Built to Last – Tips for Building a Solid WordPress Website

Building a new WordPress website (or updating your existing site)? It’s a smart idea to plan ahead in order to avoid problems later. Here are some things to consider. Note: this info can be used to help guide your own choices as a do-it-yourself (DIY) project or to give you insight into what questions you …

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In October Google Chrome will display a 'Not Secure' warning like this image, if your website doesn't have an SSL certificate applied to it

Secure your WordPress website with an SSL certificate

Is your WordPress website secure? How can you tell? Look at the top of your website: do you see a green lock next to your website address? Does it say at the top of the browser window HTTP://www.yourwebsite.com or does it say HTTPS://www.yourwebsite.com? If you don’t see a green lock, HTTPS or any indication that …

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SEO Starter Guide for Small Businesses

What is SEO? SEO is Search Engine Optimization.  There are many factors that Google and other search engines use to rank your site.  Optimizing your site is the process of making sure you have what the search engines are looking for.  The more points you hit, the better your rank. Quick, Easy, Cheap? These are …

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Warning – Outdated plugins can make your site susceptible to hacks!

Have you reviewed the plugins you’re using lately? As you probably know, keeping your WordPress software up to date is the most important factor in securing your site. WordPress notifies you each time there is an update for a plugin in the WordPress directory. But what if you are using a plugin that had disappeared …

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How Can I Speed Up My WordPress Site?

Great question! Speeding up your website gives you multiple benefits. When the page loads faster: Your visitors are happier and more likely to explore your site. Google likes your site better and gives you a better ranking. You site requires fewer resources to load, so your hosting will be cheaper. How can you speed up …

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Server Upgrades – Your account is now faster, safer and bigger!

We just completed the latest round of upgrades on our servers.  The goals were faster load times, greater stability and more security.  We are now running CloudLinux which helps to isolate your account from the rest of the accounts on your shared server.  With this technology, if someone else’s site gets a sudden burst of …

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