom solution? With any hosted platform, you inevitably... Read More

Above the Fold: Is The Fold Dead?

Published: September 9, 2015 by
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What the heck is the fold?! "The ideal area to place bold introductions, essential information, enticing imagery and call to action elements is above the fold..."- Shaun Cronin The phrase "above the fold" originated in the newspaper industry. Newspapers are often "folded" so that the top half of the front page is the first thing you see. So, a story “above... Read More

WordPress Security: Preventing Your Site From Being Hacked

Published: June 24, 2015 by
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No one ever wakes up in the morning thinking, "I'd love for my website to get hacked today." Having your website taken over by hackers is similar to experiencing a home break-in. You feel violated, you wonder what was stolen, and you're going to sleep a little bit lighter for a while. Thankfully WordPress is insanely secure. If there is an... Read More