Articles to help you manage and use your website effectively

How To Log Into WordPress

How To Log Into WordPress

Can't work out how to log into your WordPress site? If you’re new to WordPress and wondering "How do I log into my site?" this tutorial will show you:

  • How to access your site's login page
  • How to log into your WordPress admin area.
  • How to easily find your WordPress login URL.

Your WordPress Site's Login Page

If you are a new website owner, learning your way around your website can get a little confusing.

If your website runs on WordPress, one of the first things you need to learn is how …

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Why you should hire a professional to do your website maintenance.

WordPress Updates and Maintenance. Not exactly the fun stuff to talk about, but it's absolutely necessary to keeping your vital business asset protected.

I've shared ways you can do your own maintenance and if you're deciding whether to go it alone and maintain and update your WordPress site yourself, or hire a professional, you should carefully consider your options to see what might be best for you right now.

One option you ABSOLUTELY must not choose is thinking that you're a small websi…

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WordPress Website Security, What You Need To Know

WordPress website security is a bit like health insurance – you never really worry about it until you absolutely, positively need it and it's just too darn late to get it.

You may think, "Nah, that's never going to happen to ME."

Well, better think again!

Every day, hosting servers get fried, hackers break into accounts, websites mysteriously disappear, and whole businesses are completely lost.

Something like 30,000 sites get hacked every day according to Sophos Labs.

Scared yet? You sho…

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Should You Do Your Own WordPress Maintenance?

WordPress maintenance. There's two camps when it comes to WordPress maintenance. Camp one believes and knows the importance of having maintenance done regularly on your website, camp one also knows it's best to have an expert handle all aspects of your website maintenance. Camp two sees the value in WordPress maintenance, but also feel, "I can handle the updates myself".

Which camp you are in often depends on where you're at in your business journey.

New online business owners are often …

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WordPress Security Needs to be a Top Priority

One common issue I see with my clients and when I'm setting up my Geek In Your Pocket clients is the lack of security on their websites.

Much of this is because you don't know what you don't know and as easy as WordPress can be to use, it's just as easy to fall into the idea that installing a plugin will keep everything secure.

The team at WP Fixit shares this about WordPress....

WordPress is a secure content management system with strong defenses, but it needs help. And to help, you need…

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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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WordPress vs Wix? Which Is Best For Your Website.

EVERY DAY, yes every day while I’m networking online I see a question similar to this…

Why WordPress over Wix? I am a beginner blogger and find WIX easier to use than WordPress (I did fool around with WordPress at first). However, as a beginner I’m not opposed to switching over to WordPress if its as inexpensive and easy to use. So what makes it better?

I see some variation of this question asked a lot in the different blogging Facebook Groups and thought it a good time to address it here.

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Changing Your Admin User Name In WordPress To A Different User Name

For security reasons, you should never install WordPress sites using the user name "admin".

This is the default installation username for WordPress and one of the leading causes of brute force attacks on the WordPress platform.

Changing Your Admin User Name In WordPress To A More Secure Username

In this step-by-step tutorial, we'll show you how to change your WordPress admin username from 'admin' to a more secure username.

How To Change Your Username in WordPress Step by Step

Normally, with all new WordPress installations, the first user is the admin of the websi…

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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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