- Presenter Bio and Workshop Description
- Slidedeck PDF document with speaker notes
- Resource List
About the Presenter
Watch this “About the Presenter video on YouTube for closed captions.
Watch this “Workshop Description” video on YouTube for closed captions.
Slidedeck for “Three (or more) Common Website Mistakes”
Presented to the Washington State Nonprofit Conference on Tuesday, May 18, 2021.
View a PDF handout with slides and speaker ntoes.
Resources – Free Giveaway
Free website Audit
You can get an automated free website audit. A report with valuable feedback on your website will be emailed to you within 15 minutes.
Sign Up to Win a Free Comprehensive Site Audit
Sign up before June 15th for a chance to win a FREE comprehensive site audit valued at $499. Site audit includes a PDF report and a personalized video describing the findings that you can share and watch multiple times. Additionally, you can also schedule an optional consultation phone call to review the findings.
Resources – Accessibility
The A11y Project
The A11Y Project is a community-driven effort to make digital accessibility easier. Their color contrast evaluation tool is particularly helpful.
WebAim is an excellent resource for training and technical assistance regarding website accessibility.
Adding Images to Websites Blog Post
This two-part blog post gives a lot of information about adding alt-text and preparing images for your website.
Accessibility Insights for Web
Accessibility Insights for Web is a chrome extension that can be installed into the browser that allows you to test a website’s accessibility and provides recommendations for improvement.
Resources – Legal
Resources – Performance and Security
Image Compression Resources
- Smush – A WordPress plugin designed to help compress images
- TinypngA website that you can use to compress images prior to uploading to your site.
- Cloudinary – A medial management tool that stores and compresses image and acts as a CDN (Content Delivery Network)
Cloudflare is a global network designed to make everything you connect to the Internet secure, private, fast, and reliable. We use Cloudflare for our DNS service to improvee speed and secure our websites.
Quality Website Hosting
Our favorite host is WPEngine and they are optimized specifically to increase the performance and security of WordPress websites. Other WordPress Managed hosting options include Pagely, Liquid Web, and Siteground, and Bluehost.
Specifically for WordPress, Jetpack boost is a plugin that helps optimize the site’s performance, specifically for Google’s Web Core Vitals.
Webpage Speed Tests
It is helpful to conduct page speed tests on your website. Webpage Test, Google Page Speed Insights, and GTMetrix are great tools to you.
Resources – SEO (Search Engine Optimization)
Yoast is widely recognized as one of the leading experts regarding SEO. The post on focus keywords is excellent for helping you understand keywords. The post on meta-descriptions is also a must-read.
Yoast SEO Plugin
The Yoast SEO plugin is our preferred plugin for SEO and is widely used in the WordPress community.
Core Web Vitals
Go to this page to learn more about Core Web Vitals. This page has information about the image compression format WebP.
Neil Patel is probably the most widely recognized SEO authority. His website and email newsletter are full of helpful information.
Ubersuggest is a web-based SEO tool that is very reasonably priced. It can help with SEO website analysis and Keyword research. Ubersuggest was created by Neil Patel.
Resources – Misc.
Open - A short video about the Open Source Project
Open.film is a short professionally produced video that takes a look inside the WordPress Open Source project and community.
You can find many meetups available on Meetup.com. The AZ WordPress Meetup has a membership of over 2,750 members across the state, and nationally. We are currently meeting through Zoom and offer monthly meetups on the topic of WordPress covering a wide range of topics. Not only is this a great networking opportunity, but a good way to collaborate and learn new things with one another.
RadiateForGood is a specialized service offered by RadiateWP that specializes in the nonprofit sector. Our monthly service handles all of your WordPress website needs. With one of our management plans, you can rely on our team to handle all of your WordPress support. We offer various packages from the starter package up to a monthly plan that offers unlimited support.