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Essential Design Considerations For A WordPress Website

By Hunter Nelson | September 22, 2020

Building a high performing WordPress site for your business is a bit more involved than many understand. On one hand it’s relatively easy to get started with, but on the other, it’s a complex piece of installed software that has been in development by a large open source community for more than 15 years. I’ve…

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3 Essential Deployment Environments For Your WordPress Marketing Website

By Hunter Nelson | September 4, 2020

When starting with a new client on their website, one issue I frequently encounter is the lack of deployment environments. Often times there is only one consumer facing website instance deployed as a production environment. Many times there is no system of formal backups in place and these conditions serve as a recipe for disaster…

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Combat Contact Form Spam

By Hunter Nelson | October 4, 2019

There’s nothing more frustrating than opening up your email in the morning and seeing a new contact form submission has come in off your website and realizing its just another spammer sending you a pitch. Spam, especially in the United States, has become a serious problem. You’re literally being targeted by the entire world! It…

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Why do I need a Privacy Policy?

By Hunter Nelson | July 16, 2019

Data privacy is a topic that is of growing concern to many consumers around the U.S. and you may have heard the term privacy policy a time or two in recent history but haven’t paid it much mind. If your just getting into digital marketing or are updating an existing marketing site you may be…

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WordPress Architecture For Beginners

By Hunter Nelson | April 21, 2019

I recently gave a talk at the WP Jax Meetup group on the WordPress Architecture for Beginners. This is a group I’ve been going to for about 9 months and have helped many people with WordPress related questions. Throughout that time I’ve noticed a ton of people tend to get really overwhelmed by files and…

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One Way Hash Functions and Data Privacy Compliance.

By Hunter Nelson | April 11, 2019

This article will discuss how a one way hash function can be used in the context of privacy compliance for regulations like the GDPR. Storing customer’s personal data is an inevitability for scaling businesses in today’s technical world. One way hash functions are a useful tool to store sensitive customer data such as passwords and…

Site speed is competitive advantage

Site Speed as a Competitive Advantage

By Hunter Nelson | February 18, 2019

Site speed is becoming a critical factor in the success of a business marketing website. It has become the most important ranking factor for SEO, is strongly correlated to bounce rate, and is one of the most important user experience factors on mobile devices. In this article I will discuss the importance of page speed,…

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Inventory Shrink Loss Prevention

By Hunter Nelson | December 17, 2018

I was recently talking to a prospect about a common warehousing problem that’s encountered, inventory shrink due to spoilage.  A lot of inventory shrink caused by spoilage for both perishable and non-perishable goods could be avoided by regular checks of inventory to ensure that it hasn’t been exposed to adverse conditions such as excess moisture…

SteadyHOPS in The Cloud

Diving into the Cloud

By Hunter Nelson | October 14, 2018

Before the Cloud Large capital outlays to begin a digital transformation have historically been a barrier for small and medium sized businesses to compete with larger corporations.  The cost of servers, data center space, and skilled personnel to configure and manage hardware alone can be enough of an expense to pull the plug on a…

SteadyHOPS and the GDPR

SteadyHOPS and the GDPR

By Hunter Nelson | October 14, 2018

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and Data Protection Act of 2018 (DPA) are complex, in depth, complementary legal documents which act as a code of conduct for businesses involved in the processing of personal data.  Henceforth these regulations will be referred to as the GDPR. There are many aspects of compliance with these regulations and the best place to keep up to date and understand aspects of compliance is the Information Commissioner’s Office’s (ICO) Guide to General Data Protection Regulation.  This article highlights the aspects of compliance that SteadyHOPS provides.