Author: James LePage

James LePage is the founder of Isotropic Design, a digital agency that builds WordPress websites. I read, write and design constantly!
May 20, 2020
How To Remove The Bitnami Banner From Your Lightsail WordPress Website

In this blog post, we’re going to run through some ways that you can remove the Bitnami banner from your WordPress Installation on Amazon Lightsail. When you install a new instance of WordPress on Amazon Lightsail, this is done through Bitnami.  When you load your new website you're going to notice a Bitnami Banner in […]

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May 19, 2020
Comparing The Top Two Free WordPress Charity Plugins

At Isotropic Design we get a lot of requests for the best plugin to accept donations in WordPress. Whether you're a political campaign, nonprofit organization, business, or anything else, you may be looking to accept donations on your WordPress website. We compared the top two free WordPress charity plugins that will allow your visitors to […]

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May 18, 2020
The Top Alternatives To Google Analytics

Our agency has been experimenting with Google Analytics alternatives as solutions to our customers increasing desires to break from the technological behemoth. 84% of websites use Google analytics as their statistical analytics platform for their website. It's a super powerful tool, but there are several cases where you may want to explore alternatives. Google Analytics […]

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May 17, 2020
Can't Get Into Your Site? Here's What To Do.

We created this quick guide to help you get back into your WordPress website if you were locked out. We know that there are a lot of other articles online that discuss how best to do this, but we feel that they're lacking in guidance and screenshots. Especially if you're a first-time user of the […]

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May 16, 2020
Building A WordPress Website For Your Restaurant

The global pandemic is pushing many restaurant owners to offer online only delivery and service. As an agency, we have seen many many requests on how to implement online ordering into your digital presence. Building a platform in WordPress that will allow customers to order ahead, schedule a pick up time and then pay for […]

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May 15, 2020
How To Secure Your WordPress Website

Many website owners are rightfully worried about the security of their WordPress site. There a lot of manual hackers, as well as automated bots that are looking to break into your website, steal valuable user information, and push visitors to pop-up advertising.  This is a guide for a website owner who is looking to increase […]

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May 15, 2020
Ensure Text Remains Visible During Webfont Load On WordPress

What Is It? Fonts are often large files that take awhile to load. Some browsers hide text until the font loads, causing a flash of invisible text (FOIT). FOIT is pretty much how it sounds, when the browser sees that a custom font is applied to a text, it waits till the font is downloaded. […]

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May 14, 2020
Building A Cross-Website Paywall With WPForms

Introduction In this article, we wanted to show you how to make a quick and dirty paywall using WPForms.  As a design agency, we offer a lot of resources for free. We also have a lot of resources/articles that should be paid, and decided to make a really quick paywall, to use if we ever […]

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May 14, 2020
Moving To Matomo, Google Analytics Biggest Competition

Recently, our agency decided to move our website analytics platform from Google Analytics to an open source solution called Matomo. We chose to do this as we wanted to respect our users privacy, and felt that hosting statistics on our own server was better for both us and them.  We began looking for an open […]

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May 13, 2020
How To Efficiently Encode Images On WordPress

What Is It? This audit lists all unoptimized images, with potential savings in kilobytes. Optimizing the images listed will make the page load faster and consume less data. Why Does It Display? Lighthouse collects all the JPEG or BMP images on the page, sets each image's compression level to 85, and then compares the original […]

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