What are WordPress Pingbacks & Trackbacks and why should I care.

If you’ve ever dug into the WP dashboard while blogging you may have come across pingbacks & trackbacks and scratched you head as I have. What are they?  What they do? Should I allow them. Here’s a good article by John Hughes that explains Pings and Trackbacks that does a good job of explaining them […]

Organizing Your Media on WordPress

I often build sites with  lots of images, pdfs that can become a real headache to manage. In the past I’ve used Enhanced Media Library. It’s easy to use and catagorize the media library. I ran into a conflict with Beaver Builder, which is my primary site building tool and haven’t found a replacement yet. […]

Adding ReCaptcha to Gravity forms

What is reCAPTCHA and why would should you like it? ReCAPTCHA is a test used on intake forms designed to foil automated bots that add spam to your inbox.  There are many variations. Gravity forms is one of the most most popular WordPress form plugins. Adding reCAPTCHA is pretty easy. Really Simple Captcha is one […]

Every Organization (Still) Needs a Website

Every organization has (or should have) a website. How useful it is? Is it helping your organization reach its goals? The purpose of a organization website has been evolving since the first web page went live in 1991. Organizations were some of the early pioneers on the web, creating websites and the first social networks: […]

ADA Compliance for WordPress Websites

ADA Compliance for WordPress Websites is possible. If you have an organization with a website that has been around for a while, chances are ADA wasn’t taken into account when it was built and over the years content has grown and you’re facing a big task of making your website compliant. There are some new […]

Updates at Halagan Design 2017-2018

We Don’t Stand Still 2017 was a year of adding new clients and new systems at Halagan Design. As websites evolve and the web expands our focus continues to be on Organic Web Marketing. This suits a lot our client base and produces the best value and brand exposure based on limited marketing resources. Marketing […]

Web Traffic: Where does it come from?

You may have a great website, but do you have great web traffic from your target audience? Understanding web traffic sources can help you boost your web traffic. Here are the primary sources of web traffic. 1. Direct traffic: People who type in your url into the browser or click on a bookmark. In other […]

Create an easy to remember password that’s safe

I was listening to All Things Considered the other day and “All Things Tech” and they talked about new guidelines for creating password easy to remember password making it easier on the brain. Instead of creating an complex random password with 20 characters, digits, and special characters that are impossible to remember, the National Institute […]

Fundamental Rules of Web Marketing

Some people might be under the misconception that they just need a new website and their marketing will be resolved. I’ve create a list of some of some fundamental rules of web marketing. There are six areas considered and 5 rules listed for each area.

HTTP vs HTTPS, safe or unsafe, Google Weighs in.

  What’s HTTP? HTTP precedes www.yourdomain.com and it tells the browser to connect using Hypertext Transfer Protocol. HTTP is a standard protocol developed to allow client and server to communicate with other websites. A client sends a request to a server and the server sends back a website. What is HTTPS? HTTPS stands for Hypertext […]