Devices

Improving Mobile Load Times

In this blog post, we are talking about load times on mobile devices. One thing that may not be immediately obvious is that when it comes to visual appeal and functionality, you often have to choose between these two factors and strike the right balance. Of course, you want the site to look good, but the extra images and Javascript animations make the total size of the data that must be transmitted to the...

Cloud

Update to the Great Revamp of 2022

If you've been keeping up with our blogs, you know that we recently migrated to WP Engine for our hosting. While WP Engine did fix a lot of the problems we had with GoDaddy Managed WordPress Hosting, moving to WP Engine brought new problems. WP Engine is moving to a new network layer of security that comes with features that aren't really features for us. One feature, Cloudflare Polish, strips metadata from images to...

BlogVault In - Termageddon Out

BlogVault In, Termageddon Out

I looked over Termageddon and another competitor and for now I am going to continue creating basic Privacy Policy and Terms of Service pages myself. While I am not an attorney, I care about our website visitors. I found that Termageddon provided very thin and obscure information and that other plugins are overwhelming in their legalese. There are legal criteria for these terms and policies that include notifying users about the information you are...

Analytics

New Website Analytics

The liability landscape for privacy and tracking has been unstable for a while now and will continue to be for some time. As a result, we have had a zero-collection policy for anything that could be identifiable or personal information and have strong notification and agreement protections in place for form submissions. Unfortunately, this left us ditching Google Analytics, and since then, we have been using a plugin with less capability, WP-Statistics. However, that...

Hosting

Hosting & Security

Update: We have since moved our hosting to Google Cloud. Read the update. We addressed improved security in a separate blog post. Read the update. We are moving from GoDaddy hosting to WP Engine Secure WordPress Hosting on a dedicated server. Having a dedicated server means that your website will not share computer hardware space with other websites as it does now. Instead, we will have dedicated resources, and as a result, your website...

Privacy Policy and Terms of Service

Privacy & The Law

Update: During the test drive of this product, we found this product was not the best approach and the product was never rolled out to managed websites. Read the update. I could have titled this "The Inconsistency of Online Privacy Law." Unfortunately, that is the problem, we need a clear legal outline that is a matter of steps to follow. However, currently, these laws are all over the place between nations and states, some...

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