Do You Really Need That Plugin?

WordPress is a great platform for building a website (self-hosted WordPress from wordpress.org that is). One of the great features is that you can add almost any functionality to your website quite easily — with a plugin.  You can add things like an image slider, social media sharing buttons, and backend tools such as google analytics monitoring, just to name…

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Why Should I Keep WordPress Up To Date?

WordPress is always changing. Because there are so many websites that use WordPress, it is constantly improving. It’s important to keep your website up to date and here are three big reasons why. First, and probably the most important, is security. WordPress has A LOT of users which has its advantages and disadvantages. The disadvantage is because of the high…

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How to Make Facebook Like Your Post Images

To get your blog to play with Facebook, we will look at what Facebook wants with your images and what WordPress does when you add an image to your media library.

Why Do I Need To Backup My Website?

Backing up your website is critical to protecting all your hard work!  I’ve noticed that some people over-look this important task.  There are several reasons why you want to make sure this is done — the right way! First, heaven forbid, if your website ever gets hacked, you want to get back up and running as quickly as possible.  Especially…

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Tips To Secure Your Website

If there is one thing you need to stay on top of, it’s keeping your website secure.  I am amazed at how many notifications I get about failed login attempts on the sites I manage.  The reason those unauthorized logins fail is that I installed a security plugin to help prevent those logins. One of my favorite security plugins is…

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Should I Use A Category Or A Tag?

The simple answer is both.  Let me explain.  First what are categories and tags?  On a wordpress blog, a category is a way to group your posts into like subjects, and tags highlight key things discussed in that blog post. For example you could write a post on vegetable gardening and assign it a category of “gardening”.  But inside that…

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