The Hive

Where the work gets done!

Take a peek inside the hive and see how we’re making life sweeter for our clients.

What we’re swarming on. The questions our clients are asking. The problems they are asking us to solve, and sometimes some observations we have for them.

Maybe what’s on their minds is on your mind too.

How do I disable comments on a WordPress blog?

How do I disable comments on a WordPress blog?

WordPress has a great system that lets your readers comment on your blog posts, offering their opinions and suggestions, and in many cases creating discussion. But this can sometimes get out of hand and potentially create a headache for you. Why disable comments?...

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How to link an external page in the WordPress menu

How to link an external page in the WordPress menu

When you create a menu for your site, there may be times when you need to include a link to an external website. Examples I can think of off the top of my head are linking out to PayPal for donations, or to an offsite registration form. Maybe you have a sister company...

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Do I need a blog on my website?

Do I need a blog on my website?

A blog is a great marketing tool if you follow a few guidelines! Does everyone need a blog? Short answer: no. Need is a strong word. A blog can enhance a business website by keeping it fresh and adding interest, but it’s not critical that you have a blog. If you...

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How do I back up my website?

How do I back up my website?

Before you make any changes to your website, especially when changing themes or updating plugins, you need to make sure you back up the current version. Why it’s important to back up your site We’ve all been there. We edit a Word...

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Is my PHP up to date?

Is my PHP up to date?

What is PHP? PHP is the code that your WordPress site is built on – both the back end of your site and the templates that keep it looking good. It’s an open source coding language, and the good news is that you don’t need to know PHP to build or maintain your website....

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The easiest way to find keywords

The easiest way to find keywords

Finding keywords doesn’t have to be hard! You know you need keywords to help people find your website, but do you know how to come up with them? It’s not a complicated process, but be careful! You could find yourself bogged down in the art and science of it! The why...

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Do I need a mailing list?

Do I need a mailing list?

A mailing list may be one of the most overlooked marketing tools in the business toolkit. Feared by many, and misunderstood by some, we’ll look at whether or not you could use a mailing list for your business.  Let’s talk marketing for a sec … Let’s be honest,...

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How do I add a new user in WordPress?

How do I add a new user in WordPress?

Why do I need to add users to my site? There are a few reasons you may want to add a new user to your WordPress account. You may want to add another administrator to your site to help you with admin tasks. It’s always a good idea to ask someone you trust to...

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All those unused plugins

All those unused plugins

We all love plugins! They give our WordPress sites functionality and save us from having to hire expensive developers, or learn how to write code ourselves. They’re usually free or very inexpensive, and there are literally thousands to choose from. But plugins are not...

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What’s up with keywords?

What’s up with keywords?

We could get deep into keywords. REALLY deep. But I won’t do that here. We’ll take a super-quick look at what keywords are, why they matter, how to find yours, and how you can use them to your benefit. Keywords are the words that you would use to describe the main...

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This one time at (Word) camp

This one time at (Word) camp

Can you believe we're almost halfway through the year already? And the last three months have been spent in pandemic-mode. I'm holding out hope this pandemic will be over by Christmas. Whether you're loving your time at home, or itching to get out more, it has been a...

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