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June 3, 2020

What Exactly Is Total Blocking Time?

In the most recent update of Google PageSpeed, which happened in May 2020, users were introduced to several new metrics, like Cumulative Layout Shift, Largest Contentful Paint and Total Blocking Time. These new metrics were introduced as Google begins to shift towards a user experience (UX) oriented stance. In this blog post we're going to […]
May 31, 2020

What Exactly Is Largest Contentful Paint?

Some Google PageSpeed users may have noticed a new metric called Largest Contentful Paint. This was added in May 2020, as Google begins pushing user experience as an important metric in ranking websites on its search engine. Previously, we wrote about cumulative layout shift, and what that score meant. In this blog post we're going […]
May 31, 2020

How To Preload Elementor Fonts

This guide will walk you through the steps needed to preload Elementor fonts (EIcons & Font Awesome) for a faster website and better PageSpeed score.
May 31, 2020

How To Use GTMetrix in 2020

In this post, we're going to be answering the essential question of “how do you use GTmetrix”? GTmetrix is a very powerful tool that you can use to test the speed and performance of your website, but understanding how best to use it and what the individual features of it are can help you identify […]
May 29, 2020

What exactly is Cumulative Layout Shift?

In late May, 2020 Google announced an initiative to better user experience on website pages. User experience in the next coming months will begin to act as a factor for ranking on the Google search engine. In line with this new development, The Google PageSpeed Insights tool added a new metric called cumulative layout shift. […]
May 28, 2020

The Guide To The Coolors Color Palette Generator

This guide to the Coolors color palette generator tool contains everything you need to know about the recently redesigned tool. Coolors packs tons of professional features into a free, well designed web app.
May 28, 2020

How to get .EDU backlinks (4.5 methods that work)

In this blog post we wanted to share some less-than-known techniques on backlink building that we employ here at our agency, and that we've learned from professionals on the web. In this case study, we're going to attempt to build high authority links to our test website. We're going to be targeting .edu links from […]
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May 26, 2020

4 Ways To Develop A WordPress Site Before Going Live

A very common question we see in Facebook groups and SubReddits is “how can I develop my own WordPress website before going live? Is there any service that will allow me to host my website for free, so I can mess around with it (sandbox environment) before moving it to a live web host?” There […]
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May 25, 2020

The State Of Reddit Ads In 2020

We threw $150 into Reddit Ads in 2020. Here's what happened. This blog post is a documentation of our experience running Reddit advertising in 2020. Advertising on Reddit is a dangerous prospect, and one that not many people have attempted (or even heard about). Reddit is a platform that's not known for ads, and gets […]
May 25, 2020

How To Migrate A WordPress Website In 5 Mins & 5 Clicks

At Isotropic we move many websites from development hosting to live hosting per week. We also see tons of questions about how best to migrate your WordPress website on Facebook and Reddit. There seems to be a lot of confusion about doing this, and the actual complexity around it. At least in our opinion, migrating […]
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May 24, 2020

How We Built An Online Course Website With LearnDash, Elementor & WordPress

In this blog post we're going to discuss how we built an online course website with LearnDash, Elementor and WordPress in under one week. We're going to go behind the scenes of the website and discuss the plugins, themes, custom coding and development work that went into creating it. From this post, we hope to […]
May 21, 2020

Selling Online Courses with LearnDash

Today, we look at selling online courses with LearnDash. Why keep your knowledge to yourself when it can become a source of income? It's not a hard task to start selling your courses on your website, and you can even bring others into the fold with LearnDash affiliates. Let's jump into how all this is […]
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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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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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