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.

My Website Workshop Podcast Version 2 - Now Playing

You've heard of how popular podcasts are becoming. 

Podcasts are experiencing explosive growth, and podcasters are creating awesome content. New shows are launching and people with like-minded interests are finding new ways to connect and engage. 

How to Secure Your WordPress Website

Picture this - you go to your blog one day to login and crank out your next epic post and you’re hit with a warning that your site may have been hacked and to proceed with caution.

You’re anxiety level shoots through the roof and panic starts to set in. You’re not even sure where to begin.

Five Cool Ways to Use Your Branded Domain Email

One of the great things about hosting your own branded platform is you get to use custom email addresses for your domain name. 

But, if you’re like me, you may not have put a lot of thought in to it, and you just set up your name, or an “[email protected]” address, but not much else.


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