Astra Pro with Gutenberg Review – Practical Application

At 3.7 Designs we have an array of strategies we use to solve business problems. For example, when it comes to redesigning a website we might recommend recommend a completely custom design that starts with a design discovery engagement. Typically this process can take three to six months with ample time upfront to research the […]

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What to Know About Using Third Party Technology on Your Website

At one time every website feature was built from scratch. Even the programming languages used were in their infancy and required more effort to fulfill basic requirements. Today, we have an overwhelming amount of tools, frameworks and APIs to leverage. We can create feature rich websites and online application in less time and lower costs. […]

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WordPress Website Hosting

I think we can confidently say not all WordPress website hosting is created equal. Is there even a difference between WordPress hosting and non-WordPress hosting and does it matter? The answer is: yes. WordPress website hosting can be defined as a managed hosting service optimized for the WordPress platform with security, usability, and speed enhancements. […]

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Released WooCommerce Product Barcode Generator

Creating new, useful tools is what gets us out of bed in the morning. Often times we create marketing assets and business tools for our clients. On occation we see an opportunity to create something that has can help a much larger audience. Recently we needed to explored the possibility of automatically generating barcodes for […]

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Custom WordPress Theme Design: What to Look For

WordPress is the most popular content management system for a reason. It flexible, extendable and user-friendly. No wonder it’s used by 28% of the web. If you’ve decided to use WordPress one of your first decisions is use an existing theme (paid or free) or a custom developed one. We’ve written about this decision here. […]

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WordPress Themes: Custom Development or Existing Premium Theme

With an ample amount of premium WordPress themes available you might question the need to have a custom theme designed and built for you. While there are some great WordPress themes available, a custom designed and built theme has numerous advantages. Ducks and Decorated Sheds A few years ago I attended a user-experience talk by […]

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Growing a WordCamp Year After Year

The fourth WordCamp Ann Arbor just wrapped up, and the initial feedback is that it was the best one to date. Two years ago I wrote a post summarizing what I had learned leading WordCamps prior to stepping down as lead organizer. Now I’ve been involved in another two and have seen the camp I […]

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The Need for NonCamps

2017 was the year of my foray into non-Camp WordPress conferences. They’ve changed my perspective on the WordPress conference landscape. Years ago when Pressnomics was first announced, I questioned the need for a non-camp focused conference. Couldn’t we discuss business topics at a WordCamp? Is this a way to get around the rules put in […]

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Is WordPress Ready to be a Business Application Platform?

WordPress was originally built for blogging. Eventually it evolved into a content management system. Now, many say its future is an application framework. It’s now quick and easy to assemble rich functionality using structured data, user management, and integrations with other platforms. There have been many discussions about using WordPress for consumer targeted applications, but […]

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