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How does Social Media affect your business?

Nowadays, social media is a must-have to companies and agencies. Without social media, those companies can easily end up being forgotten and lost between their competitors. However, having social media but having a poor management of them can also lead to a similar...

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How to do a recovery plan for your website in 4 steps

Do you have a recovery plan for your WordPress site? Yes, you need it. You know… just in case.I’ll explain why in no time.First, I have a confession to make.One day I lost one toy, and I cried.I was 9, and that toy was my favorite.I can bet that you had the same...

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The Passion of Seeing Clients Succeed

Having crossed the bridge from employee to an entrepreneur myself I can relate to the wonderful excitement of starting something new. Even while I was working for others I always had the dream of starting my own business and used to day dream about it. Something about...

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Dealing with Overwhelm

  More and more we hear talks about mental health and "overwhelm" at work, anxiety, depression, etc. It seems to be the disease of current times. If your team doesn’t have a protocol to deal with such situations, it may happen that people on the team feel...

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The Real Purpose of a Website

  Websites are like a "shop window" for your business and so it is really important that you care enough to create a great website. But what is a great website? Because probably you have a website already or you're thinking in building one it is important to...

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A tale of the mighty WordPress

  Imagine a company (Company X) that secures funding and outsources the development of its platform to an agency that develops from scratch a CMS (Content Management System) in order to cope with the list of requirements. After some time the project is struggling...

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CMS-based or coded from scratch Website?

A few years ago, to build a website, people would invest thousands of dollars and the end result was most likely a coded from scratch Website by the hired supplier. Today, WordPress and other CMS (Content Management System) platforms make our life easier while also...

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The unfair advantage of running a Website

A man enters a clerk shop disguised as a normal employee and presents himself as the new freshman that is in need of training and help to know where to start. The shop assistant got the memo saying this guy would be starting today and she frowns upon the...

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Your website is your most important sales rep

We all know the importance of having a great website but most companies don't act on it. In order to get into action and work on a new website we should first recap why having a great website is important. By having the benefits really present I believe we...

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Widgi Weekly Round-Up #8: Keep talking and nobody dies

This post is part of the web series we call the “Widgi Weekly Round-Up”, a gathering of the best posts, products and websites from the past week handpicked by our team; They can go from science to arts, so enjoy! Subscribe here A chrome extension for debugging...

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WordPress Portuguese Community

@aaires and @morgadin were featured in the article "Meet the European WordPress Communities – Portugal, Spain, Italy, Greece" over at the WordCamp Europe blog.

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Observador

Major Portuguese News website. WidgiLabs was hired as part of the WordPress development team of 7, with the mission of writing code, doing load testing and making sure everyone was happy with the features and performance of the website.

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Macrometria

Macrometria is an independent economic consultancy based in Lisbon with expertise in macroeconomics and econometrics providing research on Portugal and Portuguese-speaking African countries.

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How does pricing work? Rates and how estimates work on WidgiLabs

Pricing, for us, depends first of all on the result you want to achieve with your project and the scope of work to be completed. So the bigger, more complex the project, the more it will cost to complete. Our hourly rate ranges from USD $50 - $120 per hour and is...

How does Social Media affect your business?

Nowadays, social media is a must-have to companies and agencies. Without social media, those companies can easily end up being forgotten and lost between their competitors. However, having social media but having a poor management of them can also lead to a similar...

Is your business website pageview-oriented or UX-oriented?

Most business owners, after launching a website, think about how to get more pageviews. After all they want to bring more people to their website, with the intent of generating more leads and turning them into sales. I call these pageview-oriented businesses. But...