I just wanted to quickly jot down a checklist for you if you are looking at self-hosting WordPress. This results from many clients who have come to me with what was promised as full hosting services, only to be found that the web developer is providing subdomains on their own account, or find they find […]
You thought your site was working fine. You were in love with the original colors. Man, that bright yellow text on a black background was eye-popping. Back in the 90’s, that is. Okay, that’s an exaggeration. But have you been wondering lately if your website is pulling its weight? Bringing you leads (and sales), getting […]
Ever wondered if it’s worth it to track your blog traffic? Google Analytics makes it easy. If you are already a user, here is my list of the five most useful things to do with it. And if you are not, here are some reasons why maybe you should. Substitute the word “blog” for “website” […]
Before you commit to a host, think of these things… What kind of site are you running? If you plan on having an online store, be sure to get an SSL certificate. If you are selling or sharing large photos, videos or ebooks, consider storage and bandwidth, and make sure you have enough of both. […]
I was just reading a colleague’s post on using your own domain at WordPress.com. For example, www.yourdomain.com, rather than www. yourdomain.wordpress.com. Good advice, but it got me thinking of domains. Especially the horror stories I hear. You may be like hundreds, if not thousands of other people out there, and have bought a domain, or […]
Everywhere you look, WordPress “experts” are popping up. Try googling it if you dare. There are even sites that will tell you how to become a WordPress expert in hours. Amazing, huh? Well, I just don’t buy it. Like so many professions, people toss around the word “expert” effortlessly. So, let’s look at the definition […]
If you are hosting with someone like Bluehost.com, Hostgator.com or any other host with WordPress installations on a cPanel. Case in point. Let’s say I know www.thisdomain.com is using WordPress. So I simply go in and type www.thisdomain.com/wp-content. An index page will come up like this in your browser window showing me all of the […]
WordPress has the reputation of being a simple and easy way to get an online presence. Proclaimers of its ease often spout that you can have a website done in a short amount of time, even a “killer” site.