How to switch your domain’s email from the not-free-anymore Google Workspace to a new email hosting service.
Is it time to look for a new web host?
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.
How to safely share passwords
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 […]
The Genesis Title Toggle plugin is no longer necessary
How to replace the Genesis Title Toggle plugin with built-in Genesis settings (requires version 3.2 of the Genesis Framework)
The Genesis Simple Edits plugin is no longer necessary
How to replace the Genesis Simple Edits plugin with built-in Genesis theme settings (requires version 3.1 of the Genesis Framework)
What every WordPress website owner needs to know about FTP
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 […]
How to get perfect pancakes, I mean websites, every time
I recently wrote about pancakes — specifically, my journey to becoming aÂ confident, consistent pancake-maker and pancake-recipe-tweaker, even though I started asÂ a person who couldn’t trust herself to make decent-tasting pancakes at all. I thought that post was completely non-business related. Hahaha. Because it turns out that pancakes are a nice metaphor for websites. And I […]
Help! My site is down!
Has this website downtime scenario happened to you? You swing by your own website, and your browser seems to be taking forever to connect. With a growing sense of horror, you begin to contemplate the possibility that something is wrong. Moments later, you get a timeout error message saying that the site “timed out” or […]
How to spend your measly technology budget
First things first: If you have less than $500 to spend, go look at my list of tools that will let you build your online empire for free (and don’t forget to read the awesome suggestions in the comments). Now, if you’ve got the $500 and want to know what to do with it, or […]
How to build your online empire for free
In yesterday’s post, I told you it’s OK to stick with Blogger.com, a free web-based blogging platform, if you weren’t ready to do the whole design-and-manage-your-own-online-empire thing. Today I want to talk about the money part of the equation. Or really, the how-can-I-avoid-spending-money part. I get asked questions about cost a lot. Mostly, “What will […]
How to forward one domain to another using GoDaddy
I recently received this question via email: “I bought two domain names, and I want both of them to point to the same place (I want to use one of them, and have anyone who visits the second one automatically go to the first one). How do I do this?” This setting is pretty easy […]
How to point your GoDaddy-registered domain to your DreamHost account
So you’ve got a shiny new domain name registered at GoDaddy (or maybe you’ve had it languishing there for awhile… I won’t tell, I promise!). Now you want me to install WordPress at your shiny new DreamHost account. How do you get GoDaddy to play nice with DreamHost? There’s just one little-bitty change you need […]
How to upgrade anything, part 6 of 6: Postmortem
Chances are, there’s something you’re settling for right now. Something that annoys you periodically but you haven’t gotten around to dealing with it yet. We’ll tackle that problem in bite-sized steps in this 6-part series on upgrading: So when I say “upgrading,” you can think of software, hardware, services, or pretty much anything. I’ll be […]
Aligning your (technology) office space with your core values
I’d like to remind everyone that the beautiful and brilliant Jen Hofmann of Inspired Home Office will be my special guest on tomorrow’s free teleclass. Jen is an expert on office space and organizing, but what she does is much deeper than simply helping people color-code their files or suggesting a layout for their office […]
How to upgrade anything, part 5 of 6: Test, test, test!
Chances are, there’s something you’re settling for right now. Something that annoys you periodically but you haven’t gotten around to dealing with it yet. We’ll tackle that problem in bite-sized steps in this 6-part series on upgrading: Part 1: Taking Stock (or: Meeting Your Fears Where They Are) Part 2: Laying the Foundation (or: Back […]