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At Boldium, we build websites for a wide variety of clients — some are large companies, with existing technological infrastructure, and some are companies or organizations that are just getting started, and do not yet have web infrastructure in place. We often get asked what sort of infrastructure — CMS, hosting, etc — we recommend. Sometimes, clients are surprised when the answer isn’t always ‘Wordpress’.

For many of our clients, they are already comfortable with Wordpress, or have existing content already living there. We’ve created tooling and methodology here at Boldium to make Wordpress development as manageable, flexible, reliable, and maintainable as we can — but this setup involves a few (very popular) plugins (Advanced Custom Fields and Timber), and a lot of customization. …


An old jalopy that is carrying surf boards to the beach even after all these years.
An old jalopy that is carrying surf boards to the beach even after all these years.

As a wedding present, someone gave me and my wife a juicer — one that her mother gave her. It’s nearing a hundred years old. And you know what? You put a lemon in that thing, press down, and juice comes rolling out. It’s 2 pieces of metal and a bolt for them to rotate on. It still works almost one hundred years after it was made.

Sometimes I hear people talk about their website like it’s my fine juicer — always doing the same thing, reliably, never needing upkeep, just functioning. …


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Are we gradually falling into an economic, environmental and moral spiral? More frequent acts of terrorism, shrinking ice caps, racial and ethnic violence, the list goes on. While on the one hand, one could easily make a doomsday argument, if we look at one of the most fundamental forces driving how we relate to each other, there’s cause for optimism.

Millions upon millions of individuals from almost every walk of life are increasingly making conscientious, value-driven decisions about what to buy. Collectively, these everyday purchases are exerting a significant force on our economy.

To see if this idea holds water, at least in the U.S., I created a survey on Google and asked people of all ages, from all regions of the U.S.: would you pay more for something from a company that takes action on an issue you care about? …

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