30 Nov 2020
Julia Ferrari Web Design

How I started my own business

I have been wanting to write this blog post for a while, to describe my experience of starting a business. I rely on it often, to help many clients who are on their first steps of starting a new business. Running an online business is much more than having a website. Why I started my […]

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22 Nov 2020
Julia Ferrari

Choosing the right platform for your online course

Many things have changed with the pandemic, and one of them is learning new skills through online courses. Many people started creating online courses, but this can be a bit overwhelming. As a web designer, I had been contacted by many clients to help set up their courses. One of the most frequent questions was […]

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18 Nov 2020
WordPress

5 top reasons to use WordPress

As mentioned in many of my blog posts, WordPress is the most popular content management system (CMS) out there. I am a huge fan as I think it is easy for everyone to use and I love that there are so many additional plugins out there. WordPress is an open  – which means it has […]

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09 Nov 2020

5 ways to make your WordPress website more visible

When you are building a website there are a number of important factors you need to consider to ensure your website appears at the top of Google and other search engines. In this article I share my top 5 tips to help you improve your website ranking and visibility . Whilst stylish websites are lovely to […]

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03 Nov 2020
WordPress plugins

Top 5 FREE WordPress plugins for 2020

One of the amazing things about using WordPress is that you can always add functionalities to your website using WordPress plugins and many of them are free! What are WordPress plugins? These are apps that can be added to your WordPress website to add specific functionalities. In this article I will recommend some of the […]

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23 Oct 2020
WordPress themes

Why picking the right WordPress theme is so important

Choosing the right layout for your website is essential, especially if you are not a web expert. The right theme can save you a lot of time and money (and unnecessary fixes in the future). If you’re just starting to think about your WordPress website – then I strongly recommend you think carefully about choosing […]

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19 Oct 2020

How ‘Elementor’ can simplify your life

Last year Elementor became very popular and made life a lot easier for many many WordPress users. Elementor is a Front End page builder plugin. Front End means that you can see the page whilst you are editing and there is no need to understand or implement coding to edit the page. This means as […]

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11 Oct 2020
Start a website

An introduction to creating your own website

(and choosing the right domain and hosting) Starting your own website for your own company can be overwhelming, especially if this is an area that you’re unfamiliar with. However, I would always suggest to start simple and then scale up as you see success and as you improve with your confidence. There are many useful […]

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02 Oct 2020
WordPress 5.5.1 Dashboard

THE PROS & CONS OF USING WORDPRESS TO CREATE YOUR WEBSITE

Many freelancers and small business entrepreneurs often ask me what the best CMS is (content management system) for their website. For small business websites, one of the most important considerations is budget. The 3 most popular content management systems are Squarespace, Wix and WordPress. The main advantage of WordPress is that it’s almost free; you […]

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19 Jun 2020

WordPress.com vs WordPress.org

One of the most common questions people have about using WordPress is the difference between WordPress.com and WordPress.org WordPress is a content system manager, and the main difference between them is that WordPress.com allows you to create a site on their own platform and they take care of that. While WordPress.org is a package that […]

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