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Boost Your Brand With One WordPress Plugin

February 10th, 2014 . by Admin

Create a brand. Check. Find and set up the best hosting plan for your site. Check. Install WordPress. Check. Create a blog and put a post up. Check. Let the blog sit abandoned while you continue to run your business and watch your site traffic dwindle. Um, yeah, it’s time to do something about that. [...]

3 No-Argument Reasons to Build Your Site with WordPress

January 13th, 2014 . by Admin

That’s right. We said it. We’re going to give you three reasons WordPress is a great platform to build your website, and we’re not going to argue with you about it. Nope. Don’t even try. Besides, once you read these reasons, you won’t be able to argue anyway. You’ll be too busy setting up your [...]

Four Essential Plugins for WordPress Sites

December 9th, 2013 . by Admin

WordPress has made a name for itself by providing website owners with a powerful and flexible platform for crafting professional and compelling sites. With more than 73 million WordPress sites on the Internet, it’s clear this popular Content Management System (CMS) is the go-to site building tool for site owners around the world. And while [...]

Managed WordPress Hosting: Worth the $$$?

May 10th, 2013 . by Admin

You’ve heard lots of people say WordPress.org is the way to go when building a site. Heck, we’ve said it here. It’s a powerful content management system (CMS) that just about anyone can use. The back end interface is very user-friendly, and by choosing a theme and adding plugins, you can easily customize your site [...]

WordPress.com Hosting is Free (But You Get What You Pay For…)

April 27th, 2013 . by Admin

You have a fantastic idea for a blog, service, or affiliate marketing niche. All you have to do is set up a website, and you’ll be on your way. You know WordPress is a powerful yet easy-to-use content management system, so that’s your first stop. Oh, and look—they offer free hosting! You won’t have to [...]

WordPress 3.2 Beta Brings Speed and Clarity

May 18th, 2011 . by Jonathan

WordPress users (and that includes us!) will be happy to know that version 3.2 had a beta release last week, bringing a slew of new features that are designed to improve the performance, usability and appearance of the blogging platform. However, this upgrade is rather different from the others. The most touted changes are not [...]

Boost WordPress With Jetpack: The Best Features From WordPress.com

March 14th, 2011 . by Claire

Automattic, the company behind WordPress, has announced a new plugin called Jetpack. It adds many of the features offered by their WordPress.com hosted solution to self-installed WordPress instances, including updated states, grammar checking and more. But Jetpack is more than just a great plugin. It actually represents a major change in the way many hosts install [...]

WordPress 3.1 Released: What’s New?

February 25th, 2011 . by Jonathan

On Wednesday, WordPress 3.1 was pushed out to the masses, the first major release in 8 months, and it sparked an intense flurry of activity as bloggers, hosts and other site administrators rushed to bring their versions up to date. However, unlike the previous security updates, this release makes significant changes to the way that [...]

How to Use the Pingdom WordPress Plugin

September 8th, 2010 . by Claire

Pingdom, a remote site monitoring service, has introduced a new WordPress plugin that displays service status at a glance. Best of all, it is free and can be used with any self-hosted WordPress installation. How the Pingdom Plugin Works First, you need a Pingdom account. There’s a free account for monitoring one site. You then [...]

What Do I Need to Host a WordPress Blog?

August 18th, 2010 . by Claire

WordPress is one of the most common applications installed on hosting accounts, with shared hosting being ideal for novice WordPress users. Many major hosts have partnered with Automattic, the makers of WordPress, to promote its blogging software. But what do you really need out of a host to run WordPress? Starting a WordPress Blog WordPress [...]

Getting a Free WordPress Theme With Hosting

July 18th, 2010 . by Jonathan

Many hosts now offer their own WordPress theme galleries, packed full of professional quality layouts for your site or blog. Is it worth signing up to a host just to bag a free premium theme?Keep up with posts like this by subscribing to our RSS feed, or following @WhoIsHosting on Twitter.

WordPress Sites on GoDaddy, Bluehost Hacked

May 28th, 2010 . by Claire

A major WordPress hack has hit Go Daddy, Bluehost and Media Temple customers. The cause is unclear, but it’s an ongoing problem. Some users report similar problems with their Joomla and ZenCart installs. About the Hack The hack appears to have originated at the hosting provider level; hackers seem to have been able to infiltrate multiple accounts [...]

How to Harden Your WordPress Blog

May 24th, 2010 . by Claire

WordPress is arguably the most popular platform for self-hosted blogs. Unfortunately, that makes it prone to attack from viruses, spammers, identity thieves and hackers. Automattic has published a great guide about ‘hardening’ WordPress - in other words, making it more difficult to hack. In this article, we’ll look at some easier routes and alternative methods. Is [...]

Is Page.ly WordPress Web Hosting Worth the Money?

May 7th, 2010 . by Claire

Page.ly is a hosting company with one focus: WordPress hosting. Page.ly’s customers can’t install anything else, nor can they work with more than one domain at a time. Despite its instant setup and obvious simplicity, Page.ly does have some limitations that not everyone will be comfortable with. What is Page.ly? Page.ly works WordPress into the signup [...]

Why Your WordPress Site Needs W3 Total Cache

January 19th, 2010 . by Claire

WordPress is easily the most popular blogging platform for blogging. It’s free, powerful, stable and easy to get to grips with. However, arranging the right kind of hosting can be a challenge. WordPress is a dynamic system built on PHP. A basic site will live happily on a shared hosting site, but if a traffic [...]

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