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When should I NOT use WordPress for a website 1

When should I NOT use WordPress for a website

By Pieter Hartsook / July 23, 2018 / 0 Comments
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click the green switch at the top of the screenshots to compare the WordPress vs the Static HTML versions of the same website

the static version is live at: http://halcyonlearning.com/

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Using the Right Tools Makes All the Difference 2

Using the Right Tools Makes All the Difference

By Pieter Hartsook / April 4, 2018 / 0 Comments
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The Start of a New Website Project

Master Roofing Company  is a family-owned and operated Oakland roofing contractor with nearly 40 years experience of servicing residential and commercial clients in and around the San Francisco Bay Area. They had a Yelp page, but they didn’t have their own website.

The Process

After a phone call to clarify the scope of the project, budget and timeline we had the client send

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The Hartsook Letter has evolved to: WordPress-Website-Coach.com 3

The Hartsook Letter has evolved to: WordPress-Website-Coach.com

By Pieter Hartsook / July 14, 2017 / 0 Comments
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I’ve been working on a new website, and rebranding The Hartsook Letter. By the end of July 2017, the Hartsook Letter will forward to:

WordPress-Website-Coach.com

I won’t add any new material to the Hartsook Letter site after this post you’re reading.

The new site includes all the posts from The Hartsook Letter site, but is focused on the following three areas:

  1. Building new websites
  2. Re-launching older websites
  3. WordPress developer resources & coaching

I hope the new site will be better organized, more up-to-date, more informative, and more useful. Let me know what you think.

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WordPress Resources at SiteGround 4

WordPress Resources at SiteGround

By Pieter Hartsook / November 29, 2016 / 0 Comments
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WordPress is an award-winning web software, used by millions of webmasters worldwide for building their website or blog. SiteGround is proud to host this particular WordPress installation and provide users with multiple resources to facilitate the management of their WP websites:

Expert WordPress Hosting

SiteGround provides superior WordPress hosting focused on speed, security and customer service. We take care of WordPress sites security with unique server-level customizations, WP auto-updates, and daily

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Is it time to give GoDaddy WordPress hosting another chance? 5

Is it time to give GoDaddy WordPress hosting another chance?

By Pieter Hartsook / March 13, 2014 / 23 Comments
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Hosting your WordPress website on GoDaddy has been strongly discouraged by me and most of the WordPress consultants I know. But GoDaddy has just introduced a new WordPress Managed Hosting plan that may change all that.

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Seven questions to improve your website design 6

Seven questions to improve your website design

By Pieter Hartsook / June 14, 2012 / 1 Comment
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Q: Why build a website?
A: It’s an extension of your business marketing, reaching new customers and new markets.

Your website design is the key component in your internet marketing ecosystem

Your website and other internet properties are part of your business marketing ecosystem, and an extension of your brand on the internet, and should be viewed in that context and not as isolated objects. You website design should be reinforcing your brand and extending your marketing messages to reach potential customers on their terms.

To help with your website design it’s useful to know what your goals are for having a website and how the website fits with the rest of your marketing.

Here are seven questions that will help you understand what you need for your website:

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