• WordPress Best Practices Checklist

    A Detailed Guide to Get Your Site Running Optimally Do you ever worry that your WordPress site might not be set up correctly?  That you might have plugins installed that could cause problems?  Or that you might have vulnerabilities that make your site open to being hacked? We get a lot of questions from customers like these and decided to create a checklist to help site owners like you. This checklist is not just based on our 12+ years in business— we actually went out and interviewed a separate panel of...

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  • Most Effective WordPress Malware Removal Plugins

    This article is a Comprehensive Malware/plugins guide to WordPress site owners. Learn about WordPress sites vulnerabilities so you can avoid getting malware on your site, the most effective Malware plugins to solve the problems, and techniques to keep your website safe. The plugins I list here are trustworthy. They are all on wordpress.org/plugins.   Problem 1 - File upload vulnerability Every site that requires uploads from visitors has an upload plugin. It is what allows visitors to complete a...

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  • Top 10 Tips for How to Pick a WordPress Theme

    How to choose a WordPress theme that has a positive impact on my online business. This article offers tips to help you choose the theme to make your online business grow through a WordPress site. Also, I point out some common issues related to themes that you want to avoid. Tip 1 - Choose a theme to fit your business It does not matter if it is a free theme or a paid theme. The theme must fit your business, displaying the information in the exact spot to grab the eye to convert a visit into...

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  • How to Find a WordPress Developer: A Complete Guide

    A comprehensive guide by John Hooley, CEO The $1,200 Hiring Lesson Last year, I hired a WordPress developer on a trial basis. She had risen to the top after screening more than 50 other candidates. She was a freelancer with a good resume who seemed to have the capacity that we needed. After the first week, I said, “Thank-you for your time,” and fired her. I felt terrible about it, but she was unreliable and not competent enough to work in the capacity that we needed her to.

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