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We Heart WordCamp Kent!

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We had the privilege of attending a fantastic WordCamp last weekend in Kent Ohio. The event started on Saturday so we arrived Friday evening to get our interactive VR booth setup at the venue. We were immediately impressed by the convenience of having the event venue at the same location as the recommended hotel. This is always preferred.

As the Saturday sessions got into full swing, we found that there are many enthusiastic WordPress users in the area. Many of the conferences that we attend consist mostly of developers, but in this case it seemed there were quite a few new WordPress users who are actively trying to grow their knowledge. This tends to be a is a sign of a thriving WordPress community in Kent, Ohio.

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Setup a staging site, Easy as 1, 2, 3!

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So you just tried to update your site to the latest version or install a new extension or template and your site broke. To make matters worse, you forgot to create a backup prior to these actions and are constantly taking risks by making changes and testing on your live site. Well not anymore! That’s right - you can choose to setup a staging site at CloudAccess.net, it’s as easy as 1,2,3!

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6 Tips for Improving Website Usability

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Living in a rapidly changing world, businesses not only have to survive, but its major goal must be growth and producing revenue. In terms of technology, the company website is the key to success. The owner should focus not only on the traffic but also the website’s usability. This blog has some tips on how to tune the website’s usability.

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Hunger Awareness Month

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It’s June and Summer is just around the corner! However, let’s not forget those who are less fortunate as June marks Hunger Awareness Month. Did you know that 1 out of 5 children and 1 out of 7 adults suffer from hunger? You can help make a difference by getting involved this month.

CloudAccess.net is pitching in by offering a promo code: SolveWorldHunger to use during checkout while purchasing one of our hosting products throughout the month of June.

By using this promo code 20% of your Hosting related purchase will be donated to the “Rise Against Hunger” organization! Rise Against Hunger is dedicated to helping solve world hunger by 2030 and any funds raised will go towards providing life-changing aid such as food and medical supplies to people in need around the globe.

Also, keep a lookout on our Facebook and Twitter channels for facts on Global hunger that we will post each week until the end of June to help raise Hunger awareness.

Don’t forget promo Code: SolveWorldHunger

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WordCamp Halifax Summary

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This last weekend CloudAccess.net’s very own team members Danielle and Eyvonne attended WordCamp Halifax in Nova Scotia, Canada. The Event was hosted at the unique and picturesque Dalhousie University campus, which gave a great insight to the Victorian era. Our trip started off with a delicious stop at The Red Stag Tavern, where we got to meet the Lead Event organizers and speakers. 

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An Integrated Free CDN for ALL Websites!

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We are excited to announce that a fully integrated CDN (Content Distribution Network) has been added into the platform and it is now available for all paid plans. Our team has been working relentlessly on this new feature and we encourage all clients to utilize the CDN.

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CloudAccess.Net gives back on Earth Day!

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This past Saturday (April 22nd) was Earth Day and we reached out on social channels to see what people in their communities did to give back to the environment during this time. We were very excited to see people take an interest in our planet.

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Top 3 Online Image Optimizers

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Every website relies on images to present visual information and provide an ideal user experience. But presenting large attractive images can compromise your website performance. Luckily there's a solution - image optimization.

Here are 3 of the best online image compression tools you can use to generate fast loading JPEG and PNG images without sacrificing image quality.

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The Grilled Cheese Challenge

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March is American Red cross month and here in the US, it’s a month dedicated to giving time and assistance to the American Red Cross organization. The most common activity we see is donating blood to the Red Cross.

So what does giving blood have to do with a grilled cheese sandwich you might ask? Not much. We just thought offering you a delicious grilled cheese sandwich would be a nice way to encourage our clients and team to donating blood.

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Improving your WordPress website’s speed

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Why speed matters?

It’s just not the irrelevant numbers, but studies show that it can actually affect your business. Nowadays, we want everything fast and every second counts as potential clients simply don’t want to waste their valuable time.

To prove my point, studies from big corporations like Walmart show that a one-second improvement in a website's load time causes an increased conversion rate of 2%. This shows that it’s worth considering improving your site's speed so I welcome you to read this blog post.

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