WPLaunch - Launching Your New WordPress Site

A while back I talked about a new service that I was setting up to help with WordPress site setup. The whole goal of what I’m trying to do there is to remove barriers for people to get started with their sites. No barriers, no excuses.

Orracle Hosting Gets Better - New Premium Backups Available

One of the biggest requests I’ve had for a long time is for a great backup solution at Orracle Hosting.

We’ve used a couple different solutions, but I was never really completely satisfied with those options. But I’ve finally found a solution that is a perfect fit for my clients at Orracle Hosting.

Why Would I Need to Keep My Registration Info Private? Questions & Answers

I recently had a question come my way regarding why you would want to opt to spend the extra money on a private domain name registration instead of just registering the domain name.

10 WordPress Plugins For Every New Website

What WordPress plugins do you need on every new site? There is a plugin for just about any need you can think of. There are tons and tons of plugins that serve the same or similar functions, and as of this post there are 33,909 total plugins on the WordPress.org site. 

How to edit your hosts file on Mac OS X

Sometimes you need to view a site on a development server. It's something that I use regularly to connect to a development server using the regular site domain but mapped to a development server's IP address. This way you can maintain your DNS as it is, and work with the development site's future domain in a real and meaningful way.

What is bounce rate and what do I need to know about it?

Do you know what your bounce rate is? Or do your eyes glaze over when you start to think about website analytics and numbers?

Do you know why it matters, or even if you should be worried about it? 

How to move from a WordPress.com to Self-Hosted WordPress Blog

If you’ve started building your platform on WordPress.com and you’re ready to take the next step and move to a self-hosted WordPress.org site, you’re doing the right thing.

How Do You Build a Platform With a Local Focus? Questions & Answers

How do you build a platform with a local focus? Can you really dial in your platform to serve a local niche? How does that affect your reach - especially if you’re not interested building a bigger, more far-reaching platform? 

Five Kinds of Websites - What They Are And Why You Need Them

Ever found yourself at a crossroads and not sure which way to turn? It can be overwhelming.

Being confronted with a bunch of different choices can be a lot harder to deal with than a decision that consists of just a few options.

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