Here’s some of the cool WordPress functions that we’ve added to our clients’ site: Continue Reading →
Have you ever viewed a website on your mobile device that clearly wasn’t meant to be viewed on a smartphone? OK, that was a rhetorical question, and the answer is most likely ‘yes’. Most of the banks and major online retailers have done an impressive job creating a user-friendly mobile view, but that’s not the case for most small businesses.
Care to see what I mean? Check out your own WordPress site on your smartphone. Is the text big enough to read without pinching and moving the page around with your fingers? Do you have to scroll left and right to view the whole page? Does the functionality of your site work on your smartphone… can you easily fill in the contact form, view a slider, or an image gallery? That’s how clunky my own site was on smartphones until I added a cool mobile plugin. Continue Reading →
Website security threats are growing by the day. If you’re like me, you’ve probably known someone whose site has become infected with a virus, spyware, or maliciously hacked. The best way to protect your site is to stay current with updates for your theme, plugins, and WordPress… plus have a full backup copy of your site. However, proceed carefully.
The safest way to update your WordPress site is to do it through your control panel, not through the dashboard. The exact process varies among hosting providers, however, if it’s not intuitive through your control panel call your hosting provider for instructions. Following are the exact steps that are used for Bluehost. I’m using Bluehost as an example because so many of you use Bluehost.
1) WordPress.org recommends that you do a full-backup of your site first. This can be done with a backup product like Continue Reading →