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Why we choose an alternative to Wordpress

August 23, 2016

As the founder of Northern Village - a web company based in Guelph, Ontario, Canada - I am regularly asked why I prefer not to use WordPress. It is a good question.  WordPress is an awesome product. It is by far the most popular CMS in the world today (60% of websites using a CMS use WordPress). There are lots...

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The Overlooked Cost of Managing Many Websites

May 6, 2016

As builders of websites, we accept the management of websites as part of the cost of doing business. What we really need is to take a look at the costs associated with the management of websites and stop wasting so much time. The following are six question you should ask yourself. 1. Do you have a good overview of all...

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Web Professionals Should Own Their Own Clients

October 25, 2015

GUELPH, ON - Maintaining multiple websites for your client can be tricky. You want to allow your clients to easily update web content but you can't afford to waste time and money developing a new CMS. So, you end up handing your client a CMS with some other company’s name on it. Taking your customers’ money and handing them someone...

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YikeSite Website Management Dashboard Launched

August 27, 2015

GUELPH, ON, August 27th, 2015 — YikeSoftware Inc. has launched the YikeSite Website Dashboard, allowing website professionals to maintain hundreds of websites easily, and in one place. Co-founders Arni Mikelsons and Jeff Ward have expanded their content management system (CMS), YikeSite, to include a website dashboard that allows customers to launch and manage multiple websites faster and more efficiently then...

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How to Create a Website Faster

July 28, 2015

GUELPH, ON - Let’s say you’re making a website for a new client. You have to make a template, create multiple pages, insert graphics, test for compatibility…the list goes on. And this all has to be done just to have something to show the client. Stop reinventing the wheel. YikeSite lets you create elegant, functional websites with a simple click...

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Announcing the YikeSite Website Dashboard

July 12, 2015

GUELPH, ON - YikeSoftware Inc. is proud to introduce the YikeSite Dashboard: Web management software designed for the productive web professional. The Dashboard has the power to let you manage 100s of websites and the elegance to let you do it with astonishing ease. Start off on the right foot Creating a website for a new client can be tricky...

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YikeSite Upgrades Basis for New Dashboard

September 12, 2014

GUELPH, ON - YikeSite is happy to announce that our backend upgrades are reaching a successful conclusion and are the basis for YikeSite becoming a Website Management Dashboard.  YikeSite Upgrades First, we have updated the permissions scheme on YikeSite, which will enable us to have much more granular permissions. We have made some changes already on the permissions that Site...

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YikeSite Helps Entrepreneurs Build Web Businesses

March 25, 2014

GUELPH, ON — A new company is setting up shop in Victoria & Guelph to create website tools for web entrepreneurs. YikeSoftware Inc. is a partnership between Jeff Ward, founder of Animikii Inc. and creator of the YikeSite web builder, and Arni Mikelsons founder of Northern Village, a Guelph-based web company. Jeff Ward and Animikii Inc. launched YikeSite in 2007...

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