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WordCamp Boston 2017

It’s been two weeks since the A2 team had the pleasure of sponsoring and attending WordCamp Boston for the very first time, and we thought it was about time to share some pictures from the event! WordCamp Boston just wrapped up it’s 8th year and everything went very smoothly. Those …

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Recap of WordCamp Kent 2017

WordCamp Kent took place this past weekend in Kent, Ohio. We had the pleasure of sponsoring and attending this camp for the second year in a row (last year this camp went by the name of WordCamp Northeast Ohio). Kent is about 45 minutes south-east of Cleveland; a small college town with …

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An Introduction to Virtual Private Servers (And 3 Reasons You Might Need One)

A server room.

Virtual Private Servers (VPSs) aren’t for everyone, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t worth considering for your next hosting upgrade. However, hosting solutions come in all shapes and sizes, so knowing how each one might benefit you is crucial when deciding whether or not you should make a switch. While the term ‘private server’ can sound intimidating, with a better understanding …

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A Beginner’s Guide to HTTPS (Including How to Enable It)

A hand holding a lock in front of a screen.

These days, online security is more important than ever. Not only are people spending more and more time online, but they’re also sharing tons of private information. Attackers have more opportunities than ever to compromise data, which means that you need to step up your security efforts. One of the …

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Let’s Encrypt: What Is It, and How Does It Compare to Paid SSL Solutions?

These days, website encryption is no longer reserved for only e-commerce and enterprise sites. With security remaining a top concern among users and search engines alike, it’s important you let people know your site is secure. Plus, it’s never been easier to obtain and set up a Secure Sockets Layer …

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3 Ways to Enhance Your Website’s Credibility

When it comes to running a website, making sure that your audience trusts you and your brand is critical, and that’s where credibility comes in. After all, if visitors don’t find your site trustworthy, they’re likely to take their business elsewhere. There are several ways to boost your site’s credibility, …

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3 Ways to Integrate Social Media Into WordPress

Social media plays a huge role in the day-to-day lives of millions of people. It wouldn’t be an exaggeration to say these platforms have fundamentally altered the way we behave online and communicate with others. With that in mind, failing to account for social media in your site’s design and …

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An Introduction to Welcome Emails (And How to Nail Them)

When it comes to engaging users and driving conversions, email marketing campaigns are one of the most powerful and customizable tools at your disposal. This means it’s crucial that you make a good first impression, or you could risk losing subscribers from the get go. The best way to leave …

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4 Vital Tips to Help You Excel in Modern Web Design

Web design is an ever-evolving art form. If you want to stay ahead of the curve, you need to be constantly aware of the latest developments in technology and what other designers are doing. While this takes some effort to achieve, it’s doesn’t have to be quite as resource-intensive as …

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