Articles to help you manage and use your website effectively

WordPress Website Maintenance Tips for DIY Website Owners

DIY Website Maintenance

I've been working online since 2008. During that time I've been helping website owners with their website maintenance. When I starting working with a new client I always wonder while I wait for my first login to give me access what I will find on the dashboard of my client's WordPress site.

Some of the most common things I've seen...

  • No system in place to backup their database or site - how lucky they have been to not have something happen

  • Numerous plugins needing to be updated

  • WordPress needs to be…

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4 Signs You Need a New Web Host

In the past few weeks, I've had few of my clients reach out to me about wanting to move web hosts.

Many have been having a poor experience with their current web host and wanted to make sure that their website had the best home possible.

Here's a few things I've shared with my clients and want to share with you on the signs that it might be time to leave your current web host.

Sign #1: Support is Slow to Respond

I often hear from clients...

"When I first signed up with my old hosting com…

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9 Common Mistakes Made By New Website Owners

Today, more than any other time it's easier than ever to launch your very own website.  It also means that you can easily make some mistakes with your own website.

This is often a case of you don't know what you don't know.

I’m going to share a few of the common mistakes that you’ll want to avoid when you’re setting up your own WordPress Site.

Not Backing Up Regularly

This terrifies me, yes it keeps me up at night.  

If there’s one thing you MUST do consistently with your website is ens…

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Using Permalinks To Improve Your WordPress SEO

Wouldn't it be great if you could simply add a new post to your website or blog, and the following took place

... all from your web address:

  • Potential site visitors could glean what the post was about,
  • Google would be able to discover your posts faster,
  • Every single item of content on your site would have a unique identifier, making things easier to manage.

Well, with WordPress permalinks this can easily be done!

Permalinks - Definition

Permalinks are the permanent URLs to an individual…

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