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Own Your Plugins (Rather Than Vice Versa)

Last time we looked at why you want to rely on plugins for adding functionality to your WordPress site, rather than letting your theme do the heavy lifting for you. Flexibility is the word! At the same time, it’s very easy to go plugin-happy and install way more than you need on your site. Every… Read more

Technology, Web Design

Plug It In, Plug It In

Today’s lesson deals with an issue that is endemic to WordPress, so we’ll stray from our usual general-interest Web topics for just a moment and focus on this one issue on this one platform. A few weeks back we briefly alluded to a best practice on WordPress sites, concerning whether advanced functionality like e-commerce should… Read more


Learn WordPress!

Have you ever wanted to learn about using WordPress, but you didn’t know where to go? Meet Smart Web Today! Smart Web Today offers a full-fledged course on how to go from zero Web presence to launching your own site, in 30 days or less. Go at your own pace! The courses are videos (recorded… Read more


Evver Named In Top 25 Websites

Remember Evver? We posted about it a couple months back, in our “Finished Projects” bucket. in case it doesn’t ring a bell, or view the spectacular case study. In any case, Evver was recently named as one of the top 25 Web Sites for December of 2013, by the site Tech Attend. That’s a nice… Read more


Say Hello to Evver

We’re pleased to announce the launch of our latest Web project, Evver. Evver is a Web service that turns your photos into fun slideshow videos set to music of your choice. MWD Web built the marketing side of the site, a WordPress build that integrates with Evver’s product side for a seamless user experience. The… Read more

News, Technology

Cool New Features of WordPress 3.6

Things are a little hectic at MWD Web this week, so today’s post is a short one. We’re doggedly committed to posting every week, though, so by gum we’re going to post! The team of developers behind WordPress released their latest version, 3.6, earlier this month. We’ve had a few weeks now to play around… Read more

Building a Website, Technology

Pay Up!

Once you’ve decided on which platform to build your e-commerce venture on, you’ll also need to decide how you’ll accept payments for your stuff. The obvious answer is by credit card, but there are a few other possibilities to be aware of as well. Check/Money Order Some customers don’t like using their credit cards for… Read more

Building a Website

To Sell Online, or Not to Sell Online…

Anyone who owns a business is in the business of selling something. Be that a physical product, a digital product, a service, or what have you: sales is the name of the game. Today’s internet-powered life makes it easy for anyone to buy anything from anywhere in the world. You can go online and buy… Read more

Web Design

Finding Your Pictures

In part three of our series on blog photos, we explore some options for obtaining those perfect photos. There are two broad choices: Take your own/hire a photographer Find a picture online Chances are you don’t have the time or the money for #1, so we’ll focus on #2. Finding photos online requires an analysis… Read more

Internet Marketing, Web Design

Pick the Right Pics

Your blog is unique, and it has a personality all its own. Right? We also know from last week that blogs with pictures are more engaging, and tend to have higher readership than those that are just flat text. Those things being true, it follows that you’ll want to have pictures on your blog. So… Read more