How to switch your domain’s email from the not-free-anymore Google Workspace to a new email hosting service.
If you’re in the market for a new web host, or want to see how your current host measures up, here are a few key points to look for.
To every web host that advertises prices as a monthly cost, but only allows annual billing: Stop it. You are lying.
In the course of managing websites for my Peace of Mind Program clients, I need to be able to log into their WordPress dashboards, as well as their web hosting accounts, domain registrars, and assorted other services. You probably already know that it isn’t a good idea to send someone a password via email (and […]
How to replace the Genesis Title Toggle plugin with built-in Genesis settings (requires version 3.2 of the Genesis Framework)
How to replace the Genesis Simple Edits plugin with built-in Genesis theme settings (requires version 3.1 of the Genesis Framework)
Find out what version of the Genesis Framework your WordPress site is using, and whether your XHTML child theme is preventing the update to Genesis 3.0+.
Maintaining your own website is kind of like maintaining your car. Just as you can drive your car to work every day without knowing how the engine works or how to change your own oil, you can run your website every day, including publishing blog posts and conducting e-commerce, without knowing how the underlying technology […]
If it’s been awhile since you last updated WordPress, you may be several versions behind instead of just one. Here’s how to check : Look in the “At a Glance” section of the home page of your WordPress dashboard for the version of WordPress your site is currently running. This should be near the top […]
tl;dr: WordPress site owners should install a protection plugin ASAP, and then wait until January 2019 to update WordPress past version 4.9.8. Public service announcement for everyone who has a WordPress site: WP 5.0 is going to be released on Dec. 6, 2018. The new post/page editor in 5.0 completely revolutionizes the way posts and […]
Are you seeing a message at the top of your WordPress dashboard, telling you that a new version of WordPress is available? Complete with a command to “Please update now.”? The “please” softens it a bit, but it’s still a command. This is WordPress’s way of helpfully notifying you that a new version is available. […]
9 must-have features that will keep your website flexible, online, and always available If a web host you’re considering does not meet these criteria, don’t even think about signing up for a hosting account. Any web host you’re considering for a WordPress site needs to: Mention WordPress prominently in its sales materials. Look for phrases […]
If your website uses WordPress, you should definitely take advantage of the automatic updater. If your site is set up correctly and using the automatic updater, it’s already updating itself, and sending you a confirmation email each time this happens. Check your inbox for an email from “WordPress” that has a subject line that looks […]
In all my WordPress how-to posts here, I’ve never covered how to actually install WordPress. I haven’t taught any classes that cover WordPress installation, either. Why would I leave out something so obviously needed? Well, partly (only partly!) because you can pay me $97 for a basic WordPress installation package. One of the other big […]
If you haven’t been inside your WordPress dashboard for awhile, you may be confronted with multiple update notices when you log in. You probably have a handful (or more) of plugins that need updating, and perhaps your theme or theme framework has come out with a new version (yep, those are affiliate links), and WordPress […]