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What are you thankful for?

On the eve of Thanksgiving, we at Trail Websites are feeling very thankful for the conservation work our customers and all land and conservation trusts do. Thank you all and Happy Thanksgiving!

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WordPress Post Revisions: Go back in time!

Wordpress saves revisions of your posts as you edit. This may not be obvious to you. With a post open for editing, click the “Screen Options” dropdown in the upper right of your screen and check the box for “Revisions”. If you don’t see it, you are pro…

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Pocono Heritage Land Trust

Pocono Heritage Land Trust (PHLT) contacted Trail Websites after hearing about us at the Pennsylvania Land Trust Association Land Conference this spring. PHLT was in need of an improved website that was mobile responsive, easier to manage and with even…

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New River Land Trust

New River Land Trust (NRLT) found Trail Websites via social media. They wanted to improve their website to make it easier to maintain and navigate as well as improving support for devices with small screens and touch interfaces like smartphones and tab…

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Tools for checking your website

Trail Websites recommends using a security plugin like Wordfence or Sucuri to protect your Wordpress based website. Both companies now offer free site scanners you can use to quickly check whether your website has any glaring security risks. Before I g…

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Stewardship Reporting with Google Forms

Land trusts practicing good land stewardship produce a report each year summarizing stewardship activity and land use for stewarded properties. We’ve seen many methods for gathering data from stewards and producing the final report. Some assemble physi…

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2017 Trail Websites Update

Here’s a video we’re working on for spring conferences that gives a pretty good overview of our current capabilities and how they’ve been applied to several customers’ websites. Of special interest this year is the enhanced online donation form capabil…

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Funding is for the birds!

Birds and bird habitat are often key beneficiaries of conservation efforts. In some cases, they are the primary objectives. The Cornell Lab and the Land Trust Alliance put together a guide to funding sources for bird-centric land acquisition and conser…

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First, be genuine

It is tempting to get lost in the maze of Search Engine Optimization, working hard on catchy headlines and keyword filled content, trying to learn the latest in the SEO algorithm race to game the search engines into bringing you more traffic. And you s…

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