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Five myths about WordPress

1. WordPress is for blogging WordPress was originally created as a free and open-source blogging tool in 2003 but it has grown much more than that. I The reasons for its popularity might have  a lot to do with the “free and open source” part. With a lot of people free to tinker with it,…Continue Reading

Selecting the WordPress theme that is right for you

Selecting the WordPress theme that is right for you

If you are new to WordPress, your first task is selecting a theme. There are literally tens of thousands that are available. How do you get started? Your WordPress site already has a theme installed, most likely a default WordPress theme, like Twenty Fourteen (they come out with a new one each year).  If you…Continue Reading

Member Applications: An Inexpensive Solution for Small Associations

Member Applications: An Inexpensive Solution for Small Associations

All member organizations—nonprofits and associations—have the issue of registering and keeping track of their members. A larger organization will use an Association Management System, a usually proprietary, and expensive, combination of tools and programming. However, smaller organizations—with smaller budgets—are often left in the dust and still resort to using cumbersome, offline methods. Here is a…Continue Reading

Choosing WordPress Web Hosting

Choosing WordPress Web Hosting

If you are creating a site in WordPress, you need to take some additional care selecting your web host. WordPress web hosting, though common, is a somewhat specialized service and not every host handles it the same. Here is an overview of some of the choices available. Most webhosts will  support WordPress. Its requirements are…Continue Reading

Why I Left Bluehost

Why I Left Bluehost

If you have noticed any slowing down of your website lately, or have had a problem accessing technical support, you may not be imagining things. The reason could be that you host your website at one of the independent web hosts bought by Endurance International Group, Inc. (EIG). Formerly BizLand, it has grown to be…Continue Reading

The WordPress Advantage

The WordPress Advantage

I started using WordPress over seven years ago and now use it to build all of my websites. If you aren’t familiar with WordPress, here is a little background. WordPress was created in 2001 primarily as a blogging tool but it soon developed into the most robust content management system available today. Over 72 million websites use WordPress—more…Continue Reading

Zombie Attacks: Part 2

After a little investigation based on the information in the previous post, I found that these “zombie” attacks on WordPress sites are relatively common. What is happening in most cases is that a rogue robot computer tries to randomly login to a WordPress site under the username “admin” which is the default  that WordPress uses…Continue Reading

WordPress: Best Methods

Since I use WordPress now for most of the websites that I build it is time to look at the methods using it. Am I working in the most efficient way possible? Inspired by a blog entry by author Dan Shafer, I am rethinking my methods. Here is the traditional way of creating a WordPress…Continue Reading