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
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
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?
One page WordPress themes were once just a fad, but from the look of things, these bad boys are here to stay. The one-pager theme of today is as powerful and flexible as any multi-page WordPress theme.
In today’s post, you find 10 of the best-selling one page WordPress themes. The themes on this list employ the latest web techniques such as responsiveness, parallax, and flat design among others. Read More
Looking to get started selling with WordPress?
As the world’s most popular way to build a website, WordPress spoils you for choice when it comes to options for selling products, content, time, or anything else.
If you want to create an entire eCommerce store, you have plenty of tools at your disposal. But you can also get more focused and create a simple form for one-off payments or donations. Or, you can even build a recurring revenue base and sell content with a membership plugin or eCourse platform.
If there’s one thing Google is good at, it’s keeping us on edge when it comes to their algorithms and changing ranking factors.
For example, Google recently rolled out mobile-first indexing; meaning from now on, your mobile site will be indexed before your desktop version. And we all know there’s no end in sight, leaving us to continually adjust our SEO efforts so our sites can rank well.
But there is one thing, however, that has stayed fairly consistent over the years when it comes to optimizing your website for higher search rankings: keyword research.
Adding membership functionality to your WordPress site can be very beneficial. Members can view special content, maintain a directory profile and more. Plus, site owners can leverage this type of platform to make some money, as well.
The available plugins run the gamut in terms of features. Everything from restricting access to content all the way to charging members for recurring subscriptions are built right in. It’s just a matter of finding the right fit for your needs. Read More
Whoa! It’s a great time to be alive seeing as you are witnessing the future of WordPress predicted at the State of The Word 2017 unfold right before your very eyes.
By the way, before anything else, hand up if you’ve taken Gutenberg for a test drive. Many of you, I see. At the time of writing, Gutenberg is still in beta mode, but the plan is to release it as part of WordPress 5.0 in the near future. Read More
Excellent customer support is everything, and a great WordPress helpdesk plugin can mean the difference between success and utter failure.
Today’s post is a small list of the best WordPress helpdesk plugins but think of it as a study of how to provide better support. Read More
Recently I came across this post on WP Tavern about a new framework for WordPress – Themosis that got me very excited. I couldn’t wait to find out more and instantly headed over to the site and the project on Github to find out more and have a play. Read More