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How do I update my WordPress site once it’s completed? by Biondo Studio

How do I update my WordPress site once it’s completed?

how do i update my wordpress site once it’s completed?

Once your WordPress site is completed, with a bit of effort you should be able to edit the content of the main website pages yourself. If the home page and main navigation of the pages is animated or highly customized you probably wouldn’t be able to update it yourself without our assistance, but you will be able to log in and add content to the pages or add blog posts and share them on social media yourself. read more…

What technical items do I need for my website?

What technical items do I need for my website?
There are a wide variety of products available for your website and many different companies to choose from. We don’t make clients move if they’re satisfied with the company already in place for their website hosting and domain registration. And, we can still guide you though the basics so that you purchase only what you need and at a reasonable price. Just keep in mind that it’s usually much easier and you’ll have less tech issues if you stick with one company for all of your technical needs. read more…

How much does a website or other project cost?

how much does a website or other project cost?

The price varies depending on the project size and scope of what you need. Sometimes there is complex programming, or an intricate design is requested, or the internal pages of the site have a lot of content, needs and organizational overhaul, etc. An illustrated and/or animated landing page is a bit extra, depending on the design. Also, some clients may need just a very basic site, so those would be priced quite a bit lower.
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What is an SSL certificate and why would i need one?

what is an SSL certificate and why would i need one?

Until just a few years ago, sites that had Ecommerce ability and had forms for credit card info, etc. needed to have something called an SSL certificate on it in order to encrypt the data and keep it secure. You can see which sites do or don’t have this protection by looking at the URL bar and seeing if there’s a padlock before the address or not. Secure sites also have a prefix of “https” rather than “http.” read more…

How can I keep my website secure from hackers?

how can i keep my website secure from hackers?

Paying attention to routine maintenance on your site is very important, and so is letting us know about any odd things about your website or weird emails. WordPress websites, and especially those with blogs, can sometimes be targeted by hackers or malware, who are looking for out of date technology. Google is requiring all websites to get an SSL certificate these days for data encryption, which is a good safeguard. It’s important to keep your WordPress software and plugins updated so that your site can benefit from the latest security updates. read more…

Updating the video player on your website

updating the video player on your website

Many clients have a video players on their site, and it’s a great way to have user engagement and show your work in various mediums. We have two main types of video players that we install, with one being super-easy to use, and the other being pretty easy to use with a bit of practice. Don’t forget, we’re here for updates and maintenance if you ever get stuck, but it’s always nice to have some control of adding content to your own website. read more…

How can social media help my website?

how can social media help my website?

We recommend setting up accounts at Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or Linkedin to help to promote yourself and your work. Which accounts you decide to set up purely depends on you, your needs, and your audience. We can create matching social media banners for you to use for a cohesive branded look. Social media links can be added to your website and will help your visitors to keep up with you and create a flow of traffic between your website and your social media updates. read more…

Adding new audio to your players

adding new audio to your players

We have a few different styles of audio players that we use for websites, and one player in particular, is very easy to update. It’s called the “tPlayer” and it’s the style that has multiple demos in one player and it’s nice and sleek looking. As always, we are available for maintenance on your website if it’s something that you’d rather not do, but if you’d like to give it a shot, here are some basic instructions that should explain pretty well. read more…

Should I hire a photographer for my photos?

Should I hire a photographer for my photos?

Stock photos are a good option to inexpensively create a look for your branding, and there are many different companies to choose from. However, lately more and more of our clients are opting to have professional photos taken and to put their own face front and center on their website. Yes, hiring a photographer is a bit more of an expense, but having a good set of branded photos of yourself is useful for many different purposes. read more…

How do I add, edit, or delete a blog post?

how do i add, edit, or delete a blog post?

A blog is a great way to share your thoughts, promote your business and increase your SEO. The search engines like to list active sites that have new and unique content, and writing informative relevant blog posts is a great way to share information on social media. It helps to create an area of expertise and an interest in your brand and get back and forth traffic between your site and social media. read more…

Do you have a website maintenance plan and what does it include?

do you have a website maintenance plan and what does it include?

Yes we do! Keeping your WordPress site’s main software and theme updated regularly can help to protect against malware & viruses, plugin conflicts, outdated php, and other fun things that the average person does not need to think about. When a website is completed, we send the login information to each client and encourage them to maintain the site themselves, but for those that would rather not, we’re happy to take care of these needs for you. read more…

What is the design process for a website?

what is the design process for a website?

This is one of the main things discussed in the initial consultation and we talk about the details in order to get a clear picture of exactly what you want and would like to convey before an estimate is written up. Most custom brand creation and the building of the website takes an average of 4 to 6 weeks.

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Will my site be listed in search engines?

will my site be listed in search engines?

Although it does take a little bit of time and the ranking relies on a number of different factors that change from time to time. We put meta descriptions into the WordPress software so that search engines such as Google can read your website and you’ll be listed when people search for you. It sometimes takes a few weeks for them to list your site. All of our sites have readable text and title and description tags no matter how large or small the project. read more…

Can you help with the editing of audio or video?

can you help with audio or video?

While we don’t do any recording here at Biondo Studio, we can help with some other needs that you might have for audio or video. For audio, we can seamlessly edit already existing files, compile them in a new arrangement, or we can export them into a different file format. We also edit video and do a terrific job, if I may say so myself. read more…

Do you provide web hosting or domain name registration?

do you provide web hosting or domain name registration?

We have our own online shop at biondoweb.com, a subsidiary reseller of GoDaddy products which has everything you’d ever need to get your website up and running. Usually we will create an account for the client, have them update their credit card information, and then we can purchase these items for the client to make it easier for them and so they don’t have to navigate through dull technical info. After making the purchase of a few basic items, we will sync everything up and be ready to go. read more…

Do you provide website updates if needed?

do you provide website updates if needed?

We are available to update sites that are created here at our studio for a $100.00 hourly rate, billed in 15 minute increments. Usually updates are made within a week of requesting them, and more quickly if possible. We can’t usually maintain a site created by another designer, as everyone programs differently. Sometimes it costs more to maintain an old outdated site than to create a new one. read more…

How do I get a customized email address?

how do i get a customized email address?

There are different options when setting up a customized email address such as you@yourdomain.com that matches your site name and looks more professional than one from Yahoo or Google. It mainly depends on the company that you’ve registered your domain with, and what types of email setups they have available. read more…

What is the timeframe needed to get a website completed?

what is the timeframe needed to get a website completed?

The average timeframe to design and build a website is 4 to 6 weeks. However, being a small studio, there can be a bit of a queue to get started with a new web design. After the initial consultation and the sending of the estimate, if it all looks agreeable, then the client can send a signed copy of the contract and the deposit to secure their place in the queue. We usually don’t have a wait of more than a week or two. read more…

What is the payment policy?

what is the payment policy?

For larger jobs like a website, we request that a 50% deposit be paid to get started and to get the project started in the queue. Once the site is completed and launched, we send out an invoice billing for the balance. For maintenance and smaller projects, the bill is sent out at the end of each month with the due date customarily set at two weeks in the future. read more…

Which software do you work with?

which software do you work with?

All of our sites are created with WordPress.ORG software, which is highly customizable, mobile-friendly, and allows clients to update and maintain most of the site themselves. WordPress is more in-depth than a simple blogging platform because it can accommodate an entire site on your own server, including one blog page and countless plugins for different effects and features. The version of WordPress that we use is slightly different than the free setup of WordPress.COM software. Confusing, I know! read more…

What is GDPR compliance?

what is GDPR compliance?

You may or may not have heard of the GDPR compliance which went into effect on May 25, 2018. In order to cover all bases and make sure that you are being clear with your visitors about what data that you’ll be collecting from them and how it will be used, we will add a privacy policy to your site along with disclaimers near contact forms and blog comment fields making your site as close to being GDPR compliant as possible. read more…

Can you offer any assistance in the voice over business?

can you offer any assistance in the voiceover business?

Although we have done dozens of voice over sites over the years, we are not really part of the voice over industry ourselves. I do know a good voice when I hear one, but we stick to the branding, design and developing. We’ve worked very closely with an amazing voice over manager named Celia Siegel for a decade or two who consults with clients to figure out the best aspects of their voice and how to brand and market them to the industry. read more…

Updating the video player on your website

Many clients have a video players on their site, and it's a great way to have user engagement and show your work in various mediums. We have two main types of video players that we install, with one being super-easy to use, and the other being pretty easy to use with...

Should I hire a photographer for my photos?

Stock photos are a good option to inexpensively create a look for your branding, and there are many different companies to choose from. However, lately more and more of our clients are opting to have professional photos taken and to put their own face front and center...

What is the design process for a website?

This is one of the main things discussed in the initial consultation and we talk about the details in order to get a clear picture of exactly what you want and would like to convey before an estimate is written up. Most custom brand creation and the building of the...

Can you help with the editing of audio or video?

While we don't do any recording here at Biondo Studio, we can help with some other needs that you might have for audio or video. For audio, we can seamlessly edit already existing files, compile them in a new arrangement, or we can export them into a different file...

How do I get a customized email address?

There are different options when setting up a customized email address such as you@yourdomain.com that matches your site name and looks more professional than one from Yahoo or Google. It mainly depends on the company that you've registered your domain with, and what...

What is the payment policy?

For larger jobs like a website, we request that a 50% deposit be paid to get started and to get the project started in the queue. Once the site is completed and launched, we send out an invoice billing for the balance. For maintenance and smaller projects, the bill is...

Which software do you work with?

All of our sites are created with WordPress.ORG software, which is highly customizable, mobile-friendly, and allows clients to update and maintain most of the site themselves. WordPress is more in-depth than a simple blogging platform because it can accommodate an...

What is GDPR compliance?

You may or may not have heard of the GDPR compliance which went into effect on May 25, 2018. In order to cover all bases and make sure that you are being clear with your visitors about what data that you'll be collecting from them and how it will be used, we will add...

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