Critical Security Update for WordPress

Posted by David McGraw in Development

A critical security update has been released for WordPress. Version 4.2.3 addresses a cross-site scripting vulnerability affecting previous versions of WordPress, including 4.2.2, which potentially let non-admin users (those with Contributor or Author roles) compromise a site. The update also fixes a bug that let users with the basic subscriber role post saved drafts without Read the full article…

New WordPress Plugin: Foundation Shortcodes

Posted by David McGraw in Development

Zurb’s Foundation framework bills itself as the “most advanced front-end framework in the world.” Indeed, Foundation is ultra powerful and highly extendable by developers. WordPress themes built with Foundation are becoming more common, and here at Oyova, Foundation is one of our platforms of choice. Our new plugin, Foundation Shortcodes, provides a number of handy Read the full article…

5 Reasons You Need to Outsource Your Development Department

Posted by David McGraw in Development

While it may seem counterintuitive to get rid of something that is so much a part of your marketing offerings today, outsourcing your development department actually offers significant revenue and cost-saving opportunities for your agency. For a forward-thinking marketing agency, outsourcing is the real key to scalable growth. Relinquish the HR Headaches If your agency Read the full article…

How to Translate Techie

Posted by David McGraw in Culture, Development

Communicating development concepts and project details to non-technical people Sometimes it feels like miles (and another language) separate your technical team and the people driving the project – the clients. The clients don’t understand the coding language or project intricacies of what it takes to get the job done. With two groups speaking completely different Read the full article…

Top 10 Reasons Talented Programmers Quit

Posted by David McGraw in Development

If you’re a programmer, your skills are much in demand. Don’t work at a dull, dead-end job. If you recognize yourself or your employer in this list, it’s time you consider working at Oyova. 1. Your boss has no idea what you do. While many managers of programming departments have moved up the ranks, there are Read the full article…

Is Gamification Right for Your Business?

Posted by David McGraw in Development

Engaging in website activities such as commenting or even buying should be a rewarding experience for consumers—literally. That’s where gamification comes in. It’s more than just a level up. Gratifying your users with game-like features builds brand loyalty. But is gamification good for your business? Here are the basics on this tech trend and how Read the full article…

How to Develop the Ultimate Cross-Platform Strategy

Posted by David McGraw in Development

A cross-platform marketing plan needs desktop and mobile development. Although everything from television to radio counts as cross-platform, Internet is now king when it comes to content, and mobile and online are now basically considered two separate channels that need careful consideration. Want to develop a dual strategy without skimping on content for different devices? Read the full article…

Is Your Website Responsive?

Posted by David McGraw in Development

Website design trends they come and go, but few so thoroughly acknowledge the future of the Internet (re: mobile web) like responsive design. Responsive design—a term that’s often buzzed about, but rarely explained—is more like a movement. It represents a shift in design that accounts for cross-platform compatibility and user experience. Want to join the Read the full article…

3 Social Media Plugins That Boost Engagement

Posted by David McGraw in Development

Do you ever feel like your website is an echo chamber? It’s probably because you’re posting the same old content with little feedback and interaction from your target audience. The truth is, page hits only go so far. Your top marketing metric should be engagement—and social media plugins are the place to start. Ready to Read the full article…