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Your Regular WordPress Maintenance Checklist

Brush your teeth. Pick up your socks. Make your bed. Wash the dishes. Life is full of lots of little jobs that aren’t particularly fun to do, but things get ugly if you don’t. Maintaining a website is just the same.

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The Ultimate Guide to Choosing a Hosting Provider

You need a website. You have a clear idea of what you want, and have carefully considered the type of hosting you need. Now, with credit card in hand, it’s time to decide which company to sign up with.

Choosing a hosting provider is one of the most crucial decisions you’ll make. The future of your website depends on it.

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5 Ways to Use WordPress to Provide Exceptional Customer Support ...

Whether you develop web apps, sell WordPress plugins and themes, or run an online store, offering great customer support is essential for success. Do it well, and you’ll have happy customers and set yourself apart from your competitors. Do it badly, and it will come back to bite you.

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I’m Ready for an Online Store. What Hosting Should I Choose?

So you’re ready to launch your online store. Can you just use your existing web hosting, or do you need something special?

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8 of the Best Plugins for Securing Your WordPress Site — SitePoint

How do you avoid getting hacked? Our last article detailed forty techniques for securing your WordPress site. This follow-up post is a quick reference of the best plugins that look after your security needs.

We’ve focused on highly-rated plugins that cover a range of security features, rather than one-trick-wonders. If your hosting provider doesn’t already have a comprehensive security solution, installing one of these would be a great first step in your security strategy.

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How Can I Use WordPress for eCommerce? — SitePoint

So, you love WordPress, and want to launch an eCommerce site. You can do just about anything with WordPress. Should it be used for eCommerce, or is it better to use something designed from top to bottom for online shopping, like Magenta, Prestashop or OpenCart?

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How to Choose a WordPress Caching Solution — SitePoint

You know you need a fast website. Your visitors don’t want to wait, Google rewards speed, and you just want to create the best site you can.

We previously talked about some strategies for speeding your site in our article How to Optimize Your WordPress Site’s Performance. One key strategy we covered in that article is caching.

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40 Ways to Keep Your WordPress Site Secure — SitePoint

Hackers. Vulnerabilities. Brute-force. Malware. Denial of service. Man-in-the-middle. Phishing. All scary words. We live in a dangerous online world!

Has your site been hacked? I have, and we’re not alone. In 2012 more than 70% of WordPress sites were vulnerable to attack, and not much has changed since. What have you done to protect your site?

In this article we’ve pulled together security tips from previous SitePoint articles, our own experience, and from around the web, and organized them in a way I hope you find useful and understandable. And most importantly, easy to act on.

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5 Hosting Providers for WordPress Users Compared — SitePoint

How do you know you’ll get the features, performance and support you need to run your WordPress website? How do you separate the quality hosting providers from the subpar? With so many alternatives, how do you ensure you get real value for your money?

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How Korske Ara of World Photo Day Uses WordPress — SitePoint

World Photo Day comes around once a year on August 19, and celebrates our passion for photography. Photographer Korske Ara founded the event in 2009, and it’s been going strong ever since.

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Interview: How to Teach Audio Skills with WordPress — SitePoint

Björgvin Benediktsson is a musician, audio engineer and writer based in the US. Besides his own audio projects, he helps other musicians create better music and promote themselves more effectively. How does he achieve this? WordPress!

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8 of the Best Plugins for Optimizing WordPress Site Performance ...

How do you avoid having a website that’s as slow as molasses? Our last article detailed ten techniques for optimizing your WordPress performance. This follow-up post is a quick reference of the best plugins that satisfy your need for speed.

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8 of the Best Plugins for Optimizing WordPress Site Performance ...

You don’t want a slow website. Potential visitors may leave before your page even finishes loading. And you’ll be penalized in search results, meaning even less traffic.

You want your web pages to load in two seconds or less. How do you achieve that? One step at a time.

In this article we cover a list of items you can optimize to speed up your WordPress site. In our next article, we’ll give you a list of plugins that will help.

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How to Choose, Register and Make the Most of Your Domain Name ...

Web hosting is the physical location of your website’s files on the internet. A domain name is what your website is called, or the address your visitors type in to get there. It’s how your customers will find you among the millions of other web sites on the internet. So invest some time choosing the right one.

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A Review of SiteGround's Migration Service — SitePoint

It is said that moving house may be one of the most stressful events you encounter in life. Moving your website to a new hosting provider involves similar steps: choosing a new home, planning and preparation, and the move itself. Is it possible to do it stress-free? I decided to find out.