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Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Archive for the 'WordPress Tips' Category

‘7 Reasons You Should Redesign Your Small Business Website in WordPress’ – Entrepreneur

Dan Scalco says, “Your website serves as the digital storefront for your business. If it doesn’t look appealing, load quickly or even have a mobile version, customers are going to keep walking. Many small business owners rely on their website to bring in a steady stream of leads and educate potential customers on what they offer. However, when it comes to designing and developing a website, most of those same small business owners think they can’t have all the bells and whistles that larger businesses have. But that’s not true. Why? Meet WordPress. WordPress is a free platform that... [...]

‘WordPress SEO 2.2’ – Yoast.com

Just deValk says, “Both WordPress SEO Premium and the free version of WordPress SEO have been updated to version 2.2. This new release brings quite a few changes and some nice new additions. We’ll explain the changes in this post. Security fixes This release contains a fix for a potential XSS issue in the admin, specifically the snippet preview. It was caused by issues in our JS, which is why also did another overhaul of our admin JS. The XSS issue required you to be logged in, so the risk level was relatively low”. WordPress SEO 2.2 Yoast Blog  [...]

‘WordPress 4.2 Now Available, Speeds Up Publishing & Sharing’ – ‘Marketing Land’ Article

Matt McGee says, “Hot on the heels of the 4.1.2 security release, WordPress has announced version 4.2, which is available now. This version of WordPress sports an updated Press This tool, which allows quick posting to your blog by quoting the text, video or images from another website. Press This works on mobile devices and as a desktop browser bookmarklet. Other new features include a streamlined plugin update process that eliminates the multiple page experience and does the updating inline with a single click. Also new is the ability to embed Tumblr and Kickstarter content just by pasting... [...]

Don’t let your site get hacked; it would be disastrous #ad

Hacked sites go downhill fast. Google doesn’t trust them (and rightly so) and removes them from the search results. It can take months or years to rebuild trust. You even can get into legal trouble with the Consumer Protection Agencies if the hacker starts stealing people’s credit card information. It can cost you hundreds or thousands of dollars in lost sales, not to mention time wasted and frustration when you get hacked. Isn’t it worth a small investment to make sure that doesn’t happen? Matt Garrett’s site was hacked. He tells about this terrible event in his business life here: How... [...]

‘Critical WordPress Security Release (3.9.2) Available; Update Now!’ – ‘Website Magazine’ Article

Pete Prestipino says, “WordPress version 3.9.2 was released this week and it is recommended that you install the security update now as your site may be vulnerable to DOS attacks. According to WordPress, this release fixes a possible denial of service issue in PHP’s XML processing, reported by Nir Goldshlager of the Salesforce.com Product Security Team. It was fixed by Michael Adams and Andrew Nacin of the WordPress security team and David Rothstein of the Drupal security team. This is the first time the two projects have coordinated joint security releases“. Critical WordPress... [...]

‘Make Money With Your WordPress Blog’ by Shawn Collins

Shawn Collins’ latest blog post is titled “Make Money With Your WordPress Blog”. Collins Says, “Missy Ward has authored a new book, Make Money With Your WordPress Blog, that helps people learn how to monetize their blog with affiliate marketing. This quick and informative read is targeted towards the established blogger. Make Money With Your WordPress Blog teaches how to monetize your blog with affiliate marketing embedded product or service reviews and tutorials. I had a chance to read an advance copy and it was really useful information, and it was written in an easy to understand... [...]

‘WordPress Multisite Can Be Structural Advantage For SEO’ – ‘Business 2 Community’ Article

The latest article on ‘Business 2 Community’ is titled “WordPress Multisite Can Be Structural Advantage For SEO”. Phil Singleton says, “WordPress is by far the most popular content management system for small businesses.  It’s super easy to use and when structured properly, great for search engine optimization.  WordPress also gives you the ability to create a ‘website of websites’ or your own network of sites, on a single installation. You can find the official networking explanation of WordPress Multisite here.  We will not get into the background or specifics... [...]

‘A blogger’s guide to setting up a WordPress site: customising your template’ – ‘Econsultancy’ Blog

The latest ‘Econsultancy’ blog post is titled “A blogger’s guide to setting up a WordPress site: customising your template”. Christopher Ratcliff says, “This is the fourth in a series of posts discussing how to set up and run a WordPress blog from a relatively experienced expert, which will feature many helpful and hopefully relevant tangents. In the first article I discussed the first few steps involving sign-up, the difference between WordPress.com and WordPress.org, and your social media presence. Then I looked at writing your first post using the WordPress... [...]

‘WordPress Wednesday: The E-Commerce Wait is Over for WP Business Users’ – ‘Website Magazine’ Article

The latest article on ‘Website Magazine’ is titled “WordPress Wednesday: The E-Commerce Wait is Over for WP Business Users”. Amberly Dressler says, “Aspiring or budding e-commerce merchants who may have been contemplating leaving WordPress for a true-play e-commerce platform, can stay right where they are. WordPress announced that its Business users can now connect their sites to their online stores with three e-commerce partners to choose from: Ecwid, Shopify and ShopLocket. Connecting your site seems pain-free, with users simply having to go to the eCommerce Plugins option... [...]

‘A blogger’s guide to setting up a WordPress site: 14 vital widgets’ – ‘Econsultancy’ Blog

The latest ‘Econsultancy’ blog post is titled “A blogger’s guide to setting up a WordPress site: 14 vital widgets”. Christopher Ratcliff says, “This is the third in a series of posts discussing how to set up and run a WordPress blog from a relatively experienced expert, which will feature many helpful and hopefully relevant tangents. In the first article I discussed the first few steps involving sign-up, the difference between WordPress.com and WordPress.org, and your social media presence. Last week, I looked at writing your first post using the WordPress... [...]