Common Issues from Having a Poorly Developed Website

By |May 29th, 2017|Blog, Wordpress|

Being a WordPress Expert & Search Engine Optimization Expert for over 10 years I've become very good at dissecting clients WordPress websites to find out what is holding their websites back from online success, ranking well in Google and lastly why their competitors are outdoing them online. This really all stems back to when my [...]

How Many WordPress Plugins Are Too Many?

By |May 26th, 2017|Blog, Wordpress|

This question has often been asked in the WordPress community and there really isn't answer to be quite honest. Plugins are essentially pieces of code that can be added to WordPress that provide additional functionality. There are literally thousands of WordPress plugins that can offer a solution to almost everything you're looking for. In fact there [...]

Battling Comment Spam? Here’s a quick fix.

By |May 20th, 2017|Blog, Wordpress|

If you've launched a WordPress website that has comments enabled then get ready for an influx of comment spam. Comment spammers only care about getting a backlink from your website for their own SEO benefit by posting a mute or unrelated comment on your blog posts. Getting a lot of comment spam can additionally bloat [...]

WordPress Website Hacked? Install WordFence!

By |March 29th, 2017|Blog, Wordpress|

Today was not a good day for me as I discovered a term my site was ranking very high in search for had dropped from position 4 to 28 in Google search results. I thought I got de-indexed for some unknown reason so I tried a  search for my own companies name "NexToronto". The results [...]

WooCommerce Product Page Accordion Contact Form

By |October 30th, 2016|Blog, Wordpress|

Wordpress has become the most widely used content management system (CMS) with 60 percent market share. It's no surprise that the WooCommerce plugin has become one of the most widely used e-commerce solutions which now rivals other major standalone ecommerce solutions such as Magento, Shopify, Zen Cart and many others. Not only is WooCommerce an e-commerce component that easily [...]

Hire a WordPress Developer NOT just a Web Developer

By |August 28th, 2016|Blog, Wordpress|

I know that the title of this blog may be a bit confusing since a WordPress developer and web developer are essentially synonymous. If you're looking for someone to build or work on a WordPress website then understanding the difference of the two is not only important but critical. Let me explain the key differences between [...]

WordPress Standards That Help Your Business Stand Out

By |August 25th, 2016|Blog, Wordpress|

NexToronto's latest project (medevision.com) involved converting an HTML website to WordPress. The benefits of having the site converted to WordPress goes beyond simply allowing a site owner to easily add/edit content on their website. Aside from a standard HTML to WordPress conversion, our Toronto based WordPress development company prides itself in going above and beyond [...]

AMP up your WordPress website for Google

By |August 20th, 2016|Blog, Wordpress|

AMP (Accelerated Mobile Pages) has become a standard for all NexToronto WordPress websites. I always try to improve my base WordPress installations so my clients can gain the competitive edge in their marketplace. Find out about AMP and how it can help optimize your website for mobile devices. Google's objective is provide the best possible [...]

Increase Page Speed with ShortPixel’s WordPress Plugin

By |July 22nd, 2016|Blog, Wordpress|

I recently wrote an article on the importance of image optimization and how it can page speed. Image compression is one factor of web development which is commonly overlooked by WordPress web developers and/or bloggers. When a website uses large images this causes internet browsers to spend more time rendering a web page. This [...]

Testing Browser Compatibility with Internet Explorer

By |July 21st, 2016|Blog, Wordpress|

I believe my baldness was caused by 2 factors. Genetics and having to get websites to render properly in Internet Explorer. Despite the fact that web standards exist I still find myself trying to adapt my website to different browsers and versions in addition to responsiveness. Browser compatibility should be something considered when developing websites. [...]