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WordPress Security Release – Upgrade to 3.3.2 ASAP

Author: ; Published: Apr 20, 2012; Category: WordPress; Tags: , ; No Comments

WordPress 3.3.2 is available now and is a security update for all previous versions.

Do it yourself Search Engine Optimization

Author: ; Published: Apr 16, 2012; Category: SEO, Small Business, WordPress; Tags: , ; 2 Comments

Most of our customers are small to medium businesses where each employee (sometimes there’s only the owner) wears many hats.

In the “new normal” economic climate, our customers often seek to the best ways to be frugal, getting the absolute most value for any time or money invested.

Let me share with you some steps you can take on a shoestring budget that will increase the exposure you get on your web site over time.

WordPress to Facebook using RSS Graffiti

Author: ; Published: Apr 9, 2012; Category: WordPress; Tags: , ; 2 Comments

Easily publish from WordPress to Facebook using RSS Graffiti

RSS Graffiti makes it easy to share your blog posts, Twitter updates, YouTube videos and other social activity with your friends and fans on Facebook. You can use RSS Graffiti with any website or social application that has an RSS/Atom feed.

Why rel=author is just as important as keywords

Author: ; Published: Mar 26, 2012; Category: SEO, WordPress; Tags: , ; No Comments

While there are commercial (i.e. paid) search engine optimization (SEO) companies that might be able (there’s never a guarantee) have your work listed higher, there is something you can do yourself by taking advantage of the latest change at Google regarding authorship.

Weak passwords and open doors

Author: ; Published: Mar 21, 2012; Category: Customer Support, Managed Hosting, PCI Compliance, Security, WordPress; Tags: , ; 9 Comments

Prior to today, my recommendation for creating secure passwords was to browse https://www.random.org/passwords/?num=20&len=12&format=html&rnd=new, and pick a random password.

The problem with this method is that it forces you to memorize something very foreign to you or to have a method to help you remember the password.

Did you know there’s an easier way to create secure passwords? Let me walk you through the thought process.

Why installing WordPress manually is more secure

Author: ; Published: Mar 19, 2012; Category: Managed Hosting, Security, Small Business, WordPress; Tags: , ; 2 Comments

Have you ever watched Restaurant Impossible or Kitchen Nightmares? Where you shocked to see some chefs merely reheating food in a microwave, using canned soup, and other prepackaged or precooked items rather than the chefs being chefs — cooking using fresh ingredients, and making meals from scratch?

A lot of the excuses from the owners, managers, and chefs focused around saving time, and what amounted to being penny wise and dollar foolish.

I guess after seeing those shows, I shouldn’t be surprised by how many WordPress users want a control panel or means to auto install WordPress for them in the fewest clicks possible with one click being optimal.

What’s wrong with an automated installation of WordPress?

Five WordPress plugins for a better site

Author: ; Published: Feb 29, 2012; Category: Managed Hosting, WordPress; Tags: ; No Comments

One of WordPress’s many good points is the ability to extend its functionality through (often) easy to install plugins.

Let me share with you five WordPress plugins I believe will help you have a better site.

How to setup WordPress MultiSite in H-Sphere

Author: ; Published: Nov 14, 2011; Category: Managed Hosting, WordPress; Tags: , ; No Comments

WordPress MultiSite allows you to manage one to many WordPress sites and blogs from one interface. WordPress MultiSite provides a central location for upgrading WordPress, WordPress Themes, and WordPress Plugins. Other benefits including saving database and site disk space.

Parallels H-Sphere (sometimes referenced as HSphere) allows hosting providers to automate the infrastructure across multiple servers. In someways H-Sphere is like WordPress multisite in that you have one H-Sphere installation managing multiple servers from a central location vs. other automation systems which require a complete install of their software on each server with each server managed separately.

WordPress PHP Errors Widget

Author: ; Published: Sep 5, 2011; Category: Managed Hosting, WordPress; Tags: ; No Comments

PHP Errors Widget is a relatively easy to set up and use plugin that helps WordPress site owners and administrators to easily see if there are PHP errors on their site from the comfort of the WordPress dashboard.

How to create Facebook tabs in WordPress

Author: ; Published: Aug 8, 2011; Category: Managed Hosting, WordPress; Tags: , ; No Comments

FaceBook has become a popular means for businesses to communicate with their customers; so much to the extent that if there’s a politician, they are on FaceBook and Twitter. Now, what I see as the pain, the problem is how can the small business owner keep their site up to date, their blog up to date, and still have time to keep FaceBook and related social network up to date without duplication, and hopefully with enough variety that they don’t look like everyone else on the playing field.

How to connect your WordPress Blog to FaceBook notes

Author: ; Published: Jul 25, 2011; Category: Managed Hosting, WordPress; Tags: , ; No Comments

Wouldn’t it be nice if you could just update your WordPress blog, and have the entries automatically feed into your Facebook account? If you are like me, you love killing two or more birds with the same stone.

Moving your WordPress Site from a development subdomain to a domain

Author: ; Published: May 22, 2011; Category: Managed Hosting, WordPress; Tags: ; One Comment

You have developed and tested your new WordPress site on a subdomain, and now you want to move it to your main domain. Here’s how…