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...]

WordPress Version 3.3, named for Sonny Stitts

WordPress announced a new upgade, we would suggest you upgrade ASAP.Here are the details: (taken from http://codex.wordpress.org/Version_3.3) On December 12, 2011, WordPress Version 3.3, named for Sonny Stitts, will be released to the public. For more information on this major release, read the WordPress Blog.For Version 3.3, the database version (db_version in wp_options) changed to 19470, and the Trac revision was 19592.HighlightsEasier UploadingFile Type Detection - A … [Read more...]

How to upload & insert images to a post or page

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The past couple weeks i have been searching around the Interweb, and found many people have problems uploading and inserting images into their WordPress posts/pages.So I have put together this quick guide on how to do just that!There are 2 ways of doing this:In WordPress there is the "Media" Library that allows you to upload images to your blog, then use the link provided to add it to a page/post or anywhere else on your site. The second way is to upload/insert it directly from the post … [Read more...]