Month: October 2018

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The Best Website Analytics Solutions for Your Small Business

So, you’ve been working hard to build a strong online presence, drive traffic to your website, and generate more sales for your business. And so far as you can tell, whatever it is you’re doing, is working.

The problem is, without actually tracking the data, you’ll never know whether you’re actually making progress or not. Worse yet, you may be missing out on huge opportunities to grow even more, simply because you don’t know who is coming to your website, where they’re coming from, and what they’re doing once they get there.

All businesses, no matter what size, can benefit from investing in an analytics solutions to track what’s really happening on their website at any given moment.

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how to secure your wordpress site
DevelopmentFeatured

How to Secure Your WordPress Site

Have you ever been hacked? Whether that’s a yes or a no, falling victim to a malicious hacker is one of the worst experiences you’ll ever have. I’ve been hacked before, and you don’t want to know how frustrating it is. How I wish I knew what I’m about to share with you today.

And what’s that? In today’s post, you and I cover a couple of security measures to protect your WordPress site from the bad guys. On top of that, we pepper the post with a couple of excellent WordPress security tools, so be on the lookout for that.

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What is WooCommerce Services from Jetpack? A Guide for Ecommerce Store Owners

If you’re running an ecommerce store, or just selling a few items or services from your WordPress website, then WooCommerce Services from Jetpack is a recently released plugin that could help enhance your site.

Created by Automattic – the company behind WordPress.com, Jetpack, and many more WordPress-related services and products – this plugin has been built with the aim of adding some useful features to your ecommerce store, while also attempting to increase the performance of your website.

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Hosting is like your car's engine
Hosting

Your Guide To WordPress Hosting: DIY To Managed WordPress Hosting (And Everything In Between)

If you want to create a WordPress site, you’re going to need some type of hosting. It’s like your car’s engine – without it, you’re not going anywhere! But when you’re staring at all those different WordPress hosting solutions, it’s tough to know exactly what you need to actually get your WordPress site up and running.

In this post, I’m going to demystify the world of WordPress hosting by explaining:

  • The bare minimum that you need to host a WordPress site (spoiler – pretty much any host can host WordPress)
  • What types of WordPress hosting are available (including fun acronyms like VPS)
  • What managed WordPress hosting is (and whether or not you need it)

Then, I’ll recommend some quality options for hosting your WordPress site, depending on your needs, knowledge, and budget. Read More

7 Best Backup Plugins for Your WordPress Website
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7 Best Backup Plugins for Your WordPress Website

Choosing the best backup solution for your needs can be overwhelming. After all, there are so many WordPress backup plugins to choose from, all boasting different features, and sometimes different price points.

But deciding which plugin to go with is not nearly as difficult as trying to recover your website should it crash because of an internal error, hacker, or some other mysterious reason. Read More

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Should Gutenberg Replace Your WordPress Page Builder?

A brand-new way to create content is coming to WordPress. The much-ballyhooed Gutenberg editor is set to appear in version 5.0. However, it’s already available in plugin form and boasts 300,000+ users.

There has been no shortage of debate and controversy regarding this new editor. Therefore, it’s important to know what Gutenberg is and is not. This will help you make the best decisions with respect to how it fits in with your existing website.

One of biggest issues for designers is how Gutenberg will affect page builders. On the surface, there does appear to be some shared functionality between them. Does that mean the page builder tools we’re using today will become obsolete? Should we toss them aside for Gutenberg?

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