Hardening WordPress

Credit: WordPress.orgSecurity in WordPress is taken very seriously, but as with any other system there are potential security issues that may arise if some basic security precautions aren't taken. This article will go through some common forms of vulnerabilities, and the things you can do to help keep your WordPress installation secure.This article is not the ultimate quick fix to your security concerns. If you have specific security concerns or doubts, you should discuss them with … [Read more...]

WordPress.com or WordPress.org? Which One’s Right for You?

Credit: ProBlogger, Matt HooperWhen you first start looking at building your own blog, you are going to be inundated by the different options that are out there. After considering all your options, hopefully you’ll come to your senses and realize that WordPress is your best option.As a reward for all this deliberating you are now presented with one more decision. Do you choose .org or .com? And we’re not talking about your domain name. You, along with many others, might be surprised to … [Read more...]

What Does….. “Briefly unavailable for scheduled maintenance. Check back in a minute.” Mean?

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We have been receiving quite a few emails from our clients on what the message "Briefly unavailable for scheduled maintenance. Check back in a minute." means. When updating WordPress, plugins, or themes, the WordPress system creates a file called .maintenance and places it in your sites root directory.It then displays the following on screen to anyone that views your site. "Briefly unavailable for scheduled maintenance. Check back in a minute." This file will be automatically removed when … [Read more...]

What are the Top WordPress SEO Plugins?

Top WordPress SEO Plugins: WordPress is a popular blogging platform utilized by numerous website owners. It boasts of helpful characteristics that make websites user-friendly and pleasant. One more great fact about WordPress is that it has many plugins that you can bring into play for search engine optimization.Plugins are extremely helpful tools for those who are not into website development and hardcore programming. There are countless plugins existing for the optimization process but you … [Read more...]

What is WordPress?

WordPress is an open source (free) content management system (CMS) that is very dynamic and used more often for publishing blogs. It is used by about 15% of the one million biggest websites. Released 2003, it has been downloaded over 32 million times since its initial release.One reason WordPress is popular because of its web template system. Users can re-arrange the templates without bothering to edit the PHP or HTML code. They can switch themes easily and edit the code for more advanced … [Read more...]

What is SEO? – The Basics

What is SEO? SEO is expanded as Search Engine Optimization, which is used to improve a website's visibility within search engines. Search engines can display your site in search results based on your website's rankings within that search engine.An internet user types words in the search box. These words are actually keywords or phrases expressing their desired search. After this, the search engine shows up the websites that seem appropriate to the typed phrase or keyword, the user pays a … [Read more...]

WordPress 3.5 “Elvin”

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New WordPress Update 3.5 has been released, please update asap.We've updated several of our sites with no issues. But as always, please be sure to run a backup of your site prior to upgrading, just in case! It’s the most wonderful time of the year: a new WordPress release is available and chock-full of goodies to delight bloggers and developers alike. We’re calling this one “Elvin” in honor of drummer Elvin Jones, who played with John Coltrane in addition to many others.If you’ve been … [Read more...]

Finding your Blogs Feed Url

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Here is a quick guide on finding your blogs feed urls.For more info on what rss is and what is is used for, please take a look at the guide below: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RSS WordPress Feeds: There are times when you want to tell someone your site's feed address or URL, or you need it to submit it to search engines and directories, many of which now accept feed URL submissions. There are four possible URLs for each of your feeds. Any of these will work. http://example.com/?feed=rss … [Read more...]

How to backup your WordPress Blog

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If you worry about your hosting co, or just want to backup your blog, here is a good method to backup your site regularly to dropbox.This method can help you save your hosting account disk space, by creating a backup of your site on a DropBox account instead.What is DropBox? Dropbox is a free service that lets you bring all your photos, docs, and videos anywhere. This means that any file you save to your Dropbox will automatically save to all your computers, phones and even the Dropbox … [Read more...]

A BEGINNER’S GUIDE TO THE GENESIS FRAMEWORK

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A BEGINNER'S GUIDE TO THE GENESIS FRAMEWORK If you’re building a website these days, you’re in luck.WordPress has revolutionized the ease and power of what a website (or blog) can do and be. Now, with the emergence of theme frameworks, you can take WordPress even further.As you'll see throughout this free guide, the Genesis Framework for Wordpress is much more than a mere Wordpress theme. It’s an underlying framework of immaculate code that’s been built to achieve three important … [Read more...]