Web Design, Web Development, and SEO Blog

Welcome to the Waypoint Web Design blog! We will be posting occasional relevant articles about web design, web development, and online marketing news and editorials as well as updates about our company and services.


Wordpress 4.5 Upgrades

Client sites were upgraded to WordPress 4.5 today. WordPress 4.5 was released early last week, but client upgrades were delayed due to a large number of websites reporting issues upgrading to the WordPress version (mostly due to jQuery href selector errors). More information on the current release can be found here....

Pre-built Website Themes vs Custom Web Designs

Waypoint Web Design builds websites using either pre-built website themes or custom website designs depending on the needs of the client. Each option has its own unique advantages and pitfalls which are highlighted below to help clients choose the best website for their needs. Pre-built Themes Pre-built themes are a single set of coded files that are sold multiple times. Pre-built themes produce websites which allow for some design modifications such as colors and layouts and the addition of logos, images, and text. Some of the most popular pre-built themes have been sold more than 200K times. Custom Designed Themes Custom...

Domain Transfer 60 Day Rule

I recently wrote about a domain transfer 45 day rule. In addition to that rule, there is another rule to keep in mind when transferring domains. If the domain is a newly registered domain, transfers are not allowed within the first 60 days of the initial registration period. A domain name is in the first 60 days of an initial registration period. ICANN Policy on Transfer of Registrations between Registrars 12 July 2004 Section A 3 8 ...

WordPress 4.4.2 Released

A new version of WordPress (4.4.2) was released to close a security vulnerability and also fix 17 bugs from versions 4.4.1 and 4.4. All client WordPress websites have been updated. More information on the current release can be found here. WordPress 4.4 has been downloaded over 20 million times. Wordpress 4.5 is scheduled to be released April 12, 2016....

Domain Transfer 45 Day Rule

I recently helped a client transfer some of their web services to a different provider. They also wanted to transfer their domain to their new web host, but since the client had just let their domain expire (and then renewed it), the 45 day domain transfer rule would have potentially caused them issues. I advised the client to wait 45 days before pursuing the transfer in order to bypass possible transfer problems. What is the 45 Day Domain Transfer Rule? According to ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers), the organization responsible for coordinating systems which enable the Domain...
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