One of the best things about WordPress is all of the wonderful, free plugins that make site ownership easier and extend the functionality of your site. Unfortunately, too many site owners install plugins based solely on benefits without really knowing how to set them up, or inadvertently causing a conflict with a plugin they already have. Here are tips on plugins that will help you get just the right ones and avoid site performance issues.
It happens to every website. And every website owner can hardly breathe until it’s resolved. The site is down. You don’t know whether it’s been hacked, or you forgot to renew something, or if the host is just having a bad day. Here are a few tips on what you can do if your website goes offline that will get you up and running as quickly as possible.
As site owners, we get so busy making the next blog post or creating new pages. For the most part, we only visit the Admin area of our site. When was the last time you really looked at your site as a visitor sees it? Refreshing a site at least once a year is a good way to ensure that it is current with your offerings and message. Read on for a quick checklist that will help you review the most important areas of your site.
You’ll find thousands of folks online saying that you can setup WordPress yourself in just minutes. And, they’re right. What you can’t do is set it up with full security using that method. Here are a few tips to help you protect your site from getting hacked, and the one question to ask folks who say you don’t need to worry about it.
The first task new site owners want to spend their time and money on is a great theme. Discover why making content a priority instead helps you take the first step toward getting the abstract idea of site ownership out of the ethers, and begins the process of a manifesting your site into reality on a firm foundation.
Site owners have a lot on their plate, and it’s tough enough keeping up with the latest trends in marketing, SEO, and new plugins and tools to make your life easier. But, the one thing most overlook is site security. In reality, my site security actually affects yours, and yours mine. Take this quick Site Security Evaluation Quiz and see how your site measures up.
[blogballons] Comments are a big part of online marketing success. They affect how your site is ranked by Google, and how you are perceived by your viewers as well as other site owners. Comments are about engagement and networking, which are two brass rings in the quest for online success. The holy grail is quality content that sparks the comment fire in the first place. Here’s what you need to know to be a successful giver and receiver of comments.
A month in advance of the major 3.2 release scheduled for the end of June, WordPress released version 3.1.3 yesterday, which includes several new security features that harden the code against hacker threats. Two in particular caught my eye, and one matches the trend of unusual hits I’ve seen in my site statistics. See why these updates are important and what other measures you will want to take to protect your site.