Divi 4.0 Release and New changes to Divi

Divi 4.0 Release and New changes to Divi

With each one of our sites, we design we use the Divi Builder from Elegant Themes. Recently they have released version 4.0 that is a huge change from the way we design things in Divi. Don’t worry because the way you edit things still remains the same. The new version allows for global designs throughout your site. We are excited about the latest releases that allow customizations for your Divi built site as well as WooCommerce shopping cart design.

Divi 4.0 – Released

The Divi Theme Builder is a fully-featured website templating system that allows you to use the Divi Builder to structure your website and edit any part of the Divi Theme including headers, footers, post templates, category templates and more. Each Theme Builder template consists of a custom Header, Footer and Body layout. These three areas can be built and customized using the Divi Builder and its full set of modules along with Dynamic Content.

One good thing about the new Divi 4.0 release is that they have included a few theme releases to become available right out of the box to use and will also it will direct designers how to use the new template designs that we will be creating for our clients.

Directions in uploading a Divi 4.0 theme.

To upload the Theme Builder Pack to your website, go to your WordPress Dashboard > Divi > Theme Builder. You can select the individual layout you desire or choose the ‘all’ file to important everything at once.

Find out more about Divi and why we think it is the most powerful design theme we use for Divi. It is the easiest builder for our clients and allows us to design and set apart your WordPress web site from all the others.

 

 

 

 

Houston Texas Web Design for WordPress

Houston Texas Web Design for WordPress

That’s right, we now have a WordPress web designer now in Houston Texas! We can’t wait to help those in Houston get the eye candy designs that Coffee Web Design is known for!

We recently had the privilege of working closely and training an art student in web design at our founding location of Hendersonville, North Carolina. She did such a fantastic job and loved designing in WordPress (we only hire people who LOVE web design as much as we do) that she wanted to work after her recent move to Houston. We couldn’t say no. We have even added some of her designs in our portfolio.

Is Houston in need for a great WordPress Designer team?

  • Web Design? Great! We specialize in designs for WordPress built sites!
  • Help build your WordPress site? You bet! We help with all kinds of services from layouts, logos, print design and more.
  • Secure your WordPress site for prevention of hackers and malware? We can do that too.
  • Good affordable Hosting for your WordPress site? How about picking out a domain? We refer everyone to our affiliate Secure Hosting WP, so we can even help monitor your WP site for you.
  • Maintaining your WordPress site on an ongoing basis? We want to help make sure WordPress sites are kept up todate for everyone. So we can help with that service too.

So if you are in the Houston area and in need of a fantastic web design, by a fantastic team, then let us know by contacting us for a free quote.

51 Amazing Facts You Probably Don’t Know About WordPress

Throughout the years, WordPress has evolved from a simple blogging platform into a versatile content management system. Today, this open source software tool enables you to create anything between a simple blog and a fully functional website.

The popularity of WordPress has been constantly increasing, as it’s flexible, easy to use, and has many powerful features. Many leading companies, including Forbes, eBay, and The New York Times, have chosen WordPress to power their websites, making it the most used CMS worldwide.

Take a look at this Website Builder infographic to learn some amazing facts that you probably didn’t know about WordPress.

 

Source: 51 Amazing Facts You Probably Don’t Know About WordPress

 

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Understanding Copyrights, Trademarks, & Patents (And How They Affect Your WordPress Business)

Understanding Copyrights, Trademarks, & Patents (And How They Affect Your WordPress Business)

Copyrights, trademarks, and patents are somewhat complex topics. However, they each can have an effect on the way you run your WordPress site, which makes understanding their basics important.

The good news is you don’t need to hit the law books to figure out how each of these elements impacts you. In this article, we’re going to discuss the difference between copyrights, trademarks, and patents, and how WordPress is licensed. Then, we’ll talk about what elements of your site you need to protect and how to do it. Let’s get to work!

What’s the Difference Between Copyrights, Trademarks, and Patents?

Before we dive into how these elements affect your WordPress site, it’s important to know what their differences are. For now, let’s keep things simple and talk about them one by one:

Copyright. Think of this as proof of ownership over the content you create. For example, if you’re running a WordPress website you can copyright your graphics and content (and we’ll talk more about this later on). On top of proving you’re the owner of your content, copyrights also govern how others can reproduce, imitate, and distribute it.

Trademark. Unlike copyrights, trademarking isn’t about protecting your content, it’s all about your brand. Using this method enables you to claim your website’s name, domain, logo, and any other symbols representing your brand. That way, other people can’t use them to deceive your visitors and customers without breaking the law.

Patents. This type of protection is reserved for unique business processes and technologies. However, you can’t patent a website as a whole (in the vast majority of cases).

Before moving on, let’s talk a bit more about patents. There’s a common misconception that almost any idea can be patented, but it’s not quite true. In fact, it’s likely you won’t be able to obtain a patent for your product unless you can prove it’s unique (and non-obvious).

To put it simply, if you run a simple WordPress website, you probably don’t need to think about patents. That is unless you’re offering a service you can prove is unique and innovative. If you just want to protect your intellectual property, copyrights and patents are the way to go.

See more from Source: Understanding Copyrights, Trademarks, & Patents (And How They Affect Your WordPress Business) | Elegant Themes Blog

How to add a link in WordPress

How to add a link in WordPress

When adding a new link in your WordPress pages or posts, there are a couple of different ways to do this and two things to consider.

Rule of thumb on creating a link in WordPress

Is the link Internal? Is this link going to link to another page or post that you have on your site?

Is the link external? Is the link going to link to another page, article or image OUTSIDE of your site?

These are the basic two questions you have to know to link the best way to add links in your site.

See the screen shot and steps you can take to have the best link structure within your WordPress site.

How to create an INTERNAL LINK:

  1. Highlight the part that you want linked. (#1)
  2. Click on the link icon in the editor (a box should appear with paste or search) (#2)
  3. Since the link is “INTERNAL” then start to type the name of the page or post and it should give you choices for internal pages or posts on your site to link to. Choose the page or post you would like to link. (#3)
  4. Click the “apply arrow” (blue arrow) and you are finished. (#7)

How to create an EXTERNAL LINK:

  1. Highlight the part that you want linked. (#1)
  2. Click on the link icon in the editor (a box should appear with paste or search)(#2)
  3. Click the “settings icon” (gear icon – see #4)
  4. Paste the URL in the URL box (see #5)
  5. Check the “Open link in a new tab” (#6)
  6. Click the blue “Add Link” button at the bottom of the box (which will cause it to close)
  7. Click the “apply” button (blue arrow) and you are finished. (#7)

Adding links is easy in a wordpress site and using the methods above for an external link will keep people on your site for longer periods of time. You want to be able to link to external sites, however you want to keep your audience on your site without leaving to view something somewhere else.

This make sense? 🙂

 

 

 

Some Great Reasons Why You Need a Website

Some Great Reasons Why You Need a Website

Before you shove the idea from your head of why you don’t need a web site, there are many reason why you DO need one. Over the yeas we have had clients who do not even have an email address. They still do business with having a web site.

Have you noticed over the years, our old way of using the yellow pages coming by way of postal service, has dwindled down to almost nothing? Why is this? If you use the internet or not, most of the population today does! Smart phones, tablets, computers, and yes even their head gear and watches connect on the go! Society is always on the go…globally now. How do you stay caught up with the demands of hobbies, businesses, information or sales? A great, smooth running designed web site!

Here are some good reasons why you should consider having a web site:

  • Web Sites Never Sleep
  • Your Top Competitor Has A Website
  • Websites Improve Customer Confidence & Corporate Image
  • Small Businesses Have Higher Revenue
  • Websites Help Establish More Customers
  • Websites Are Not Just Local, They Are Global
  • It is always accessible
  • A website save your time & money

 

 

Web sites just aren’t for business. A great eye pleasing personal one is great too! If you are thinking about a web site, just contact us and we will be more than happy to discuss your ideas and use our canvas to create one for you!

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