While general WordPress sites should be fine with typical WordPress hosting solutions, the bare minimum for online stores is managed WordPress hosting.
But, here’s the thing about it. Compared to other types of services, managed WordPress hosting doesn’t come cheap at all. It would cost you anywhere between tens of dollars to thousands of dollars a month.
Now, going by this cost range, it certainly wouldn’t make sense settling for any random hosting provider. Let’s leave that to novice merchants for now.
A serious WordPress-based ecommerce website, on the other hand, should go for nothing but the best managed WordPress hosting services. The type of hosting that’s truly optimized for WordPress, offering specialized capabilities that are indeed worth every single penny.
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Do you have a creative in your life? We're talking about the artsy types who would rather spend time curled up reading a book in front of the fire. Those friends and family who put deep thought into the gifts they give and would rather not another plain shirt from the department store.
The good news is that creatives are often not that picky, since they can always get inventive with the gifts they receive. However, there's something great about finding that quirky or useful gift for their profession or everyday life, whether it be a shape-shifting chair that adds some character to their home or a set of musical wine glasses where the notes are set by the amount of liquid.
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Every designer at some point will encounter the client who brings in a blurry, pixelated JPEG copy of their logo (the only copy they have) and requests for changes to the logo.
Redesigning the logo entirely from scratch is one option, but it can be hard work, as you'll have to figure out exactly how the original designer achieved the result. This isn't always so difficult with simple logos, but it's definitely an issue with logos that have non-standard fonts or very complex artifacts.
As a designer, you know that clients should always have a vector copy of their logo with transparency in the background, but clients don't know that. They also don't always know how terrible it looks when a logo is recycled for different purposes using anything other than the vector copy.
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These days, the digital world, combined with mobile point of sale systems, easy eCommerce management options and a range of other tools means that it's easier than ever to launch your own business online. Unfortunately, that doesn't necessarily mean that merchants don't have challenges to face. If you want to get the payments you need each month from your consumers, then you're going to need the right payment processing system.
WePay is one of the better-known options on the market today. Launched as an alternative to the standard options like Stripe and PayPal in 2008, WePay was designed to give merchants something different. The primary focus of the company is providing today's online eCommerce sellers with a way to collect payments from donors and customers alike.
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So you want to make your business go live?
Here’s the deal.
It all starts with an action-packed website builder. Apparently, both Weebly and WordPress have remarkably shown their proficiency in the market. While trying to make intense steps to run your site, using the most engaging tool ultimately goes a long way. Having a website alone isn't good enough anymore. There's acute competition in the market which gives you a reason to worry a bit.
As the two run against each other, you need to figure out what your needs are.
Practically speaking, it could be that you need a customizable e-commerce website, or probably want to run a powerful blog with actionable content on whichever niche you have in mind. The fact is, both Weebly and WordPress have much to get everything off the right foot.
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Stationery. It grows in abundance in offices. Their favourite place is usually all over the place, but in well organized environments like desks, cabinets and cupboards, they tend to file, pile up and mix. Sometimes they show up unattended in boardrooms, receptions and canteens, but most of the time they are tightly held by humans who seem slightly addicted to them.
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Score a hat trick with this trio of free World Cup football/soccer templates designed by BrandPacks. This collection features a free soccer flyer template, a rack card template (in two styles) and a poster template (in two styles). Each template boasts a sporty theme with vibrant colors and exciting photography, perfect for promoting football and soccer tournaments and related events!
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Behind every successful project, there is at least one human being with powerful attributes. The attributes vary. It can be determination, vision, energy, patience…. Or it can be mindfulness – hard to miss it in those who managed to take the practice of meditation to a level where it starts leaving traces. The good kind. And that’s Andy Puddicombe’s mojo: an aura of serenity that surrounds him. His presence relaxes even the most tense interlocutor, and a smile is constantly blooming on his face. A former ordained Buddhist monk who wrote books on meditation and mindfulness, loves surfing, and snowboarding, Andy is also the co-founder and the more visible part of Headspace – the online project designed to demystify meditation.
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