Cheap WordPress Hosting: Buyer Beware

Cheap Wordpress Hosting

Working with a variety of clients, I have the “pleasure” of getting to know a wide variety of WordPress hosting providers. It only makes me feel better about my choice of Bluehost as my provider because I’ve encountered so many nightmares with the various providers that my clients have been saddled with. I’m not alone. […]

How I Sleep Like a Baby (While “My Team” Watches My WordPress Site)

How to sleep like a baby with Wordpress security and backups

Yes, I’ve had my site hacked before. Actually, it happened the weekend before a Monday event for which I expected over 600 people to be showing up at my site. It started with a strange email from my host (bluehost), which I received via my iPhone. Apparently my site had been compromised and they would […]

How To Install Your Self-Hosted WordPress Site

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Welcome to Internet Marketing Lesson #3! In this series I’ll be going over the essential elements needed to market your services or products business online – in order from zero to your first sale! I’ll document the steps I go through and tell you which tools I use to get started, to get ramped up, […]

How to Connect Your Domain Name to Your Hosting Account

How to add an add-on domain in bluehost

Welcome to Internet Marketing Lesson #2! In this series I’ll be going over the essential elements needed to market your services or products business online – in order from zero to your first sale! I’ll document the steps I go through and tell you which tools I use to get started, to get ramped up, […]

WordPress Security: Urgent TimThumb Vulnerability Fix

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WordPress is an amazing tool that has given millions of individuals and businesses the ability to quickly and cheaply implement a robust website or blog. This allows people to have more control over the most critical element of their online marketing strategies, what I call their “home base” (their website/blog combination). Implementation of capabilities that […]

Should I Move To WordPress? [infographic]

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In the last couple of days I was at a couple of events where people were asking the question, “should I move my site to self-hosted WordPress?” The blanket answer was, in both cases, “yes!”. Note: We’re discussing self-hosted here (versus hosted on WordPress.com). For more about that topic, click here: Self-hosted WordPress. I had […]

Content Management Systems

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Content Management Systems such as WordPress, Joomla and Drupal can add a lot of flexibility for small businesses.  They allow you to design robust sites without HTML knowledge, they have many attractive templates and once in place, they allow you to quickly add and modify your content.  They also allow for basic search engine optimization […]