Trail Data Manager is now 100% Toolset Powered

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In the early days we powered conservation and land trust websites with a mix of custom code, the Custom Post Type UI plugin and Advanced Custom Fields plugin. We’ve been moving towards Toolset ever since. Trail Data Manager now uses Toolset exclusively for custom post types, custom taxonomies, custom fields, custom views and custom content …

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Gutenberg: block based editing coming to WordPress soon

Some Trail Websites customers are now using the Elementor page builder for enhanced page layouts and widgets that make complex pages easier to create. Others use the WordPress editor and use WordPress galleries to add nicely organized groups of images. All WordPress sites will soon have another option. Gutenberg is the project name for an …

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Reminder: Keep your website updated

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While looking at a potential new customer’s website recently we found it had been infected with malicious software that causes any visitor’s computer to use up to 50% of its processing power to mine cryptocurrency unknowingly. This organization shares a hosting plan with another organization and both of their websites had the same malicious code. …

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We recommend Little Green Light

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We spent a lot of time going over Donor / Constituent Relationship Management solutions for small non-profits recently. Many are just too expensive. Some lack the right features. Others are just too complicated. When the dust settled, the one we feel is best for most small non-profits is Little Green Light. Little Green Light (LGL) …

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WordPress Auto Updates broken .. Action Required!

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WordPress recently released version 4.9.3 which offered some bug fixes and enhancements. It also broke WordPress auto-update. Auto-update was implemented a few versions back so that all WordPress websites would automatically update when security and bug fix versions are released. This was an important change to keep your website safe and secure whether you regularly …

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Security Matters

Customers sometimes ask us to explain the value of our managed website services. There are easy and obvious parts. For example, hosting services and the developer subscriptions to tools we use to build sites get allocated across the customers that use them (at a much lower cost than customers buying them individually). Other parts are …

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Trust is not everlasting

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A recent series of attacks on WordPress websites have come from widely used, previously trusted plugins. In most cases, the authors had sold their plugins to another company and that new company injected malware in an attempt to monetize their new asset or do harm. Checking your themes and plugins for vulnerabilities and trust-ability is …

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Lincoln Land Conservation Trust and Rural Land Foundation

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Lincoln Land Conservation Trust (LLCT) contacted Trail Websites after learning about our work on the Walden Woods Project website. LLCT was in need of an improved website that was mobile responsive, easier to manage and with event management and better online giving capabilities. The new LLCT website launched in November 2017 and is the foundation …

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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 probably looking at a post with no revisions. …

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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 tablets. As with many of Trail Websites’ customers, NRLT had great content about their …

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