Plugins

How to impress site visitors (and search engines) in 3 easy steps

How to Impress Site Visitors (and Search Engines) in 3 Easy Steps

Siteground has been rolling out some behind-the-scenes improvements that will really help you attract and keep visitors. They come in the form of a humble plugin, called SG Optimizer. It’s free, and available for download from the WordPress repository. Note that you must be hosting on Siteground for it to work!! Here’s why I love

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choose the right plugins

Here are the 4 Powerful Plugins I Install on Every WordPress Site

How do you choose the right plugins for your WordPress site? I thought it would be helpful if I share the core plugins I install every time I install WordPress (and why I chose them). Are you using these powerful plugins? Powerful Plugin #1: WP-DB Manager The first plugin I install is for backing up

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all in one WP security

How to Easily Crush Hackers with the All in One WP Security & Firewall Plugin

When setting up a WordPress site, pay attention to security. The All in One WP Security & Firewall plugin is an excellent choice. The last thing you want to see is a message from Google warning visitors that your site might harm them. That’s what happens, though, if your site becomes infected with malware. Even

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5 reasons you need an editorial calendar

5 Reasons Even Solopreneurs Need Editorial Calendars

Editorial calendars. All the best publications use them. They help plan the work to be done, and keep the content and marketing departments on track.

Guess what? Solopreneurs need editorial calendars, too. Just because you don’t have a team, don’t assume an editorial calendar isn’t for you.

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Plugins

How to Make your WordPress Site Do Something Magical

Your website magic begins with WordPress. Then the theme does a little abracadabra and dresses it up. Plugins, though, are where the real alohomora happens. Plugins extend the functionality of your WordPress site, making it do almost anything. Years ago, from 2001-2004, I ran an e-commerce site for a local retailer. We paid a developer

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WordPress Security, Malware, Bad Plugins and Careless Theme Designers

According to Gizmodo, a Russian malware bug called SoakSoak has hit 100,000 WordPress sites in one day. It infects the sites with malware, which they then spread to visitors. It’s just one example of what happens when you practice lousy WordPress security. Google has shut down over 11,000 infected domains, but that’s a drop in

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