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WordPress Site Maintenance Checklist

Self-Managed WordPress Site Maintenance Many people want to do their own WordPress website maintenance rather than outsource to a professional. This handy WordPress site maintenance checklist breaks down what you need to check and how often. Click the image to view a full-size version. Click the image to view download page WordPress Version You can usually upgrade to the latest version of WordPress without any…
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How to Improve WordPress Website Speed

One of the many things that proper WordPress website maintenance includes is staying on top of the plugins that are installed and any other little “extras” that have a way of piling up. But as the code piles up, it can slow your website down. And when a webpage loads slowly, people leave. That can mean lost business leads, customers who abandon shopping carts and…
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You Can Still Get Traffic to Your Business on Facebook!

Shari Wright Pilo shared her secrets for getting the most out of Facebook’s new algorithm. And now, I’m sharing them with you! At a workshop at the Association of Americans and Canadians in Israel facilitated by Lesley Josman Kaplan, we learned how small businesses can get more traffic on Facebook. If you don’t have time to read all of the tips below, make sure you read…
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We’re Yoast SEO Certified!

The number one plugin for improving your WordPress website’s SEO is Yoast SEO. While the All in One SEO Pack offer similar tools, Yoast is considered by many to be the industry leader. Team Yoast frequently keeps the plugin updated to match new developments in WordPress and in the field of SEO. And now we are Yoast SEO certified! They are working hard to make…
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Learn to Set Up WordPress!

Ilana will be delivering a lecture on the basics of the WordPress content management system as a guest lecturer at the she codes; branch of Jerusalem’s Hebrew University Mt. Scopus on Wednesday, March 21 at 8pm.    
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Switching WordPress Website Support Provider

The developer who set up your website doesn’t like dealing with ongoing maintenance. Your brother was maintaining the site but now he’s too busy. Turnaround time for the company handling your updates is super slow and their prices are crazy. We’ve heard all these reasons and more for why individuals and companies look for a new, lean and efficient WordPress website support provider. Here is…
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Big Changes Are Coming to the WordPress Interface

The backend editor that we liken to Microsoft Word or other word processors is one of the friendliest features of WordPress. And it’s undergoing a major overhaul soon. WordPress has been working on Gutenberg, a new editor that is supposed to improve the post and page writing experience. WordPress founder Matt Mullenweg described the process of creating Gutenberg as “looking around WordPress with kind of…
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Does My WordPress Website Need A SSL Certificate?

What is SSL? SSL stands for “Secure Sockets Layer”, a fancy way of saying that data is safely being transmitted to and from your website. Specifically, it means that there is a secure transmission of data between a web server and a browser. Therefore, pretty much any website needs a SSL certificate if it collects any sort of data, whether it’s credit card information or…
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An Introduction to Caching

One of the most common things a website owner will hear when trying to troubleshoot a problem is a request to “clear the browser cache”. What is a Cache? The cache (pronounced like “cash”) is a collection of frequently-used data. What caching does is enable a website to load more quickly by storing data most likely to be needed in a separate and easily accessible…
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Take Your Site from Amateur to Professional in 5 Steps

Is your WordPress site getting crawled properly by Google? Is it secure? Is it loading fast enough? Several things typically distinguish professional websites from amateur jobs. At first glance, the difference is usually in the graphics and layout. Does it look like someone put careful thought into the user experience, or is it something slapped together with a bunch of clip art? Just because your…

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