When it was announced that the WordPress 5.0 upgrade would bring with it a new, non-elective editing framework called Gutenberg, it sparked a wave of reactions that rippled through the tech community and beyond. After all, when you’re talking about changing the structure of a content management system (CMS) that powers 30% of the web,…

With the rate of 4.7-4.9 adoption on the rise, we want to address one particular feature of 4.7 that has raised a lot of concern: the inclusion of the WP REST API content endpoints in WordPress core itself.

Recently, I was working on a project that required me to copy a database with 3 million spam comments. The database export was 12GB and just about everything I tried failed because of the sheer size of this file. I eventually did get it to work. Here’s how: First, I tried doing things server-side using…

For a long time, WordPress advocates working at large enterprise organizations and institutions have been fighting an uphill battle to bring their beloved CMS into the fold of their companies. This battle has been fought in the face of stiff competition (like SharePoint and Luminis), misconceptions (WordPress is just a blog), and some real concerns…

Working as a remote team has its challenges. Fortunately, there’s an app for just about everything. This November, we’re sharing the apps we’re most thankful for. Some help us to communicate, others to do our jobs faster, and some are just for fun. For work The essentials Slack – It’s how we communicate. All day,…

The UX process can be thought of like a multi-layer cake. Done well, the steps build on top of one another, ultimately providing a satisfying user experience.   Determine Foundation Define goals, business objectives, and user needs This is the base layer of any project. Supporting all subsequent layers, the strategy sets the stage for…

  With nearly half of Americans planning to visit an amusement park within the next year, parks have a big opportunity to bring in business through website traffic. The following list of best practices can help to bring focus your site, ensuring it serves your visitors, captures their imaginations, and makes your park the obvious…

Our design team recently attended Phoenix’s main design conference, Method & Madness. It was an enlightening weekend hosted by the ever-amazing group of AIGA volunteers who brought in speakers from all over the states. To see a community come together to support design and to support one another is so special. We at Crowd Favorite…

I recently had to choose a daycare for my daughter, and I was overwhelmed by the many options. Some were clearly not for me, while others were certainly viable options. From this experience I learned that, in a world of many choices, it’s important to pay attention to how customer touchpoints, and brand identity, can…

At Crowd Favorite, we love to dig in and learn all about the experiences users have, both good and bad. We get to know our clients and their audiences. We listen, we learn, and evaluate. To get to the root of the problems our clients are experiencing, we use a variety of tools. Here are…

In the WordPress world, last weekend was dedicated to the biggest WordCamp ever: WordCamp Europe 2016, which took place in Vienna, Austria. With over 2,000 people registered, more than 1,000 people watching a live stream of the event, and countless volunteers and world-class speakers, it was incredible experience for everyone – three days of learning,…

Nineteen months ago, we proudly brought aboard Chris Lema as our CTO. Chris’s counsel as a member of our board had been invaluable leading up to his hire and since then we’ve benefitted from what many of you know about Chris already: his expertise, his evangelism, his intellect, his innovation, and yes, his amazing storytelling….

Recently, an interesting bug popped up, post launch, during a WordPress project. This bug caused certain styles and images (assets from here on out) to not load in Chrome and Firefox, because these browsers do not allow “mixed content” (different content coming from both secure and non-secure sources). Problems like this occur when your URL…

Crowd Favorite has been working with the Gawkerverse on their Foodgawker site for several years. Along with its sibling sites (Craftgawker, Stylegawker, Dwellinggawker, and Weddinggawker), Foodgawker tremendous collections of curated content and highly-technical features to improve performance and ability to navigate content. As a part of this, the site features a fully-responsive design, and provides an API with…

Improving traffic to any website is a constantly evolving process. Among the best, and most obvious ways to increase traffic is to make the website more prominent on search engines, like Google and Bing. Each engine has its own method of ranking results for any given search, but both search-engines agree that a better user experience…