As a seasoned web developer at CharlesWorks since 2004, I've had the pleasure of working with various tools and themes to create dynamic and user-friendly websites. One tool that has significantly enhanced my workflow is the Elegant Themes "Divi" theme. Despite having...
In my recent article, I delve into an encounter with a new phishing pitfall, involving a cunning WordPress-related email scam. I highlight the email’s deceptive elements, such as its urgent tone and seemingly legitimate links. Through my experience, I emphasize the importance of vigilance and knowledge in identifying and avoiding such scams. The article provides practical tips for spotting red flags in suspicious emails and reinforces the need to verify information before taking any action. This cautionary tale serves as a reminder of the evolving nature of online threats and the continuous need for cybersecurity awareness.
Today, on Black Friday, CharlesWorks proudly launches the Small Site Terms of Service Special Deal. This long-anticipated offering is the result of years of development and client conversations. It’s tailored for small businesses and individual entrepreneurs, making web services more accessible and budget-friendly. The deal includes affordable hosting at $19.99 per month, a development cost cap of $600, and flexible financing options at a 1.5% monthly interest rate. Clients also benefit from secure domain names for $15 annually and user-friendly website features. Additional costs for changes are transparent and fair, charged by the minute. This launch reflects our commitment to bridging the technical gap for our clients, offering them high-quality, accessible web services. We’re excited to help clients establish or enhance their online presence, empowering them to succeed in the digital world.
This guide provides a straightforward process for adding categories in WooCommerce, essential for organizing products on your website. By simply navigating to the ‘Products’ and then ‘Categories’ in the WordPress Dashboard, you can create new categories and attach products to them. Properly categorized products not only enhance the user experience but also contribute to a well-structured e-commerce site. This article makes it easy to understand and implement, ensuring that your products are effectively showcased and accessible to your customers.
This comprehensive guide demystifies the world of QR codes, explaining their origin, utility, and types. QR codes, or Quick Response codes, serve as a bridge between the physical and digital realms, offering a convenient way to access websites, download apps, or engage with brands. The article walks the reader through the process of creating both Dynamic and Static QR codes using the website qr-code-generator.com. Dynamic QR codes are useful for tracking user engagement but involve an intermediary link. In contrast, Static QR codes offer a direct link to the desired address. The guide emphasizes the importance of choosing the right type of QR code based on one’s needs and provides a step-by-step tutorial for creating one. It also touches on the unchangeable nature of QR codes, likening them to business cards. The article concludes by discussing how to download the generated QR code for further use, either in print or digital formats.
This article discusses the rising threat of phishing scams, particularly through text messages. It provides a detailed guide on how to report phishing texts to Google and your mobile carrier. The article also offers additional tips for avoiding phishing scams, such as being skeptical of unsolicited messages and using a password manager. The key takeaway is to be cautious and not open messages unless you are certain of the sender’s identity.
Revamp Your Website Design: 7 Proven Strategies for Better User Experience and Increased Conversions
In this article, we’ll share seven proven strategies to revamp your website design for better user experience and increased conversions. First impressions matter, and your website’s design plays a crucial role in capturing your audience’s attention. By incorporating these strategies, you can create a visually appealing and user-friendly website that keeps visitors engaged and encourages them to take action.
Charles from CharlesWorks addresses a localized DNS issue affecting customers using Consolidated Communications’ name servers 126.96.36.199 and 188.8.131.52. The article clarifies that the issue is not on CharlesWorks’ end and provides an immediate solution. Customers are advised to contact Consolidated’s customer service to change their DNS settings. Specific DNS addresses are recommended as a quick fix. The article also dispels misinformation that has been circulating, emphasizing that changing the DNS addresses wouldn’t resolve the issue if it were a CharlesWorks problem. The guide aims to assist affected customers in navigating this frustrating situation by offering a step-by-step solution and clarifying what to ask when contacting Consolidated’s customer service.
This CharlesWorks article addresses the intricacies of DNS (Domain Name System) and the challenges users might face with intermittent website connectivity due to DNS issues. It emphasizes the importance of DNS in internet connections and highlights the complexity of the connection process. The article provides a solution for better DNS by recommending Google’s public DNS servers. Furthermore, it offers step-by-step instructions for checking and modifying DNS settings on both Apple Mac and Windows 10 computers, ensuring users can easily navigate and adjust their DNS configurations.
In the dynamic realm of WordPress, trackbacks serve as a manual communication tool between websites, allowing bloggers to notify others when their content is referenced. Unlike the automated pingback system, trackbacks require manual input, with bloggers sending a notification by entering the trackback URL of the post they’re referencing. While this method fosters in-depth discussions and community engagement, it also demands more effort and is susceptible to spam. Dive deeper to understand the intricacies of trackbacks and how they compare to pingbacks.