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How to Remove -2 from WordPress URL (Permalink)

Learn how to remove -2 from the permalink (URL) of a WordPress page or post. Video and text instructions for removing the -2.

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How to Choose a WordPress Host and Plan

Just as a house needs a strong foundation, a WordPress website needs solid web hosting. Web hosting refers to the computing resources your website runs on. Basically, you're renting a server and networking equipment so that your website has a place to "live" and a way for people to access it. Of course, it's more […]

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How to Declutter Your WordPress Website

I love decluttering! I get a dopamine hit when I delete, clean, and remove anything unnecessary. I'm a big fan of decluttering WordPress websites, too. Let's look at why and how to declutter various areas of WordPress. Why Declutter? Why bother decluttering your WordPress site? Increase site security: the fewer plugins, themes, and users you have […]

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How to Create Redirects with Redirection WordPress Plugin

Learn how to create redirects in WordPress using the Redirection plugin. Learn about simple and regular expression (RegEx) redirects.

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Understanding the Difference Between Goals and Metrics

Learn the differences between goals and metrics, and how to use metrics to achieve your website goals.

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How To Get Uptime Alerts When Your WordPress Website Goes Down

Ever wish you could get an alert when your WordPress website goes down? I'll show you two free ways to do that. In a perfect world, your website would never go down. But, we don't live in a perfect world, and even the best hosts sometimes have outages. In those cases, wouldn't you rather know […]

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Protect Your Website with the Least Privilege Principle

In Information Technology, the Principle of Least Privilege means that people should have only the level of access and capability that they truly need. When people can access more info than they need, or have abilities that they don't need, there's a greater potential that they'll cause damage (accidentally or deliberately). Also, never underestimate the […]

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3 Reasons to Never Share Your WordPress Login and What to do Instead

A common mistake we’ve seen new and seasoned WordPress website owners make is sharing their administrator account information (username and password) with others. Although this may be the quickest way to provide someone with access to your account, it is not the best way to do so. Here are 3 reasons not to share your […]

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OptimWise.com 2016 Redesign

We had fun redesigning our site for 2016! We had a few goals for the redesign: Raise our image as a professional web agency Generate more quality leads Better explain our competitive advantage Increase email newsletter subscriptions Promote our SEO services We had aspects we wanted to add to the site, but we wanted to keep it as simple […]

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Best WordPress Podcasts to Start 2016

I consume podcasts voraciously, and since I run a WordPress agency, it's natural that I listen to a lot of WordPress podcasts. Here's the latest round of my favorite WordPress podcasts, listed in order of preference. What do I look for in a WordPress podcast? Actionable information on improving WordPress sites, or on improving a web design agency. As a […]

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How to Evaluate Your WordPress Website for the New Year

The start of a new year is a great time to evaluate your WordPress website, looking for ways to improve it. A website is never finished; it can always be improved. Let's start evaluating your site! Get Access Get access to the WordPress admin area. You'll need an Administrator account. Get access to Google Analytics. […]

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Control How WordPress Posts Look on Social Media, with Open Graph

Learn how to control how your WordPress posts look on social media, with Open Graph settings in Yoast SEO plugin.

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