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Should You Do Your Own WordPress Maintenance?
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Should You Do Your Own WordPress Maintenance?

WordPress maintenance. There’s two camps when it comes to WordPress maintenance. Camp one believes and knows the importance of having maintenance done regularly on your website, camp one also knows it’s best to have an expert handle all aspects of your website maintenance. Camp two sees the value in WordPress maintenance, but also feel, “I can handle the updates myself”.

Which camp you are in often depends on where you’re at in your business journey.

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9 Common Mistakes Made By New Website Owners

I absolutely love working with my clients to help them make their ideas come to life online, but sometimes a client isn’t ready to use my services or they might not be able to afford it.  If that’s the case I’ll refer them to my personal training solutions or videos I have. As much as I hope that my clients will watch all of the videos sometimes this doesn’t happen so today I’m going to share a few of the common mistakes that you’ll want to avoid when you’re setting up your own WordPress Site. 

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Using Permalinks To Improve Your WordPress SEO

Wouldn’t it be great if you could simply add a new post to your website or blog, and the following took place … all from your web address: Potential site visitors could glean what the post was about, Google would be able to discover your posts faster, Every single item of content on your site would have a unique identifier, making things easier to manage. Well, with WordPress permalinks this can easily be done!

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Protect Your WordPress Site From Getting Hacked

WordPress frequently comes under attack by hackers. WordPress installations around the world are subjected to large-scale brute force attacks everyday. These attacks are caused by networks of infected computers programmed to attack other vulnerable computers, also commonly known as “botnets”. What Is A Brute Force Attack? A brute-force attack is a technique used to break…

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How Secure Is WordPress? A Guide for Website Owners

In early 2013 a global brute-force attack hit WordPress installations across almost every host server in existence around the world. These attacks were caused by botnets (infected computer networks programmed to attack other vulnerable sites). (WordPress powers millions of websites and blogs worldwide, which makes it an obvious target for hacking attacks) In March 2014,…

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The Ultimate Step-by-Step Guide To Create a New WordPress Post – Part 1

WordPress provides an easy-to-use, powerful and flexible tool to manage your content online. Publishing content regularly can help grow your business online. Getting content published online with WordPress is as easy as 1-2-3: Once you have thought about what to have content written about, the next step is to write and then publish it. WordPress…

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Upgrading And Deleting Plugins In The WordPress Admin Dashboard

In a separate article, we provide a detailed explanation of what plugins are about and how you can use plugins to easily increase your website’s capabilities. To view this article, go here: Using WP Plugins To Enhance Your Site’s Capabilities In this tutorial you will learn why plugins need to be kept up-to-date, how to…

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Using WordPress To Grow A Successful Business

Do you know much about WordPress? Maybe you have heard of WordPress, maybe you haven’t. You may be forgiven for thinking that WordPress is mostly a “technical” software application that mostly excites code-programming techies and geeks such as website developers and website designers. I understand why you may feel this way. Maybe you believe that,…

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Statistics And Usage About WordPress – An Overview Of WordPress For Business

This blog post is part of a series of articles designed to help you understand how the WordPress content publishing application can help your business grow and succeed online using the WordPress CMS. For more information about of the article series, see this post: How To Grow Your Small Business With WordPress In this article,…

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How To Plan Your Small Business Web Site: A Comprehensive Guide For Business Owners – Part 3

Are you considering the idea of getting a website built for your small business? Then this detailed guide to website planning is for you. The Website Planning Process – Part 3 In Part One and Two of this article, we have looked at the following areas of the website planning process: Part 1: Step 1…

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How To Plan Your Web Site: A Comprehensive Guide For Business Owners – Part 2

The Website Planning Process – Part 2 Up to this point, we have looked at the following areas of the website planning process: Part 1: Laying the Foundation Step 1 – Defining Your Site Goals Step 2 – Web Site Name Step 3 – Manage Your Technology Step 4 – Defining Your Target Audience As…

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How To Plan Your Website: A Comprehensive Guide For Business Owners – Part 1

Are you considering launching a website? If so, one of the many decisions you have to make is whether or not to build this site yourself, or get someone else to build your website. Both options have pros and cons. Whatever option you select will depend on a number of other factors such as: What…

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How To Access Your WordPress Login Page – WordPress Tutorial Series

New to WordPress? This basic tutorial for beginners shows you how to log into your WordPress blog. How To Log Into WordPress – Quick Tutorial As a new website owner, things can sometimes get a little confusing. If your website has been created using WordPress, then one of the first things you need to know…