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Optimize Your Trash

Optimize Your Trash

THE WORDPRESS TRASH FOLDER Who thinks about their WordPress trash? Not many, I suppose, but you should. Posts, images, and other items you mark as trash take up space in your database. The amount of database space occupied by trash items can get large and...

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What’s Under The Hood?

What’s Under The Hood?

FREE SEO TOOLS Here's a shortlist of SEO checkup sites you can use to monitor your site's "health," all totally free. I intentionally did not include sites that required signups, although a free account is needed to use Google Search Console. I was...

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Windows or Linux?

Windows or Linux?

WHAT SHOULD I CHOOSE FOR WORDPRESS? Q. Hey, Fred, I'm signing up for hosting for my WordPress site and it's asking me which do I want - Linux Hosting or Windows Hosting. Which should I choose? A. Linux. OK, I could stop there, but this question does come...

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Halloween Special!

Halloween Special!

WORDPRESS BACKUP SERVICES - SALE! Our sister company, The Site Hosting Co., is having a special on their highly popular WordPress Backup Services plan. Regularly $84/year, save 50% by using coupon code: BOO at checkout. You'll instantly save $42! Don't...

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Podcasting and WordPress

Podcasting and WordPress

THE STATE OF PODCASTING Podcasting is red-hot! According to Edison Research, the gold standard, go to people for these matters, "podcasting continues to boom as four in ten Americans tune In." Consider their findings: Podcasting continues to be a growth...

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Firebug Squashed

Firebug Squashed

Firebugs. Beautiful! Click to enlarge. MOZILLA RETIRES FIREBUG Change is inevitable, I suppose, but I will miss Firebug in Firefox. The Firebug web development tool, an open source add-on to the Firefox browser, is being discontinued after 12 years,...

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Snippets: WordPress and Google

Snippets: WordPress and Google

META DESCRIPTIONS GET YOU NOTICED When it comes to Google and other search engines, good content is king but including good meta descriptions with your posts will get you noticed. A little recent history. The snippets of information you see about a blog...

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Vulnerable Plugins

Vulnerable Plugins

Paul Gilzow, a Programmer Analyst at the University of Missouri, pulls together a weekly report of vulnerable WordPress plugins (look under the Blog tab). Paul is an author over at WP Campus where you'll find some quite valuable WordPress stuff. WPCampus...

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10 Managed WordPress Hosts Compared

10 Managed WordPress Hosts Compared

MANAGED WORDPRESS HOSTS COMPARISON Thinking about switching to or using a Managed WordPress site hosting company? They are not all the same, and in fact, services and features vary widely. Here's a side-by-side look at ten providers. For purposes here, I...

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WooCommerce and Square

WooCommerce and Square

A SQUARE DEAL - FREE The fine folks at Square have teamed-up with WooCommerce and are giving away the plugin extension: Square for WooCommerce. This is a $79 value (single site). To get the plugin for free, use the promo code SQUARE at checkout. This offer...

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