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Making & Keeping WordPress Secure

Learn how to prevent security issues with WordPress, and how to respond to and recover from security issues that you may encounter.

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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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Why We Love Flywheel, Managed WordPress Host

Learn how managed WordPress hosting from Flywheel can make your site faster, more secure, and more reliable.

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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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Is WordPress Secure?

One of the most common questions about WordPress is, "is it secure?" Many get the impression that it's not, mostly from reading scare-tactic headlines. Let's look at the facts, and answer the question, "is WordPress secure?" Perception WordPress attracts more hacking attempts than other platforms because of its popularity. It powers about 23% of all websites, and […]

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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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Find outdated WordPress plugins with No Longer in Directory plugin

The No Longer in Directory plugin is an excellent tool for maintaining the plugins in your WordPress site. It performs two checks: Has the plugin been removed from the WordPress.org plugin directory? If the plugin is in the directory, is it outdated (not been updated in over two years)? The plugin will check the plugins on your site […]

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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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Exclude plugins from the Advanced Automatic Updates WordPress plugin

The Advanced Automatic Updates plugin is one of my favorite WordPress plugins, but it lacks a way to easily specify exclusions. I'll show you how to to exclude plugins from being automatically updated by this plugin. May 26, 2020 update: Advanced Automatic Updates hasn’t been updated for over 2 years, so although it may still work, […]

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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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