GDPR and what it means for your business. Get the basics. | TheEssentialWebsite.com

UPDATED: What does Brexit mean for GDPR compliance? Read this to find out. By now, you’ve most likely heard about the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The GDPR, similar to the CCPA (California’s Privacy Protection Act), is a law on data protection and privacy in the European Union (EU) and the European Economic…

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WordPress or Squarespace? Which do you prefer? | TheEssentialWebsite.com

Do you prefer Squarespace or WordPress? This is a question we hear all the time, and it’s a topic we can go on and on about. In the end, it’s all a matter of preference, goals, and functionality needs. We can tell you right away – our preference is WordPress, and our preferred WordPress theme…

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What is an SSL certificate, why do you need one, and how to add one to your website. By TheEssentialWebsite.com

You may have heard the terms SSL Certificate or HTTPS. If you haven’t, you’ve probably seen a closed/locked padlock (green in Chrome and Firefox, gray in Safari) or an open/unlocked padlock (gray in all browsers). If you haven’t noticed these padlocks, look up above in your browser, in the address bar. If you see a…

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Why SiteGround is our new web host of choice! via TheEssentialWebsite.com

One thing is certain about the world of web design and development: To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often. ~Winston Churchill The web world has changed so much in such a short period of time. There are an endless number of content management systems (WordPress, SquareSpace, Wix), plugins (a mere…

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How to control which images from your website show up on Facebook via TheEssentialWebsite.com

How many times have you shared a link from your website via a social sharing button at the bottom of a blog post or by pasting a URL into Facebook only to have a cut off, morphed image show up that does not accurately or aesthetically represent your website or business? Raise your hand if…

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Blog or Website - How to Choose and What's the Difference? Guess what - they're really the same, except for a few details. via www.theessentialwebsite.com

What’s the difference between a WordPress blog and a WordPress website (or any type of blog vs. website)? News flash! Nothing! At least as far as the structure goes. The differences, however, lie in the purpose of the site. A blog is actually a website behind the scenes. Cool huh? Which one you choose to…

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Keep your brain on track and focused on business. Here's how we do it! via The EssentialWebsite.com

Keep your brain on track and focused on business. If you work from home like we do, you know it’s hard to keep focused. Heck, it’s hard to focus when working from anywhere! Phone, family, lunch, pets, laundry, Facebook, online sales at Old Navy, ooooo squirrel! So, instead of getting lost in Creative Market (which…

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How to Save Time and Be More Productive with Virtual Meetings and Skype. Share screens, instant message and meet however long you'd like with Skype. Plus, it's FREE when meeting computer to computer. | www.theessentialwebsite.com

When Skype first started, it was known as a way to talk to people anywhere in the world, computer to computer, for free! It was also a way to call landlines or mobile phones for a small fee by adding credit to your account. These days, Skype is used for so much more than calling…

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