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WordPress Security Advice Straight from WordPress.org

Learn how to make your WordPress site more secure, with advice straight from the official WordPress Support website.

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Don't Trust Your Web Host to Back Up Your WordPress Site

Don't rely on your web host alone to back up your WordPress website. Learn why not, and how to back up: how often, where to store backups, and how long to keep backups.

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WordPress Security with Information Security Principles

Learn how to put Information Security (InfoSec) principles into practice on your WordPress website.

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WordPress Maintenance: Keep Your Site Secure & Running Smoothly [Video & Slides]

What can happen if you don't maintain WordPress? What are useful plugins, tools, processes, services? What's a good maintenance schedule? Get answers now.

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The Real Reasons You Need WordPress Maintenance: Updates and Backups

Without timely updates and backups, your website is at risk. We explain why these are the real reason you need WordPress Maintenance.

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Business Website Mistakes: Chamber Tech Lunch

Are you making mistakes with your small business website? Business websites exist to sell, directly or indirectly. Small businesses often lose sight of that, and make mistakes with the content, design, marketing, and technical aspects of their sites. Learn how to fix these mistakes so your site delivers business results. I gave this presentation, Website […]

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Website Mistakes Small Businesses Make, and How to Fix Them: WordCamp Grand Rapids 2014

I gave this presentation, Website Mistakes Small Businesses Make, and How to Fix Them, at WordCamp Grand Rapids 2014. I’ve seen many small businesses make website mistakes that hurt their results. My presentation was about how to fix these mistakes so your site delivers business results. Below are the video, slides, and detailed notes. Not optimizing to sell How […]

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Website mistakes small businesses make

"What website mistakes do small businesses make?" This was one of the many questions asked at the Small Business Tech Panel at the Warehaüs, a coworking space in Holland, Michigan in March 2014. Here's an expanded version of the answer I gave. The items (in no particular order) are as follows: Not optimized for sales Not mobile-friendly Not optimized […]

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SiteGround: fast, secure WordPress hosting

SiteGround is an excellent WordPress-optimized shared host. They're fast, secure, and reliable, yet inexpensive. They're the host I most frequently recommend to small business and nonprofit clients.  From firsthand experience, I've found their plans to be superior to similar hosting plans from GoDaddy, Bluehost, DreamHost, Hostmonster, HostGator, iPage, and small local hosting companies. For clients with larger and/or […]

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What does a small business WordPress website need?

"What does a small business website need?" This was one of the many questions asked at the Small Business Tech Panel at the Warehaüs, a coworking space in Holland, Michigan in March 2014. Here's an expanded version of the answer I gave. The items (in no particular order) are as follows: Effective content (text, images, video) Mobile-friendly […]

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Amazon S3 & BackupBuddy: guide to WordPress backups

Here's a guide to using the BackupBuddy plugin to back up a WordPress site to Amazon S3. The video only shows how to do the Amazon S3 initial configuration and user configuration, and adding Amazon S3 as a remote destination in BackupBuddy. The text below the video provides more details about configuring BackupBuddy in general. […]

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Why Update WordPress, Plugins, & Themes?

Learn why it's important to update WordPress core, plugins, and themes, and how to safely update.

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