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The 5 most useful (but not sexy) free Wordpress plugins

Posted by Daniel Waltzer on Feb 20, 2018 8:00:00 AM

There are more than 75 million websites that currently use the Wordpress platform. This enormous penetration has led to both good and bad news for Wordpress users.

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Topics: Web Strategy, Wordpress

5 Questions to Ask When Hiring a Developer

Posted by Daniel Waltzer on Feb 28, 2017 10:05:00 AM
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Topics: Web Strategy, Wordpress

Tutorial: How to host a Wordpress site on Amazon EC2

Posted by Daniel Waltzer on Oct 14, 2016 3:27:36 PM

Warning: This post is highly technical! It is also a long tutorial, so be prepared!

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Topics: Wordpress, Tutorials, AWS

Tutorial: How to launch an Amazon EC2 instance

Posted by Daniel Waltzer on Oct 12, 2016 3:32:00 PM

So, you're setting up a new website and you've got some basic coding skills. You know you want to use the Wordpress CMS to manage your site, and you've heard that Amazon Web Services (AWS) offers cloud servers that are inexpensive, scalable, and easy to maintain. You're ready to pull the trigger, but you don't know exactly where or how to start. Well, fear not! In this post, we'll talk you through a step-by-step process for setting up a server on AWS.

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Topics: Wordpress, Tutorials, AWS

Tutorial: How to prevent Wordpress brute force/xmlrpc attacks on Amazon EC2

Posted by Daniel Waltzer on Aug 12, 2016 1:30:00 PM

Warning: this post is highly technical!

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Topics: Wordpress, Tutorials, AWS

5 Sexy (and Mostly Free!) Wordpress Plugins

Posted by Daniel Waltzer on Jul 22, 2016 2:00:00 PM

Earlier, we wrote about the 5 most useful (but not sexy) free Wordpress plugins [link], so for today’s post, feel free to slip into something a little more comfortable, kick back, and take a look at 5 sexy Wordpress plugins that would make great additions to your site.

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Topics: Web Strategy, Wordpress

Why does my wordpress site keep crashing?

Posted by Daniel Waltzer on Jul 8, 2016 2:00:00 PM

Whether you built your Wordpress website on your own or hired an agency to do it for you, it’s possible that the site will crash at some point. One outage here or there isn’t a big deal...servers are never 100% reliable, and things happen. However, if crashing becomes a recurring problem, then you’ve got something bigger going on that needs to be addressed. Below, we’ll address some of the most common problems that cause WP sites to crash.

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Topics: Wordpress, Troubleshooting

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