Last updated on August 20th, 2019. Posted in WordPress.
Is WordPress right for your business? I think you'll find it is. But if you're unsure, then here, we'll outline three important aspects of WordPress that are critical to know. From there, you can decide if it's gonna be right for you. (more…)
Last updated on August 8th, 2019. Posted in WordPress.
Why use WordPress? Especially for a business website -- is it the best choice? In today's post, you'll discover five big reasons why WordPress just might be a perfect fit for you and your online business. (more…)
Understanding the different ways to build a website is important when you're planning your online business. But as I'm sure you know, there are a lot of different methods and approaches to building websites these days. It can be confusing to know which option is best. So in this post, you'll get a break down of the six different ways to build a website. And, you'll discover which of these is the best suited for you and your business website. By the end, you'll have a set of the best web design methods to help build your online business. Let's get started! (more…)
WordPress web hosting isn't hard to find. What's hard to find is a host who's honest, reliable, and has the security of your online business as a top priority. After scouring through tons and tons of web hosting options and trying many out for myself, I've discovered just 3 top web hosts to fit your business needs. (more…)
WordPress for business: There are some big, big reasons to use WordPress for your business website and here, you'll get a huge list -- 37 big reasons -- why WordPress is the perfect choice for your business. (more…)
Use WordPress for your business website, and it's tough to go wrong. And, you can enhance your business website even further with WordPress plugins -- extensions that extend the capabilities of your website. Here, you'll get a handful of must-have plugins for your business website. (more…)
Web design can seem very confusing, especially when there's so much being dumped on you -- Google Analytics, SEO, shopping carts, should you start a blog, social media, payment gateways, and about a hundred other issues -- it's easy to get overwhelmed. So in this post, what I've done is clearly laid out a sequential set of steps to help you get started in web design, and get your online venture live on the web. So by the end of this tutorial, you’ll have a clear set of actions that you can take to get your business online and earning revenue. Let's jump into it! (more…)
FTP is a very common method for connecting directly to your website. Think of it as opening up a two-way street between your computer and your live site. This is perfect for publishing updates, troubleshooting problems, and so on. With WP Engine, we'll be using a more secure version of FTP, called SFTP. And in this tutorial, I'd love to show you how it all works, so let's take a look! (more…)
WP Engine comes with some powerful commands and features to help us run our sites efficiently, and troubleshoot any problems that may come up. In this tutorial, let's take a look at some of the big features. If you're already using WP Engine, this video will give you a great sense of some of the powerful tools you now have at your disposal. Or, if you're not using them for hosting yet, let this video demonstrate some of the great features that you'll get if you decide to use 'em. Either way, come see what WP Engine has in store! (more…)
When you go to make changes or run updates on your website, there's always the risk of things not working as expected...or in the worst case, you inadvertently blow your site up! Well if you're using WP Engine as your web host (smart choice!), then your site comes with something called a staging server. Staging servers make it very easy to make site changes and updates, test new layouts and plugins, and so on. In this post, I'll further explain the concept, and then show you exactly to set one up and use it for your site. Finally, I'll also show you how to secure your staging server to keep it locked up and safe from public access. Sound like a plan? Then let's do it! (more…)