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As we discussed in my last post, there are people confused by whether WordPress is still Safe. It is, the WordPress software is well maintained and has a loyal community supporting it.
However, from time to time, a plugin or a theme (or a file within a theme) gives WordPress a bad reputation.
I wanted to talk a little about two examples:
A Good Plugin Turns ROTTEN: Social Media Widget Plugin
There was a particular plugin that went bad. The name of it is ‘Social Media Widget’ (social-media-widget) Plugin – it does not mean …
Yes, WordPress is still safe, but:
The two best things you can always do to protect your site are:
Be Proactive – Make sure everything on your site is secure, backed up and updated
Be Creative – Create super strong, crazy long login access: meaning your username and password!
If you have been reading the news, you may have heard there is an ‘orchestrated attack’ on WordPress sites.
Over the last few days, I have received a lot of emails from clients asking about this issue, what it means and what they can do.
Several people …
WordCamp Denver 2012 was this past weekend and I had the opportunity of doing a presentation called A Beginner’s Guide to WordPress for Non-coders.
We had a lot of fun at the event and there were a bunch of great presentations. If you didn’t make it, you can go over to WordCamp Denver’s site, to download the slides to any of the speakers’ presentations.
Here is the link to download my slides:
Or you can view them right now:
Beginner’s Guide to WordPress For Noncoders from Bethany Siegler
The presentation included:
What is …
Notice anything different about the Internet, lately?
I am not sure if you have been watching the changes the web has been going through.
Fortunately, most of them are very interesting, bringing an exciting evolution with new and better options for building your business online.
The challenge is staying on top of all of the incredible choices and changes, while still staying focused on what is most important to you – running the day to day of your own business.
I know you don’t have time to learn every new tool and feature that …
How is a pick pocketer like an online hacker?
Offline it may happen like this: Someone accidentally bumps into you and, the next thing you know, your wallet is missing.
Online you may not even know it is happening, but if someone does find out your password (for your website, your email account, your Facebook account or worse…), they can cause lots of damage:
They could steal your money or personal, private information
They could pull down your website, put up bad code (that collects your visitor’s info), or send your visitors to an …
Recently, I received an email with the following question about whether keywords mattered. With her permission, I am posting A’ra’s question about the Value of Keywords, along with my response. Hope it helps you, as well. Here’s A’ra’s question:
“Are keywords still useful? What is the latest on website optimization. Talked with someone lately who told me that using keywords was so overdone that google doesn’t look for them any more. I know you’re always up on these things, so I was wondering what’s new with the latest and …
Finally, WordPress.com makes it easier to switch over to a version of WordPress.ORG (self hosted version, that means it sits on your own hosting plan, instead of on their server, which gives you A LOT more freedom). This used to be a chore to do, but WordPress.com has made it much easier with a new Premium option called Offsite Redirect. Yes, Premium comes with a small cost, but nothing compared to the time and effort of the old way of accomplishing this. It’s only $12 a yr.
So what does this …
Do you sometimes feel like your are talking to yourself online? You are writing blog posts and no one is commenting, you are on Twitter and no one is retweeting or replying…but does that mean no one is listening?
There was an article on Mashable.com today, entitled:
Most Tweets Produce Zero Replies or Retweets [STUDY]
Sysomos, maker of social media analysis tools, looked at 1.2 billion tweets over a two-month period to analyze what happens after we publish our tweets to Twitter. Its research shows that 71% of all …
I was checking out this article on WebDesignLedger.com called “40 Tasty Restaurant Websites to Inspire You” and two things immediately occurred to me.
I was really really hungry looking at all the amazing food on these sites’ home pages – great job on most of them to really highlight their food well in a very appetizing way!
My marketing head kicked in. Fortunately, many of these guys do a great balance of graphic art (look of the site and displaying the food well) along side complementary marketing (making sure people can find …
Learn how, and why, to use WordPress for your complete web solution. Set up and create sites (as well as blogs) using WordPress.org:
Getting Started with WordPress – For Content Creators
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OK, many of you have been asking us to do this, and …